Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calendar - Our Christmas Tree

      At our house we use artificial trees even though I would love to use a natural one. They always smell like Christmas to me. From my point of view the tree is huge. It stands 7'4" and is really pretty with all the lights on when its dark. My Oma decorated the tree while I put on one of my Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments. I believe my ancestors used real pine trees. They were probably not as festive and pretty as ours now a days, but I'm guessing that was Christmas to them.

I know my great-grandmother, Elfriede had a natural tree for most of her life. In the last ten to fifteen years, she had an artifical tree, which is the tree you see here in the photo above. My great-grandmother always made Christmas special and now my Oma is following in her footsteps.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In Loving Memory of Oma Oma

Elfriede Haf-Serafin
21 March 1933 - 21 July 2010

Remembering my Oma Oma, Elfriede Haf-Serafin, on this day one year ago when she passed away.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

HOME AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Genealogy much fun but so hard to explain. The genealogist there are crazy but in a good way. The classes can be energetic and some boring. And I learned sooooo much. I met alot of great genealogist and had wonderful classes. My favorite..... The German Gothic Handwriting. It was so interesting and I learned that an o is an o is an o! Confusing right! I say Hello to who I saw at Jamboree and hope to see you all in October or next year. Oh by the way..... R.I.P Peter the Pinata (that was a massacre!!!!). See you all next year!


Welcome to my blog

I want to start out by saying, Welcome to my blog. This blog will be a family history/genealogy blog and nothing more. I'm new to this whole blogging thing so please if you have any advice, please tell! Once more, welcome and I will try to post once a week.....I don't know how successful I will be. See you in the blogging world!!!!!