Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oh the Weather outside is frightful...

but that won't stop the T & the Dd from going outside for the nice bike ride around Esrum Soe :) haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa fresh air!

Merry Christmas and happy new Year from Denmark!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday lights and Dinner

Yet again, more food :D Like my butt is not fat enough by now, hehe. It was great to go to Laval with my family though. The holiday light they put up were totally gorgeous, I was surprised! Sorry the pics aren't so good, we only had Troels' phone camera.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Le Monstre a Michel!

Un petite ballade with my patatoes :) Oh it was soooooo cold! Brrr the nice fresh air, vive la Bretagne!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

C-razy C-hristmas

Oooh all the fun this year with the fam! :) And as usual, waaaaaay too much food....but soooo worth it. A few pics, enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oh the Weather outside is frightful...

but the fire is so delightful :)

Merry Christmas from Denmark!

Yaaaaaay we just decorated the tree. Oh are we good or what????

Troels' grandpa Ib multitaksing: preparing dinner and....feeding the dog :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Our little nest

I thought I would add a few pics of our new place with the way we set it up. As you can see, it is in need of a bit more color and we also have LOTS and LOTS of white space on the walls, so I am gonna have to head to my brushes and paint soon! But we're getting there slowly! :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

And Xmas keeps coming :)

This is the advent calendar-ish game that I got from Troels this morning :D 4 small presents, 6 clues that I get every other day, and one guess a day to figure out what each present is and its colour!!!!! love my little monkey

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


oooh today was Christmas before Christmas!!!! I went to the recording of Tyra Bank's talk show today - which was actually the Christmas recording. And not only was the show great (I really love Tyra's bubbly personality), but throughout the show she also COVERED us with PRESENTS :D I, like every single person in the audience, left with a bag, no, a suitecase full of stuff - among which wonderful makeup, a beautiful watch, and a NINTENDO DS with personal trainer cooking woooooohooooo. Hehe so lucky. I am so excited about that, I got Troels "My French coach" (no more reason to slack) and one of the brain games. All that, followed by the most wonderful evening with my T at home :) I am supposed to be getting my homemade "advent calendar" tonight I can't wait - he got his already a few days ago :) WHAT A GOOD DAY, PEOPLE!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! The 52 Blessings Project

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I really missed this holiday last year in Ireland. And even though Troels and I could not make it to Arizona to celebrate with the Foremans, nor have a traditional Thanksgiving making our stomach explode from all the food - we've still had a wonderful time. I was able to drop my crutches finally -still the brace, but no crutches! Getting healthier - definitely one of the things that I am very thankful for. Among other thing. This year has been quite a year...and I expect next year to be just as all over the place:)

So today, instead of joining the mass for much shopping on Black Friday, I went out to take some pictures with T, and started the 52 Blessings Project - click here. Every week, for the next year, I will add one picture of something I was grateful for that week. The spirit of Thanksgiving is so great - so why not make it last a bit longer! Here is my first picture...sorry that I am starting with the obvious hehe

Monday, November 24, 2008

From the roofdeck of our new apartment

Just got a new camera, can't wait to be able to waddle along the streets of NYC to take a billion more pictures!

LOVE this picture of Troels :) - despite all the shadows on his face.

The C-C-Clan

It is hard, in New York City, to get a smile from someone in the street - I mean, a genuine smile, not from someone who is hitting on you. Let's not even talk about a "hi" or a "how are you" like I was used to growing up in my small village. Unless, as I've discovered recently, you are part of the C-C-Clan. Now I hear you say "what the h$#@ is the C-C-Clan? Isn't that a little off limits for you my little Frenchie???".

The C-C-Clan. A.k.a, the Cane-Crutches-Clan. Today I went up to Gramercy, took the subway for the first time in forever. My path crossed with that of a woman with a cane, and I got the friendliest "hi" I've ever received in the streets of New York. And that kept on going as I made my way through the streets. Old people wishing me well, etc. I suddenly felt part of this very cool "VIP" club where only a few people where admitted - hehe and thank goodness for that!

Anyway, I guess walking with crutches as its perks. Well, sorta :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

mmm drugs!

yeah that's right! If it wasn't for those painkillers. The knee surgery went really well, now starts a looooooooong period of physical therapy. But things are looking up already!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I was laughing then....

