Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation

As a mother, I truly appreciate the experiences my family has had together in the majestic nature that surrounds us in the North of Norway. I believe that the memories we’ve made and continue to make, will be with my children the rest of their lives. And the great thing about having both the mountainsContinue reading “Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation”

Catch the Sun

Arctic inhabitants have a special relationship with the sun.  Its 2-month absence creates a deep longing in the core of our being, and an overwhelming appreciation when we’re reunited.  Tears and smiles, elation and gratitude rise within us as the blazing star shines upon us. Catch the Sun When the sun smiles, smile back. WhenContinue reading “Catch the Sun”

Captured Moments

Cancer has a way of putting priorities straight.   One’s “to-do” list is shaken and sifted, insignificant plans and goals disappear immediately.  There’s no doubt what’s most important. Capturing moments with our family has had an urgency about it.  From the first day of my diagnosis, I’ve been deliberate about photographing this journey – ourContinue reading “Captured Moments”

Believe in Adventure

There are days we replay in our minds countless times, dwelling on the joy and laughter they contained.  The discovery of a new place, a sandy beach on the shores of the Barents Sea.   Hunting for shells, polished sea glass… a message in a bottle.  On a magical day last August, our beach combing lead usContinue reading “Believe in Adventure”

Gray is Ok

The weather has taken a little turn: Temperatures above freezing, wind and occasional rain showers. Which means that some areas are no longer ski-friendly 🙂 but it also means that my son can skip rocks in the ocean and my daughters can look for treasures. And I have to admit that I’m not upset toContinue reading “Gray is Ok”

The Arctic ABC’s

Originally posted on Everyday life in the North Cape & North of Norway:
I was recently nominated for the ABC award by George Weaver at She Kept a Parrot.  She’s a lovely woman who writes beautifully.  I recommend stopping by her site and reading her entertaining and insightful thoughts.  Thank you George for your kind nomination.…

A Year in the North Cape

Originally posted on Everyday life in the North Cape & North of Norway:
It’s official.  We’ve lived one year in the North Cape of Norway… one year and two weeks to be exact.  We’ve experienced polar nights and the midnight sun.  Northern lights, reindeer munching shrubs in our yard, and gale force winds that scare…