The adventures of Kurt, Sarah, Ethan, Reid & Leah

Archives for August 2012

The Lady Bug

[Since we were unable to post much in the last week or so before we got here, we've got a few backposts to catch up on -- this is one of them ...] One of Leah's best friends, Otis, came over for a spot of tea. And just as we were trying to … [Read more...]

Trading rocks

[Since we were unable to post much in the last week or so before we got here, we've got a few backposts to catch up on -- this is one of them ...] Reid has made a couple of really good friends at his elementary school. One if them is Reece whom we … [Read more...]

Trying to break the jetlag

These past few days we all feel as if our heads are stuffed with cotton. We can't seem to shake the jetlag and started that process today in earnest. After a midnight Skype call last night to my brother in which Leah and Ethan were still up to join … [Read more...]

Skoleboller

Our friend Palmyre came over yesterday and brought some deliciousness from her local bakery. Of course there was the staple, a good loaf of crusty bread, but also included were two 'bollers'. These classic Norwegian buns have a yeastbread base, are … [Read more...]

Update from the kids …

ETHAN: The trip from Knoxville was fun. I liked it when we went from Knoxville to Newark because it was shorter and I had one space and no one sat next to me. When we went from Newark to Oslo it was longer and I couldn’t get any room. The good thing … [Read more...]

Made it over

After what added up to 22 hours of total travel time, we are now getting settled in our apartment in Oslo. The days prior to this arrival have been a complete blur as we reached the homestretch -- a whirlwind of packing us to leave while prepping the … [Read more...]