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NOMA

About 2 months ago we put our name on the waiting list at NOMA with no real expectation of actually getting in, but somehow we did!
Last week Seth texted me and said “WE’RE GOING TO NOMA!”
I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock!
We have watched documentaries on this restaurant and researched the chef and marked “GO TO NOMA” on our bucket list.

For several years NOMA has been rated as “the best restaurant in the world” and they have 2 Michelin stars all thanks to their chef, René Redzepi.

Facts about NOMA/ René Redzepi.

2006: 33rd Best Restaurant in the World

2007: 15th Best Restaurant in the World

2008: 10th Best Restaurant in the World

2008: named International Chef of the Year

Since 2008: Michelin Guide, two stars

2009: 3rd-best restaurant in the world

2010: Best Restaurant in the World

2011: Best Restaurant in the World

2012: Listed in TIMES 2012 100 most influential people in the world

2012: Best Restaurant in the World

2014: Best Restaurant in the World

I will admit that NOMA is definitely not for everyone. The food is very different and unique and bursting with strong flavors. Also it’s really expensive.
Since our table was for 4 people we invited Seth’s friend Dan and his girlfriend Vibe to join us! Thankfully they are foodies as well.

Seth and I hardly ever go on dates any more since we don’t have family near to watch Pearl. Thankfully we had amazing neighbors that stepped in and took great care of Pearl so we could enjoy our evening. **Thank you Nicolaj and Theis**

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We actually got dressed up.

NOMA is about an hour and a half from where we live so we left about 2 hours before our 7:30pm reservation to make sure we had enough time to catch all our trains and do some walking.  NOMA is on the harbor in the Christianshavn district.
We got there a few minutes early and walked around the harbor and looked at the beautiful views of Copenhagen.

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As soon as we started walking towards the NOMA door someone came out to greet us and ask our name. We walked in and about 7 staff members were all there to greet us and welcome us in. It was overwhelmingly friendly.
We waited in the lounge area for a few minutes until our friends arrived.
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Ok time to sit down. Let the dinner begin…

Course #1
FERMENTED PLUMS AND WILD BEACH ROSES
(this was thin and brittle. We referred to it as a super fancy fruit roll up)
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Course #2
APPLES WITH LEMON THYME
(a cold and very refreshing soup with charred lemon thyme on top)
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Course #3
OLAND WHEAT BREAD AND VIRGIN BUTTER
(this bread was delicious and hearty. The butter was barely churned so you could see the milk separating from it.)
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Course #4
CABBAGE LEAVES WITH WHITE CURRANTS
(Blanched and grilled cabbage leaves. The bowl was painted with herbs and ground up grasshoppers)
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Course #5
GREEN SHOOTS OF THE SEASON WITH SCALLOP MARINADE
(it sounds simple, just some greens on a plate…but this was by far the best course. Different leaves and herbs cooked different ways on a plate of a scallop reduction sauce)
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Course #6
GRILLED ONION
(yep grilled onion, simple but somehow amazing. You were just supposed to eat the inside layers which were soft and had a walnut marinade)
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Course #7
SEA URCHIN AND WALNUTS
(sea urchin under a bed of peeled walnuts and a walnut vinaigrette)
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Course #8
SLICED RAW SQUID AND KELP
(cold and full of flavor)
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Course #9
MAHOGANY CLAM
(thinly sliced 100 year old clam with a bit of wasabi on the shell and fermented barley underneath)
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Course #10
MONKFISH LIVER
(sliced monkfish liver on a thin sourdough crisp –served extremely cold)
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Course #11
PUMPKIN, BEECHNUTS, AND BARLEY
(This was warm and comforting. The pumpkin was a perfect texture, not mushy at all, and the barley was fermented)
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Course #12
EGG YOLK, POTATOES, AND NASTURTIUM
(warm and so full of flavor. Yolk was prepared with fermented beef)
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Course #13
VEGETABLE FLOWER
(this was fermented black garlic that was made to a paste and then shaped into a pretty leaf)
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Course #14
ROASTED WILD DUCK
(duck cooked to perfection and sliced. To be rolled up in the leaves and eaten like a taco)
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One of the awesome chefs that would come out to our table to explain each course.

