Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve 2007

On this eve of the coming year, I just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEARS. 

This is actually the first time that I will spend this special day away from my two older boys.  I am not sure if I really like it, but what can I really do.  Kiddos, I love you two very much and miss you guys like crazy. 

Be safe everyone and I hope you spend this day happy and with those you really love and enjoy.




Sunday, December 30, 2007

Old Christmas Pictures

Every chance I get, I always try to organize the million photos that I have.  Anyway, I came across some that I wanted to share. 

I think I must of been around 4 here with my Uncles and Aunt. 


Me again with my Uncles and Aunt Christmas eve. 

My brother and me. 

Now my kids with Santa.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Concert pictures

I was clearing and organizing my pictures when I came across the Morningwood and The Sounds concert.  I have to tell ya, it was actually a good one. 

HPIM2931.jpg morningwood poster image by MFinster HPIM2902.jpg image by MFinster

HPIM2903.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2898.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2922.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2920.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2918.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2913.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2904.jpg image by MFinster 

The Sounds

HPIM2927.jpg image by MFinster HPIM2926.jpg image by MFinster


HPIM2925.jpg image by MFinster

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Church Bjernede

This past Wednesday, after having lunch with the family in Ringsted, we went to visit one of the seven round churches found here on Zealand.  The other six are found on Bornholm. 

I am always stoked when I hear how old these buildings are.  Bjernede Rundkirke's granite foundation is from about the year 1170 and the pulpit from the 1600's.  Amazing! 

I was hoping to take a glimpse of the church's interior, but because we visited during the Christmas holidays, it was closed. 

Here are some pictures I took. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

I'm proud to be able to experience living in Denmark... and hope to explore more.


Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great Jul/Christmas.
I know we did.

Here are some photos we took this past Wednesday. It was a post-birthday party for my mother-in-law. The restaurant was nice and the food awesome.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Glædelig Jul

Greetings to all!  We spent our Christmas with Torben and family.  Since I'm not much of a fan of this Holiday, I must say that spending it with the Petersen's was wonderful.  It brought back only one other Christmas memory when I was about 4.  A time where I new that I was loved by my grandparents, and that being around them meant everything to me.

As usual, I took tons of photos, but can only post my favorite. 

IMG_1145 IMG_1146 IMG_1147 IMG_1151 IMG_1155

Nicely set table.


The succulent ducks.

IMG_1167 IMG_1171

Torben is a good cook.

IMG_1176 IMG_1210


IMG_1212 IMG_1211

IMG_1213 IMG_1219 IMG_1221 IMG_1225 IMG_1235 IMG_1236 IMG_1244

Julemand came to visit us.


Kids lighting the candles on the tree.

IMG_1260 IMG_1261 IMG_1267 IMG_1269 IMG_1272 IMG_1278

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christian and Joseph

Tonight, this night before the eve of Christmas, I am feeling extremely sentimental.  With Josephine Baker playing in the background, the living area is set in a cozy mode.  Dee is presently occupied with her laptop and Keld is doing his "tour-of-duty" at work, burning the midnight oil until the wee hours of the morn. 

With the combination of the music, the fireworks lighting up the night sky, and the soothing aura of my burning candle, it's hard to know that I am thousands of miles away from my boys.  I miss them so much... and you know, it's not the first time that we have been away from each other during the Christmas holidays, but to know that we are not a quick drive around the corner is painful.   

So to you, Joseph, Christian, Dad, Mama and Pops, Salem, Jaws, and Jackie, remember that where ever you are, you are never forgotten. 

Little boys, remember that I love you guys so much.  I miss you.


Christmas Parade in Kalundborg


IMG_0935 IMG_0939 IMG_0940 IMG_0945

After the parade, we made our way to the train station to get a glimpse of the Christmas train. As we were cutting through Føtex's parking lot, we spotted this motorcycle. The guy was sweet enough and proud to tell us a little about the model and the motorcycle organization he belonged too. Let's just say, he's no HELL'S ANGELS.

IMG_0957 IMG_0958 IMG_0959

It was a nice, crisp, and cold morning. IMG_0960

Finally we made it to the spot where the Christmas train was coming in. Since I've always loved watching trains, I was really excited to see this one.

IMG_0961 IMG_0978 IMG_0989 IMG_0997 IMG_0999

After meeting Frank and his family at the train station, we all walked back to the square.

IMG_1015 IMG_1016 IMG_1023

I am still trying to figure out what the helk he was carrying. Is this broccoli?IMG_1026

Keld, Frank, Marcus, Annina, and Mom. I forgot her name. Ooops!

IMG_1027 IMG_1032 IMG_1039

IMG_1040 IMG_1054 IMG_1055

This was the cutest gremlin I had seen that day.


IMG_1075 IMG_1078 IMG_1079 IMG_1080 IMG_1083 IMG_1087 IMG_1064

I was not sure whether to be appalled or in awe with these shoes. The Southern American in me finds these really tacky, but then the Mexican in me comes out and LOVES them.