My brother Neill and his wife Amy came to visit at the end of August. We were so happy to have them! We got some good time in Denmark and then took a European road trip to Amsterdam and France. So fun!
Our friend Scott came to visit us and do some freelance work for Vestas in August. Here are some photos from our poker night while he was here and our visit to Egeskov Slot (castle on Fyn, the island next to Jutland). There are some really creepy dead animals hanging on the walls of this castle, but the outside is like a fairy tale.
We went to Skanderborg Festival on August 6th with Vestas. It's considered Denmark's Most Beautiful Festival. It's in the forest around the lake in Skanderborg. We took the train from Århus at 9:45am and the alcohol started flowing at 9:50am! To say the least, it was a fun day. Vestas had VIP passes and we had 2 hours of brunch with open bar when we arrived and then the same from 10pm-midnight.
AND to make the day even better - our friends, Katrine and Jacob, offered to watch our kids. They picked them up from their kindergarten and they SLEPT OVER! Whoa! How lucky are we? I didn't get out of bed until 8:45am because Katrine, aka Supermom, offered to take our kids to school and pack their food. (I owe her BIG!) And to top it all off, the kids were well behaved and slept all night. What a day!!
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.