Josh, Kathy and Aria came to visit us and we had so much fun! We got to take them to the places we like to go around Århus and then we all went to Ribe together. It's the oldest town in Denmark. Along the way, we stopped in Esbjerg to see the giant sculpture "Man meets the sea". It was just bleak and dreary out as you can see by the photos of the kids swimming in the ocean (in April!) hehe. The sculpture was, to say the least, cool. We especially liked the guy that had only 4 toes!
We celebrated Beck's birthday with our friends Claire and Johan at their lovely home outside of Århus since it was also their son Oliver's 2nd birthday on April 11! We had a traditional Danish birthday cake, the Kagemand, which was not only fun for the kids, but delicious!! See the video to understand the fun part - they cut of the limbs and all the kids scream and finally they cut off the head and the kids go wild. Our kids were too young to understand. We found it quite funny that there is basically no crime in Denmark - now we understand that the Danes just take out their anger on their pastries!
We moved to Højbjerg, Denmark in May 2008 and will be here for 3 years in total. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and are trying to embrace every moment. As a family we've made so many amazing friends, explored Denmark, traveled to Barcelona, The Canary Islands twice, various parts of France including Paris, the French Alps, the south of France and Colmar in the North, as well as Amsterdam and the back roads of Germany (thanks to our GPS maps that weren't updated). I've gone to London to visit a friend from the States. Dag's traveled the world for Vestas (quite literally). Riis and Beck have learned to speak Danish very well... meanwhile, I have tried. (Dag has done better than I.) And we still have plans to visit Greece and Italy before we move home. This is the life! Thanks to all of our friends and family back home who support our adventures here and our new friends in Europe who have made this experience so memorable for all of us.