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

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...]

Getting into the Christmas spirit

December was filled with many activities that helped us to get into the Christmas spirit so far from home ... Both boys had Christmas programs at school, each being upbeat, festive and very enjoyable. Reid's was a play in which two kids stayed on … [Read more...]

Juleaften (Christmas Eve)

Here in Norway Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve. The whole city seems to shut down by 5pm and each household commences with a large meal followed by presents and family time. We were graciously invited to share Juleaften with the family of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving all week long

Thanksgiving day here was just another day. And if it weren't for the internet, we wouldn't have felt that it was any different. But seeing so many posts and tweets about turkey and pie and thankfulness, and headlines about holiday travel, made it a … [Read more...]

Lighting of the building Christmas tree

We are now experiencing some seriously cold weather. High of 14°F today, high of 21°F yesterday, and tomorrow, a high of a whopping 13°F. This degree of cold is an adjustment for our Southern blood, however we are glad that it brings along with it … [Read more...]