...that was before the surgery. Enough said! Let's fix that silly knee of mine!!! :D

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


ROSA sat,
so that MARTIN could walk,
so that OBAMA could run,
so that our CHILDREN may fly.

What a wonderful moment of history to be living today! Feels surreal almost :)

Hahaha love this election

A few more hours and we will know who will be in charge of saving this mess! CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Finally, Bush out!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Craving sushi? Hop on the skateboard sweetie!

So last night we were craving sushi, and of course we could have ordered in....but we really wanted to go out in the streets to see all the people with their Halloween costumes on the way. Our sushi restaurant was too far for me to walk with my crutches, but too close to get a cab.....soooo we came up with a solution of our own: Troels' skateboard, and he grabbed my crutches and pulled me! hahahha how much fun we had - and the best thing, we didn't look any weirder than all the other people and their costumes.

My favorite costume last night I have to say: a group of 5 people dressed up as pinguins and walk in the street in a single line as if they were real pinguins! heheh so goo, wish I had a pic of that!

Hello say goodbye I say hello!

I have had this Beatles song in my head since we signed for our new place yesterday - hehe and the Target commercials are not really helping, on top of that! The other place is making us move a bit before the lease for our old apartment ends, so we are trying to rent the old one out after we're out (should be fairly easy in New York city). So here we are on Craigslist now!

Some pics of the soon-to-be-old place:

Friday, October 31, 2008

Can you see the Empire State Building????

We're just back from signing the lease for our new place, and couldn't help going back up there to check it out and take some pics :) Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, I took these with my phone camera and the sun had not reached the West side again :) We can't wait to move!

heheheh Evil T and mini dD

Troels and I's costumes for next year's Halloween :D With the crutches it would have been hard this year...but with my luck in the surgery next week, they will shorten my legs instead of fix my knee....which will work PERFECT for the costume :D

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We are moving South!

....and when I mean south, I mean south in Manhattan :) With an ending lease and an apartment that could fit a chair and half a bed (ok maybe I am making it worst than it is :), we decided to find a place where we could actually breath.

On November 9 oh yeah, we are moving to the financial district - that's right, 3 days after my surgery, lifting that coach is going to be awesome physical therapy :D Jk mum ;) Our place is going to be bigger and with an amazing view (wink wink to anybody who wants to come visit), has great amenities, and is going very convenient for Troels to commute to work. Yaaay go us :)

So our new address starting Nov. 9:

Apartment 5008
2 Gold street
New York, NY 10038

Here are some pics (and Troels has more on his blog):

The crutches, episode 2!

So here is the deal: after an other MRI and more Xrays, turns out that I have both a torn ACL and a meniscal tear. Oh yeah baby, that's right! I always do things right :D So I've been on crutches for about three weeks now, and have surgery on November 6 - which I am actually excited about cause I want this to be fixed....and I am also thinking of all the ice cream Troels will bring me to make me feel better after the surgery. Hehehhehehhe :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh dear dear crutches, love of my life!

Back in crutches I am, and this time it looks like it's gonna be for a while. mmmm mmm fun with our 5th floor appartment with no elevator heheh I am liking it already :) OH well, life goes on :) The doctor should call me today with the results from my MRI and xrays, keeping my fingers crossed and my smile up - but given I hurt my knee while picking up tissues in a store (yeaaaah uh uh people just don't realise how dangerous shopping is :D) I don't think I am going to escape surgery this time:)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tristan's baptism

Sunday was little Tristan's baptism -oh he looked so cute in that little outfit of his :D Smilling and babbling with the priest during the ceremony! heheh now the question is, who is going to read to him at bedtime that little bible the priest gave after the ceremony? Come on people :) I can't still believe how much Ditte baked for the lunch after the ceremony! It was so wonderful tough, and now she can put her oven at rest ;) hehe good little housewife :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

eating and singing, what best in life! :)

mmmmm lovely food prepared by Hanne and Kristine, and oh the fun of singing Danish songs that I don't understand with a cold.....some work to do on that end:D
From top to bottom: the T and the dD, Kaare under attack (Go Mona and Mej-Brit!), Troels' mormor and morfar & cousin Christian, Katrine and I (gangster mode), Hanne & Steffen with Hanne's borther Thorkild and his wife Kristine