Friday, December 28, 2012


I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas! Brent and I had a great couple of days celebrating.  The weekend before we went to Germany to experience the Christmas markets-I'll do a whole post about this trip.  It really put us in the Christmas mood and got us excited for our first Christmas just the two of us. 

We decided to make Norwegian style meatballs for our Christmas eve dinner.  This is an Anderson family tradition every year and even though we weren't home we had to keep the tradition going. 
Brent and I worked together to get the meatballs just right and used our teamwork again on the gravy-which is the trickiest part!  We did a great job and both turned out delicious 

Our meatballs and mashed potatoes 

I have been complaining  subtly hinting that I could use a pair of rain boots since we moved here.  Since we live in a country where it may rain at any point any day I consider it a necessity :)  All my talking finally worked and I got my boots for Christmas
They have already been worn multiple times!

We spent Christmas day with Brent's employee Tom's family.  It was nice to be around a family on Christmas, even if it wasn't our own.  Overall, our first married Christmas was a great one!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Catch Up!

Wow it has been awhile!  I have good reason though :)
Brent and I left for Minnesota the day before Thanksgiving.  Brent spent just under 2 weeks in MN and I spent 3 weeks.  We had a great time and spent a lot of time with our two families. 
One of the days I picked my sisters kids of from daycare early and spent the afternoon baking cookies and just having fun.
Love that smile 

So much fun with these two cuties

Peanut butter cookies covered in sprinkles 

A different afternoon I got to hang out with my brother's 3 kids and after spending some time together we HAD to get frozen yogurt :) I think I had just as many toppings as the kids!

Coco and Sammy took full advantage of Brent leaving early and snuggled in bed with me at night

She loves me, even when I put clips in her hair

We had a great trip and loved seeing our family and friends! We look forward to the next time we can see everyone