Course #15
TRUFFLE FLATBREAD
(shaved truffles on a flatbread with bits of chocolate and hazelnuts)
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Course #16
BERRIES AND GREENS SOAKED IN VINEGAR FOR 1 YEAR
(pickled stuff)
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Course #17
ROASTED KELP ICE CREAM AND LEMON THYME
(Kelp ice cream with a fermented apple layer. Yes it was ice cream, but had such bold flavors it barely tasted like a dessert. Really good though. )
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Course 18
FOREST FLAVOURS, CHOCOLATE, AND EGG LIQUEUR
(dessert, yes! .These were so tasty. Different chocolates,a chocolate covered mushroom and best of all chocolate covered reindeer moss. Served with homemade sour cream.)
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We also all got the juice pairings which were delicious and refreshing and a really delightful bonus to the foods.
Verbena. Turnip with green strawberries. Rose tea with pulverized ants. Apple and Douglas Fir. Carrot and gooseberries.  Cabbage.  Sorrel.
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By the end of the 18th course we were all so stuffed and couldn’t believe what an exciting meal we just had.
One of the chefs (Luke) came to our table and asked if we wanted a tour.  This was one of the main highlights. We got to see all the behind the scenes action. There are so many staff members and chefs working to make sure the service and food is to perfection.  We got to see their test kitchen, their fermenting areas, their outdoor grilling area, and where they grow some of their ingredients.   It was such a treat to see how everything comes together to make all of these creative dishes.
The staff went totally above and beyond to make sure you had an enjoyable time.
For every single course the staff would bring us a new plate and fork or spoon. Plus a chef would come out to the table at EVERY course and describe the ingredients, how they foraged them, and exactly how the dish was prepared. It was insane listening to them explain the many complicated and intricate steps that were taken to make sure the dish reached its maximum potential.
I can not brag enough about our night at NOMA.

Even though it is expensive, you get so much out of it. You get to step into the most beautiful and magical culinary world.
It really was a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget.

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Birth-Day

I love reading other people’s birth stories and after 4 years I’m finally getting around to write mine!

It all started on Sunday August 28th, my due date!  Seth woke up around 5am to leave for work and I woke up with him, around 5:30 I noticed that I was having contractions.  I laid in bed for a while to see if it was real, then I got up and started to time them. They were varying between 8-15 mins apart.
This went on for about 3 hours, then at 8:30am I called Seth at work and said, “um Seth…I think I’m having contractions”
He immediately said, “OK I’M LEAVING NOW!”  I remember him telling me that I called at the right time because he was about to start a big project at work that he didn’t want to do, so I was his scapegoat.

Seth got home and we really kept track of my contractions. They were very consistent and we were getting excited.
I wanted to move things along so we decided to go on a hike.
We went to the Durant Road Nature Park and walked all around. The contractions were still consistent, nothing was really moving along.
FYI: we rescued a turtle on our way home.
After our hike we went to get some Mexican food, I was hoping something spicy would help, but like most wives-tales it didn’t work.

Later that night we just relaxed and took it easy. Throughout my pregnancy we never took any Lamaze classes or anything, so we watched a ton of videos about breathing and birthing on YouTube–the real educator.
Seth eventually went to sleep. I went to bed, but didn’t sleep a wink that night.  I kept looking at my phone to time my contractions to see if they were getting closer together. nope, still the same.
The next morning (Monday August 29th) when Seth woke up I told him that I had been having contractions all night. We decided to call the Dr and figure out what to do next. So we pack up our bags and made sure the car seat was installed.
At the Doctor’s office they examined me and I was only like 1cm dilated. Majorly disappointing!!! They sent us back home and said come back if the contractions get closer together. I remember crying because I was so upset.

After we got back I was in a funk, I couldn’t believe they sent us back home. I wanted this baby out. OUT. like now!
Seth was soo sweet to me though. He let me cry uncontrollably and drew a bath for me. I took 1 hot bath after another to try and help with some pain. But when you have a small tub, and you’re 9 months pregnant, even a hot bath is uncomfortable.
That night we decided to go on one last date.  We went to this awesome Korean BBQ place and stuffed our faces with weird/delicious food. All throughout dinner we would stop and time my contractions.

our last date night

our last date night

After dinner we stopped at Lowe’s food because I was craving Sarah Lee NY style cheesecake (don’t judge me).
I remember a lady who worked asked me my due date, after telling her it was yesterday she said “oh you ain’t gone have that baby for a while….you ain’t low enough!”
I quickly walked away with tears in my eyes and thought to myself “should I punch that lady in the throat?”
I was really hoping my water would break all over her floor so then I could just leave and yell at her “PEACE OUT I’M HAVING MY BABY!”
Instead I just got my cheesecake and left.

