Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Christmas time is Bretzeli time. More specific Berner Bretzeli. Just like mum used to make for years we are keeping the tradition going. The Faithfull Migros Machine we got as a present from mum is working thanks to the heavy duty Electricity Converter that weighs a ton.
This year Jesse got very much involved and was the main cook. Enjoy the pictures

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Seasons Greetings

Jane, Bonnie, Samuel, Jesse and I would like to wish everyone the best for the coming Christmas and the new Year. Today we had another 4 inches of Snow followed by a cold - 17 C Temperature. 
We went and took our yearly family photo. 
This will be our 6th Christmas here in the USA. Who would have thought this when we first got the news that we won a place in the Diversity Lottery. Anyway the last five years passed so quickly it is hard to believe. So to all a merry  Christmas and a happy new Year
From the Schrag's

From left to right
Samuel ( 10)
Jesse ( 8)
Bonnie ( 12)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tree

Yesterday the kids put up the Christmas Tree
What a nice job they have done.
Jesse with Santa Hat

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let it Snow

We had the first decent snowfall this winter with about 7 inches ( 21cm) of snow overnight. Driving was fun. It also got a little bit colder with temps of 22 F or -6 C.
So with a little bit of luck we might get a white Christmas here in Louisville.
Check out the snow on the deck. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I went up to Keystone for the first time this winter to attend the 2 days on snow Training.
The weather was not too ad and the snow was great. A little bit crowded because not all slopes are open. We covered the GO Factor Keystones new motto to teach all type of skiers.
The drive back was not too bad a little bit busy on the I-70 at Georgetown.

View from the top of Dercum Mountain at Keystone
The new Gondola at River Run
View to Lake Dillon