fredag den 4. december 2009

Apartment sold!

It finally happened - our apartment has been sold and we have to be out of here no later than January 3rd. Our plan is to move between Christmas and New Years though. We think we have found the house we want but it takes a while to settle a deal, so we'll see. Until then, we'll move in with my parents for a month or so - I am sure that will be quite an adventure.

Jonas is good. He is not walking yet - seems a little nervous to let go of the things he is holding on to; it looks very cute. We really like his day care and below are some of the latest pictures.

onsdag den 4. november 2009

Back to work

I am back in business again. What a change in the everyday! It is good to be back at work but of course I also miss Jonas during the day. We are trying to find a routine in our little family, so far it seems to work out well:-)

And now a little picture of Jonas in his woolen underwear. He is getting so big and every day he is able to do new little things - it is amazing to follow a little guy like that.

fredag den 9. oktober 2009

It's been way toooo long...

So just a little update from Copenhagen - it really has been too long sinced I have blogged - however, I have promised myself that I want to try and be better, because what's a blog with no updates!

Since the wedding time has gone really fast. It used to be months before I was going back to work - now we are talking weeks. Luckily, I am looking forward to going back. Jonas has slowly started daycare and it is going well! Jonas is everywhere these days, especially all the places he is not supposed to be, so I wish them good luck at daycare:-)

I have started to swim on our masters team again - it sure is not pretty but I try to go as often as possible so hopefully it will get better... crazy to think that once we did this every single day and most of the days twice a day.

That's it for now. I will be back again soon though....

torsdag den 3. september 2009

A wonderful wedding

Well, I don't really know where or how to begin, so I have decided just to post some pictures. However, I would like to thank everyone for travelling all the way to Denmark, and not just Copenhagen, but Aaroesund, a "city" in the middle of nowhere... It means so much to both Jesper and I that you came to share our wedding with us.

onsdag den 8. juli 2009

The summer is here - finally!

Well, the summer has finally come to Denmark...and it has been really hot. Air conditioning is pretty much nonexistent except for some stores, hotels etc. Jonas has taken the heat pretty well even though it has been a little tough to sleep at night.

Here are some of the latest pictures:

torsdag den 18. juni 2009

American Pancakes - Help!

I have a problem...

I love American pancakes, preferably with chocolate chips. - most of you know that. I make them every now and then even though you cannot buy the good mix in Denmark. But I get those packages from Maggie, Kristy and other of you nice ladies where there usually is a "little" Aunt Jemima pancake mix in. This Wednesday I was making breakfast to my family, Ole was leaving for Afghanistan again and I thought I'd make a little treat with breakfast. The first ones I made looked fantastic - but already on the second batch (is that what you call it, I am lacking words) they get somewhat black. They are not terrible, but they are not great either. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. But right now, I have to clean the pan every time before making a new batch. I always cover the chocolate chips with dough so that’s not why they get all ugly.

Does anyone have some good advice for me? I may just add that I do not have one of those fancy pancake pans (the flat ones), but I should be able to make them anyway.

Other than the pancake problem (some might add, that it is a minor problem, and I tend to agree) things are great here. I am very excited to see so many of you guys this summer in Denmark. We still have some details left to figure out but all in all I think we are on track. For those of you that don't know, the currency here in Denmark is Danish Kroner. One USD is about 5,3 Danish Kroner. We do not have the Euro but most places you can pay with Euro anyway and you can pay with VISA or similar credit cards almost everywhere.
If you have any questions for your trip, please ask and I will try and help.

torsdag den 11. juni 2009

Baptism and almost 5 months

So, its been a while.

Last weekend we had Jonas baptised. Ole was the godfather and the one to carry Jonas in church. The gown Jonas wore had been on both Ole and me more than 30 years ago - made me feel somewhat old:-)

Everything went fine and when we came out of church the sun shined. Afterwards we had a lunch at our apartment - it was a close fit with 24 people sitting down at two tables, but all in all a really great day.
And now the fun part - pictures....

