onsdag 12. september 2012

A lot has happened...

A lot has happened this summer;

The house of one of my bonus child (Kjell Egil`s oldest son) and his family burned down this summer, they lost everything. But we are greatful that they are all well.

We have been a few days in Sweden and a few days in Skagen, Denmark this summer. On friday we are going to Arizona, USA :) !!!

We also have cleaned up our basement and threw away a lot of things - what a relief to have done that. Last year we drained around the house, so we have done a lot with the garden too.

My father was 85 years old in august and had a wonderful birthdayparty with 50 guests.

I also have got a new job this summer, I will start in that job when we get home from USA.

I hope that in the autumn there will be time for some miniatures ;)

Grenen in Denmark, where two oceans meet - Kategatt and Skagerakk

Skagen, Denmark

My father - he was 85 year in august



21 kommentarer:

  1. Hej Mona, so lovely to hear from you!
    I am happy to hear that you are well and good things are happening to you in the future too.
    I love your photos of your dad and Theo!
    I wish you a great journey to Arizona. And of course I want to know everything about trip when you'll be back!
    Hugs!

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    1. Hei Piikko.
      Thank you so much. Today we have been in Arizona for one week and we love it here.
      More when I get home...
      Hugs!

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  2. Hi Mona, Is there any chance we can see each other while you visit? Arizona is 2 1/2 hours away by airplane! I'm very excited for you. Will you see the Thorne Rooms at the Phoenix Art Museum? They are wonderful! Yes, I hope you can make some minis in the fall--I miss seeing you on your blog. I did not receive your personal email, so I sent you one. I hope you receive it. xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer.
      We have "talked" on mail....
      You have been here in Scottsdale, so you know how beautiful it is here!!! I have not been to the Phoenix Art Museum yet, think I will go next week :)

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  3. Hello Mona,
    sometimes the world revolves faster than you would like. It can always happen.
    Have fun and good rest on vacation and I hope for many new mini-ideas when you're back.
    Hugs from Craftland

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    1. Hi, you are so correct, things happens so fast.
      We have a wonderful vacation!
      Hugs

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  4. Så koselig å høre fra deg igjenn, kjedelig med huset ...
    Gratulerer med ny jobb, alltid spennende det :)
    Å god tur til Arizona , min datter er der som utvekslings student . Jeg reiser til Florida på tirsdag , men tror ikke vi tar turen til Arizona har blitt anbefalt til å ikke besøke henne .... Skal gjøre ferdig litt småting i huset før resten av fam kommer . Hviss dere kjører til Orlando er det bare å maile meg , det tar ca 7 timer fra Arizona til oss .

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    1. Hei Janne.
      Haaper din datter trives, det har vaert varmt denne uken, men det er vakkert og hyggelig her!
      Hadde vaert moro om vi traff hverandre "over here", men vi kommer til a holde oss i AZ. Tenker det er festlig a pynte og ordne i eget hus, utrolig hvor mye fint man kan kjope her. Ha det fint. Klem

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    1. Thank you.
      Now we are on vacation and we are having a wonderful time!
      Hugs

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  6. Hi Mona,
    I really enjoyed your family photos.
    It is really sad what happend with the house..
    but noone lost the their life! And that is important!
    Enjoy your holiday in the USA...
    A big hug & kiss
    Sonja / Duitsland

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    1. Thank you Sonja! It's really hot here in Arizona these days, but we are having a fantastic time! Our friends have a pool in the garden and they take us out to see things.
      Hugs

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  7. Indeed a lot has happened. I love the photos from Denmark. Lucky you to still have your father, he looks in good health. Your grandchild is beautiful. Enjoy your holiday in the USA.
    Geneviève

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    1. Thank you Genevieve. Yes, my father is really doing great for a 85 year old. We sure are enjoying our days here in Arizona, it is so beautiful here!
      Hugs

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  8. Hello Mona,
    Congratulations to your father and to you for the new job. I am very sorry to hear about your sons imsfortune and I hope they will be able to get over everything as fast and with as little problems as possible.
    Big hug, and have a great trip,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, it is very nice to hear from you! We are having a wonderful time here in Arizona, have already been here one week. In Norway it is already getting much colder, here it is very hot but we like that more than the cold weather. It is pretty her with big cactus, palm trees and we go into the pool (or inside) if it is too hot for us.
      Hugs

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  9. Hello Mona, good to hear from you. I am sorry about your bonus child's house. The most important thing is that he and his family are well. Lovely photos.
    Congratulations to your father, may he long live. Your grandson is beautiful.
    Have a nice journey and enjoy yourselves.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Hi Drora and thank you so much.
      We are having a wonderful time here in Arizona. It's beautiful here, it's hot, we have been around in the area, done some shopping, out eating, been a lot in the pool and yes really enjoy our time here.
      Hugs

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  10. Cuanto tiempo Mona, cómo te eché de menos.
    Felicidades a tu papá por su reciente cumpleaños y ese nieto es tan guapo que dan ganas de chillarle.
    Millones de besos mi amiga.
    Julia.

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    1. Mi amiga, thank you so much! We enjoy our vacation so much, having a great time. It's hot here for us from Norway, but we like it. Wi dip into the pool, been out eating and of course shopping. Tonight we will have dinner here at our friends house.
      Hugs

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  11. Næmmen , så mye som har skjedd da Mona ...håper det går bra med de etter brannen , uff det er ikke noe hyggelig altså :( Håper du har det bra og at du koser deg på tur :O) Gratulerer så mye med ny jobb ...høres spennende ut . Klem fra Bente.

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