Friday, June 12, 2009

Hvor jeg kommer fra..... Where I come from

den sidste blog om Texas..... for nu! :o)
the last blog about Texas....for now! :o)

På vores tur i Texas denne gang, var min anden prioritet (graduation var først!) at introducere Mads til resten af min familie! Han kender, selvfølgelig, mine forældre og min søsters familie, men han har ikke mødt "gruppen ned syd"! Jeg var født i Nederland, Texas men min familie er Cajun mennesker som flyttede til Nederland mange år siden fra en lille by i Louisiana hed Mamou. Du kan lære om Cajun mennesker HER. Vores familienavn er FONTENOT som er meget almindelig i "Cajun land" ligesom SMITH i Amerika og LARSEN i Danmark!

On this trip to Texas, my 2nd priority (graduation was first, of course!) was to introduce Mads to the rest of my family! He knows, of course, my parents and my sister´s family, but he had never met the group "down south". I was born in Nederland, Texas, but my family are Cajun people who moved to Nederland many years ago from a little town in Louisiana called Mamou. You can learn more about Cajuns HERE! Our family name is FONTENOT which in Cajun country is the Amerian equivalent to SMITH or the Danish equivalent to LARSEN!
Nederland var faldet af hollandske mennesker og fik dets navn fra deres hjemland. Vi har en vindmølle i Nederland for at minde alle om de første indbygger! Måske det er "Serendipity" at jeg flyttede til Danmark, landet af vindmøller og hvorfor jeg synes de er så forbløffende!

Nederland was settled by the Dutch and got its name from their home land. We have one windmill in Nederland to remind us of the first residents! Maybe it is "serendipity" that I ended up in Denmark, land of windmills and why I think they are so amazing!






Nederland er kendt for mange ting... især gode Cajun mennesker og Cajun mad!
Det er også kendt for orkaner siden Nederland ligger tæt på Gulf of Mexico.

Nederland is known for many things...especially good Cajun people and Cajun cooking! It is also know for hurricanes since Nederland sits right at the edge of Texas at the Gulf of Mexico.



Men mere end Cajun mad og orkaner, er Nederland kendt for en slags af forening.... Olie raffinaderier. Mads har aldrig set en raffinaderi før så han var meget spændt at køre igennem området og tager billeder.

But more than Cajun food and hurricanes, Nederland is known for one particular type of business....Oil refineries. Mads has never seen a refinery before so he was pretty excited to drive through the area, taking pictures.

De er faktisk meget smuk i solned....så lang som du beholder vinduerne LUKKET så du kan ikke dufte dem!

They are actually quite pretty at sunset....as long as you keep your car windows CLOSED so you cannot smell them!


Jeg var meget glad at Mads havde muligheden at besøge Nederland, alle Fontenots og mine specielle venner der. Jeg synes at det er meget vigtig at personen som mener mest til dig kender "hvor du kommer fra" fordi det giver en lille glimt af tingene at lavede hvem du er i dag. Vi havde en rigtig god tid i Nederland, og jeg elskede at være der....at spise min onkels lakker rejer og kreb gumbo, at møde mine to nye kusiner som var født dette år og og at se min Viking og min Cajun family forbinder til hinanden..... og jeg er sikker på at MoMo sad op i himmel, ser alt med et smil på hendes ansigt!

I am so glad that Mads had the opportunity to visit Nederland, all the Fontenots, and my special friends there. I think it is so important that the person who means the most to you knows "where you come from" because it gives him/her a little glimpse into the things that made you who you are today. We had a wonderful time in Nederland and I loved being there.....to eat my uncle´s delicious shrimp and crab gumbo, to meet my two new cousins who were born this last year and to see my Viking and my Cajun family connect to each other... and I am quite certain that MoMo sat up in heave, watching it all with a smile on her face!

Mine to nye kusiner.... Eisley og Karsyn!
My two new cousins...Eisley and Karsyn!





Min onkel lavede gumbo selv om det var varmt udenfor....lige for mig! Ok, jeg indrømmer.... det var for alle!
My uncle made gumbo even though it was hot outside....just for me! Ok, ok, I admit... it was for everyone!


6 comments:

Paula said...

You look absolutely radiant on your photo. Its heartening to see that.

LadyFi said...

I just love that picture of you with the baby and then the baby in the potty!

Great to hear that Mads finally met up with your roots - as it were...

the writer said...

Great to read about your family Kelli. I don't know what Cajun is before I met you / read your blog :)

Nichole said...

It seems like you had a WONDERFUL time back in Texas. I'm glad Mads finally got to meet more of your family. You look so great in the pic holding your cousin. You look just so happy in the moment. :)

Sorry our paths didn't cross while you were here, but I am so happy you had such an awesome trip!

Jacki said...

Looks just like the kind of place we need to visit someday. I LOVE cajun cooking...some friends of ours are from Louisiana and she is 100% Cajun. She makes the best shrimp etufe (sp??) and jambalaya.

LJensen said...

Oh you were so Close to me... I'm very near by in Louisiana. Mamou is even closer!