Ole and Jonas in church
The actual baptism

Outside the church with all our guests

Jonas with his new little jacket

mandag den 4. maj 2009

Rolling from back to tummy

Last week Jonas rolled from his back to tummy for the first time - he looked so cute and was really surprised himself. He seems so much more alert by now and he is more fun to play with.

He discovered his voice a while ago but it seems that he forgets it again and when he rediscovers it, there is a lot of happy "screaming" in the apartment.

tirsdag den 21. april 2009

Jonas - 3 months old

Last week Jonas had his three month "birthday". Here are some new pictures of the little guy:

mandag den 20. april 2009

The wedding site

Jesper, Jonas and I went on our first trip to visit Jesper's parents right before Easter. It gave us a chance to go to the place where our wedding will be held this summer. It was a beautiful day so we took a couple of pics - hopefully the sun will shine in August as well.

The first picture is the actual place the wedding is held

This picture is taken from the hotel - Haderslev Fjord is just near by

onsdag den 25. marts 2009

And more baby...

The last couple of months have been all baby posts and I am afraid that this post will continue with more updates on Jonas.

Last week we went baby swimming for the first time.

Both Jesper and I were in the pool with him. It was a lot of fun and Jonas even got his head under water.

Afterwards we had a very very tired baby...I can only recommend this if you need a quiet afternoon:-)

On the last picture Jonas wears the right colors - IU colors - and the onesie even has his name embroidered on it - so cute, thanks Smitty.

søndag den 1. marts 2009

A new life for the Gretster

Boy, how life changes with a little one. We just went to visit my colleagues at my company this week and I realized how far far away work is right now. The days go by so quickly and it has been almost three months since my maternity leave started.

This week Jonas and I also started to after birth gym - it felt SO GOOD to do some real exercise again and even though I felt sore the day after it was definitely worth it. After exercise there was "tea hour" for the moms talking about baby stuff and I actually really enjoyed it - yep, I guess it is fair to say that new stuff and conversations (I did not think I would have!) are filling up my days.

tirsdag den 17. februar 2009

Jonas' 1 month birthday

This Saturday Jonas celebrated his first birthday - he turned one month.

On Sunday Jesper and I went out for a late Valentines brunch and Jonas' grandparents baby sat for a couple of hours. When we came to pick him up again, my parents had guests visiting to see the little guy - I guess it is not wrong to say that something happens with parents, when they turn into grandparents.

lørdag den 7. februar 2009

A couple of new pics from Denmark.

Jesper started work Monday so Jonas and I hang out by ourselves during the day. We go for long walks with the barnevogn - Jonas sleeps and I try to loose some weight - keep walking people tell me:-)

onsdag den 28. januar 2009

2 weeks old

Pictures of the J-man!

søndag den 18. januar 2009

Welcome to little Jonas!

So he finally arrived - little Jonas.

He was born on the 14th at 6.53 pm; weight: 4,128 kg and he was 53 cm long. Everything went just fine and we got home from the hospital yesterday. It feels very good to be home again!.

More updates and pictures to follow - just thought I'd share one of the first pictures taken of Jonas.

mandag den 12. januar 2009

Just waitin'...

A short update from Copenhagen where absolutely nothing is happening - no baby yet and I am getting SO impatient!! Thank you for all the sweet notes and messages.

Over and out - hopefully there'll be a new post soon:-)

fredag den 2. januar 2009

Happy New Year!!!

2009 has come and I am one day from my due date - no news yet though....

I went on maternity leave in early December which meant that I had lots of time to do the Christmas shopping and bake Christmas cookies - nice! We were at Jesper's parents for Christmas and then back to Copenhagen again on the 26th.

New Years Eve was very calm on our part - we did get to see some nice fireworks though at midnight.

Now the waiting time has kicked in... it is difficult to make plans but at the same time it makes no sense to just sit and wait. Everything is ready to for the little guy, even the hospital bag has been packed. To top everything off, Liz sent the cutest Indiana stuff - something that was totally missing. This soft teady bear has a central place in our apartment and I am sure that the little guy will like it as much as I do.

Hopefully I'll be able to post some news pics soon of the baby - all depends on how long we have to wait:-)