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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!

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!

Surf’s Up Media Team!


It has been over 80 degrees here in Stavanger this past week! Holy smokes it’s been incredible! I actually sweat OUTSIDE when I’m not even running! I know…I know…it’s a miracle! It seems like the entire town has been outside enjoying the sun, beaches, and complete lack of rain (see exhibit A), and Chris and his media team are no exception!

Exhibit A

The usually deserted swimming pond by our apartment.


They decided to be surf bums for a day go on a team building excursion to enjoy the sunshine and warm(er) water. Since everybody in the crew now has their own GoPro, a great video was born (and edited by YJ) which of course was too much of a gem not to be shared :)

I hope you all are having as fantastic of a summer commencement as we are this week!