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My sister’s baby came early and my baby came late, as all three of my kids did. Instead of being two months apart, our boys are one month and one day apart. I should really dig out a shot from their first birthday, they were so cute…with a cherry on top! Matching green shirts with a frog and a party hat…it was quite a sight!

Well, today is Theodor’s birthday…six years old…wow! What happened? These boys are now scootering, riding motorcycles, diving, doing flips on the trampoline and know how to run ANY Wii or Playstation game. I am actually okay with it though. What I have enjoyed with all my kids are the different stages they go through…and at the end of the day they all still love to snuggle. Mmmm…enjoying it while I can!

After the kids came home from their summer activities, basketball and cupcake decorating (posting stuff later), we got on the computer to Skype Theodor and sing him the “Happy Birthday” song. Luckily they were all home and our kids had a fun time visiting via Skype. He had just received the letter we sent last week with cards from each of our kids, and one from Stine’s friend Grace, plus a bunch of Diego band-aids.

Here is a cute shot of my oldest daughter visiting with Theodor, his baby sister and my sister. Plus a cute curious friend in the background. Thanks to Skype we get to see and speak to my family at the same time, for FREE. Lovin it!

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I was looking through some shots from October and came across the ones below. I totally love being at airports. I doesn’t matter how many hours I have to wait – I LOVE IT! There are so many cool images – everywhere!

Had I waited just one more day I would most likely not have been able to go anywhere. The weather turned into a snow storm and all planes were grounded the following day.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Loved the bright yellow marks on the glass sliding doors at the airport in Oslo. Fresh!

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The silhouettes of people walking was super cool! The people walking on the top is actually a reflection and were behind me.

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Looking down the loooong walkway. I like the lines.

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Lots of fun lines crossing each other.

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I totally loved how neatly these planes were lined up.

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Norwegian fjords and mountains. My nose was “glued” to the window the whole time until we got to the coast. Just beautiful!

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The coast of Iceland coming closer.

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…more Iceland. Looks like a crater to me.

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Going in for landing. Check out the loooong stretches of roads cutting up the landscape.

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Back up…icy windows.

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Iceland air have fresh fun colors! I have quite a few shots like this one. Just something about those colors.

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This one has a sort of stormy underwater feel I think.

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After what felt like a never-ending flight we finally reached Minneapolis. Amazing sun set! You can even see the reflection in some of the small lakes in the city.

Hopefully I’ll have images from another trip sometime soon.  : )

My sister, her daughter Tindra and I decided to walk down to the new Opera House in Oslo. It opened in April of this year and has been in the news quite a bit.

The moment I saw the building I was blown away. I have seen lots of images, but they are nothing compared to actually being there. Oslo Opera House is simply stunning! You better believe I got my camera out in a hurry. Those moments make it hard for me to focus on anything else other than framing up images through my camera. 

The building is an amazing piece of art. There is white marble everywhere you walk and the building has lots of glass which gives a bright wonderful light on the inside of the building. The cool thing is that you can actually walk up on top of the roof. When you get up there the side of the building is put together with these  “braille” looking tiles. On the bottom the marble goes right into the fjord. 

The inside was another sweet surprise. Contemporary design a classy giftshop and a simple restaurant with an amazing wine list. Even the bathrooms were something to see.

I could have walked around all day. I think my favorite part is the simple style that you see everywhere in and outside the building. There are strong clean lines EVERYWHERE. LOVE IT!

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

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Me in the brisk wind with a sleeping niece. Perfect timing!

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My beautiful little sister.

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I would love to go and see a performance. Imagine the view from inside when the sun goes down. 

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A close up of the tiles on the buildings.

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Not a posed shot. It just felt right.

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Beautiful wall that greets you as you enter the Opera House.

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Another “on-the-go” shots of my sister.

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In between all the white and wood you will find a bright dash of red on the tables in the restaurant. Which also has a beautiful view of the fjord.

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As the weather changed I found myself constantly drawn to this huge window facing west. 

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For these last two I chose to use my “gold”.

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It has been quite a while since my last post and I finally have time to update with some fall images from Oslo. I recently went to Oslo and visited my sister and her family as well as my mom and other friends. I had a wonderful time, as always, but ten days was not long enough. One Sunday we went to Frogner parken and the Vigeland park. The weather was cool, but no wind and the sun was low and beautiful. Here are a few shots from the park as well as a couple from outside my sister’s restaurant rust. I try to keep in mind that I have to process all the pictures I take and so I try not to go nuts. Well, it’s not that easy, and I have left a few shots untouched. Here are some I wanted to share.

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Here you can see Monolitten and some of the statues around it. As you can see the statues are huge. The people look quite small next to them.

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The monolith is built up of people, young and old, to form this “totem” pole. It is simply amazing!

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Here is one of the most famous statues. Sinataggen – “the little Hot-Head”.

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We walk a lot in Norway and on a different day my sister, her daughter and I walked to another side of Oslo and happened to go by the Norwegian stock exchange. It’s quite a bit smaller than the one on Wall Street.

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While waiting for coffee at my sister and her husband’s restaurant I had to get my camera out. One of their walls have been sanded to give it a really cool look.

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The leaves just glowed on the pavement with the fresh rain and low sun combination.

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The outside seating at rust.

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At rust they have torches lit at all times outside the restaurant. It looks especially nice on fall days that get dark quickly.

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Always a cozy spot to find outside. Between the woolen seats, blankets and cozy heaters up above you can stretch the cold season quite a bit longer.




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