Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Well first I wanted to do a look back at 2011, but that will just be way too long. So to keep it short this must be my favorite post this year... can you blame me? Becoming a mum has definitely been the highlight of my year:)

I just looked through my post from the last year, and what can I say? It's been a really good year, so 2012 you better kick into gear if you have to match 2011. My only complaints this year was probably passing my due date... and there was a lot of complaining about that in the end of February and they I did a mad post in the middle of December when someone had promised to deliver a car and didn't... honestly if that is all I have to complain about, well then I should just shut up! So yeah 2011 has been a great year, Jonas totally being the best thing happening... keeping my fingers crossed that 2012 will try to match up:)

Happy New Year everyone:)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas is over...

I almost tend to say Christmas is finally over... as much as I love Christmas, I am also happy that it is over. Those days over Christmas has been busy, filled with lots of people, we have enjoyed their company, but now it's enough... for Jonas at least, the last couple of days he has been exhausted, and have been sleeping a lot, I guess he has a lot to catch up on.
Christmas was crazy, he got a million presents, and the sad thing is he doesn't get why, and he is mostly interested in the wrapping paper...
Here is just a few pictures from our Christmas days. We decided that Jonas should get his presents little by little, instead of all at once. So on the 23rd he opened the first present from my parents. The little car itself wasn't really the most interesting thing, but the plastic orange in the little basket was his favourite... especially if someone would pick it up when he threw it:) A friend of mine had bought him some Lego Duplo (her husband just started working at Lego), he got that present in the morning on the 24th, but at first he loved the paper, until we got the box opened and he could throw the blocks... My brother went crazy and got him a train that rides on tracks that takes up half the floor space in the living room. Jonas likes to ride the train some of the time, but not if he is too tired. All the "boring" gifts as clothes, shoes, books etc. for him we opened while we opened our presents in the evening of the 24th. On the 26th we went to a family Christmas party at my parents house, and my cousin and his girlfriend brought along Jonathan who is 4 months older than Jonas. He is walking and starting to talk, which meant every time he saw a santa figure he went "ho ho ho". Though it doesn't look like any of them like to be photographed during lunch...
The next couple of days will be spent relaxing and getting ready for New Years Eve. We are spending NYE at some friends, which we also did last year. The will be lots of adults and kids, though most of the kids are between 10-15, but I guess they can be babysitters for the smaller kids;) Though I am staying sober so I can drive home, because it is usually hell getting a taxi on NYE and I can't be bothered with all the trouble with getting the car seat in the taxi etc. I can have fun without drinking... I did last year, so I will again this year.
Happy New Year everyone.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Guest Post

Hi and Merry Christmas, hope you are enjoying the holidays!
Just wanted to let you know that today I have a guest post over at Vanisha's life in Australia. I "met" Vanisha through Krysten's "Must Have Summer Swap", and we have stayed in touch since. I hope that our friendship will continue to develop in the years to come.... and maybe even someday we will get to meet, I would love to go to Australia some day:)
I will be back to blogging in a few days:)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is only a few days away:)

So are you ready for Christmas? I think we are about to be, still got a little grocery shopping to do, but my parents arrives on the 22nd so I guess I will have my mum to help out a little:)

Our tree isn't up yet, and it will probably be a few days before we get it up too. Because with Jonas rolling around and getting into everything... well it's just easier not having the tree up for all that long. But I have found the tree decorations, and this year I have made a few new ones. Sorry for the poor picture, but I think you will get the idea!

Jonas also wants to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Here is the picture we used for our Christmas cards, and every time he sees it he will be laughing out loud, which is so cute. Unfortunately when we got our Christmas cards developed they got really dark, but I didn't have time to order some new ones, so people had to make do with the dark picture.

Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and don't know exactly when I will be back to blogging, since the next couple of days are pretty much booked. Enjoy the holidays:)

Friday, December 16, 2011


Are you guys getting tired of hearing about cars? Well we never got hold of the guy who we thought had sold us his car on Sunday. After I had calmed down a bit I started looking again.
I found one on 35 km from here, and got my father in law to go with me yesterday, so it wouldn't be sold before Frank would get home from work... but a picture might be worth a 1000 words, well then seeing it in real life was worth a million words... It was horrible, lots of dents (the picture only showed a smaller one) on the front I think he had hit a chicken or something there were loads of feathers, and yeah we decided right away it wasn't going to it. But since this time we had gone to a dealership there were other cars to look at.
The salesman asked if it was because I was in love with that brand of car, and I said no, but I think I am in love with the price of the car:) So he told me he would show me a Hyundai Accent. We went to take a look, I saw the price tag (which was almost twice as much as the first one), but before I even said anything he went down with 40%... my father in law took it for a test drive. Afterwards we talked to the salesman, and he told us that this deal would only last till Sunday, which was fine because then I could take Frank to see Saturday.
But after Frank saw it online, and talked to his dad we decided to get it... so tomorrow we are picking up my car:) I am so super excited, it's an older car, but I don't car, I will now be able to get around more. I will be able to do my grocery shopping during the day and not in the evening when Frank is home. So hopefully this will be the last you will have to hear about my complaining about not having a car:) Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pissed off...

