Has anyone seen Dasher?

Well we all knew this day was coming. If there are any new readers to my blog that haven't been sufficiently prepped, I apologize. Today I ate some Reindeer. In deference to any vegetarians reading this is all I'm going to say about it. Except that it was tasty and didn't taste like chicken. I'll be the one smirking while singing Christmas carols now. Sorry.

While we are on the subject of food I'll mention another Norwegian, ummm, observation? Everywhere you go there is an opportunity to buy candy. It's not a lot different than in the states except there seems to be a lot more of it and people are buying, including my kids. We have instituted a "green" solution to the abundance of candy here. The kids can have candy money that they get from recycling plastic bottles. Unfortunately this means that Sam gets even weirder looks than usual around here because he is the kid who shrieks like a lunatic when he sees a plastic bottle. He pounces on it and yells "Candy!". I'm not sure they will be inviting us back.

For my last note...Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes. I realized that of the 4 of us, 3 of us are going to celebrate our birthdays on this trip and in 3 different countries. I told Jen to pick a date and a country and we would celebrate her birthday whenever and wherever she chooses. I'll let you know what she decides.

I think more pictures have been added to the shutterfly site linked on the right. Sara has some interesting photos from a school activity that should be fun to look at. I'll make her put them up soon also. 


  1. Amy told me about this site and I thought I would check in to learn about your Dad. Hope everything goes well. I think of you and your parents often.