Digital Scrapbooking | Aug 2013

New digital files are added to the Daily Digi and i got to work with them early as part of the team. I scrapbook all kinds of things, especially everyday life kind of stuff and this time I was inspired by this photo below, snapped with my iPhone as I took a little break from a busy day at work. Water is my friend when I need to refresh.

15. From above.
Beauty in Everything Words: It was just a glass of water in the middle of a long work day. I enjoyed it outside, even though the sun had decided to hide behind the clouds. I needed to clear my head a little. I needed open space. As I sat there on the bench getting a grip on my self I looked down and saw the beauty of this regular glass, the water – and my hand holding it. I loved the brown of the wood, I loved the gold on my nails and I loved the shine of the water. So I did as I usually do: I picked up my phone and tried as best as I could to capture it all. (words & photo: 15. june 2013) | Credits: template from Sun-Drenched by Amber Morrison | papers and elements from Beauty in Everything by Meghan Mullens (both from the digi files for august 2013) | font: DJB LIZ

Thanks for looking. See you around! Wishing you all a wonderful summer in August!

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Random me

Morning by the river

Just a few words from me in the middle of the night, as I sit here in my kitchen not wanting to go to bed. I’m so happy my dad came by with some more fire wood the other day, I love having (at least) one good warm room in the house!

Today, after church, we went by to visit my brother and his family. Just because it’s been a while since we last saw them and because we had a couple of hours to spend not sitting in front om the computer screen :D I’m so glad they where all at home and for catching up a little bit with them. They are in the middle of remodeling their kitchen and it was fun to see it in real life (and not just from photos). I wish I had time and energy to swing by them more often, though. And I know for a fact that MT does as well. Oh, well, they’ll never know when we’ll come knocking on the door next. Maybe soon, maybe later….

Lately life have been kind of busy, we’ve also been a bit sick and have had a few struggles. It seems like things are settling down now, though, and I’m really glad about that. Being sick just takes too much time, and since most of my work doesn’t get done when I’m sick, I have a lot to get through when I’m finally back at it. I’m still not caught up after being sick in the beginning of October – and it drives me completely nuts!

A few days ago (almost a week, to be honest) we got our second downpour of snow this season. MT was thrilled (even though he also mentioned looking forward to summer. LOL.) – and before I knew it he was out and about and ready to go skiing. I don’t think it was all that easy, the snow layer was a bit thin, but he got to try it out and that was all he wanted. Since that night we’ve gotten even more snow, so it’s a beautiful winter land outside our door step. And I love it too, for the time being (I’m not being this supportive of winter come February…), and since the sun isn’t shining on our house during the winter months, the snow gives at least something light to look out on. Only it feels a bit cold around here now.

This is really a random not well thought through post. Oh, well, it’s just a snapshot of the chaos my head is I guess :) Sorry about that! I haven’t been blogging for a while and it is just fun to throw a few words together sending it out to you. Thank you so much for reading them all! :D


Gone Fishing


A couple of days ago we went fishing in the river. MT desperately wanted to use his new fishing rod and I didn’t have any excuses for not to go. It was a nice evening and there was no rain in the air. So we went.

practicing the perfect throw fishing from the bridge

Our river is rather wide one, so it’s a lot of places to stand throwing into the water. Most places we would need boots to reach, though, so we didn’t go there. But we still had to struggle a bit through the bushes and over rocks to try out a few different places. Once MT got stuck in a thorn bush, poor guy. He got himself out of it, but not without some scares and cries.

wading out into the river loosing the fishing hook

Since the river is rather shallow at the banks the fish hook got stuck in the rocks, MT had to wade out into the water to save his fish hook more than once, I think he found it rather exciting to go out in the river like that some places it runs rather wild (not that he would wade out into the river on those places) and he was so pleased of himself for not falling on the slippery rock, I sure would have. The last time the hook got stuck he wasn’t allowed into the water, since it was deeper there, so that was it for the fishing hook and for our fishing trip. And now we need to buy a few more hooks before next time fishing is the thing to do ;) He’s already told his Grandma that Mama needs to borrow Great Grandpa’s old fishing rod to go fishing with me.

finding the right place fishing time

Time will tell; and we still have to figure out which one of us is going to kill the fish. My vote is on him….

May, in bullet points

Well, HELLO THERE June! You’re early!

I can hardly believe that May is over. It went so fast and was so packed full of happenings, both good and bad. So much living and so much work. I hardly have words for it, even though I really would like to tell – and looking down the list belove I now see that I do have words, so here we go:

I’m doing this in bullet points.