Tuesday August 30th:
After another sleepless night and contractions being every 8-14 mins or so, we called our doctor again. After some disappointing news of only being around 2-3 cm dilated….they at least said that I could go ahead and check into the hospital. I couldn’t wait.  My whole entire pregnancy I didn’t have any nerves about the labor part, I was just SOO excited about it….and the time was finally here.
We didn’t tell any of our family for a while because I kind of just wanted to be alone.  The only person that knew I about my days of contractions was my best friend Shawnie. I had been texting her non stop giving her updates.
We eventually called the family and said, “we’re at the hospital– but please don’t come!”
So in classic grandparent fashion they all showed up anyways.
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I was dilated up to 5 cm and stayed that way for over 10 hours. I hadn’t slept in over 60 hours and was simply exhausted.
I got an epidural. I knew pushing was going to be insane, and my body needed some rest.

getting ready to start pushing

getting ready to start pushing

Wednesday August 31st:
At 4am I was FINALLY 10cm dilated and was ready to push.  I pushed for 2 hours 41 minutes and my sweet baby entered the world at 6:41am
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That moment when they put my little girl on my chest……….sigh………..there is just no way to describe how incredible and perfect life is.
I couldn’t believe that she is here. SHE IS HERE!!!! I got to hold her and cry and kiss Seth and see him cry. Just thinking back on it gives me butterflies.  I passed her off to her Daddy,  so I could get my lady business taken care of.

that new Daddy glow!

that new Daddy glow!

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When we got settled into our post-delivery room we called all the grandparents and told them the great news!
Seth called his parents and I called mine. I remember when my parents answered I was just so overwhelmed with emotion. One of the first things they asked was “what’s her name?”  Because Seth and I had kept it a secret the whole time.
I was finally able to tell them, but I got so choked up that I could barely even whisper “Pearl”.  They were ecstatic and bursting with joy.  I couldn’t wait to show them their new grand baby.

PEARLINE KATHERINE HAMILTON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST 2011
6:41 AM
7 POUNDS 9 OUNCES

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FIRST FAMILY PICTURE

FIRST FAMILY PICTURE

Just imagine the biggest high or most extreme adrenaline rush. That is pretty much what giving birth was like.  I can’t say enough great things about the whole labor process. I absolutely loved it, yes even though it was crazy painful……..it was just awesome.

We are SOO incredibly in love with our daughter. She has made us a family, and given us the greatest joy.

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her going home outfit

her going home outfit

We love you sweet PEARL!!!

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flying with a child

Pearl and I just got back from a nice 3 week visit to N.C. to visit family and friends!  It was great to be back in our home state, but I could have done without the heat.
We are now back in Denmark and missing family dearly…..but enjoying the 60 degree weather!

As we were flying over I got to thinking, Pearl has flown 28 times…..and she’s not even 4 years old!
I feel like we TOTALLY have the whole ‘flying with a child’ thing down. We are pros by now.
I thought I would share on how we have survived many many flights.

When Pearl was about 2 my sister gave her an adorable mini backpack for Christmas, this has been a life saver (thanks Aunt Kim).
I get out a few things to pack and I let Pearl pick out a few things, then I let her pack her backpack all by herself. Of course I secretly pack it more organized later when she’s not looking.

Here’s a list of what is packed:
-Books, usually 3-5 thin books so there is a selection but they don’t get too heavy
At Family Dollar, Michael’s, or Target you can get these thin hardback books for only $1 each. They are great for packing and I’m not too upset if it gets lost/left.
-Crayons and notepad: whether Pearl wants to draw endless swirly lines or we draw and name shapes, this is always a must have
-Favorite stuffed animal, currently Simba.  We usually pack a much smaller animal/baby but P couldn’t leave Simba home this time.
-A few small characters/figurines: Frozen dolls (duh), dinosaur, balance bird.
-Play Pack: you can find these at Michael’s or Target. They are a packet with a coloring book, stickers, and crayons….all in a zipper pouch, and I think they’re only $1
-Doctor kit, Pearl loves to ‘give check-ups’
-Tennis ball, probably the best thing to pack!  Anytime there is a layover longer than an hour Pearl wants to play some kind of game, so finding a quiet corner by our gate or a hallway is a great spot to sit down and roll a ball back and forth.  This past trip at 2 of our layovers Pearl made friends with other kids because she was the cool kid who had a tennis ball at an airport.


