Part 3: Miscellaneous Jul

 

Celebrating Christmas on the 24th left the 25th wide open for Lily's birthday celebration.  Phyllis made a spectacular chocolate cake and everyone joined us for a birthday party.

Celebrating Christmas on the 24th left the 25th wide open for Lily's birthday celebration. Phyllis made a spectacular chocolate cake and everyone joined us for a birthday party.

We received a christmas package from my parents that contained some of our favorite Christmas breads.

We received a christmas package from my parents that contained some of our favorite Christmas breads.

Connie and karin borrowed us their electronic piano for the year.  We had been practicing and a local church and now we can practice at home.  Phyllis played Swedish Jul songs from a library book.  She remembered many of them from her childhood.

Connie and Karin loaned us their electronic piano/organ for the year. We had been practicing at a local church and now we can practice at home. Phyllis played Swedish Jul songs from a library book, she remembered many of them from her childhood.

 

Scott and Kurt cut a Christmas tree and a birthday tree when we returned from Gotenborg.  Swedes typically leave the trees up until December 13th, when they typically "dance and sing the tree out the door."

Scott, Kurt and the girls cut a Christmas tree and a birthday tree when we returned from Gotenborg. Swedes typically leave the trees up until December 13th, when they typically "dance and sing the tree out the door."

 

There was no time before Christmas, so Phyllis and the girls made a gingerbread village the day after Christmas.

There was no time before Christmas, so Phyllis and the girls made a gingerbread village the day after Christmas.

 

Prior to Christmas, Patrick and Anna's family came over to meet our Minnesota guests.

Prior to Christmas, Patrick and Anna's family came over to meet our Minnesota guests.

 

Camilla decorated the horse stall for Christmas.

Camilla decorated the horse stall for Christmas.

 

Kurt carved butter knives and spoons for gifts here in Sweden.  Scott helped out with the sanding.

Kurt carved butter knives and spoons for gifts here in Sweden. Scott helped out with the sanding.

 

Scott and Kurt went moose hunting with the large group and roe deer hunting with Ulf and Anders

Scott and Kurt went moose hunting with the large group and roe deer hunting with Ulf and Anders

 

 

The ice was at least 2 inches thick.  Swedes carry ice picks with them when they ice fish or skate.

The ice was at least (a mere?) 2 inches thick. Swedes carry ice picks with them when they ice fish or skate.

 

While the guys fished, we went to Hovfjället with Patrick and his family for slalom skiing.  Phyllis hung out in the warming cabin.

While the guys fished, we went to Hovfjället with Patrick and his family for slalom skiing. Phyllis hung out in the warming cabin. It was a sunny, lovely day.

 

I drove Scott, Phyllis and Savannah to the Oslo airport early morning Tuesday, December 30.  Ticket confusion and weather made for a long trip home.

I drove Scott, Phyllis and Savannah to the Oslo airport early morning Tuesday, December 30. Ticket confusion and weather made for a long trip home.

 

Our house was quiet and lonely without our guests.  Thank you so much for coming to visit us.

Our house was quiet and lonely without our guests. Thank you so much for coming to visit us.

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One Response to “Part 3: Miscellaneous Jul”

  1. Blind Squirrel Says:

    More food! Did I hear someone complain they were not loosing weight? I can’t imagine why.

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