Thursday, September 25, 2008

Eye Lashes and other girlie things.

~POST #100~
My entire life I have lived with a horrible curse..My Dear mother(a Katie) passed it down to me. She inherited it from her mother. (also a Katie) This curse is a CRAZY lack of eyelashes and the ones that are there are so short they don't do you any good. I have felt sorrow over this my whole life...(insert sad Brady bunch music here.)

I also was not gifted in the make up I really have NO idea how to put it on effectively! My dear Mother had the need for only 2 things in her make up eye brow pencil and a tube of Mauve or Coral lip stick (from Avon) so she was no help. I have tried at different stages in my life to buy and use it but , it just has never really stuck with me. A combination of fears that I am doing it wrong and I am sure I look OVERLY made up when I do try it..
Sooo.. to get to my point of this blog:

I was putting my little Kaite girl down to sleep last night and as I lay down by her to talk about what would happen today... I was overwhelmed! She was SO beautiful with those eyelashes that she inherited from Rune..

The ones that go on and on.. They left shadows on the rest of her face. I told her that it was going to be picture day and she looked right at me and said ...
"What will I wear?? I'll need make up!"
I looked at her this perfect little 5 yearold pixie, a mix of Rune and myself and knew once again, she and I are going to have trouble in a few
She already knows more about makeup and fashion than I ever will..

Oh least Sam will think I am cool for a few more years.

and Lilly

...well the thing about her is she looks a lot like my MOM...SO, I'll just hand her an Eye brow pensil and a tube of Lipstick ..and Maybe she'll be good to go:)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

An active imaginary life..

I read this phrase on a *friends* blog..I say friend because I have never met her we are only imaginary friends..
Back to the I read this phrase *active imaginary life*and thought to myself at once.. THAT'S WHAT I HAVE!

I tend to over think everything until I have worried myself and my kids sick! I don't know why I do this, But I know I have always done it..

I remember walking home from 1st grade and the boy I played with everyday(Gene Bodean) had found a new friend to play with that day..on the short half a block trip home I imagined that we were married and that he was cheating on me and that he was going to leave me and the kids ,our 7 kids, would be left alone and be homeless..Well, by the time I got home I was crying and I ran in ot my Mom and told her how my husband was leaving me and the NOW, I did not come from a home where divorce was a topic so I don't know why I worried so

I have many times been the winner on a game show or ran up to Bob
I also have been the bride for every wedding I have ever done! lol

I still do it! When Rune and I were first married we had a lot of getting to know you issues because we met and got married so quick .. (plus we met online, and only talked on the phone for the first 2 months of our 3 month *courtship*) Anywho..on one particular occasion we had gone to the movies and after he needed to use the restroom and I sat and waited in the mall by the exit. WELL it took forever!! I started to get worried and all of a sudden I was thinking..What if he has left me, I will have to call my Dad and tell him to come get me, everyone will know ..*my online guy only came for the greencard*..ahhhhh ok by this point I was crying and a mess (and 8 weeks pregnant) Rune came walking out the door..and walked over to me very puzzeled.. I had to tell him how lame I am.

This also happens to me if I almost have an acident in the car..I think about needing to tell the persons family how sorry I am etc...It is crazy!!

Or if I see a sign that says *pie $6.95* I think about walking in and getting the pie and how excited the kids would be if I brought home a

Well on our last trip on the way home for some reason we were not seated together on the long flight home to the US from Copenhagen. Rune told me he would fix but I worried alot about it. While he waiting in line to get it fixed I sat on a chair close by..but really I was in a whole different world where I was seated by a stranger having a panic attack much like the charater John Lithgow plays in the old Twilight Zone Movie and all of a sudon I looked up and saw that the whole waiting room was there and talking and laughing and I was being a NUT! Rune walked over to tell me that he had gotten it all fixed..I pobably looked like a nut to him. (he is wise to my fears by this point!)

So, the next time you see me and I look like I am deep in thought..I just might be in a silly imaginary world..
I promise I do not have schizophrenia ;) I just have a great imagination!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Blooming Flowers in Norway summer 2008

There were SO many flowers in bloom!! It was a little like heaven for this little girl!
I would tell you all there names (in Latin)..BUT I have no intent in boring anyone! ;)
I am so glad this time we were there for a bit of summer and a touch of fall.
Just know I loved it! It was way more colorful than it had been 7 months earlier!
I know Rune is used to my calling out all the flowers names but, very kind about it this time!

Thanks for indulging me on this post:)

Friday, September 12, 2008

The food we ate in Norway...

These are some of the meals we ate..... some are mine and some are Rune's :)

ok, some kind of pork. & two kinds of Potatoes:)

The last breakfast in Norway..take a look!



taco's (my night to cook)



Hawaiian Haystacks (my night to cook)

Biff Snadder (mine)





Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wedding day in Norway

The Bride and Groom
On Storslett, Norway

Elin and Jonas

Greta, Elin and Dagfinn

Rune, Elin and Me

Elin and Karl-Erik

Sweet Anita

Anita and Jonas

Elin and Kalle

The *new* Fam; Julie,Chris-Robin, Sander, Kalle and Lars

Rune and his sister Elin the beautiful bride

Rune and Elin walking down the isle

Handing off the bride:)

Kalle's side of the family all in their Bunad's

The newly Wed couple

Their little Family.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Winding up the time.

Can you believe that the time has gone so very fast...It is already time to go home. We will leave for home on Tuesday 2AM!!
Here are a few of the things we have been doing:) I will tell more about them to you when I have more time.
I have eaten goat, reindear, harring, cloudberry, erterstuing..
We have seen, waterfalls, fox, sheep(in the road), mice on the road, a tiny live frog & a big dead frog..
Hugged 75 people I do not know..
Chopped wood in the wild forest for Mamma
Went to the most beautiful 13 and a half hour wedding!!!!!
Shopped a lot and ..
Pee'd in places that I would normaly NEVER go in!

Pictures to follow! ;)

Sing along with LeaAnne~

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones