Thursday, December 18, 2003

'Tis the season

The Virtual Christmas party was in Kolding last month. Here are some pictures of the evening, including lovely karoke shots!

Friday, November 21, 2003

Too busy

The past few months have been incredibly busy and I've been neglecting my blog terribly. I do have some updates, including pictures of the bathroom as it's being remodelled.

In July, Lars and I went to the Grøn concert (where Suede performed) and I took some pictures.

I also have pictures of the bathroom from a few weeks ago. We've enlarged the bathroom, taking some space from the utility room. It's been quite a process, but we're getting close to having a nice bathroom. Yay!

Here's a picture of our old bathtub on the lawn, where it lived for a week or so.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Getting settled

We spent the two weeks of our vacation moving in and working on the house and the yard. Here are some recent pictures, including the kitchen that Lars did himself!

Sunday, July 06, 2003

One week

We're moving a week from today... here's a few more pictures of the progress that's been made.

Monday, June 30, 2003

Kitchen shaping up nicely

With just 13 days before we move into the house, it's a bit frantic. Lars has been working very hard on the kitchen, and it shows. By the end of the week, we'll have the granite counter installed, new windows and a nearly completed kitchen.

It doesn't look likely that the bathroom will be anywhere near done, but we both have two weeks holiday from work after we move so we'll have time to get everything in order before resuming our normal lives... but once we get the inside done (or done enough for the time being), we'll move on to the outside and the garden.

Lots of new pictures, take a look!

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Big week-end for home improvement

When I got home after being away for work for two weeks, so much progress had been made on the house! It's really starting to come together. All the hardwood floors had been sanded, and Lars had been busy putting up molding in the bedrooms and gutting the kitchen. The kitchen and the bathroom are the big rennovation jobs we still have to complete before we move in (in mid July, so not much time left!). Lars is doing most of the work on the kitchen himself, right now, in fact. I need to get over there to help out and continue removing tile from the bathroom walls, oof.

I also took some pictures of the utility room and the garage, which I haven't shown here before. These new pictures just give some different views of the house. More to come before the week-end is out.

Friday, June 20, 2003

We are now officially home owners! We had the keys to the house before everything was final and started working... We started by cleaning everything and painting the bedrooms. In the main bedroom, we ripped out the closet and Lars has since built a new one and ordered new sliding doors. Both of us will have a room for an office. We spent one beautiful Sunday afternoon mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges, but the garden and lawn are definitely phase 2.

This group of pictures are about a month old now, and since then we've painted the living room and all of the wood floors have been resanded. Apparently there is no kitchen right now, Lars has ripped it all out in preparation for our NEW kitchen (I'm currently traveling for business, so I got out of having to remove wallpaper--yay)... and we get new windows in a few weeks. More work in progress pictures will be posted soon.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Lars and I (mostly Lars, since it was my first) had a traditional Danish Easter lunch for a few friends on April 18th, and we took a couple of pictures... there are also many of pictures of the house we are buying! These were taken before the deal was finalized, which is going on now. As you can see by the pictures, it's a fixer upper and we have a lot work a head of us.

Monday, April 21, 2003

I finally made it to Madrid to see Jim and Emmanuelle, just in the nick of time. In addition to being shown around the city and a side trip to beautiful Toledo, I got to see both Jim and Emmanuelle's studios and I am now a proud owner of a Jim Kendall painting (a long-time dream come true). Unfortunately, Lars couldn't come with me (he had to work), the only thing missing while having a wonderful time with good friends.

A few weeks ago, Lars and I were showed around London by the Gillespies (Colin, Ginger and Caty Mac). It was a great time! Here's some pix.

Friday, February 28, 2003

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my birthday present from Lars was a trip to Prague on Valentine's Day week-end. Prague is a great city, but it was so amazingly COLD. We did some site seeing, but we were freezing our butts off, hence the pained look in many of the photos.

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Lars and I just returned from a week of meetings in Toyko and Seoul. We got the rare opportunity to look around a little in both places, and it worked out that we had an extra day in Korea for sightseeing. In addition to visiting a shooting range, we took a tour of the Demilitarized Zone on the border of North and South Korea. It was rather eye opening, since my only real reference to the Korean war is M*A*S*H... it was also a bit surreal and certainly put a new spin on the current situation in North Korea for me...

The Bridge of Freedom in Korea

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Pictures from the rockin' LEGO Direct Christmas Party. Tomas Clark, photographer.

Monday, January 06, 2003

New Year in Egypt

Lars and I had the cheeziest New Year's Eve ever in Hurgada, Egypt. We went to a party in a big tent, with musicans, belly dancers and food that made us ill for days and days. Here are pictures of the entire trip to Eygpt.

Despite our sickness, we did get to go to Ciaro for two days and see all kinds of old stuff. I even went in the Great Pyramid of Giza! Very exciting.