Monday, November 19, 2012

It's been awhile

It's been over a year since my last post and so much has changed.  We packed up our house in Copenhagen and moved halfway around the world, back to Seattle.  Moving with two young kids, a dog, and with no family to watch the kids while we packed boxes (in addition to Aaron painting the entire inside of our flat) was no easy task, but we did it!  Before we shipped ourselves back to Seattle, we took the kids on a dream vacation to Vienna, Paris, and we slowly made our way to the south of France by car.

I loved so many things about France, but the markets in France are beyond amazing. Here are a few pics from our trip.

Beautiful flowers at a market in St. Tropez
Fresh vegetables
Rotisserie chicken that we brought to Gigaro beach and ate with French bread.  Divine!
French soaps
Fresh lavender
This town in the south of France was known for its antiques and flea markets.
We were fortunate enough to be in town during one of their flea markets.

There were all sorts of treasures to be found.
I wish I bought a yellow pot or two and maybe those darling canisters.
These birds were carnival rides in a  previous life
St. Ouen--biggest antique market in the world and a 15 minute walk from our flat in Paris.  We had many fun hours exploring the winding streets and discovering one-of-a-kind treasures that we had to take home.
I plan to start blogging again, now that the dust has settled a bit, so please check back.  Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Catch up

I am well overdue for a blog update.  Where do you start after so much time has passed?  My dad came to visit us for a week at the beginning of August, which was wonderful.
We walked all around Copenhagen
and spent a lot of time getting to know our sweet little girl.
I took Dad to my favorite antique shop downtown and asked him to sneak some pictures.  This shop is full of so much inspiration.
I wish I could buy Ethan this snail rocking "horse."  He would LOVE it.

We enjoyed spending time at Nyhavn.  This place never gets old. 
Ethan's wish came true and we drove around the city in a double decker bus.
Ethan was in heaven and we are still talking about it.
Our Copenhagen summer wasn't much of a summer and now fall is clearly here.  Maybe it was here all along!   
Believe it or not, this quilt has grown since you saw it last. :)
My goal is to finish this quilt before I leave Denmark.  If I am going to do this, I will need to sew one strip on to a block each day.  I think I can, I think I can...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Playing tourist

Aunt Bunny and Uncle Jim came to visit us a little over a week ago, along with our family from Holland (Aunt Annie, Uncle Arthur, and Kevin).  We had SO MUCH fun, laughed a ton, and they seriously spoiled us rotten.  

We took them to all the must-see tourist spots in Copenhagen.  It is fun to play tourist in your own city.
This was Addison's first trip to Nyhavn.  I seriously love this place.
We had pølsers at Rådhuspladsen and hit up every bakery we could find.

It was fun to explore these little cobbled streets downtown

 and see houses that have become slanted over the last few hundreds years.

 On one of our walks, we walked by a woman who I thought was the Queen of Denmark.  I asked the shop owner (who she was talking to minutes before) if it was indeed the queen.  He said that it wasn't, but that our guess was close.  He didn't tell us who she was to protect her privacy.
 Isn't this the coolest bike you've ever seen?
 It was parked in front of an art gallery.

 "I'm just cuddling Ethan's favorite stuffed animal, not eating it!"

 Much of our time together revolved around delicious food and caffè lattes.  Lots and lots of lattes.
(Sidenote: I started my new exercise regimen the day after they left.)
 We visited a cute town up north on the coast and hit the beach after we drank lattes and ate yummy food.
 We drove to Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød and toured the castle and spectacular gardens.
 There are 65,000 boxed plants in this garden.  Pretty incredible, huh?
 Addison fell in love with her Aunt Bunny and can't wait to move back to Seattle to be near her auntie.
 Now that all of our company is gone, the house is empty and we are consoling ourselves with the block of gouda cheese that they brought us, which happens to be from our old family farm in Holland.
 Last night Aaron snapped these cute photos of the kiddos.
 Tiger kisses for Baby Addison.

 I love this shot so much...
 and this one.
Have a great week!