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Books: Astrid & Veronika

September 11, 2010 | Books

I recently read Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson, a Swedish writer. I’d heard about this in Norway this summer. It’s an amazing story by an amazing author!

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Over the mountains & through the woods

August 14, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

My last hike was with my husband over the mountains (yes, more than one) into town to my sister-in-law’s home.

It was Charming Marie’s last hike in the Norwegian mountains. I’ve had lots of fun with her this summer!

We took a break at this lake. It was so quiet and pretty there.

We saw sheep everywhere.

See that bump in the background? That’s the top of Jendemfjellet.

See that yellow spot there? That’s a boy. We watched his progress over the top of one mountain and down another until he met up with us. He was RUNNING. The whole time. Makes me want to have a heart attack just thinking about it.

Skihytta — this is a ski cabin that’s open in the winter.

Getting close to town. These are ski paths with lights (for the winter). Folks use them for all kinds of things during the summer … hiking, biking, walking, running, etc.

Just about there! I think I can smell dinner from here.

I thought I’d slow things down, but when we were done, it hadn’t taken any longer than “normal” — about three hours. Yay, me!

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August 13, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

Every time I see this sign, I sing, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” Every. Single. Time. For almost 20 years now. I sang it out loud with the kids in the car. So, who knows. Maybe I’ve infected them too.

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Blomster, 5

July 29, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

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Blomster, 4

July 28, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

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Blomster, 3

July 27, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

Have some more.

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Blomster, 2

July 26, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

We’re back, and I’ve got lots of catching up to do. While I do that, here are some pretty Norwegian flowers to look at … because one can never get enough of pretty Norwegian flowers. (I have more!)

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Movies: Fantastic Mr. Fox

July 15, 2010 | Movies

We watched Fantastic Mr. Fox after reading the book this summer. Well, sort of. We tried to watch it on the portable DVD player we brought, but things kept going wrong. So we’ll have to have a proper viewing when we get back home.

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Books: Fantastic Mr. Fox

July 14, 2010 | Books

The kids and I read Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl this summer. We also brought along the movie to watch when we were done. The kids loved the story.

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Movies: The Girl Who Played with Fire

July 11, 2010 | Movies

I finished watching my mother-in-law’s copy of The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden), the Swedish movie that goes with Stieg Larsson‘s second book of the Millenium trilogy. I also got the third movie here in Norway. I’ll watch it when we get home.

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