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The thing with the wet and sand.

 

Oh man is it tough to keep up with this blog! My only free time to write and edit photos is in the evening and more often than not by the time I get there my exhausted mommy brain can barely put a sentence together (Chris: “So what did you do today, love?” Me: “Did we stuff on the bouncy thing with friend what’s-her-name with the kid and then did the sucky-uppy thing. You know… on the floor. The….the…vacuum! That’s the word. What do you today?”) let alone write a blog post. I’ve once again given up trying to get “caught up” because that will definitely never happen so I have just decided to start afresh again with our weekend this week.

 

On Friday, Lily asked if we could go on a date “with Mommy and Lily and Daddy and Khoren” and the weekend was miraculously sunny so we decided to try and squeeze in one last “summer” day at Sola beach before fall officially rolls in. The leaves are already starting to change color in town, but there on the coast we could pretend not to notice and stockpile some Vitamin D. Plus, Chris is heading into another overtime/travel stretch at work so this might be the last casual family day we’ll get for a while. Good thing we enjoyed every minute of it!

 

We live in a place where horses romp on the beach.

 

Some days are beach days, and there’s nothing else to be done other than to drive your toes into the sand.
(I would say “warm” sand, but hey, this is Norway ;) )
So we grabbed our new American friends, the Yates, and had ourselves a beachy afternoon at Hellestøstrand.
This horse was having a grand old time.
Partners in pregnant-hood. Erin is due the month after me.

 

Family Oz at the beach
A week goes by WAY too fast these days!
It felt like my family just arrived and then they were suddenly turning around to leave again. It was definitely a crazy whirlwind of a summer adventure!
 
We had one last hurrah at the beach before they were back on a jet plane heading homeward.
Looking at the 100s of jellyfish floating around in the waves, trying to decide if they were alive or dead.
Mom found a sea critter! This photo was taken right before she realized it was more than just a broken shell…
I totally share genes with these guys right here.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We're glad we successfully convinced my family of the awesomeness of Norway (and rumors about a trip back in the future are already filtering through the channels!) We love you guys LOADS and are so happy you were able to come visit us this summer! These will always be treasured memories :)
We can't wait to see you again in November for Cam's mission farewell!
xoxoxox

Swedish Sea Day

One day after the temple, we tagged along with some of the ward families for a quick evening at the beach. Somehow they convinced us “wimpy Americans” to jump into the nippy Baltic water. I'm still not quite sure how that happened….

He's single, ladies. And he'll need lots of encouraging letters on his mission in the next year or so ;)

Pondering the leap…
It was pretty chilly… but I either got used to it, or just went numb because eventually it felt refreshing!
The Norwegian kids didn't even flinch!
Love this guy :)

 

The Cure for Anything

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.”

– Isak Dinesen

The other day Anna and I found the cure for the stress of running our own respective businesses* in the sea.

And in Norwegian fish soup.

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*Anna runs her own online digital vintage pattern shop, Mrs. Depew Vintage. She’s amazingly talented. Also check her out on her blog for all things vintage and lacy!