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! :-)
Finding a name We have finally found a name for our Miss "Beansprout." Our guidelines were these:1) It couldn't be a popular name.2) It has to be pronounced the same or very similar in both Norway and the US.3) It couldn't have any more than one spelling.4) No ÆØÅ or rolling Rs. Mom has to be able to pronounce her... Tue, 21 May 2013 21:24:00
Syttende Mai This past Friday was a big day for Norway. It was the 17th of May or in other words the National Day where Norway gained its independence from Denmark 199 years ago by making their own constitution. Today it's celebrated with parades of bunad-wearing school children, marching bands, eating cake, ice... Mon, 20 May 2013 15:58:00
Wedding Anniversary I could say a million things about mine and my husband's one year anniversary. I could go on and on, but I'll just stick to something simple. It's been a year, a really great year! 2 years ago on May 18th Arild made his first visit to the US and that's when we met in person. When I met him, it felt ... Sat, 18 May 2013 20:45:00
Bunads With Norway's national day coming soon (May 17th) I thought it would be fitting to talk a bit about bunads. I just love old culture preserved in bunads! It's such a great dose of Norwegian culture to go to an event and be surrounded by people wearing bunads that in a way it kind of feels like you've... Wed, 15 May 2013 18:07:00
That's a country?!? Huh, well, how about that! In the past few years I've learned it's stereotypical of Americans to be terrible at geography. I greatly reinforce that stereotype. Really, I don't think it should be an American stereotype, but possibly just an individual issue. I have learned a little geography since moving to Norway, but mostly ... Wed, 08 May 2013 20:25:00