Wow. This cemetery is IMMENSE ( and apparently the largest cemetery, at 243 acres). When driving by on the train ( Oslo has top-rate public transportation, this coming from someone with a bit of a bus-phobia) it takes FOREVER to pass, which is one reason I asked to stop there after we’d toured the city. Wow. Just, wow. Saw Petter’s grandparents along with the Gypsy queen, stones so old the inscription is gone and memorials so new the flowers hadn’t wilted yet. Infants and centenarians, husband and wife, it was one of the most interesting afternoons I’ve had. A lot of it decently creepy, lol, but also a lot of beauty hidden among the sadness.
This may very well be the only blue sky I see while here… Oslo is wet! But the girls are beautiful in any weather, so I’ll take it! We trekked out of the house this afternoon to view Petter’s friend’s art piece in progress. This is the girls as we waited outside the studio, pretty no matter what the weather! The SHORT days would surely take getting used to if I lived here, that’s for sure!
Ava was being silly, crossing her eyes, lol! I got to color up Amelia, she is so sweeeeet! Sat very still so I could color on her. It will never stop being insane, how very much their personalities have stuck. Ava the spitfire go-getter, Amelia the sweet, quiet, patient one. Not reserved, she was the first to offer me a big hug when I got here. Just the calm to Ava’s storm. Love them! Both of them are beyond adorable. The girls dog-piled on me this morning to help me wake up.. it was nearly 10am here, lol!! But it was PERFECT. Petter fed me an amazing instant iced coffee and the girls cuddled on the couch watching Beauty and the Beast with me, Ava begging for a good back scratch. Reminded me of Kael, he also loves a good back scratch. Super low key. It’s like visiting family… which is just exactly what it is. SO many adventures planned for this upcoming week, I’m super thrilled to be here!!
So…. I’m in Norway. Surprise!!!!!!! Will try to update as I can, I know no one is reading over here anymore but I sure do want to keep track of everything! First, it’s so weird that it gets dark here so early, I can’t imagine spending all winter like that! Second, it’s rainy and wet… but I honestly don’t care at all; I’m here with my Weegies and it couldn’t be more perfect!