26 November 2011

Rathaus Christmas Market

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Crossing the Danube on the U-bahn, Vienna's metro system.
A couple of weekends ago we decided to visit the Christmas market a the Rathaus.
The Rathaus, or city hall of Vienna is quite a beautiful building!
This is just the back of it.  Take a look at the front!
One of the prettiest town halls I've seen!
 The Christmas market was a buzz!

 Lots of yummy looking goodies!
 And beautiful traditional Austrian ornaments everywhere.

This was a favorite vender (below)!  I think I'll be going back to get some of these pretties for my tree!

And don't forget about the Christmas punch!!
In this Christmas market alone, there were probably 10 vendors selling punch!

 Look at those fall colors!
 Me with my punch.  I got the kinder (or children's punch).  What a goofy face!
You pay a deposit for the mug.  You can return it and get your deposit money back or you can keep the mug.  We decided to keep one mug!
We've got many more Christmas markets to visit!!  Looking forward to it!!  Stay tuned!

15 November 2011

Lovely Ladies

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I had a great time hosting the IMB ladies in Vienna for a brunch at my house.
I love to host and make my house pretty and have it clean for all of a couple of hours!  Ha!
What a great group of ladies!
We had a great time of getting to know each other by sharing our testimonies and how we met our hubbies!  I think we'll be doing this often!

11 November 2011


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I was excited when my friend, Kristi, invited us to go to a Kürbisfest (Pumpkinfest) in the town of Obermarkersdorf.

Let me start out by telling you a little bit about my friend, Kristi.  We actually met over a year ago, but not in the traditional sense.  We met as bloggers!  She's the first blogger I've met in person and we've become fast friends.
They have been living in Vienna for the last 4 years and her hubby is a trombonist for the Vienna Philharmonic.  How cool is that?!

Back to the Kurbisfest.  We took SO many pictures!  So I made a slide show.
Just to give you a little bit of background, if you so choose to look through the slides.  You will see pumpkin displays showcasing places around the world.  Some of them were really good.  Others were a bit cheesy.
We had SO much fun!  I look forward to going again next year!
Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Kristi's beautiful family!
That one was great, but what about this one?
Our parking spot.....a corn field!!!  The kids thought that was pretty cool!
Making our way into Obermarkersdorf to the activities!
I just LOVE the Fall colors!!
 Maybe I'm biased, but aren't they cute?!

The Pipi Box.  Yes, it's what you think it is!  This just cracked us up!!

And they even have brochures!!!  Kristi decided to pick one up!

We couldn't believe there was a Texas display!!  Kristi & Jeremy had also lived in Texas for a time, so we all enjoyed a bit of home!!

And I'll leave you with a family photo!!
 Things got a little silly!!
 Can't go to a Kürbisfest without buying a kürbis!
Oh, did we ever have a great time!  Can't wait until next year!

08 November 2011

Wiener Naturhistorische Museum

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I am not normally a museum kind of person.  Jerry could spend hours in a museum, reading every bit of information.  I, on the other hand, skim through and then go wait on a bench somewhere for Jerry.  Ha!

The original plan was to go to the zoo, but it was too cold.  So, my friend Stacy suggested the museum.  So off we went!

It is so nice to see how the museums here are so accepting of kids.  Under the age of 19 get in free!

First stop was the dinosaurs!  We had no idea the treat we would get!  A life size, animated dinosaur!  The kids weren't too sure what to think.

We had to assure them that it was not real, just pretend!  Ha!

 Reegan called this a chicken dinosaur!  Ha!  Sure looks like one to me too!

There were all kinds of life sized animals.

I'm sure glad I wasn't around when these bugs existed.  Can you imagine that thing running into you?!

This was made to look like it was coming out of the glass.

The kids pumped this lever up and down to make a volcano erupt.

There she blows!

The kids were curious if this guy was really hanging in a box.

A little remind of Alaska! *Sigh*

Checking out some worms under a microscope.
So many types of shells.  I loved this one!

We had fun with our friends, Jack & Lucas and Stacy.

For not being a museum person, we had fun! I think we'll have to go back again!


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