Time to reviev this old blog...since "Through the fire, through the storm" only little have been heard from the Nygaard family.
We are still alive and with two young girls added to the family we are ready to set out on a new adventure with 6 month in Australia.
Looking forward to sharing with you how God is going to use this time of our life to form us into what he has planed for us from the very beginning. Hopefully something great and amazing, but as twe have learned God also leads through the storm.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
After the intense time we had had with all that was involved with Hannah & the busy time of organizing her funeral & having my parents here (not that we weren't glad to have them), we decided to take a short holiday away as a family to recharge the batteries a bit & give us a little space to regroup & reconnect. We booked 4 nights at Danland Holiday Centre in Fåborg at the start of Spetember.
While there we spent one day in Svendborg, visiting Naturama in the morning & then Valdemars Slot in the afternoon. Joshua liked looking at the animals & doing the few activities that they had there, but nothing held his interest for very long & I really think it's probably more suitable for a slightly older age group. He was most impressed with the whale display & still talks about the BIG whale.
Valdemars Slot was very interesting & they have impressive display of hunting trophies (the stuffed, animal head on the wall type) that was very interesting. There were all sorts of animals from all over the world, even a giraffe!! Unfortunately you were not allowed to take photos L. We had been recommended to try the apple cake there, so after touring the 3 stories of the slot we ordered a pot of coffee & 2 apple cakes, & sat outside with a view of the sea to enjoy them.
The next day we decide to just have a quiet day. There was a nature play area in the area that we had read about, so we decided to go there & have a look. It was a windy day & I had forgotten to pack my coat, so Tom suggested we go into town first & see if we could buy a rain set for me (as I didn't need another jacket). A rain set is something you really need in Denmark, but I/we had just never got round/been prepared to pay the price to buy one. So finally after 6yrs living here I have a rain set & it's a really good quality one AND I only paid 500kr for it.
The celebration of Joshua's Birthday was a very drawn out affair. It started on the 18th of August with his party. We held it this early so the my parents could be here for it. Due to all the uncertainty & upheaval with Hannah, I only managed to get the invitations out a week before his party, so many already had other plans. So it was a very small party, with only 2 of his friends & our parents, but this was fine.
The theme was a soccer party. So the invitation was a soccer ball & all the food was round. There was meatballs, cheese ball chips, melon balls, soccer ball biscuits. The cake was a soccer field complete with plastic players & soccer ball candles.
He is still VERY much into trains & playing with his train set & had been going round for months asking for various pieces, so he received a couple of them. While in Skejby he had learnt how to ride a løbecycle & had LOVED racing up & down the corridor & round the tracks in the play area of the Family House. So Tom's family all put together & bought him one.
On his actual birthday, we went to McDonalds for morning tea (received vouchers for 2 free Happy Meals & coffees). Then the ladies at my International Ladies Group threw him a party at the library where we meet each Monday. Then it was home for some quality family time & dinner, followed by all Tom's family coming over for coffee & cake.
Friday, 28 September 2012
So I've come back over here to blog again about our every day to day adventures. We will still write the occasional post on the other blog as we continue the process of dealing with our experiences with Hannah & her loss. Life goes on & has returned to normal, although I still feel I haven't completely settled into a normal routine yet. Tom has been back at work 2 weeks now, & Josh & I are enjoying our days together at home & attending our various weekly activities. I have a bit of catching up to do on the blog of a few events that have happened since we've been back home, so it'll be a bit busy here. Plenty of reading for you :-)
Monday, 30 April 2012
Last weekend we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Tom & I went away for a night to Hotel Faaborg Fjord. I had got a good deal where we got accomodation, a 3 course dinner & buffet breakfast for half price. As there were no rooms available at the price I had paid for any weekend in this month, we decided to pay a little extra & upgrade to a "superior" room. This gave us a bigger room, a bowl of fruit & tea/coffee facilities. The fruit was a bit of a disappointment, but it was great to have the tea/coffee. Dinner was lovely & we enjoyed just being able to sit & relax & enjoy each others company.