Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Yes, I've been absent for a very long time, I know. But I haven't had many things to write about until now. Tomorrow Christophe and I are leaving to go back to the US to spend Christmas with my family. I'm really excited especially since last year we weren't able to go home because of the cost. And even better is that it's looking like it will be a white Christmas! In Besançon it's been snowing non-stop for a couple days and there's about a foot of snow on the ground! It's so pretty! We visited the marché de Noel yesterday and it's by far better when there's snow. It makes it much more festive. It's been a calm Christmas because we haven't been able to travel anywhere. Going to the states is the big voyage of the season. Last year we visited several Christmas markets in Strasbourg and even in Germany but this year we just haven't had the time.
Here are some pictures we took this weekend:
Our balcony covered in snow!

Centre ville Besançon

the Christmas Market

Vin chaud? Yes please!

But unfortunately this will be a sad Christmas because my grandmother passed away a couple weeks ago which was a huge shock to everyone. It was very unexpected and everyone in the family is very sad. We're going to have a rememberance dinner while I'm home since I can't make it to the funeral. She will be missed.
RIP Grandma
I wish I could have said goodbye..


Amber said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope that you will be able to enjoy your trip though because i'm sure she would have wanted to you to enjoy your time with your parents. It'll happen to all of us expats someday.. I'm dreading that phone call more than anything.
Hope you two have a safe flight and have a wonderful Christmas!

Leesa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmom.... and I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It's hard to lose a loved one, especially unexpectedly. My heart goes out to you....
Have a safe trip and spend some precious moments with your family and share your memories of your grandmom with each other...

Katie said...

Thank you both for your kind words. I'm very happy to be with my family during this difficult time. Happy holidays to you both.