Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Ever since we lived in Germany, we have kept the tradition of St. Nicholas alive and well in our house. The kids still put their shoes out on the eve of December 6th. We laughed this year because neither one of them live at home anymore. St. Nicholas still found them, though. Bring on the German chocolates and treats! I think Mr. York and I will have some traditional German food for dinner, too.


13 comments:

Julia Smith said...

Great pictures - I love that center one. Happy St. Nicholas Day! May it overflow with chocolatey goodness.

Melissa said...

Happy St. Nicholas Day to you, too! Love the pictures.

Kailana said...

So, what traditional German food did you have for dinner?

Kerri said...

We ended up not having dinner together tonight! I forgot that I had made plans with Whitworth Univ girlfriends for dinner. But if we would have had our German food, it would have been homemade spaetzle, sauerbraten, cucumber salad and apple streudel. I should have planned the day better!!

Vickie said...

Nice pictures.

Your doggies are so cute.

Kerrie said...

The food sounds good. I have German background 3 generations ago and I love anything with sauerkraut.

Memory said...

Happy belated St. Nicholas Day!

Bogsider said...

And a happy belated St. Nick day from Denmark as well.

Melissa said...

Thanks for joining my challenge. Yes, coffee counts as a food. :)ibi

Alison said...

Mmmm, I love German chocolate and German food :-) One Christmas I cooked goose for dinner and had German sides to go with it.

Julia said...

Happy St. Nick to you! I have heard story about the tradition of St. Nick being collected and shoes are filled with treats! Very nice ideas!

Happy Holidays to you!

Callista said...

Happy St. Nicholas Day! I plan on teaching my children all about other Christmas celebrations.

Susan said...

I'm catching up on the tour, so I'm sorry I'm late with this comment. Lovely photos of St Nicholas! Especially the center one. I really like how your family has kept up the German tradition too, and even after leaving home. My sister's husband was in the Canadian Forces, and while they were stationed in Lahr they invited me over - this was long ago in the mid 90's - and I had Christmas in Germany! My sister didn't like German food, so my only taste was when we went out to a restaurant, I really enjoyed it (I like food in general) and I liked how everyone blew their horns on New Year's Eve, from their houses! It was the first time I saw blackout curtains still being used, too. Thanks for sharing your memories, you can tell it brought back a lot for me too!