Well, it”s time to fess up and let you in on my lack of interaction these days. My little family of three is becoming a family of four. I”m pregnant!
I know that may not seem like a valid excuse but the problem is that my stomach does not handle pregnancy well and getting into the kitchen is not a delightful experience right now. The toilet has become a close friend and I have yet to put my new kitchen to good use. I”m almost three months along and am starting to have some good days so I”m hoping in not too long I”ll be back to normal and going full speed ahead.
I”ve really been missing hanging out on here and reading all your blogs. My RSS feeds are packed full waiting for me to start catching up. The thing that keeps me going is knowing that this is all for a good cause and that it won”t last forever. Despite the lack of feeling good we are very excited to meet this new babe!
Last week we were able to go on a bit of a vacation. I really wanted to get out of the house and away from all the smells, so we went camping in the Norwegian fjords. Fresh air is a pregnant ladies best friend. It was so much fun and a good distraction for me. I thought I”d share some pics from our trip. (P.S. props go to my husband as he was the photographer for the trip.)
On the way to our first camping destination. Max in the Highlands playing with rocks (his favourite past-time).
More of the Norwegian Highlands. So beautiful and eerie.
Arriving at our first camping destination, Geirangerfjorden.
There are old cabins on the right, nestled in the hill. I want to live there!
It was sprinkling when we arrived and a beautiful rainbow was waiting for us.
The facilities at the campground. This was the nicest campground I”ve stayed at. Everything was very clean.
Admiring the fjord.
We went on a cruise down the fjord which I highly recommend. It”s gorgeous!
That little patch of land by the waterfall is the farm pictured in the top photo. There were tons of these scattered all over. Can you imagine living up there? People had to tie the young children up when they were leaving the property so that they wouldn”t fall down the cliffs.
Geirangerfjord from the Dalsnibba look out point (1500m above sea level).
A look at the fjord from the opposite side on the day we left.
The town of Ålesund.
Max playing with rocks on Godøya Island.
On the road to our next destination.
Lærdalstunnelen, the world”s longest road tunnel, 24.5 km long
Our next camping destination, Flåm.
Otternes Bygdetun, a “living museum” near Flåm with buildings that date back to the 1600″s. (Did I mention that Max loves rocks.) :)
Something I thought you all would appreciate, an old waffle iron built right into the stove. Brilliant!
Stegastein look out point.
Heading home through the highlands. Lord of the Rings anyone?
It was so much fun to see more of Norway. I can”t wait to go again next year with two little ones and when I”m feeling better. :)