Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our First Christmas Tree

This is the first tree Asmus decorated on his own and the first one for me, too. I kinda like creating my own design. I knew I would.

I went from my mother's house to s
haring apartments with various roommates. I followed orders as a child. As an adult I never had a Christmas tree. With a roommate I would have to listen to her demands. Plus, I never had a place to put the decorations. The hallways was already full with my bike. Boxes marked "Christmas Stuff" would be tacky.

This photograph does not do the tree justice. It has white lights, glass angels and a few pale gold ornaments. The camera only
picked up the gold. Trust me. The tree that Asmus and I created is a sight to behold.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

And the Winner is . . .

In the match between the Torhaus and the Ahrensburg Schloss to decide which site would serve as the location for the wedding of Asmus and I, it wasn't even close. It was a unanimous knockout.

On March 14, I will walk down an aisle [Sorry German friends, we will not recite vows from a desk
.] at:

Ahrensburg Schloss

A reception will follow at Tio Pepe near our home in the
Volksdorf section of Hamburg. We will have the entire Spanish restaurant for seven hours of fun. Even children can have enjoy themselves. They can play kegel [a German variation on bowling that is usually played by kids].

Thanks for voting!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Going to the Torhaus . . .

Here is the other option for a ceremony that Asmus and I looked at last weekend. The Torhaus, a historical house in northern Hamburg.

The auditorium where a ceremony could take place.

This is a fuzzy view of the exterior of the Torhaus.

Going to the Castle . . .

I am getting ready to tie the knot. Asmus is going to make an honest woman out of me soon. Last weekend we inspected various locations for the ceremony and the reception. Here are photographs of my options, Ahrensburg Castle, which is located across the northeastern border of Hamburg.

Garden Salon, where a ceremony could occur.

The Cellar, where a reception could take place

The Ahrensburg Castle at night with a light rain coming down