So, I guess you could say I'm in a Norwegian mood today. It really started yesterday when I received an undelivered Christmas card in the mail from Rorvik, Norway. I'm half Norwegian on my mother's side, and I had forgotten that one of my relatives is in a nursing home now. I spent the day wishing I could see everyone again.
In May 2008, my sister, mother and I met our relatives for the first time in Norway. We flew to Oslo, and celebrated Norway's famous Constitution Day with our family there.
|Constitution Day, Oslo, Norway 2008|
|Our handsome family in Oslo, Norway 2008 (Everyone dresses up for the holiday)|
(Beautiful Trondheim, Norway in May 2008)
|(That's me peeking from behind in the middle, mother in front and sister in red)|
From there we traveled north by car.....
|(A Norwegian horse along the road)|
|Rorvik, Norway. A statue in memory of all the women who |
faithfully waited for their men to return from sea.
My sister asked the question, "So are we Viking women?" Our cousin Haldis just grinned. "Oh yes, you are Viking women!" We were pretty pumped after that!
Outside of Rorvik, we traveled to where my grandfather was born and raised. We saw the home where he lived.....
|Grandpa's boyhood home|
Just wanted to share my Norwegian side. Looking back on that visit, it almost feels like a dream now. My grandfather was the only son (there were five boys) to immigrate to America. Meeting our family was a lifelong dream come true.
Next week is the big April A to Z blog hop, so I will be dropping out of the 'Celebrate' posts for the month. I know some of you are in the A to Z too, so I hope to see you then.
Happy Weekend Everyone!!
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