Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christmas with Marcello and Boys

We finally celebrated Christmas with Marcello and the boys. We had had to postpone our Christmas Day celebration because Andrea was sick. So - better late than never!

 The Christmas Table - Julenissen (from Eldri and Maria), the Santa candle (from Heidi), and the Julenissen candle container (from Betsy) To see a close-up of Betsy's Julenissen, go to

 Andrea, Colin, Marcello, Christian

 Marcello and Chris

                                   Andrea's Favorite Christmas Present: Photos of The Boys

Saturday, January 03, 2015

My Grandfather

 Liv, Solveig, and Christine

Solveig Zempel, granddaughter of the well-known author of Giants in the Earth and other novels about Norwegian emigration to America, made a very interesting presentation about O.E. Rolvaag at the January meeting of the Salmon Club in DC (Lakselaget DC).

Friday, January 02, 2015

Holiday Exhibition at the US Botanical Garden

                          The Botanical Garden

Andrea and I went to the Botanical Garden to see a special holiday exhibition in the Garden Court. Several of Washington's most important buildings and memorials had been created in wood and set among beautiful displays of flowers and greens.

 The Supreme Court

 The White House

 The Capitol

 The Jefferson Memorial

 The Lincoln Memorial

After visiting this delightful exhibit (and a few other places such as the Orchid Exhibit), Andrea took me to Aladdin's in Burke for a delicious Mediterranean lunch.

Andrea with his lamb platter at Aladdin's

My Ali Baba Pitza