31 desember 2009

New Years Eve

Yesterday was cold - it was minus 26 degree Celsius or minus 15 degree Farenheit!  And I'm the lucky girl with a fireplace and tons of chopped firewood - so it can be as cold as it want too, outside!  This is my driveway and you might! see the golden sun - she'll be with us now - stronger and stronger - day by day!  I just love that.

This is my view toward south.  The sky was blue yesterday and the "fog" is from Mjøsa.  She's like me - she doesn't like the cold weather - so she's "fogging" because she is hot and the air is freezing cold.  Amazing.

This is west - the picture is taken from our second floor - here you really see Mjøsa and her "fogging"  In a couple of years - we hope to go west one more time.  Thank you so much - all of you - that made our trip go through.

I wish YOU all a Happy New Year - might the new year be the very best, ever!  Enjoy...

30 desember 2009

The Day Before New Years Eve

It's not Christmas untill the tree are in the house and decorated!  Well the tree was in the house on Christmas Eve and I did some decorating on Christmas Day!  So Nichlas, Christmas is here!  Welcome!

I just love red Christmas flowers - and I have no clue - what so ever - what their names are in English - so please help me out!

Here are some white flowers - I love them too!

This is my snowy porch - it's about 40 centimeters / 15 inches white snow - and I do not like snow.

Anyway - it's Christmas - have a wonderful time - where ever you are - and enjoy life!

27 desember 2009

The Last Sunday In December

Yesterday, my son Jan-Nichlas turned twenty years old - Happy Birthday to you!  He's not very pleased having his Birthday during Christmas - he was hoping to be a May boy!

Here he is shoveling snow in our driveway

Here's my brother - helping out!  Thank You so very much!

It snowed 32 centimeters or about 12 inches!  Why?

Have a fun Sunday - play and enjoy...

25 desember 2009

15 november 2009

It Snowed Yesterday...

...and it's rainig today - luckily - I'm not a big fan of snow.
This picture are my Uncle Johan, my Aunt Randi and my mother Grethe.  I think my Grandfather Simon Andreas took the picture in 1941.  They are skiing on the farmers land opposite my Grandfathers Store in Kaffegata at Flisa.

I have painted all the letters in white trying to get some "icy" look.  The musictones are painted silver - crackled - and painted white.  All the flowers are white, and embossed with silver - I like that.  The frame are corrugated cardboard, I teared it and I enbossed it with a cranberry look.  Most of the stuff are handmade - I buy usually scrapbookstuff in "white" - pearls in boxes - and so on - then I'll give "it" all a "bendichtemakeover"

Today is cleaning day - painting doors day - getting my house together day - and I need a lot of days like today.  Hoping to get rid of all the paintboxes before Christmas - this year.   
Have a nice Sunday - Enjoy!

01 november 2009

Høstmarked i Vikingskipet

This anually thing - this Marked filled with used and antique stuff for us who collect.  It happend yesterday at Vikingskipet - The Ship that were build for The Olympics of 1994 here in Hamar.

I bought this - this Singer sewing machine - for my scrapping!   It's old and I have to bring the machine to someone who really can give it a makeover!  It's cute, isn't it?


Last Night Was Halloween

Happy Halloween!  It's Sunday and the weather is grey.....it's snowing soon - and I don't like that at all!  Nichlasen is spending the week-end in Oslo - some party going on - enjoy!

In June 2006 was the first time I wrote a missing people link at DIS Norge - looking for Lina Dorthinusdaughter and her family in The USA.  This summer I found Lina - and her American Family - lucky me! 

Lina married - I don't know when or were - John Goldberg from Sweden, born 1858.  John went to Sweden, without Lina, late 1915 - 1919, I think, visiting old family.  Unfortunately he died during his visit and was burried at this grave yard.  

So my questions are - where in Sweden is this beautiful church and are there anyone out there that have some information about John Goldberg?  I sure would be glad!

Thank you Jennifer for letting me have this picture!

October just passed away - I'm like the bear - spending next month in a lair, waking up in December. 

Ha a wonderful Fall - and thanks for reading my blog - enjoy life!

20 september 2009

A Grey Sunday in September

Hello - then I've been scrapping!  Last spring - Scraporama Stortreff - had a huge crop and I was there - of course.  Naboen - she's a wonderful scrapper - had made this basic papers and fabrics for a layout - I attended one of her classes at the crop and finished the layout now!
This is my mothers aunt - Ester Johansdaughter Holter Opsahl - on her - I'm not sure, but I do belive it is - Confirmation day.  Her family was Methodist and therefor I can't find the exactly date in any Norwegian Churchbook.  But if any - out there - know where I can find dates like that - I sure would be glad.

This little tag - yes thanks again to my Mother - she is an amazing collector - this is Aunt Esters handwriting - cute?

I usually buy white or beige scrapcstuff - so all the flowers you see on this page - they have had a makeover by me!  I've been using Wild Plum - from Ranger Ink - it's an Alcohol Ink that I had on a little spray bottle with some water.  Likewise did the leaves get a makeover - I've used Glimmer Mist's Cinnamon from MyTattered Angels.


