A Very Merry Family Christmas

December 27th, 2013 | Uncategorized

Check Germany off my list of countries I have never been to. After another hard fought battle with DCU Mercy Saturday night, I boarded the plane headed for Frankfurt Sunday afternoon. After a long 3 week wait, I finally met my precious nephew, Owen Daniel Smith.

When we weren’t ooo-ing and ahh-ing over the babe, the family and I were out exploring the Mosel Valley of Germany. We took a day trip to Cologne and visited the historic Dom along with the local Christmas market. The cathedral was absolutely stunning and the gluhweign kept us warm as we walked through the markets.

We took a nice family walk along the Mosel River on Christmas day, which included checking out the local grape vineyards and seeing one of the largest Advent calendars in the world.  All in all, it has been a nice few days away with family.

I am currently packing all of my things back into my suitcase and getting in my final Owen snuggles in as I get ready to return to Dublin tonight. This time I won’t be alone: Mom and Dad are making their first trip to Ireland. I am so excited to show them around and introduce them to some of the amazing people who have made their way into my life over this first half of the year. I am sure there will be some stories to tell!

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