Norway is calling (so is my bed p.s.) me back. There’s no way around it and the kids feel the same way. As a family, we cannot wait to go back and explore it some more. For my kids, the city of Bergen was particularly memorable. They’ve even started planning how they can study their in college or move their as adults. I’d say the city left quite the impression on them.
The most beautiful part of Norway, and there were so many, for me was being able to spend time with my family. There were no distractions of work, school or hockey. It was just us enjoying our time together as we discovered our Scandinavian roots. In addition, it was even more special because my entire family was there together.
As we approach the holidays and I put out the Christmas decorations I bought in Norway, I long to go back. One of my goals is to spend Christmas in Norway to enjoy the Scandinavian customs and celebrations. It would be nice to enjoy a white, snowy Christmas versus our tropical Christmas. Additionally, I’d like to explore the Christmas markets in Germany some time.
Oh the serenity of my house was broken as the boys returned from hockey practice. Goalielocks some how managed to knock a grocery bag with my brie baker off the table. Consequently, my nice pampered chef brie pan has seen its last day. Ugh… This is why I can’t have nice things.
I leave you tonight with some of my favorite pictures from 2017. There were many memorable moments this year, so picking my favorites was quite difficult. Nonetheless, I think you’ll find a theme in my pictures. Hint, hint my favorite moments are all about my family and friends that have become family.
Tonight’s song performed by Offspring is “The Kids Aren’t Alright.” I know, I know it is a departure from the Christmas music. However, I was jamming out on my way to Barre tonight to this song, so I thought I’d share it. Plus, it seems to fit with the brie, football/invisible hand calamity.