13 august 2014

...and the Finnish names

Well, the sun made my day...I have a lot of gravel in my driveway...it shall not be there...but in my garden...I'm making me a sunny spot!


...this stone...this fantastic memorial stone with the 423 (I think) family names...


My grandparents DNA says that I am a descendant of thoose from Finland who came to Sweden and Norway for about 400 years ago. Two of the family names that comes along in my genealogy are Havuinen and Lehmoinen. You see the names on the right side of the picture.

Theese two pictures or maps says where I am from...kind of!  The first one is my grandmother Mimis map...the second one is my grandfather Einars map.

Mimi

Einar

...it's a tiny little bit scary...that a "q-tip" in my mouth...can see where I am from...fantastic...enjoy your day...

07 august 2014

DNA and me...me and DNA

I know now, that this blog will turn into a blogsite about my family and my genealogy.  Perhapes one day I will show my scrapbooking here again...but until then...it will be about my ancestors and me.
I have heard about DNA...I have read about DNA...but I do not know what it genuine are!  Do you?
Well, I know it is about who I am...and why I become me...and I know that my siblings and I share some "similar" DNA...so what is this DNA?
I do not have the answers to that.  But I will try to understand what it is by reading about it.  I know that I am a mtDNA and that my brother is an Y-DNA.  This project - Norway DNA Norgesprosjektet - has a lot of answers to a lot of questions...about DNA.


This is a picture I took nearly nine years ago in Grue Finnskog...the sea in the background are Røgden. This memorial stone or monument is one of the reasons why I took to wonder about me and my DNA.  It contains all the last names of those Finnish who settled in in The Finnish Forrest around 1500 - 1600. 

I'll do more later...suddenly the Sun sprang loose on a blue sky...do remember to enjoy...

16 januar 2014

What will 2014 bring...

Happy New Year 20014!  I wonder what 2014 will bring me?  And what can I give 2014?  I'm turning 55 this year.  It's five years since my brother and my son and I spent three wonderful and unforgettable weeks in USA and drove through 15 of The United States!  Wow, where did thoose 5 years go?


My mother Grethe and my son, Jan-Nichlas on my birthday in 2009.  It's taken in our driveway to Evja, our place in Nordre Osen.


My brother and his new Muurikka.  A pan for making great food outside.  It's June 2010, it's Evja and it's some of the best part in Norway, of course!


We usually stay the week-ends during the summer at Evja.  It's relaxing, it's freedom, it's family, it's genealogy, it's beeing ourself.  This is The River Nordre Osa 2011 - she is just passing by, and our marshy bay.


Summer of 2012 - it just rained - it was just rain - and lots of rain - no SUN at all - but Norway was verrry green.  I didn't use my porch a lot during that summer.


Last June, 2013 I finally visited - Domkirkeruinene - you can read more about them here!  And it was summer and sun!  It was great.


But before this new year stats, I have to throw out Chrismas of 2013.  I bought myself a new tree last year - a treetree - it's designed in Denmark.  This tree is smashing!.  It's me!  Enjoy your day...

04 januar 2014

A new Day...start with breakfast

I am not that keen on breakfast - not during the workingdays.  Mostly I make myself a smoothie with different berries, cinnamon and vater, and a scoop with protein powder. 

But during the week-ends I like to lay the table with nice china, flowers and a tablecloth.  And some good food and company!



Today I am going to put some of the Christmas stuff down to the basement...it is over...this time.  Enjoy your day...I know I will...:)

02 januar 2014

A new Year...A new Beginning...A new Title...

...I do not know yet.  I just know that scrapping takes less hours of my spending time. 
Genealogy and family...are demanding more hours that I can provide...so I will take the Scrap out of my blog title and put in the Health?

 
 
I bought this book some times ago...I think I will start using it...not to the extreme...but my way. 
 
Yesterday I had the last familydinner, "this Christmas"  Swedish Christmas ham served with green vegatables, flatbread from Røros and caramelpudding made by the book.  Delicious...
 

 
Have a great Thursday...it is breakfasttime for Nichlasen...enjoy your life...!
 

21 juli 2013

...no scrapping no more...?