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Packing snack:
I always pick up a few of the squeeze fruit pouches for traveling.  They are SO convenient and Pearl thinks they are a treat.
Any kind of individually wrapped snacks are great: granola bars, crackers, teddy grahams. Something that is easy and you can throw the packaging away.
I try to bring an empty water bottle to fill at the airport (after security of course).  It’s a lot cheaper than buying gift-shop water.

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Anytime we are at the airport I let Pearl walk around as much as possible. If there is a row of empty chairs I will let her climb all over them. It’s much better to get some energy out before boarding the plane.
Also if there is a family with children (at the airport) We try to sit by them or just go up and ask “is it ok if our kids play together?” Usually the parents enthusiastically say YES!!!!!  We all want our children to be well behaved and have fun, so let them play together!
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It’s so important to be comfortable when traveling!  Pearl’s go-to travel outfit: leggings, a cozy t-shirt, crocs
I usually have a back-up shirt or sweatshirt in my bag for her, just in case.
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Pearl loves sitting by the window.
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Poor kid, it’s impossible to get in a good position on the plane.

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When we get to our gate I always ask the person working if there are any empty seats on the plane, if so I can usually switch it around so we have an extra seat and let Pearl actually lay down and take a nap. SCORE!

We kind of lucked out with Pearl, she LOVES to fly!  She gets so excited when we start packing our suitcases and head to the airport.  We always talk about all the different stops and layovers and places we are going. She likes to be kept up to date.

Traveling with a child: be well prepared, be extra patient, don’t get frustrated when everything is annoying, and be kind to the flight attendants!

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Farvel

This weekend we had to say “Farvel” (goodbye) to our BEST friends here in Denmark.
The Foley family: John, Rebecca, Diana, and Mary.

They moved to Denmark 3 years ago with a 3 year contract with John’s work.
We met them a little over 2 years ago at an international church here in Denmark.

Pearl instantly clung to Diana and they chased each other at church and became friends.
Getting to know Rebecca has been such a great blessing. We of course love Europe, but both miss family and all the conveniences of America.  We love to talk about Target, our weird Danish apartments, peanut butter, and what tv shows we’re watching.

John recently got a job in Virginia so they are moving back to United States.  I know they are happy to get back to America, and see family, but I am terribly sad to see them go.

When you live so far away from what you would call home, and you don’t have any family around, your friends become your family.
The Foley family has become our family.
We have celebrated Christmas together,
had Easter egg hunt
ate American food on July 4th
celebrated birthdays
lit sparklers outside late at night
fed the ducks by our apartment
had sleepovers
played at numerous parks
made (and ate) lots of sugar cookies
and exchanged babysitting.

It’s hard to write down our feelings, but this family has been a great blessing to us and we are HAPPY for them…..but sad they are leaving Denmark.
We are already planning on getting together next time we come to America.

WE LOVE YOU FOLEY FAMILY

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missing the big day

This weekend is very bittersweet for me.  One of my absolute dearest friends, Tana, is getting married!
Tana and I met about 10 years ago when we started working in the pharmacy at CVS.
She always surprised me with how much boldness and sass came out of her little 95 pound body.
We immediately became friends.

Tana is very laid back, trustworthy, and very goofy.  She is a friend that I can call and talk to about ANYTHING and she understands and never judges.  No matter what we are doing, we always have fun. She is an awesome friend.

Tana got engaged last year when we were here in Denmark for our first 3 months.
I was one of the first people she called and I just started screaming I was SOO excited for her!!!  Her fiance, Stephen, is the sweetest guy.  I’m so happy for them!
Tana asked me to be one of her bridesmaids and also asked Pearl to be a flower girl.
It really is such an honor to stand next to a friend on their special day.
As soon as I got back to NC from Denmark, me and Tana started planning.  We must have visited 20 different possible wedding venues, tried on dresses, picked out flowers, colors, and looked at cakes.

This whole time in the back of my head I was thinking it was a possibility that I will be moved back to Denmark by the time of her wedding.  But we planned any way.
I was so terrified and upset when I had to tell Tana that we were going to miss her big day.
It really really broke my heart.

So this weekend when I am in my pajamas chasing around Pearl, I will pretend that I am in a beautiful bridesmaids dress, sipping mimosas and helping Tana with her make-up.


