You have given me wings to explore new horizons, and home where my roots will always be.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


In the past couple weeks christmas has been coming in full fource, we had our rotary christmas dinner, visiting plenty of christmas markets, and baking cookies.
The Rotary party was in one of the big hotels over looking the harbor in Hamburg, sadly there was too much fog to see anything outside the windows. The party started on the top floor in the bar where they were serving champagne. After we went down to the restaurant where there was a five course meal, sadly I can't say I enjoyed to much of the food, except the desert, that was delicious!
Also been spending a lot of time in Hamburg at the christmas markets, there are about 3 different ones set up though the center of Hamburg. The christmas markets are absolutely beautiful and smell amazing! There are plenty of stands for candy, chocolate covered fruit, and roasted nuts. It's going to be sad when they close down.
This week me and some of the other exchange students got together to bake some christmas cookies, it was pretty fun and even though it was difficult to find some aingredients they worked out really good. Might have to make a couple more batches soon.
Merry Christmas to everyone!!
Karmen enjoying the snow

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I have now been living with my new family for just over a week now, and so far so good. It was hard to move and leave my last host family, but it’s also nicer to be in town now. Instead of always biking and getting rides everywhere I’m able to walk just a few minutes to get to a store. This is also the family I will be spending Christmas with, down in Southern Germany, near Munich. I’m really excited for this since I will be able to see a lot more of Germany, and actually also get to see some of the things on my bucket list, including skiing in the German Alps.
Here is a few photos of me with my first host family.
 Freddy, Me, and Charlin
 Harald, Me, Dagmar,Charlin, Freddy, and Lesley
 Manfred, Me, Dagmar, Freddy, and Harald
Dagmar, and I making Christmas cookies