Friday, December 31, 2010


På årets siste dag vil jeg få ønske alle dere som leser min blogg og spesielt dere som følger bloggen min trofast, et
Happy New Year!
Vårt flotte juletre skal få stå i noen dager til
Our beautiful Christmas tree will stay a few more days
Idag regner det og snøen smelter
Today it is raining and the snow melts
                      Nå er kalkunen i ovnen, brødene er bakt
                                        The turkey is in the oven and the breads are baked
Nå er alt klart og gjestene kan komme!
Everything is ready and the guests can come!
Ha en flott nyttårsaften!
Have a nice new years eve!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


We have winter wonderland here in Stavanger, what a beautiful Christmas!

Twins got their first lap top from Santa!

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Julaften morgen hjelper de små med å lage julegrøten til nissen.
Christmas morning and the little ones are helping with making the Santa's porridge.

Vi har mye snø, det snør fremdeles
We have a lot of snow and it is still snowing
Julebyen er oppe og her er alt man trenger
My Christmas town is up and here is everything you need
Antique store and a quiltstore
 a bar & grill 
and it has a pub at the corner

God Jul til alle som leser, tusen takk til dere som følger bloggen min og legger igjen en kommentar, det setter jeg stor pris på!
Merry Christmas to everyone that is reading and  thank you very much to those of you who are following my blog and leaves comments, it is very much appreciated!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Et juleønske....

som dere ser så har jeg prøvd meg fram litt med "lay outen" på bloggen min, men får det ikke helt til....
Det er så mange flinke bloggere så nå håper jeg at noen kan spandere et par minutter på meg ....
Jeg vil gjerne ha bloggen helt enkel med et bilde øverst, men jeg vet ikke hvordan å unngå disse "customized templates" og når jeg prøver å legge inn bilde øverst så blir det altfor stort, selv om jeg krysser av på "shrink fit", noen som kan hjelpe?

Thursday, December 16, 2010


We woke up this morning to a little bit of snow, but it has been snowing all day and it is beautiful!
I brought my camera with me downtown going to the post office

I did all the Christmas cards yesterday, if you are a very good friend you have got a card with the twins on, sorry, I did not order enough. I do a lot of Christmas cards to all over the world, wow, that was very expensive to mail all of them, maybe I will start sending mine as a e-mail next year, as so many are doing.... but I personally prefer a card in the "real" mailbox...
It is still snowing, this is from the garden
Next time I will welcome you to my Christmas house

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Time is flying!
Here they are nearly two years ago
They enjoyed their birthday party on Sunday with guests and presents,
today they have cake in kindergarten!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Early morning and dark outside, too  dark to get pictures in the snow...
As you can see, I have a good start in getting my house ready for Christmas, this beautiful wreath is up, given to me by a good friend!
Yesterday I baked bread and the first Christmas cookies are done.
I love hyacints and they are placed all over the house

The little ones are turning 2 on Tuesday and this week end we will celebrate their birthday!

Have a nice week end!

Friday, December 3, 2010


A word I hear over and over again is "busy", I am so busy ..... everyone tells me how busy they are. I am too, but am I??
Today we have Facebook and people are connecting with friends from all over the world and they have 500+ friends and still collecting, no wonder they are busy, trying to keep up with all those "friends". ....
In the newspaper today I read a quote saying "it is not everything that you do that in the end kills you, it is everything that you don't get done..." It is so true....
Sit down, relax, take a deep breath, think, I believe the best thing you can get your friends for Christmas is TIME, give some of your "busy" time, it is better than the most expensive gift, and isn't it so that time is money?
Guess what I am wishing for Christmas this year... right, TIME!!!

Have a good week end with these wonderful old fashion Friendship quotes and cards that I got from a dear friend this morning...

Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


 Christmas is a bit delayed in our house this year. I have been sick and in hospital. Now I am working for "half machine" and hoping with some help to get everything up within this week...
Before I got sick I made this year's santa, and that is a snowman this year. For those of you that are following my blog know that I am making a new one each year.
I also made a new table runner... and you can see that on my needles is the shawl "mrs. Barista" and she will not get any bigger, I am now finishing it, enough is enough, too much work and the little ones still need alot of warm knitted stuff..
Got my self a new tool, maybe I will try it out on the Christmas cookies? Very cool, it was hard to choose color!
Stay warm everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I finished the vest that has been on my needles for a while and I love it! It is nice and warm and the color is beautiful, not easy to describe this color, dusty rose, dusty lilac, beige/pink....
And I could not stop knitting, this morning I knitted these, do you want a pair? Let me know, and I will knit you a pair....
 Stella is in the window wondering when we are going up in the attic to unpack more boxes.... yes, there are more...

                     More from our trip last month,
                     well, guess we put on weight eating this for breakfast....
We drove over to San Antonio, took the twins to Seaworld and watched all the shows
 It was close to Halloween and the twins went 'trick or treat' under water....
 Visited the Alamo

Have a wonderful week! 

Sunday, November 7, 2010


October came and went very fast and it is already a month since I had any news on my blog....

We left Stavanger and the house, still unpacked and curtains still not done, (hopefully I will get some help in the new year) and went on vacation!
Back to Houston for nearly two weeks and the weather was still hot, record heat for that time of year....
A real vacation, staying in hotels and eat out every day, yummi. I do not need to tell that I put on all the weight that I lost in the three months back home....

The twins have traveled much for their young age..
They keep us entertained on the plane, sickbags can be a hats...
and singing...
Nice cows at the airport in Amsterdam
Sunset on 59
Picture take from the hotel window, looks like an UFO is landing at Galleria...
After a long drive ....
meeting both horses...
and big trucks with cars...

we came to a small town in Texas where big sister is studying

More from our travel is coming......

Tonight I light a candle for a dear friend, she just lost her son,
and as a mother, loosing a child at any age is the worst thing that can happen..........

lyrics by Kari Bremnes

music by Lars Bremnes

Du er ikkje en
du er mange
Du er lag på lag
på lag
på lag
på lag
av glemsel og erindring
av pine og av lindring
av folk som har gått før
av dåpskjole og sørgeslør
av salve og av sår
av mange tusen