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Pearl starts Børnehus

Pearl started school at the beginning of the month.  I was very hesitant to send her off to school, but it’s really great for her.
Her school (Frederiksværk Børnehus) is right down the road, only about a 5 minute walk or bike ride.
Her preschool is for ages 1-6, then they start real school.
We toured 3 different preschools in our area and this particular one was perfect for what Pearl needed.  They have an international program that is for children who don’t speak Danish.   Pearl is the only American there. All of the other children are from ALL over the world: Ukraine, Pakistan, and refugees from Syria.  It’s incredible to see so many nationalities surrounding my little Pearl.
Kids are funny though. Even though none of them speak the same language they all play together and can communicate so well.

Pearl’s teachers Miss Brith and Miss Annette are awesome.  They are so gentle and patient with Pearl and help her learn Danish in such fun ways.

Preschools are very good at easing children into the class.
The first 2 days I was with Pearl in her class the whole time, then slowly left for longer spans of time.   At the beginning of the week Pearl was crying wanting me to stay right by her side, but by the end of the week she was whining, fussing, and crying because she DID NOT want to leave!  She made great friends right away and had so much fun playing!

One of the great things about her school is they provide snack and lunch.
And all the food is fresh, homemade, and at least 80% is organic.

Class starts at 9am and they all sit around a table and eat fresh veggies, FRESH bread (cooked that morning), and homemade butter.
Then they have some learning time and play time. then it’s lunch time!
Pearl’s lunch on the first day was fish, remoulade, tomatoes, and chocolate pudding (made from potatoes).
Some of her other lunches were pumpkin and fish soup, porridge, meatballs with stewed cabbage.
I was in shock at how unusual and healthy the food was. It tasted really great too.
I met the school’s chef and she is a really great lady that takes great pride in cooking healthy foods.

We are really really happy with her school.

Pearl's school

Pearl’s school

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part of her classroom

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different languages

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turtle tank

turtle tank in the lobby

Pearl in front of her cubby

Pearl in front of her cubby on the FIRST day of school

second day of school

second day of school

third day of school

third day of school

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she refused to open her eyes

4th day of school.  She refused to open her eyes for the picture

5th day of school

5th day of school

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very rainy walk to school

very rainy walk to school

Pearl's lunch on her first day

Pearl’s lunch on her first day

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Pearl turns 3

Pearl recently turned 3!!!  I was VERY sentimental this year because we are away from friends and family. So we made sure to go overboard with celebrations this year!
Her birthday was on Sunday August 31st and we planned on celebrating, opening presents, and eating cake all weekend.
On Friday we spent the day at the zoo!
Before we left we let Pearl open up a present.  Some shoes that she desperately needed.  She has outgrown 8 pairs of shoes in the past 4 months. She was down to one dirty pair of crocs.

We were afraid we wouldn’t be able to go to the zoo because it was supposed to rain all day, but thankfully we risked it and it only rained for a few minutes. We all love animals and we knew Pearl would enjoy seeing everything.
We kept seeing other children with their faces painted and Pearl was very insistent on getting hers painted too.
She sat very still and patient while a lady painted a butterfly all over her face. Pearl got to pick out the colors she wanted.
We now have paint stains all over the stroller, FYI.
The Copenhagen zoo is nice, not as nice as the Asheboro one….but nice enough.

On Saturday we had a little party for Pearl.  We invited her friend Diana, her family, and some friends from Seth’s work.
We had brunch food and got 2 small cakes from this incredible baker (City Baker) down the road.
We got chocolate cake and carrot cake. They were DELICIOUS!

Pearl and Diana ate cake, opened presents, played dress up, and destroyed her room. They giggled the whole time. Party success!

On Sunday it was Pearl’s actual birthday!!!!
I was so excited!!!!
For breakfast I made a yummy baked fruit french toast/bread pudding.  We put candles in and sang to Pearl.
ALL week we had planned to go on a boat tour around our town of Frederiksvaerk, maybe even pack a picnic.   Of course it POURED rain all day.  All of our backup plans were outdoor activities too.
We were left scratching our heads trying to come up with a fun thing to do that was indoors.  Thankfully I came across an indoor pool that was only about a mile up the road

We road our bikes there, swam and swam some more. Then had a very rainy and cold bike ride back home.  Pearl took a birthday nap.
Later that night we made homemade pizza, let Pearl open the rest of her presents, ate leftover cake, and sand Happy Birthday about 10 more times.

By Sunday night we were all birthday pooped!

