17th of May London (again)

By | September 14th, 2015|Days Out, Personal|

Big Laila came to visit again and she timed her trip to coincide with the most Norwegian of all days, Syttende Mai. That would be the 17th of May for those unfamiliar with the language of the Vikings. We made the trek to London, just like last year, to honor Norway's independence day. Not wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, my mom took it upon herself to create a folkebunad for Lena to wear to the festivities.

December Rundown

By | December 28th, 2014|Personal|

It's been exactly one month since our little guy joined us and it feels like he's always been here. I'm not sure if it's due to my short labor or just being a bit more savvy the second time around, but the recovery has been a breeze - can I [...]

Hipp! Hipp! Hurra!

By | July 11th, 2014|Days Out, Personal|

The 17th of May is a big day for Norwegians as it marks the signing of the Norwegian constitution and thus their declaration to be an independent kingdom from Sweden. Growing up in Washington state, we rarely missed a Syttende Mai parade in the most Norwegian of all cities; Ballard. [...]

Natural Science Museum London

By | January 20th, 2014|Days Out, Personal|

The Sarge had a few days off around New Year's so we decided to take advantage of that and pop up to London for a day at the Natural Science Museum. Many of the museums here in England offer free admission with the opportunity to make a donation when you leave. I think it's a great way to encourage families to get out and spend time together without it making them go broke.

A day fit for a King

By | September 16th, 2013|Days Out, Personal|

In case Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge ever wonders what it was like the day he was born, he need look no further than this little blog. The same day the future king of England was born, my mom and I headed to London for a tour of the city.

Easter 2013

By | April 4th, 2013|Days Out, Personal|

One of my pre-England wish list items was to visit Hillsong Church in London. Despite our best intentions, we just had never managed to make it there on a Sunday so we decided that we would go for their Easter service.

Fashion Evolution

By | February 8th, 2013|Days Out, Personal|

It's been a running joke between the Sarge and our friends that he'll be converted into a skinny-jean-wearing-hipster now that we live in Europe. He has sworn up and down that it will never happen despite the fact that I want nothing more than to see him in a pair of tight pants.

Granny’s in town

By | January 21st, 2013|Personal|

My mom has arrived in all her stylish, Norwegian glory! We've been busy catching up, shopping and nearly freezing to death in the snow. As I expected, she's reorganized my kitchen already and has done some cleaning as well. Martha Stewart's got nothing on Laila.