Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Well here are the last pics of the year. We had an exciting and eventful year and are glad to say that we are all in Switzerland and settling in. Just about to sit down to a marvelous dinner of Raclette. Samuel and Marlene are ready to go and are excited about what 2009 will bring us. We wish everyone God's Blessing and many successes in the new year.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Christmas tree

Here is our wonderful tree. We bought at a lot just across the street from where we live. Marlene decided she wanted another tree and let the entire neighborhood know of our disagreement. Ah yes the joys of parenthood. But Beate and I opted for this one. Samuel liked it very much and Marlene has warmed up to it.

No electric lights for us just the scent of pine and fresh wax in the house!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Dinner

Well the 800 grams of veal turned out great. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Here is a picture of it being served up. The Swiss don't do Turkey for Christmas they do the Fleisch Chinnoise (Meat Fondue). This was fresh from the butcher a nice selection of veal, beef, chicken, and pork. It was great with all the different sauces!

Merry Christmas

Christmas service at the reformed evangelical church in Huenenberg

Our Christmas walk before dinner.

Christmas Carols before the presents.

A new story book for Marlene

Samuel gets to unpacking

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Dinner Shock

We are now ready for Christmas dinner. Beate went to pick up our order and did we get a shock.

The lovely veal cut of 800 grams = 1.7 Lbs cost us almost $72! Here are some pictures to prove it.

We are about to sit down and enjoy it so we will let you know how it was.