Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Nov 19, 2006

Baby Shower

This Weekend Nicolle had her baby shower and her mom and sisters (pictured... Nathalie, Suzanne and daughter Chloe, Mom, and Nicolle) came into town for it. It was fun for them to get together and celebrate the upcoming arrival of our baby Clara (yes, we finally chose a name). They played games, ate yummy food, opened gifts. Chloe, our niece, won a game for not saying the word "Baby", while catching others for saying it. I think that is why they don't invite men to showers, because they can be so competetive and there is little risk of a man saying "baby," so the men would have cleaned house. We got lots of cute outfits for the baby... Clara will be very well-dressed. It was a great time for all that were involved, thanks to Andrea Sweat, Trinity Martin and Heather Johnson for putting it on. They did a great job.

Nov 7, 2006

Lost Luggage and Meatballs

The drama of the lost luggage continues. The airlines said that they have found the luggage. Well good for them, now they only need to give it to me. I hope to have it by the end of Tuesday.

The stores in Sweden all close at 7pm, so when I got back to my hotel at 6:45pm, I had to run to the mall and purchase a shirt and a sweater so I would not wear the same shirt 3 days in a row. After my run to the mall, I convinced a couple of my coworkers to join me at a restaurant called Smaka. You have to be careful how you say the word Smaka. It is pronounced Smooka, not Smacka. The first means “Taste”, the second means “To Hit or Smack” It is my favorite resurant in Gothenburg, because of the great Swedish Meatballs and Mashed potatoes. One coworker got the meatballs and one didn’t. Needless to say one enjoyed the meal more than the other. They were great.

My phone has run out of Batteries so I had to borrow a phone from Bev, my coworker who spent the night in the airport because she lost her passport. That was nice of her, I could talk to Nicolle without having to worry that the phone was going to die.

For those of you who wanted me to pick up a nativity, here is what one that I found looks like. It is about $10. I will keep looking for more options.

Nov 6, 2006

Traveling is enough excitement for me

I don't know if I have had so many things happen on just a travel day. Let me start from Saturday.

Pete Palmer was over at my house by 7:30am and he (with a little help from me)was able to get the motar base down for our shower, just in time for Nicolle to take me to the airport. Once at the airport, I realized that I did not have my cellphone. Nicolle was great and went home to pick it up(t-minus 60 minutes till liftoff). After she left, I checked in and it was brought to my attention that I did not have my passport(kind of required for international travel). I got a hold of Nicolle and asked her to bring my passport(T-minus 40 minute til liftoff). The check in lady was really nice, and sent my luggage on. Nicolle got caught in traffic and with 5 minutes till liftoff, she got me my stuff that I had forgotten(Thanks hon).

I got on the plane and then we took off. After arriving in Dullas(washington airport) I was informed that the plane was overbooks and I was going to be moved from coach to business class for the flight from Washington to copenhagen. That was great news and I figured that I would be able to get like 4 or 5 hours of sleep on the flight. Wrong, between watching the movie Click(good movie, but crude in points, why do they have to add little things that add nothing to the plot, but makes the movie almost unviewable) and the turbulence, I got a whopping 1 hour of sleep.

After arriving in Copenhagen, I looked for my coworker who was traveling with me. I did not see her anywhere, and just assumed that she was avoiding me because I got upgraded and she didn't. When I got on the plane for Sweden, she still was not on, and I thought you might have gotten bumped in DC for some vouchers. Then the pilot said they were taking someone luggage off the flight who had lost their passport. I thought that might have been her. I found out later, that it was her, and she somehow over the Atlantic had lost her passport, and was stuck in Copenhagen. She should arrive in Sweden on Monday, lets hope she ends up ok.

When I got to Gothenburg, my luggage was lost, which was not a big thing, because, my luggage always get lost when I take this flight. My luggage just shows up a few hours later. Well apparently my luggage and my coworkers passport have both been lost somewhere between Greensboro and Sweden, I would guess they are in Greenland. So, I get to wear jeans to work on Monday and might even get to go shopping and get some tight European clothing. My dreams have come true. I do have pictures, but I cannot download them because the attachment cable in in my luggage also. I will download them when I can.

Nov 1, 2006

Sweden trip

I will be going over to Sweden this week, and thought I would post a blog of it, so you all can see how exciting my trips to Sweden really are. As always, if you want to hear about anything, please ask and I will see what I can do.