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

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...]

Going to skole

School has been rather tricky for us to navigate. Leah, who would be in preschool here, is for now going to stay home with Kurt. Norwegian preschool, called a 'barnehage' (translated into children's garden) is difficult to get into. It didn't help … [Read more...]

Budgeting begins yesterday

In 2010 Oslo was ranked the most expensive city in the world. They've come down a few notches, but still rank up there. Firsthand experience from the NYT Frugal Traveler (thanks Claire!) :  A $100 weekend in Oslo … [Read more...]

Lifetime of use

Everyone got the largest roller-duffel LLBean makes, a hard-shell carry-on and a backpack. Roller duffels came today -- imagine this splash of color moving through Europe. … [Read more...]

How this has all come to be

The opportunity to go and experience Norway has appeared in ways that give Kurt and I pause knowing people are put in front of you at certain times and in certain places for very certain reasons. In order to give proper context as to how this has all … [Read more...]

We are really going, we are really going, we are really going …

If we keep telling ourselves this, then it will stay true. We've navigated the Fulbright application process, the rental of our house in Knoxville, the rental of an apartment in Oslo, the rounds of discussion on whether to immerse or not to … [Read more...]