I'm a little pissed off at the moment. Our car was suppose to be delivered on Monday evening, Monday evening the guy called, said he was missing some papers so he would deliver it on Tuesday evening instead.
But Tuesday came and went, and there is still no sight of either the guy or the car... and of course now the idiot doesn't answer his phone. I'm sure he has ripped us off (if you can call it that since he didn't get any money yet), and now he is screening his calls.
If he would just have called that he had sold it to someone else it would have been fair... well not fair, but I wouldn't have been this pissed, just a little pissed, and I wouldn't have had to spent my Tuesday evening waiting!
I'm just happy he didn't get any money yet, so I haven't really lost anything, but I had made plans for what I could get done before Christmas, and I could get everything done without having to spent my evenings and weekends shopping etc.
Sorry for the pissed off post, just had to get it out!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A weekend without plans...

This weekend we didn't have any plans, so I decided that it was about time for me to get a new haircut... though it turned out my hairdresser is closed every Saturday until after New Year (which is the only day I can go without having to get a babysitter). So I took a chance and made an appointment at another hairdresser. I actually googled "hairdresser, Esbjerg, online booking", and I went with the first one, maybe a bit risky, but I need a change and couldn't wait till after New Year.

I got a haircut and a darker colour, and I really like it, and I think it will be easy for me to do every morning, which is probably the most important thing.

In the afternoon, a friend of ours called and asked if my husband wanted to come to a concert with a U2 coverband, since they had an extra ticket. After putting Jonas to bed I spent the evening on the sofa with a Christmas movie, and then afterwards "Walk the Line" the Johnny Cash movie was on... I really like that movie, but since I have seen it so many times I went to bed halfway through.

My "new" car, I think it's okay, it is for sure better walking or taking the bus:)

Today we went to take a look on a used car, so I will have a set of wheels as well. It was really cheap, it's from 1996 but it looked pretty good. Every 2 years cars in Denmark has to go through a mechanical check, and this one has just been through it, so hopefully we will have a car for the next 2 years. Though we won't get the car until tomorrow night, but I guess that will be okay.

So for a weekend without plans, I think we did pretty good:)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Recycling has never been this fun:)

I must admit I am not good at recycling and saving our planet, but I found a way so save the planet from just a little bit of waste. I know I'm not the first one to do this, and I am probably not the last one either, but I had fun:)
You see, in our little household we drink quite a large amount of coffee, and we are enjoying every cup of it:)
But it also means we are using a lot of coffee beans, and they are packed in these plastic bags which I bet is not good for the environment.
So after having seen these purses everywhere I figured I would give it a try as well, and the result turned out fairly okay if I have to say it myself.
I had a few problems with the zipper, I guess I should have made the bag just a bit smaller or bought a longer zipper. But I bet with a little practice I will get better. So I now have people collecting bags for me, well mostly my parents, who have friends at their old workplace who are collecting bags for me, so I will be making more. It does take quite a few hours and bags making one purse, but I find it a bit relaxing, and will be cutting and folding bags while relaxing in front of the TV in the evening. Then it somehow doesn't feels like a complete waste of time being in front of the TV.
Who knows by this time next year I will be a pro and everyone will get something I made from coffee bags or chips bags... it would save my the hassle of Christmas shopping. I thought I finished up yesterday, and then this morning I got an e-mail that one of the books I ordered online last week couldn't be delivered! So have now put my faith to and are hoping to get it here before Christmas, the things is that it is now more expensive than if I had bought it at Danish site, since the shipping from the USA cost more, the other was free... amazon then promises to deliver between the 21st and 24th of December, with my luck mine will be set to be delivered by December 24th which is the day we celebrate Christmas in Denmark and no mail will be delivered... if so my brother will have to do with a lousy t-shirt until it's delivered (he doesn't read my blog, so I can tell what I'm getting him).
Ohh this wasn't suppose to turn into a complaint, but it did, sorry. Have a nice day, and enjoy your coffee:)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Some busy days

Okay I guess once again it went almost a week before I posted again, I don't really know what happened... well I kind of do.
On Thursday Jonas didn't sleep much during the day, and when he slept I tried to do a little cleaning, otherwise I spent my time entertaining Jonas. Friday was pretty much the same, but both of us were doing better so we did go to the baby swimming class.
Saturday we were hosting a small Christmas party for a few friends, so I spent most of the day cooking and getting ready for the party. We had a really great time, it was so much fun. We did drink quite a bit, that is usual for a Danish Christmas party, so Sunday I spent doing a little as possible. It was not that I was hungover, I was just really tired. So I spent a lot of the day laying on the floor with Jonas, he moved more that I did:)
Today I had to take the bus to meet with the girls from my midwife group. It was really nice to see them again, and we really enjoyed ourselves, but man a day passes by quick when you spent 30 minutes on a bus each way as well.
I'm not going to make any promises about when I will be blogging again, because I don't seem to be able to keep them:) Besides I should probably get around to writing my Christmas cards if I have to get them out before Christmas.
Have a great one:)