Denmark, Ho! Pt. 2

We are leaving today.

Today we are moving to another country.

. : LASTS : .

During the past week I’ve found myself counting up lasts.

You know.  This is the last time we will do such-and-so.

Sometimes they are really happy:

  • This is the last time I will stare at the wobbly ceiling fan, and wonder if it will ricochet off and slice my neck.  (It could happen.)
  • This is the last time I will have to drive thirty minutes to get a decent cup of coffee.  Scratch that.  I may be buying my coffee from Sweden next. (That should put some things into perspective for me, huh?  A quick jaunt to the next country over is a far cry from the next county over.)
  • This is the last time I will re-arrange my closet in a desperate attempt to create space out of no space.

But some of the lasts are sad:

  • This is the last family dinner for which everyone will be present.  (Until Christmas.)
  • This is the last time my siblings and I will quote entire film scripts rather than have a regular conversation.  (Until Christmas.)
  • This is the last time we’ll all just sit around and do nothing … just because we can.  (Until Christmas.)

I’ve begun to tack “until Christmas” onto the end of these last few, 
because we are coming back for the holidays.

... I'd rather just take my family with me.

. : FYI : .

Since I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post again 
(hopefully tomorrow, we’ll see), let me just say:

If you fail to hear from us and have reason to be concerned, here is the number for the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen:

(+45) 33 41 71 00

Here’s how to say “Have you seen these missing people?” in Danish:

Har du set disse mangler mennesker?

Or, depending on how accurate Google translator is, 
this may be asking something entirely different.

A recent picture of what we look like:

Heh, heh, heh.

And a mock-up of what we will look like in two years:

Notice we have changed nationalities.  Also Tim got really old.  Also Isaac became a girl.  No idea.  Just go with it.

... Wish us luck!


  1. This makes me sad. I dont know why.

    As for the ceiling fan...I am with you. It so could happen. Eek


  2. We'll read about it in your memoirs: A Connecticut Yankee in Ebeltoft. :P

    Thanks for the current photo. It'll be nice to remember what you looked like...when you weren't speaking to me. lol

    I can't wait till you guys come back for Christmas and we can hear all about Denmark. (Which by the way, I want has a mailing address when you gotsit. :D ) And you can tell us (and our sweaters) "I had a dream about you in Copenhagen! And you were there, and you, and you...!"

  3. Hahahaha I laughed at the last two pictures. Best of luck to you lady, I'm sure everything will go great!

  4. Good luck!!!

    Next time we will hear from you, you'll be on the other side of the world!

    An adventure awaits you! I can't wait to hear about it :)

  5. I think you and your husband and son are so lucky!
    enjoy your new journey, and I am happy we get to enjoy it with you from afar on our computers.
    you might love the coffe there so much you will never find coffee you like in America again once you come back and have to order it on line. I will pray for your safety my dear friend, Have FUN!

  6. Hahaha! So random! I love your list of "lasts."


  7. You are going to love it as soon as you get your groove goin... I am seriously so jealous! I have heard many stories about Denmark and would love to live there! And I have a feeling that your coffee will be great!... And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your son is still a boy in 2 years.

  8. Thanks everybody! Still in transit but it's good to see all the support!

    Nicole - you can come visit me ANYTIME. Seriously. You should.

  9. And the adventure begins! I pray you get settled quickly and fall in love with the country even faster. And I'm fully expecting to live vicariously through you, so you better post about all the quirks Denmark has to offer, and all the quirks you have to offer it. :)

  10. hahahaha, oh my word, this was hilarious-LOL just does not cut it!

    on another note, i hope everything goes smoothly. i'm sure denmark has some great adventures for you up ahead. :)

  11. You never know I might!!! I take those offers seriously!


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