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!

1 kommentar:

Sandy sa...

Hi, I am also of Norweigian ancestry and when I saw Margit's name I had to comment! She also helped me here in the states. ( My ancestors settled in a little town in Wisconsin named Eau Claire) Margit has given hours, hundreds of hours to helping people find their roots! I am happy to meet you! And I love the pup! Happy New Year!