Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Our friends invited us to spend a weekend with them at their hytte. A hytte is a mountain cottage/cabin, often shared by a family and passed down over generations.

Our friends' family hytte is in the Telemark region, just outside of Bø. We had a great time relaxing, hiking, and being tourists.

Here are some pics from a wonderful weekend...

syttende mai

The seventeenth of May (syttende mai) is Norway's National Day, or Constitution Day.

Our city is not that big and the celebration was HUGE, so I can't imagine what it must be like in a big city like Oslo! The day includes two parades, bands, music, lots of food, traditional clothing (bundad), cook-outs, flags, and so much fun.

*Each area of Norway has its own traditional design for the bunad. You can visit THIS SITE to check them out. We live in Vestfold.

Here are a few pictures from the day. It was incredible, overwhelming, and unforgettable!

There's no place like home

I just realized that I never posted a follow-up to unpacking. We are unpacked and settled now. Here is a little peek at our home... hope you enjoy!

If you can't view it above, click HERE.