This one’s for Diane

We had a great visit from our dear college friend Diane last week. Carson, especially, got over his “shyness” (huge quotes on that one) quickly and I was so busy making sure he didn’t break any of her bones as he was impressing her with his acrobatic skills that I didn’t take many pics. Here is one later in the evening as Syd gave Di a good cuddle since she had the bottle. 🙂 I’ve always heard about the Junction City Scandinavian Festival from Diane, who grew up in that small Oregon town. I also read her friend Karen’s hilarious blog entry about the festival last week. Although I still have not experienced the joy firsthand, my kids can now speak with authority on the JCSF. I had a special gift in that Aunt Michelle & Aunt Tara took the Monkey & the Bird for a few hours last Friday. They met up with Mimi & GG (great-grandma Evelyn) and went to the infamous JCSF.
Evidently, one of the festival’s most popular items are the aebelskivers. “Huh?” You say? Exactly. You can read all about them here.
All you really need to know is that they are a sweet pastry that may or may not have some apple and definitely has butter, dough, sugar, etc. And also? Sydney likes them.
(That’s Tara. Hi Tara!)
A lot.
From what I hear, we’re talking: LOVES them.

And it looks like Carson is also a fan! Hope you are proud Di! Thanks to my sweet in-laws for giving me a few precious hours of alone time. Glad to see my little darlings all hopped up on Scandinavian sugar when they got back!


  1. Who doesn’t love aebelskivers?? Delicious! My friend’s mom makes them every year at New Years. Yum yum. Okay, and Sydney girl is THE CUTEST thing ever eating her scrumptious treat. Love those big eyes!!!

  2. how did i miss this blog post? honestly, i have not done a good job with reading blogs for a couple of weeks. could be that it took me a week to recover from my reunion and THE SCANDIE FESTIE in good ol Junction City! It is really fun to see your kids love the little balls of heaven and from birth to last Saturday night, I danced on that stage that is in the background of the pictures. Thanks for the shout out. I really had a nice time with you and Trent and kiddos. I love that Carson warmed up right away… that kid has got some spunk!

    Love you!


    ps… could the festival website be any cheesier? fits right along with the four days…

  3. why do you think i lived in Norway???? THE FOOD! All that is missing is some Nutella. Don’t let Sydney get a hold of that, or you are in REAL trouble!

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