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Sunday, January 3, 2010

SNOW in Minnesota!

We were fortunate enough to make it back to Minnesota just before the BIG snowstorm! It was the snowiest Christmas for Minnesota in 30 years. It snowed 15 inches just over the Christmas holiday and the girls were so excited to see and play in all of the snow. Neither Cincinnati or Luxembourg gets snow like this!!!!

Christmas back in Minnesota!

After having not been home for Christmas for the past two years, it was very nice to be able to spend the holidays with our families back in Minnesota. We braved the weather and drove 11+ hours. Actual drive time is 11 hours, but with two little girls and 3-4 stops on the way it ended up taking us about 12.5 hours. However, we made it to Minnesota just in time before the BIG snowstorm- more on that in the next post! We hope all of you had a Merry Christmas as well. For those of you whom we did not get to see while we were home we apologize. With two families to celebrate Christmas with, the bad weather, and letting the girls enjoy time in the snow, the time just went by too quickly! We'll catch you all the next time we make it back!

A BIG Christmas tree once again!

One of the many things we always took for granted before moving to Luxembourg was a Christmas tree over 5 feet tall. With this being our first Christmas since moving back to the U.S., it was fun to actually go pick out a BIG Christmas tree once again. In addition to getting our tree, we were able to take out and put on the tree all of the Christmas ornaments that we collected during our time in Europe from all of the amazing places that we were fortunate to have visited. It was fun to remember all of the fun times and this will continue to be a fun tradition for us each year.