søndag den 9. januar 2011

Happy New Year - Welcome 2011

Wow, once again its been a while but one of my new year's resolutions is to be better at updating the blog!

In September we had a new little edition to our family, Ole and Johanne had a boy - his name is Olav. We talk on the web all the time since we live kind of far away from each other right now. When we do see them, Jonas want to "hold" Olav and he is so sweet to him - I am sure those two will have a lot of fun when they get a bit older.

Jonas with Olav

In October Jonas, Jesper and I went to Spain with Jesper's parents and his sister + boyfriend. We flew to Barcelona and drove to a little city called Peniscola where Jesper's parents had rented a house by the ocean. We had a really good time and the week went by way too fast.

Jonas with his good friend, Postman Pat

November and December were all about Santa. He took up a lot of our time, talking about him, visiting him at various places etc. At Christmas Evening (24th here, where we get presents) Jesper left the house and dressed up as Santa. The kids were so excited and I am pretty sure they had no idea that it was Jesper.

Jonas just before Christmas - we had a lot of snow and still have!

In December Jonas also started a new kind of daycare. Before he was in a small "in house" daycare where one lady takes care of four kids. Now he is in a big daycare "center" where they have a total of 36 kids aged 0-3 years old. Right next to the daycare center there is a kindergarten with kids aged 3-5 years, so that's where he'll go next. He loves being there and he learns so many new things. He talks like a waterfall, most of it we understand:-)

We go swimming with Jonas once a week or twice a week - on Thursday he really made his mom proud. He swam with one of those water snakes and I did not have to help at all. I know a picture would have been nice here but I did not take one, so that'll be next time I guess.

Last, I want to welcome 2011- I hope it will be possible to find a good weekend for an IU reunion!

søndag den 18. juli 2010


We are in the middle of my three week holiday. We are touring Denmark this year, currently at Jesper's parent's house. And of course it brings back memories of last year where our wedding was held close to here. We went to Aaroe yesterday, that litte island just on the other side of the wedding site - it was a great visit.

And we have been lucky with the weather, nothing but sunshine day in and day out. We have introduced Jonas to the beach, and he loves it. He is usually a pretty careful boy but being at the beach and wandering into the ocean does not seem to scare him at all. I think he really enjoys spending time with the both of us and getting 100% attention.

We are heading back to home next week some time and then it is back to work again.

søndag den 6. juni 2010

Summer time!

Well, it looks like summer has FINALLY arrived. After a long and very cold winter the sun may have come to stay for the summer - or at least that's my hope.

My dad bought a little World Championship outfit for Jonas since the soccer turnament is about to be kicked off - a little too big, but nevertheless a cute thought.

For those of you that don't know this, Jonas will get a little cousin in September - Johanne and Ole are going to be parents - we are of course so excited to meet this little new guy!!

lørdag den 29. maj 2010

A visit in Haderslev

A couple of weeks ago all three of us had a nice long weekend in Haderslev at Jesper's parent's house. Jesper came straight from Germany and even though Haderslev is not that far away we all enjoyed a nice little get-away. On our trip to Haderslev Jonas and I travelled by train - it got kind of late and I thought I'd put Jonas to bed in his carrier, but I was wrong - he literally entertained two coupes of the train (and it was packed since we had a national holiday the following day) and all I could do really was to watch - made no sense to start to play tough mom at that point....

Jesper and I got to go out one night. As some of you know, Haderslev is not the largest town even seen, but a new cute little place had just opened and we decided to eat dinner there. It was great food, good wine - we had a Tina wine - and very nice with an adult night out.

Now all the national holidays are over and we are looking forward to summer vacation. In Denmark everyone has at least 5 weeks a year, and most companies want employees to take at least three weeks in July/August. We don't have any crazy plans for our vacation - I wish we could have gone to the States (it has simply been too long and Anne's wedding would have been the perfect occasion). I miss the States all a lot still which I find strange (will that ever go away?). I mean, it has been 7 years since I returned to Denmark now and still it comes back to me - I do miss it! I have a secret dream to go live there again for a couple of years - don't know if it will ever happen - but it is my little dream:-)

Oh, and yes, the little guy has started to talk quite a bit - so cute how he repeats words that we say.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day came in May and my sweet little kid had of course remembered this day - he walked in with red roses and a cute little balloon.

fredag den 30. april 2010

A visit to the Zoo

Jonas and I went to the Zoo in Copenhagen today with my parents (Jesper is in Germany with work). It was Jonas' first visit with us (he had already been with day care). I knew I should not expect too much, but really... His favorite "animal" was a chicken. We showed him gorillas, girafs, camels and what not...

But he chose to run after a chicken. And me, I got a little nervous being around the chicken, so I just tried to stay away and take a couple of pictures instead.

torsdag den 29. april 2010

General Prayer Day

I am up for a little vacation - well vacation may not be the right way to put it but tomorrow it is a national holiday here - called General Prayer Day (Smitty, sorry if you don't know that word either). And that's why spring is so nice here in Denmark - lots of national holidays where there is no work! The day before General Prayer Day it is a tradition to eat wheat buns - looked like Jonas like them.

Still need to take some pictures of our little house - gotta be the next post.