Saturday, November 29, 2008

Vores Sidste Dage Sammen ... Our Last Days Together

Det Danske vejr skiftede til "normalt" i onsdags, så mange af mine plan skiftede også. Vi fortalte mine forældre i lørdags, i søndags, i mandags og i tirsdags at de var HELDIG fordi vi havde fire dage med SOLSKIN og ikke regn (ok, lidt sne, men ikke regn!!). Så i onsdags, da regnen, den kolde vind og skyet himle ankom, sagde vi til dem.."Velkommen til den ÆGTE Danmark!" Så siden onsdag, havde vi haft mange "slappe af dage", men det var OK fordi jeg synes at de har oplevet så meget under deres første fem dage her, så de var udkørte!

The Danish weather switched back to "normal" on Wednesday, so many of my plans had to change, also. We told my parents on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday that they were LUCKY because we had four days with SUNSHINE and no rain (ok, a little snow, but no rain!!) So on Wednesday when the rain, the cold wind and the grey sky arrived, we said to them..."Welcome to the REAL Denmark!" So since Wednesday, we have had many "relaxation days", but it was OK because I think I wore them out with all the things I planned during their first five days here!

I torsdags var Thanksgivingmad ...den var en dejlig aften!
Thursday was Thanksgiving dinner....it was a great night!




Monica og Finns børn bragte Thanksgiving dekorationer til mig!
Monica and Finn's kids brought Thanksgiving decorations to me!

I fredags kørte vi til Silkeborg og vi viste min yndlingsby i Danmark til mine forældre.
On Friday we drove to Silkeborg and we showed my favorite town in Denmark to my parents.




Vi spiste aftensmad på Marco Polo, vores yndlingsrestaurant, og min far spiste FAKTISK kaviar!

We ate dinner at Marco Polo, our fave restaurant, and my dad ACTUALLY ate caviar!




















I dag gik vi til Herning Centrum så mine forældre kunne spise en ægte DANSK PØLSE A.K.A. "Varm Hund" og ser et hus med et "stråt tag" tæt på!

Today we walked to downtown Herning so my parents could eat a real Danish Hot Dog and see a house with a straw roof up close!




Vores sidste ting at gøre sammen, før vi kørte hjem så mor og far kunne vaske tøj og pakker, var kaffe med mine svigerforældre. Min svigermor havde lavet HJEMMELAVET æbleskiver og min svigerfar har lavet HJEMMELAVET gløgg til os. Vi havde en DEJLIG EFTERMIDDAG sammen....snakker og griner og nyder hinanden. Det var så specielt for Mads og jeg at kigge vores forældre taler og forstår hinanden....især da vi snakkede om fremtide tur med hinanden. Vi er sikker på at denne er kun den første af mange besøger mellem vores familier.
Our last thing to do together, before we drove home so mom and dad could wash their clothes and pack, was coffee with my inlaws. My mother in law had made HOMEMADE æbleskiver and my father in law had made HOMEMADE gløgg for us. We had a WONDERFUL AFTERNOON together...talking and laughing and enjoying each other. It was so special for Mads and I to watch our parents talk and understand each other... especially when we talked about future trips with each other. We are certain that this is only the first of many visits with our families.

5 comments:

LadyFi said...

How sweet and special that they get on! Sounds like a great trip all round.

Amy said...

Hi Kelli, Great photo of your parents and inlaws together! Isn't it interesting how similar they look? Enjoy your last days together and wish your parents a Happy Holidays from Norway!!

Stephen J McGinnis said...

Yes it very much is!!! its sitting right now and i get to get it running this week im so excited!! i have always wanted one !!! and looks like you and your parents had a good time!! sucks you got to get up at 4am sounds like when you had to take us back!!

Nichole said...

Glad your parents got to see "Real Denmark". Michaels parents never saw real Denmark so they think we are insane when we tell them about the bad weather.... they just say, no way..Denmark has amazing weather. lol.

Maybe your mom can write a guest blog post to tell us what she thought about Denmark ;)

Ellen and Sharon said...

Kelli, your dad looks wonderful especially after his recent heart problems. We hope he feels good, too. It was great to read about your parents' visit with your in-laws. You are all special people! Thanks for sharing their visit with us.