It's been a long time since I posted in my blog.  Times change...will I ever scrap again?  I hope so...but not just now!  That I know for sure.  I know that my house, my home will take a lot of my hours the next few years...I lived here since 1992...so some new paint and other adjustments are needed!


This is Evja...one of the most peaceful places on earth.  No wonder why so many left the Nordre Osdalen to find happiness and joy other places...in other countries...with other people!
Still, it's my place...a place that's - for me - represent freedom and health.  A place where I can sit still and do my genealogy.  A place we siblings inherited from my mother.  I am so grateful to her for letting us bring this wonderful place to the next generation.  Thank you.

 


Happy Birthday you our Crown Princ Haakon Magnus...yesterday he had a party at Skaugum...his residence.  I had one too.  A party...my mother and my brother for supper.  Enjoy...
 

This is some of my porch...I have too much flowers this year...but last year and the year before that again...all my flowers drowned...it was just too much rain...but now it's warm and sunny...I love it!


You see the "saltbalje"...salttub?  It belonged to my grandmother Mimi Martinsdaughter.  She had hams in the tub...covered the ham with salt...then it became smoked ham.  I rememer her doing this...that's a very long time ago...before 1965...she died that year.


I hope Jan-Nichlas will come home soon...I know his a clever big boy...working and earning money...then he can lay down - Kit; is that right? - and read all his sience fiction books on my day bed...looking foreward to seeing him soon.
 
Have a wonderful day...enjoy every minute of it...it will not come back...  

01 januar 2013

1. January 2013

Happy New Year to you all!  This year will be a good one, I think.  We - the women - in Norway have a 100 years celebration to attend to.  A 100 year with universal suffrage!  Congratulation to all of us!  Freedom in our own way.
The people in Nordre Osen has always been strong and selfdeterminated.  Long before 1777 - they had an idea that they too should have a church.  They didn't get any help, well nearly any help from The Norwegian Church.  But they did what they had to do - like us, the girls - they build a church - a red church.  And in 1777 the peolpe in Nordre Osen could use their own Church. 

 
Nichlas did decorate our Christmas Tree this year - he likes doing that.  I bought him this one some years ago...
 
 
And of course I have some nisser - here are two...I don't think they are married...)
 
 
 
Have a Splendid and Happy New Year - make yourself some goals, I've made mine...and enjoy...:)

25 desember 2012

Christmas Day 2012

A Very Merry Christmas to you all!  We spent Christmas Eve togheter with my mother and my brother.  Ribbe, pølse og surkål! Roasted spareribs!!, sausages and sour cabbage...all Norwegian style.


We have plenty enough of snow...the blue sun has vanished and it's dark outside.  The fire place is warm...the mittens are on...yes it's Christmas and winter in Norway.

 
...even my diningroom is getting there...
 
 
Have fun and do not forget to enjoy...!

09 desember 2012

9. December

Så tenner vi to lys i kveld, to lys for håp og glede
De står og skinner for seg selv 
og oss som er tilstede
Så tenner vi to lys i kveld, to lys for håp og glede
Av; Inger Hagerup
 
 
Så tenner vi det andre lys
da kan vi bedre se.
Vi venter på at Gud, vår far
skal gi sin sønn hit ned.
Av; ukjent
 

 
So far - so good!
Enjoy...:)


04 desember 2012

4. December

Today a colleague of mine and I visited another colleague.  She is at the hospital and very sick.


It was so good to talk to her.  Even when she get tired very fast.

 
Theese hearts are for her.  She deserves them.
 
 
You kind of feel that life is very tender and fragile.
 
 
Hope she can be home for Christmas.  I am so glad I know her.

03 desember 2012

3. December

It's Monday today - and my Pusur / Garfield says; I hate Mondays. 
First, it was freezing cold outside - about minus 3 / three Farenheit - then my beautiful Golf had a flat battery - I knew that - but I hoped it would last a little tiny bit longer.  Late for work but the serviceman fixed my car - he almost washed it, too!

 
At work I had to skip an impotrant meeting - buying a brand new battery instead.  So now my old Golf is kind of very new one - like this one!  ...in my dreams...my sweet dreams...
 
After dinner and ready to read newspapers - I always read todays newspaper on my PC - but not today - it was down - like my cars flat battery.  Even Garfield do not know all the words I located in my vocabulary!  But you all now I have the worlds best son - and he fixed my PC even thoug he's at Hadeland.  He is the best!
 
