Wrap up

I’m in the train right now – on my way home from work. It’s getting dark – and by the time I reach our house the light will be all gone. I wanted to post about 2008 one last time – just a few pictures to show you what we were up to in December.

It was a busy month. With me starting my new job, and all of us taking turns in having sore throats and then some. And Christmas of course – I know I wrote a bit about that already, but our traditions in December are very important to me and my family, so even though they do add a bit to the general bustle, we’re just not letting go of those.

Like going to the Tivoli Christmas market – Mads and I have been going there every year since we met, and it’s become quite an important event.

Tivoli Christmas Market 2008 

Tivoli Christmas Market 2008 

A while ago, we had some snow, and Mads and Ronja went sledding. I wasn’t feeling good at the time, and Frida was having a cold, so we stayed behind. I do hope we get another snow fall during this winter – you never know.

 First sled ride this winter

On Boxing Day we went for the traditional Christmas lunch with my side of the family, which is always a cosy event. We don’t get together too often, so this annual event is much anticipated. After lunch Ronja and I went with a few others for a walk by the fjord. Ronja had a cold, so she and I didn’t go quite as far as the others, but then we had a quiet mom-and-daughter moment instead.


I’m not going to say more about 2008. Now it’s all about 2009, and 2 days ago I actually managed to do some sewing. Just a pair of pants for Frida, which were needed, but I do hope that I will have more time for my sewing now that we’ve entered the new year. I don’t have any new years resolutions this year in particular – just looking forward to the new year in general.



  1. Jeannine McCloskey says:

    Good to see that everyone has had a Merry Christmas, and that you stayed healthy during the break. I love my traditions too, because it is the one thing that I hold in my heart when seperated from family during this season.

  2. Melanie says:

    Your photos are as wonderful as ever. The market sounds and looks like a great tradition to have. The one of Ronja is beautiful and would look lovely framed.
    I hope to visit Sweden someday in my lifetime. Not far from you it looks, but not exactly close either. =) My grandfather’s family came from Vänersborg, Sweden area. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to live there, which is part of the reason I love that you share your photos from your side of the world.
    Happy New Year.

  3. Astrid says:

    Teri – thank you! 😉

    Jeannine – I can’t say that we stayed entirely healthy, but we did enjoy our holidays with traditions and all! 🙂

    Dana – thanks! 🙂

    Melanie – Thank you! Actually we visit Sweden quite a lot, because it’s a wonderful place to go for a quiet and calm vacation. A few years ago, a great bridge was built between Sweden and Denmark, which has allowed for lots of interaction between the two countries. A lot of people live in one country and work the other. Happy New Year to you! 😉

    Melissa – thank you, Happy New Year! 😉

  4. Megan says:

    What stunning photos! Wow.
    I love my family’s Christmas traditions, too. I kind of mourned the passing of Christmas once it was over this year. I’m looking forward to 2009, but there’s something so magical about Christmas.

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