Thank you so very much for reading my blog - I like that!   It's pouring down outside - silly rain!  Enjoy life!

08 september 2009

Thank you America

This was my birthdaygift to me - this wonderful trip we had. We did Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. We did three time zones. We did 6465 american miles - 10502 kilometers in the most comfortable and luxurious car, our! Ford Flex. And to My Mother, thank you - for letting us having a car like that - you should have been with us! We meet our cousins in Montana, Washington, California and Colorado. Thank you all for making this trip wonderful. You are ALL invited to Norway - welcome. This picure is taken in Keystone - in the Black Hills region in South Dakota. So - thank you America - we'll meet again!

And to you who has read and made comments - thank you!
Do it! Do what you really want to do! Explore it! And enjoy it! I did.
Now it's time for scrapping and cardmaking - love that! Enjoy life!

The Last Day on Interstate 80

The last day with driving the our! Ford Flex. From York in Nebraska State to Aurora in Illinois State - 594 miles - 950 kilometers. The sky is blue - it is warm and the Interstate 80 has just turned to 10 lanes as we drive into Des Moines.

Nebraska and Iowa - fields with corn and windmills - quite different from Stangelandet.

Detta hadde vært noe det Truls? It's not the Norwegian way - but we can always dream.

The Mississippi River - we past her twice - the first day heading west - and the last day heading east.

After spending our last night in The USA in Aurora, Iowa we drove the last few miles to O'Hare - the international Airport in Chicago, Iowa. The last billboard - well it had to be McDonalds!

This is the most boring airport I have ever been to. Long hallways - white walls and nothing to shop - so I took the last dollar with me home! Sorry O'Hare!

Here he is - Eric The Viking - the air-plane who's going to bring us to Stockholm, Sveden

Thanks to my brother and thanks to my son - I had a terrific and wonderful time with you two guys! We'll try to do it again in three years! Like The South of America. Thank you!

06 september 2009

Going east on Interstate 80 - Nebraska

This is the road to Golden - the last place Lina lived. It's Thursday and we are turning our! Ford Flex east - but first I had to visit a scrapbookstore - and I did! Spent a lot of money - more about that later - so we had to drive through Cheyenne one more time and then we turned east.

This is a looong train - a very looong train. We saw a lot of them together with all the truckers and trailers along the road.

This is Nebraska - flat - green and sunny! We were lucky!

Pumping oil - the American way!

They just started her in Ottestad too - the treshing - - this is 16th of July - Nebraska

I kind of liked the windmills - they're not beautiful - but they're making good power with wind - well here's one windmill coming along the road - biiig!

Nebraska are the land of corn - we saw hundred of acres with corn - nice to know when having them in my salad!

This is the biggest grain elevator in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Something we could have on our E6 here in Stange?

Godnight and farewell Nebraska - we're staying over in York - tomorrow we're going to Chicago.

Have a nive Sunday in September - it's sunny today - I might do something in my garden. Enjoy!

30 august 2009

Central City and Lina Dorthinusdaughter

Here we are driving out of Central City - going to find Linas old house. We are in The Rocky Mountains - not far from Aspen and Vail - places for those who love skiing!

We just turned left on Highway 119 ............

..........entering Apex Vally Road and The Apex Ghosttown

Here is Linas house - it was hers when she lived here in Apex, Gilphin County, Colorado

This is the front porch........ Don't you think that the trees and the hills and the surroundings look like it's in Rendalen, Hedmark, Norway?

Here we are - in front of Linas house!

This is The Rocky Mountains - it's a brilliant view! I do think the "mountain" is Mount Evans - 14264 feet.

This is the entrance to The Central City Cemetery ................

....................and this is how it looks like - wild colorful flowers - birches and headstones.

Here she is - Lina Dorthinusdaughter Goldberg- my Great Grandmothers halfsister - born in Rendalen County, Hedmark, Norway. Lina was born th 18. November 1865 in Sjølisand, Ytre Rendalen - she has one sister - Anne Dorthinusdaughter and ten half"siblings" - five brothers and five sisters. Lina emigrated to The United States in 1885 - married a young Swedish boy named John and they had seven children. Lina and John settled down in Gilpin County where he was a gold miner. Lina died in October 1924 and was burried at Central City Cemetery in Colorado. I did put the Norwegian flag - with my written e-mail adress - on Linas headstone. Rest in peace, Lina.

Here are Jennifer, my brother and Nichlasen - in front of Central City's Court House. Lina is Jennifers Great Grandmother. She flew from North Carolina to Central City to meet my brother, Nichlasen and me - Thank you Jennifer.

Something for my scrapbooking papers!

You see the missing book - this is the vault in The Court House - we could borrow as many book we needed - one at one time - no gloves and we got the most important pages xeroxed!

Some boxes................

The cover of one of the golddigging location records - it was heavy - I wonder - did they ever find gold - and if so - what did they do with it!

Here's a page - of a claim - belonged to John Goldberg - Linas husbond.

This is "downtown" Central City

And of course I did find a Christmas Tree! Cute - in the middle of July!

Thank you Jennifer! And to you who read my story - I had a wonderful day. Enjoy - and thanks for visiting my blog!