31 desember 2010

New Years Eve 2010

A New Years Eve letter to my family and friends.  I did not have time or the effort to make a Christmas letter this year.  I hope...next year. 
Nichlas and I lost CindyC - our Border Collie - in November 2008 - and we wondered if we ever should have a new dog - Nichlas beeing in Oslo for the next few years and me working in Elverum - well we got this little Swedish Lapdog in January.

His name is Varg - Wolf in english - he is quite a strongminded, barking and loving dog from Sabmebæna.  It is like beeing a mother again - with all that comes along.  He is a nice little fellow.

During the last decade I have done some genealogy.  It is the most creative hobby I have next to scrapbooking.  I just love sitting with my computer - searching for long gone relatives - and finding them - it makes life wonderful.  My father gave me two pictures of Botolf Martinsen Langerud - my grandmothers oldest brother.  I have tried everywhere searching for Botolf - not finding him at all.  I turnes out that he had changed his name to Barney Rudd - that I found on Ancestry.com  Some of The Story about Botolf and Marie and Steinhild I got from Margit Nysetvold Bakke at DIS-Norge Slektsforum Thank you so very much, Margit.  They are all long gone - but Steinhild Camilla had a daughter who lives in Alberta, Canada - lucky me!  This was last March and April.

In May month - well everybody who has been in Norway - or lives here - knows that it is pretty cold here during wintertime - that is why we do things like this...

...with all this

Now - in Desember - it's good to have chopped wood on the fireplace.  It is around minus 15 Farenheit and warmer during the Norwegian wintertime - brrr....

We did some Evja summertime - my mothers place in Osdalen.  Nordre Osen in Østerdalen - the place God left but did not forget - we just love Evja.  This picture is my brother making dinner outside - we usually do...

Then September and October came with sun and harvesting - this is our neighbours farm...

...and then suddenly it was Desember.  This year - 2010 - did run very fast - to fast - and I have not done what I thought I should have done!  But I did this one

So Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!  And do not forget to enjoy life!

19 desember 2010

A Snowy Sunday

It's snowing today - the world are just white in hundred of shades!! 
Some years ago I got a text in my e-mailbox - I read it and saved it.  It came from this site - MADD Drunk Driving.  So with MADD's "permision" - here's the text.

I went to a party, And rememered what you said
You told me not to drink, Mum, So I had a sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself, The way you said I would,
That I didn't drink and drive, Though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice, And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended, And the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car, Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum, Something I expected least.
Now I'm lying on the pavement, And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mum, his voice seems far away.
My own blood's all around me, As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say, This girl is going to die.
I'm sure the guy had no idea, While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive, Now I would have to die.
So why do people do it, Mum, Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me, Like a hundred stabbing knives.
Someone should have taught him, That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had, I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mum I'm getting really scared.
These are my final moments, And I'm so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me Mum, As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Mum!' So I love you and good-bye.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) IS HOPING TO GET 5,000 SIGNATURES ON THIS

Have a safe and drunk driving free Christmas everyone...and do not forget to enjoy life!

11 desember 2010

A Saturday in December

Hello to all of you!  My Matchboxcalender won!  Scrappekammeret had a challenge about Advent - and I competed with a lots of excellent scrappers and cardmakers!  Thank you so very much!

This is a picture of Santa's legs - he's trying to enter my house...

Have a wonderful Saturday - and do not forget to enjoy life...

05 desember 2010

The Second Sunday in Advent 2010

Hello - thank you so very much for all the nice comments on my Matchbox Calendar.  Finally I got hold of some coffe beans for The Advent Candleabra!  Is that the right word?  My Dictionary is very old.

Have a beautiful Advent - and do not forget to enjoy life...