Christmas has come and gone and with that was our family traditions. I ordered my supplies and had them delivered to our new place. I did attempt to make the Palmer traditional chocolates. One batch went to sugar and the rest turned into a creamy wonder. It was my first time making these at sea level and I have to say I did learn allot about doing it. The weather did affect the process of making them. But we did what we do, box them up and give them to friends. Being new to the area I was surprised how long our list was. As we had to give to all those people who welcomed us into the area. I could not afford to ship them this year as with all our friend back in CO, UT, CA so the only thing I can say about that. You need to come visit us during the holidays to get a box.
Before I knew it my house was full of people. It was great to have Diana, Alex and Adam's parents come for the week of Christmas. But before they arrived we had a huge snow storm that shut down the city a few days. We got 20 inches of snow. That may not sound like allot, but for where we are living, it is. There is just no where to put it and the city just can't keep up with that kind of snow. The week with family allowed us to go see some fun things in Downtown DC, and allowed us to learn the Metro system more.
As for New Years, I said goodbye to my sweetheart and got on a plane a few days before and flew to Germany. I rang in the new year with my sister's family. I am loving being here with her and her family. I miss my nephews and now have the joy of them for a little while. I have already enjoyed lots of yummy things here that I have been missing over the years. My german is very rusty and it will take some time to get used to hearing it when we are out on the economy.