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as of lately

We have been staying busy lately!
We have been on an apartment hunt, playing with friends, trying new restaurants, enjoying the weather, splashing at the beach, finding a new church, and celebrating our life here!

beautiful beach, with a view of Sweden in the distance

beautiful beach, with a view of Sweden in the distance

bathing beauty

bathing beauty

gettin them toes in the sand

gettin them toes in the sand

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

enjoying a kids festival at Bakken

cuddled up with Benny

cuddled up with Benny

wearing some big girl undies

wearing some big girl undies

at the Copenhagen Jazz festival with Diana

at the Copenhagen Jazz festival with Diana

strollin with Benny

strollin with Benny

Seth carrying Benny to the train

Seth carrying Benny to the train

passed out after playing hard

passed out after playing hard

swinging with Daddy

swinging with Daddy

We had a July 4th party with some of our American friends.
Meatloaf, Mac n cheese, cucumbers and vinegar, roasted broccoli, and Apple Pie!!!

meatloaf and mac n cheese

meatloaf and mac n cheese

as American as APPLE PIE!

as American as APPLE PIE!

Pearl and Diana

Pearl and Diana

Pearl and Diana cutting out cookies

Pearl and Diana cutting out cookies

Pearl and Diana making cookies together

Pearl and Diana making cookies together

"P" cookies

“P” cookies

her presents from Granny and Granddaddy

her presents from Granny and Granddaddy

splashing in the fountain outside our apartment

splashing in the fountain outside our apartment

So the lady Vonnie who teaches children’s church sometimes also plays piano at church. This week she did both.
She taught the kids church, let the kids out early to go sit with their parents, then went to the stage to lead the choir in a song.
Instead of Pearl coming to sit with me when kids church was released, she just followed Miss Vonnie up on stage and sat RIGHT next to her while she was playing piano.
I was laughing SO hard I could hardly control myself.

this crazy kid

this crazy kid

You can see her little head and pink bow sitting next to Miss Vonnie (in the beige sweater)

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sleepover

Pearl recently had her first sleepover!
My sweet friend Rebecca was going to London and I told her that I would watch her daughter, Diana, for a night while she was out of town.
Pearl was SOO excited!  She loves Diana and was thrilled to have 2 whole days to play together.
We stayed very busy.
We went to Remisen (an indoor playground), went to the pool, went to 2 different parks, and watched a movie in bed!

zip line at Remisen

zip line at Remisen

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lego room at Remisen

lego room at Remisen

playing soccer at Remisen

playing soccer at Remisen

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best friends

best friends

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getting ready to swim

getting ready to swim

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all ready for bed

all ready for bed

SO cute

SO cute

 

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Pearl the Dane

Pearl and Denmark…….but mainly Pearl

Pearl's new thing is "pouting" because of some made up injury

Pearl’s new thing is “pouting” because of some made up injury

my hair stylist is too rough

my hair stylist is too rough

my new haircut!!!   LOVE it

my new haircut!!!
LOVE it

P dressed so cute for church

P dressed so cute for church

Pearl's new scooter!!!!

Pearl’s new scooter!!!!

obviously Seth hates taking pictures

obviously Seth loves taking pictures

Pearl fell asleep in my arms (heart melted)

Pearl fell asleep in my arms
(heart melted)

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

beautiful Tivoli Gardens

beautiful Tivoli Gardens

at Tivoli Gardens

at Tivoli Gardens

representing America

representing America

early morning stroll

early morning stroll

cute town of Lyngby

cute town of Lyngby

cute town of Lyngby

cute town of Lyngby

ice cream on a hot day

ice cream on a hot day

at the telephone and post museum

at the telephone and post museum

at the telephone and post museum

at the telephone and post museum

we went to a farm and got in the fence with the goats!

we went to a farm and got in with the goats!

Pearl getting close

Pearl getting close

I caught this little guy

I caught this little guy

I wanted to take him home but of course Seth said NO

I wanted to take him home but of course Seth said NO

Pearl and her best buddy Diana

Pearl and her best buddy Diana

Pearl and Diana playing in a fountain

Pearl and Diana playing in a fountain

Danish style

Danish style

glam!

glam!

on her car ride at Bakken (amusement park)

on her car ride at Bakken (amusement park)

Pearl in her car

Pearl in her car

Danish Waffle House

Danish Waffle House

having a picnic!

having a picnic!

Me and P stopping for a drink at a corner store

Me and P stopping for a drink at a corner store

father-daughter Star Wars shirts (nerd alert)

father-daughter Star Wars shirts
(nerd alert)

Pearl all dressed up for a date with Daddy

Pearl all dressed up for a date with Daddy

loves her Daddy

loves her Daddy

 

 

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