 
This Santa is climbing on my roof - hoping to reach the chimney within Christmas - I hope he does because I really want a Beetle - a red Beetle!  Enjoy...




 

01 desember 2012

1. December

This will be my Advent Calendar - I'm hoping to write every day until Christmas Eve!  Taking pictures too.
Today I have to do! my wall of IKEA cupboards.  Making myself a place for all my stuff - collected over fifty years. 

 
I hope Nichlas and I can have Christmas dinner here...we'll see!  Last week-end Nichlas and I went to Hadeland Glassverk to get the Christmas feeling.  And we did!  It's a great place for the whole Family.  And I love thees small "nissene"
 
 
Later today I'm going to Actic...getting fit for Christmas and 2013.
 
Have a wonderful 1. Day in Advent...enjoy...!




20 oktober 2012

Later in October 2012

A week ago - there were Totentreff - a fantastic event twice a year - this time I couldn't paticipate because we had to close down Evja before wintertime.  Hope you all had a great time Totengirls!

Last winter we got new neighbors at Evja - well not just neighbors - the kind that occupied some of our birches - just look!




Well, I guess The Beaver Family likes our birches - but this one was a little bit too big!  So this birch is floating in Evja - our Marshy Bay.  But you see, the beavers they do not like to get trapped - and this Beaver Family are one clever one - they have to be - they live in Osdalen

 
 
Do you see the road - the path from the Marshy Bay to the Nordre Osa River?  I just hope they don't divide the land in two?!
 
We do not have fences around Evja, except towards our neighbors in north - it has something to do with Norwegian laws and wilderness and other political stuff here in Norway.  Anyway - my father had kind of a humor! - the picture tells it all! 
 
 
No fences - but a Gate!  Have a wonderful Saturday - and don't forget to enjoy...whatever you like!!


07 oktober 2012

October 2012

Shame on me - not blogging not nothing!!!  Well, sometimes life is not what I expected from myself.  I got tired about the blogging - I got bore about the blogging and the time for blogging was not there.  I do not now where it went - it just did!
I even got tired about the scrapping - I got bored about the scrapping.  Not because I didn't have a place to scrapp - I had a dream place to scrap.  The reason I got tired of the scrapping was my moving to the ground floor - I thougt that "that" would do my scrapping good - but it didn't. 
So I'm moving my scrapping studio upstairs again - there I can see all the way to Gjøvik and Elverum - there are view from the windows - there are sun and sky and ... well I feel much better scrapping upstairs!!


This wall is going to be my "Wall of Fame"!!  All my old pictures of my ancestores are going to be hanged! on that wall!  I'm going to paint it - you see the color in the right corner - vanilla!  Wow...

I wrote on Facebook today that The Sun was shining on me - and She did!!

 
 
Have a great evening - and do not forget to enjoy life...

31 desember 2011

New Years Eve 2011

Hi - I'm not a blogger - even though I have blog!  A Scrapbook blog! A Genealogy blog! 
I ended my period in politics in September - after 8 years in the Executive committee of Stange County as well as the County Board!  And started a study at HiHm...shame on me! 


 
I packed this glas with gladpack - packed the gladpackglass with a lace - and smeared the lacegladpackglass with plaster - let it stayed to dry for a day - then had some really hot water intop the glass or some seconds - an then the gladpack slipped from the glas!


I placed a tealight in the lacebin...


...lit it and..


Wishes you all a Happy New Year!
...do not forget to enjoy...

14 august 2011

The Last Sunday In My Summervacation

My Vacation is over - it ends like it started - with rain.  Norway is pretty green now - I usually have red tomatoes from my garden this late in August - but not this year - the Sun has not been here.  Last Thuesday I took a class in making cupcakes - Manuela fron Passion4Baking had classes in Hamar - and I couldn't resist!



Anyway - yesterday it was so warm outside that we could make a BBQ - and my son Nichlasen and my brother made dessert...


...I think they enjoyed it!

My mother made the salad and I took pictures...I was a great evening.



And the Tower of Cup Cakes...cakestand bought in Sacramento!


...do not forget to enjoy life or cupcakes or both...