So, I was planning on going home to Norway this Christmas – like every other Christmas in the five years I’ve been living in the US. I was especially looking forward to seeing my family and friends since I didn’t get to see them all this summer. But turns out my plans didn’t work out after all. I ended up applying for my green card way too late, and I can’t leave the country until I get my work permit. And even if I’m lucky enough to get it right before Christmas, there won’t be enough time to buy a plane ticket…
This picture was taken a few years ago (and judging by our tan it was definitely not during Christmas vacation), but it was this picture that made me get nostalgic in the first place, so I figured it deserved to be included. This is me, Madelen, and Ida at a barbecue party. I love you guys!
Andy already spent a Christmas with my family, and I love visiting his, but Christmas has always been my absolute favorite holiday and it will be really weird to not spend it at home. Especially since our traditions are so different. Different food, different decorations, and we even open our presents on different nights (we celebrate Christmas eve on the 24th in Norway). I will definitely be baking some of my Norwegian favorites so that things will feel more normal, hehe. I am still looking forward to it though, I am sure it will be fun.
What are you doing for Christmas this year?