Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Weekend and Tivoli


Aaron asked Henrik if he could take Thursday and Friday off for my birthday and Henrik said that he could take Thursday, Friday, AND Monday off because of the Easter holiday! It has been so nice to get to spend some time together, after some really long work days. (A couple of nights Aaron got home at 9 pm because of extensive experiments.) Over the break, Aaron has fixed me delicious breakfasts (which have included crispy bacon and a variety of fresh fruit) and we have gone on huge walks in the sunshine everyday. When I say huge walks, I mean walking for 5+ hours, exploring different towns. Unfortunately, since this was Easter weekend, the shops haven't been open for days, except for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon. This includes the grocery store!

A friend of mine from SU came to Copenhagen for a few days with her husband. We had dinner together on Thursday and ended up going to Tivoli together on my birthday. Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It feels like a European version of Disneyland. (See pictures below.) I couldn't go on any rides, but scoped them out for next time. I know that my dad will want to go on some of the scary rides with me when he comes to visit.





We still don't have Internet at our house, but we realized that we can pick up the the public library's signal at the bakery. So here we are, eating a pastry and checking our email. This has been our routine every couple of days. It is kind of sad being so far away from home on Easter. (Let's just say, we are eating fajitas tonight.) However, knowing how much I love Easter egg hunts, Aaron has proposed that we dye eggs and he offered to hide them in the yard for me to find. What a nice husband!

4 comments:

Kristin said...

Hi Emily, that sounds like a fantastic birthday weekend! A whole 5 days to celebrate, huh? I hope you had a wonderful birthday hun, Denmark just looks gorgeous!

Dacia said...

oh yes, I know all about holidays where it's just the two of you. new year's, christmas, thanksgiving, easter, birthdays--every last one! On the one hand, it's sort of fun to just have the two of you, but it does lose some of the meaning. you have to find ways to make your own traditions and mark the occasions. I'm secretly hoping it will reinforce your desire to return to Seattle. :)

Nicole and Justin Pavey said...

Hi emily, love that you call them huge walks, 5 plus hours, how do you have the energy?? What a fun theme park, LOL i can see you and your dad enjoying the scary ones. : )
Also, so sweet to offer to hide the eggs for you, sounds like something I would request. Its such an adjustment being so far from home for us too, and we are still in the US! Eat some yummy pastries for me...

Sarah Seitz said...

your birthday weeks looks like a blast! that must have been torture not being able to go on the rides! well, little noodles thanks you, he would have been dizzy! love you, sis, still waiting for pictures of your little house!