Charles and I have been at work, but I was only working from
8 til 12 AM.
Today we are
staying at home, the entire family. We are going to eat
We use to eat
turkey at New Years Eve. This is very common, in Norway.
Many people in Norway eat turkey at New Years Eve.
Tonight Cecilie and Joakim are going
outdoors, to let off our fireworks (we don't have rockets,
only some sparkles, and some small fireworks, that are lying
on the ground). They are going to our "old neighbourhood", 5
minutes from here, were our neighbours will help them with
Charles and I
are staying indoors with our two dogs. We will be able
to watch all the fireworks from our windows.
I wish you all
a Happy New Year!
Sunday December 30th
We have had
some peaceful days, now during Christmas time. We have
relaxed, enjoyed delicious food, and walking a trip every
day. I also have been dancing this Christmas. I went to
dance for two hours at December 26th. It was really funny!
and I was at work at December 27th, and Charles also worked
at the 28th, but I had a day off. We are also going to work
tomorrow, at New Years eve.
I would like
to wish you all a Happy New Year!
Saturday December 22nd
At Thursday I
was home from my work, and finished baking for Christmas.
evening, Cecilie was on a Christmas ball, together with her
Photos from the first days after we got
Cecilie, Joakim and Chico has been in the woods to get a
Christmas tree. In my family we are used to decorate for
Christmas at December 22nd, so today we have decorated both
the Christmas tree, and our home for Christmas.
Now it's 7.30
PM, and we have just been enjoying homemade pizza, like we use
to do every Saturday evening.
More photos from
advent and Christmas
We still haven't
got any snow. We probably won't have a white Christmas this
year either. But we must try to make the nice Christmas spirit
Now I have
started to bake some Christmas cookies. I have baked Christmas
bread, a kind of doughnuts, a kind of sweet biscuits,
gingerbread biscuits, and a special chocolate kake. I will try
to bake the rest of my Christmas cookies on Thuesday when I am
going to have a day off.
Our new puppy,
Rex, is doing all right. He still urinates some times on our
floor, but he is sleeping the whole night through, each night.
I wish you all a
nice Lucia Day.
My Lucia pages
here. My Lucia card
for you is
On Monday we
baked cupcake and chocolate kake, which we enjoyed on Thuesday.
birthday was at Thuesday (11th). We were celebrating her with
family and friends.
After work today,
I went to practice. On the evening, we went to buy most of the
groceries that we needs for Christmas.
Sunday December 9th
Today we have
got our nwe puppy.
I have posted
som photos from today,
To get him, we
had to drive for about 2 1/2 hours. Here were we live, it's no
snow, but where Rex are coming from, it's lots of snow, and
nice winter. Rex was car sick, and vomited 7-8 times the first
hour. But, after this, he wanted to get down at the floor in
the car. (He had been sitting on my knee, the first hour when
we were driving.) After he came down at the floor, he went to
sleep, en did not vomit any more.
After we got
home, everything has vent well. We has urinated 2-3 times at
our floor, but he has also urinated outdoors, several times,
so everything is as normal.
Saturday December 8th
This week time
just has "flown away"! Suddenly it's Saturday!
At Thuesday I
was to the hairdresser. After that, I went to the ear
Cecilie made two chocolate cakes that we are going to have for
her birthday. Cecilie's 14th birthday is at December 11th.
Wednesday evening i sorted all our Christmas presents, and
checked who we have bougt presents for. Now we have bought 19
out of 24 Christmas presents. I also got my new mobil phone on
Wednesday. My old one turned itselves off, several times each
day, and it was much more cheap to buy a new one, than to
repair the old one.
At Thursday we
sent our Christmas cards in the mail, to all our friends and
family. At Thursday evening, I went to dance, like I use to,
each Thursday. This was the last dancing evening before
On Friday, I
bought a Christmas present, so now we only have to buy 4 more
gifts, to be finished. I also went to the grocery store to buy
lots of goodies for Cecilie's birthday party. She is going to
have a party with her friends, at Saturday, and a new
celebration with Charles' family at Thuesday. (My family lives
too far from us to participate, (6 hours by car, one way), so
they have sent their gifts in the mail.)
we had a cozy time at home, the entire family, and watched TV.
Just now (Saturday
8th, at 3 PM, Cecilie has 10 friends at her birtday party. 7
girls (plus Cecilie) and 2 boys (plus Joakim). Lots of kids,
but they are all very nice, so it has been a cozy day. They
have enjoyed lots of goodies: Pizza, soft drink, chocolate
cake, icecream, potato chips and lots of other goodies.
Tomorrow it's a
great day for us! We are going to drive to get our new puppy!
We are all looking forward to this. Chico is also going to
come along with us, when we are going to get our new puppy. We
are all very exited about getting a puppy in our house.
I have created a
page with photos and information about our new puppy,
we are sending out about 60 Christmas cards. Today I have put
all the cards into their envelopes, and put a stamp on the
envelopes. We are not going to send the Christmas cards in the
mail, yet, but it's nice to be finished doing this job, so we
can send the cards in the mail, later.
Charles has put
some elk roast in salt water, so that we will have delicous
meat to put on our sandwitches to Christmas.
Each December I
use to write lots of stuff and put some photos in a book
called "Remembrances of Christmas". I started to write in this
book in 1999, and now we have lots of nice photos and other
memories in this book. This weekend I have started to write in
the book again, for Christmas 2007.
about the book here:
Sunday December 2nd
weekend we have had an ice cold wind here. The weather is
not bad at all, but because of the wind, it's very cold.
night we were at a double 40th birthday. A lady who Charles
is uncle for, and her husband were celebrating their 40th
birthday's. We had a nice time on the party.
were decorating our house for advent. We were playing CD's
with Christmas music, and enjoyed ourselves. Joakim were
driving his ATV together with his friend, with lots of
clothes because of the cold wind.
For a long
time I have been wishing to buy a pyramide with lights on,
to decorate our home for advent. We do have several other
advent decorations too, but I think that this is so nice.
Yesterday, I bought it! I am so happy! It's very nice to
decorate our window with it.
Here you can
see a photo of it:
Today we have
continued with some advent- and Christmas preperations. I
also have changed the curtains on our livingroom. Just now
both Cecilie and Joakim are with some friends, while
Charles, who is a car-salesman, is showing a car to a
customer, so Chico and I are home alone. I am listening to
my "Christmas in Wienna-CD" with Jose Carreras, Placido
Domingo with friends. I love this CD. It wonderful music,
which gives me a lovely Christmas spirit.
Now I am going
to drink my cup of coffee, and then Chico and I are going
for a walk before it gets dark. Now it's 1 PM and it's
getting dark before 3 PM