American girl meets Norwegian guy. You know the story... meeting, falling in love, surviving the distance, marrying, moving. I discuss all things Norway in my blog - experiences, observations, difficulties and language learning.
Interest: Living abroad in Norway and sharing experiences
About me: I am coming from rural Kentucky, USA and I now live with my husband in Skien, Norway. I am learning the language, observing cultural differences, and experiencing new things here in Norway. I met my husband a few years ago. He was my international pen pal, but we never stopped talking. We made trips to and from each other's countries. We decided once I finished my education in America, we would marry and I'd move to experience my life in Norway. So here we are now! :-)
The New Arrival She's here!!! She's healthy and cute! Weighing in at 3.2 kg or 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 49 cm or 19 inches, Miss Pia Sand came into the world on September 18, 2013 at 02:49 after about 15 hours of labor followed by a C-Section.
It is such a relief to no longer be pregnant and finally h... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:19:00
Finding a Happy Place Despite it being a winter wonderland *I'm joking!*, the 5 Nordic countries generally lead the world as the happiest countries. Last week, CNN posted a report on the World's Happiest Nations. Denmark leads the world with 1st place, which isn't surprising. Norway is number 2. Sweden is number 5, follo... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:51:00
The Fox The latest craze here in Norway, which is making itself international is this video and song. This is from Norwegian comedians Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, who have a TV show which premiers in the fall here called I Kveld med Ylvis.Earlier in the week when I first heard it on the radio I couldn't quit... Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:23:00
Feeling 16 Again Friday last week I took my driver's test. It really wasn't as bad as I thought and I have had an American driver's license for 8 years, so I felt quite prepared. I felt extra prepared since in the previous months my husband would criticize my driving until I fully understood the Norwegian driving ru... Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:04:00
Food Variety and Recipes Americans love food. It's a stereotype, it's a fact of life. Food is awesome! After following the Americans in Norway group on Facebook, I've realized a common complaint among Americans is the lack of food variety in Norway. I'm guilty of complaining of the same thing - A LOT. I've made compromises,... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:28:00