We may be home for the holidays (and home for good), but we’re surrounding ourselves with some newfound Bavarian comforts this Christmas season. We have our traditional German Christmas smoker and German Christmas pyramid. We’re making pretzels and gluhwein. Our tree is full of the ornaments we collected from the 16 countries we visited while in Europe. And our fridge always has a cold Weissbier or two. In fact, it was the latter comfort that inspired our holiday video this year, courtesy of the Weissbier glasses we brought back from Germany:
What a wonderful year this was for the two of us — a year full of new people and new places. Lots of new places. Munich, Budapest, London, Basel, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dachau, Fussen, Salzburg, Zurich, Lindau, Venice, Verona, Santorini, Athens, Galway, Kilkee, Doolin, Dublin, La Turbie, Monte Carlo, Montpellier, Massat, Bordeaux, Paris, Versailles, Colmar, Riquewihr, Prague, Regensburg, Andechs, Barcelona, Lausanne, Nyon, Vaduz, Garmisch, Rothenburg, Lake Como, Baden-Baden, Augsburg and Wroclaw. Beyond that fun ramble of cities visited (yes, that was all of them — in order), we can probably skip any additional recaps seeing as how we’ve been talking about this year, well, all year.
As for what’s ahead, Katie is going to continue her work as Spaulding Clinical’s European sales lead and I’m going to jump back into the ranks of the working world — although the jury is still out on where that will be. Katie will also look at going back to school to finish up her MBA and, in the next few weeks, I will be putting the finishing touches on my new album. Oh, and the Concert for Life will make its return on March 10, 2013!
From the two of us to all of you, we hope you have a merry, merry Christmas and a wonderfully blessed and thrilling new year. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season!