Friday, December 24, 2010

Jul i Danmark (Christmas in Denmark)

We're in Aabenraa, visiting with family, relaxing and enjoying our vacation. I don't intend to spend a lot of time in front of the computer screen, but I thought over the next week or so, I'd post a few sets of photos.

In Denmark they celebrate Christmas on December 24th in the evening.

We spent our afternoon playing games, and eating aebleskiver.

We enjoyed a traditional Danish meal:

Went on a hunt for "Santa" (Julemand).... We didn't see him when he came to the house, but we did see him out on the street. He was very busy delivering presents....

We made a few snowballs and threw them at each other...

I've never been in Denmark when there has been this much snow before. In fact, it is rare that we have a "White Christmas" when we are here. Then, we gathered back inside to share in gift giving and receiving.

Allan's mom knit me this beautiful sweater,

And Dane, well.... even he said he thinks that "maybe, I'm just a little bit spoiled....."

The real challenge will come in the new year when we need to figure out how to get this all home!

I hope you all have been enjoying a wonderful holiday, wherever and however you celebrate!

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