  • I managed to hoist the flag two times during the month of May. Yay me. I was really unsure if I could manage it. But then it turned out to be really easy. (And now, sitting here, I feel kind off bad because I forgot to flag for the funeral last Friday, got to do better next time…. As it’s the nice thing to do, living as close to the church as we do.)
  • I joined a speed scrap for iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day) and had some fun ;)
  • We had some really beautiful Confirmation Services
  • Some friends of mine had hard time keeping it together.
  • I helped my dad at the farm, a little. It was fun to drive the tractor again and feel the dust. Only  wish I could do it more often.
  • We had some seriously busy days at work
  • MT started the outdoor football season (soccer), and bought new sneakers to fit..
  • We had the last Youth Club of the year.
  • And prepared a whole bunch of services. May is full of holy days.
  • My nephew celebrated his Confirmation Day. A fantastic day to be a part of. His parents had prepared a feast in his honor and we celebrated with family and a few friends. We love you big kid.
  • I helped clean the school yard in time for our national day; together with other parents.
  • We had guests from the western part of the country. So nice!! Come back soon, please!
  • I got a new hair cut. Got to love that!
  • We celebrated MT’s birthday with family and friends. Finally. Almost one month after he had his birthday in April.
  • MT had many days off school. Because of all the Holy Days. It was nice. And different. He loved it. And missed school too.
  • We celebrated the National Day of Norway on May 17th. MT was proud to walk in the procession together with his class. Singing and shouting. So happy.
  • MT had his first (and second) Football Match of his life. It was a BIG day. And he had so much fun. Jumping around on the field, cheering on his team mates (almost forgetting to play himself because of all the excitement).
  • I got some really big bills in the mail. That was not so fun.
  • I got to know a few of the other parents at school better.
  • I had my first meeting with the first couple of several I’m marrying this summer.
  • One of my colleague got seriously ill.
  • I went on a little 24 hour (more or less) tour with my colleagues and got to smell the ocean. Nice.
  • I met Mathilde and Oskar. The class stuffed animals. It was nice.
  • We moved our bedrooms away from the warm and light morning sun.
  • I had only one funeral the entire month. Great.
  • I did a few scrapbook pages.
  • I took a few photos. But I haven’t uploaded any of them to either flicker or my computer yet. Yes, I know. A busy month. With a lot of small and big happenings all the time.
  • I almost forgot. We’ve already had our first thunder storm of the season. It got me soaking wet trying to rescue the laundry hanging outside….. ;)
  • And now. We’re just waiting for the summer to take over…. For that we’ll meet June with a smile!!
  • I have taken a photo with my iPhone though, each and every day with the exception of one. I’m happy with that. (And I’ll soon show them too)

Bare feet

As soon as I have gone through these daily photos I’ll post a link to the flickr photo that will take you somewhere. But for now, only the image will do….

See you around! Remember to enjoy life!

right now – some random thoughts

Right now..

  • the evenings are getting darker and I get the urge to burn more candles
  • I wish I had more time in the day to get everything done in time
  • I cherish the moments spent with my kid
  • the fall is at it’s most colorful. Gorgeous.
  • I’m happy to have broad band installed in our new home
  • I’m blessed with family and friends that make me feel good
  • I’m eager and happy to get to work with and for people that appreciates me being here
  • I’m happy the first service went so well and humble about the tasks coming
  • I try to catch up with life both offline and online, I’m getting there but it’ll take some time
  • people are working on our basement making it less damp and possible mouse free. A good thing.
  • I’m happy to know that a few of my new colleagues also blogs and takes photos. Friends instantly.
  • I have a few photos to show:
    Random recent
    1. messy office, 2. blurry water boiler, 3. Ups…, 4. table is set, 5. biking MT, 6. river in the evening, 7. shiny red, 8. Bea, 9. eating waffles, 10. some berries, 11. mixing, 12. frosty morning 4, 13. frosty river


green on wood

Finally I’m back online on a regular basis. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve only been here a few minutes now and then (when I’ve got the chance to borrow someones Internet connection ;) ) – and I love being able to check up on blogs I’m reading and loading up my stuff to galleries and such again. I know, I know, I have an www-addiction….

Anyway. We are doing great! MT is happy at school and I’m finding my way at work; slowly learning how things are done. My new colleagues are nice and welcoming, they help me figuring things out and I can’t wait to get to know them better :D

I’m excited (and a bit scared) about it all and look forward to meeting the congregation on Sunday for my first service here; working on the sermon as we speak.

Our home is also getting together nicely, there is off course many things to do yet (like hanging something on the walls.. or placing the washing machine in it’s little corner of the kitchen,) I have gotten many things done too. (Yay!!)

Right now I’m all alone in the house, working on my sermon, blogging, thinking, praying, washing clothes and getting ready for the weekend. In a few hours MT is finished at school and a bit later my friend is coming back to stay some more days with us (SO NICE!!) We don’t see her often enough since we live so far from each other, so having her visit for a week is super great for both me and kiddo.

A little bit of everyday life and new things from me.

Take care and be blessed!!


loving fall

Fall red berries
1. red berries w blue sky, 2. red berries w blue sky, 3. red berries w blue sky, 4. red berries w blue sky

yellow straw

Photos from yesterday. It was a mighty nice and beautiful day of rest and quiet. I even took my bike out of the garage and brought MT home from school on it.

He was so happy (he love riding on the bike with me – and it’s almost all downhill from his school so it’s easy for me as well) – and I got some fresh air and a bit exercise as well.

When we got back home I brought my camera and went down to the mailbox on foot to capture some fall shoots. MT joined me riding his bike. Nice :D

We’ve had so few sunny day this summer (we’ve had some, but according to me: not enough!) – so this sunny September is highly appreciated!!

There is something fresh and crisp with fall sunny days. And it’s easy to catch a cold too, because the weather really isn’t that warm(!) In the morning it’s been only 4-5 degrees above zero (Centigrade). And that is cold enough to wear a thick jacket if you ask me (and not MT). Hoping it’s stays above zero for a few more week… although I long too shoot macros of  the deep orange and red leafs too (and usually we need some nights with frost to get those colors in the leafs).

I’ll miss summer – I really love that season and the ease of life; but now I’m ready to embrace fall season – hoping for more sun than rain, though ;)

MT with bike

fall is here!

MT riding his bike

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