Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!

Flowers and candle
Originally uploaded by hellomizk
The presents are wrapped, the groceries bought, and the funny little tree decorated - we're set! Merry Christmas Eve to all!

My parents sent us the beautiful flowers in the picture to use as a centerpiece for our Christmas Eve dinner with Kaia, Peter, and Maria tonight. The candle was left, wrapped, at our door with the sweetest note from our neighbors - a very grandfatherly man and his adorable little wife. The other day, he was getting off the elevator as I was getting on and we had a quick conversation - he speaks beautiful English - about Christmas plans. I told him we weren't able to make it home for the holidays due to my husband's work schedule but would visit the US in late January instead. In his card, he wrote that he was sorry we would not be able to be home but he hoped we enjoyed our first Swiss Christmas. He asked us to let him and his wife know if we ever needed anything - it was the sweetest gesture and came as a complete surprise.

I have to wrap this up shortly as I have a handful of dinner preparations to get started on but I just wanted to share that quick little story!

Merry Christmas!


Richard said...

NORAD says Santa is near your exciting!

butch said...

What a sweet neighbor!!! We really miss you guys- Abbie says Merry Christmas Eve, Aunt K and Uncle C!!!

parks said...

aw, that is so sweet!!! merry christmas! can't wait to see you in late january!

Jen said...

I hope you had a great dinner this evening, and will have a wonderful day tomorrow! And hey, if you can't be home for Christmas, there's definitely worse places to be than Switzerland, don't you think? We just got back from Aachen and it was beautiful, look for the trip report with pictures tomorrow!

E-mail us sometime and maybe we can start trying to arrange a meeting. Our address is carlnjen(at)fastmail(dot)fm <--disguised it to avoid spammers, but I'm sure you knew that already. :-)

Kasia said...

We had such a great time! It was one of the best Christmas Eves ever!