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

Smiley Moods

Our friend Ann gave these to the kids to try out. Don't know where she got them and we haven't seen them since. Kind of like M+M's except the taste is a bit different. The characters printed on the candies are great.   It is also a … [Read more...]

Ain’t nothing going to break her stride

Throughout our outdoor winter adventures, being the youngest in the group doesn't cause Leah to blink, not once.┬áThe boys go ice skating and she is in tears because she can't do it too. Tears that stem from her parents lack of knowledge on the proper … [Read more...]

Update from the kids

Ethan: We have been very busy lately. In school we went on a sledding/cross-country skiing day. And I got to try to cross-country ski for a bit. I liked it but it was hard because I haven't been on skiis for like a year when we went to Massanutten … [Read more...]

Ice-o-rama

People often ask us how we are faring the freezing temps here in Oslo. The cold has been no bother despite near 0F temps at times. Bundle up, layer well, walk often, and we are good. However, ask us about the ice, and we sing a whole different tune. … [Read more...]

Egg Salad

We awoke this morning to Ethan cooking hard-boiled eggs for his siblings plus enough to make himself some egg salad at lunch. Fruits of his cooking class every Monday. He loves it. We are thinking he should take on at least one dinner a week from now … [Read more...]

Cabin Adventure — part II

This post picks up where the last cabin post left off, sharing more about the cabin itself. Once we finally got down and into the cabin, we had to get all the systems up and running. First was plugging in all of the radiators. There is electricity … [Read more...]

A Musical Sunday

The kids and I gave Dad a day off and headed out last Sunday to the NasjonalMuseet Contemporary Art Museum catching the last day of the I Wish This Were A Song: Music in Contemporary Art exhibition. We love walking into a museum to be unexpectantly … [Read more...]

Human Sushi

Apparently Norwegians are not eating as much fish, or fisk, as they used to. Enter the Norwegian Seafood Council with a memorable ad campaign using interpretive dance. We share with you, Human Sushi ... … [Read more...]

Cabin adventure

What do you get when 5 Tennesseans are deposited at the top of a slope covered in snow drifts about 3+ft high and have to walk downhill about 25 yards to reach their destination? This is that story. Back in August when I attended the Fulbright … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

While we didn't do anything exciting or have any specific plans, aside from letting the boys stay up to midnight for the first time ever, we wound up being rather entertained on New Years Eve. New Years Eve is quite festive here which was totally … [Read more...]