Monday, December 15, 2008

Vigtighed af venner .... Importance of friends

I Texas, var jeg så heldig for at have en utrolig gruppe af venner hvilke jeg gjorte sjove ting med alt tid..... faktisk, hver gange at jeg ser vores puf i dagligstuen, husker jeg "balkon-aftener hos schreff" (undskyld at alle ikke forstår hvad det er....). Jeg snakker med mine venner fra Texas på internetet, men det er ikke samme som var jeg der med dem. Men jeg ved at de er mine "livslange venner", så det er ok hvis de har "balkon aften" uden mig til vi kan have dem igen i fremtiden!

In Texas I was so lucky to have an incredible group of friends who I did such fun things with all the time....in fact, every time I look the ottoman in our living room, I remember "porch nights at Schreffs" (sorry that everyone does not understand what that is!). I talk with my friends from Texas through email and skype, but it is just not the same as when I was with them. But I know that they are friends for life, so it is ok if they are having "porch night" without me until we can have another one in the future!


I Danmark, har jeg været så heldig for at finde en gruppe af veninder som jeg rigtig godt kan lide! Vi har haft mange sjove timer sammen med hinanden og vores mænd og børn, men i aftes skiftede tingener for en stund! Fordi i aftes var min første officiele "pigers aften ude" siden jeg flyttede til Danmark. Marta (min veninde fra Ukraine), Monica (min veninde fra Michigan) og jeg ville at planlægge en aften ude sammen før Monica flyver til USA for jul, så vi kunne have lidt "pigertid" uden børn og mænd. Nå, hvor går 3 kvinder ud for en aften? "Big Bowl", Selvfølgelig!
In Denmark I have been so lucky to find a group of girlfriends who I like so much! We have had so many fun times together with each other, our husbands, and kids, but last night things changed a little! Because last night was my first official "girls night out" since I moved to Denmark. Marta (my friend from the Ukraine), Monica (my friend from Michigan) and I wanted to plan a night out together before Monica flies to the US for Christmas, so that we could have a little "girl time" without kids or husbands. So where do 3 women go for a night out? "Big Bowl" , of course!


Jeg opdagede 2 ting i aftes / I discovered 2 things last night.


1) Bowling sko er lige som grimme i Danmark, som de er i Texas!
1) Bowling shows are just as ugly in Denmark as they are in Texas!

2) Ingenting kan sammenlignes med den tid du har med veninder! Vores tid sammen, som kvinder, er så vigtig og så nødvendig! Og jeg er taknemmlig at jeg har Marta og Monica!
2) Nothing can compare to the times that you have with your girlfriends! Our time together, as women, is so important and so necessary! And I am so thankful that I have Marta and Monica!

11 comments:

Amy said...

My grandfather once said if on your death bed you can count five TRUE friends on your hand, those who have been there through everything, then you've lived a very rich life. There are so many people who come and go in our lives, they give our life colour and sometimes meaning. It was sad to read the sadness in your blog about missing your friends in Texas but good to read that you've been blessed with two good friends in your new home. In time I'm sure you'll be writing about porch nights in Denmark.....hang in there!!!

Mom said...

These are two very special women - I'm glad they are in your life! Hope you enjoyed Girls' Night Out!

Pischke Family said...

I'll find out for you - I know someone who got it from Germany and I think they just crossed the border and got it in a "grænsekiosk" - I'll get back to you on that one!

Anonymous said...

I think the reason rental bowling shoes are so ugly is to avoid anyone wanting to steal them and use them as their own.

SH said...

Jealous! Miss you!

Stephanie said...

Awh we have big bowl too, it is just like in the US!

LadyFi said...

Looks like fun! My kids refer to bowling shoes as clown shoes...

Kevin said...

Where in Michigan is Monica from?

We're from Kalamazoo. Methinks she'll be flying back to some mighty cold Michigan weather over the Christmas holidays.

That's why we live in Texas now ;-)

Nichole said...

You're so lucky to have found two obviously amazing women to hang out with.

Jacki said...

Even after 4 years I still keep in touch with the people I met in Denmark. Don't you find Danish people to me more open and friendly than Americans?

Tara said...

I'm inviting myself to the next girls night out!!!!!!!!