Norway Photo Diary: Part I

perfect little snowflakes

The tiny town’s church & graveyard

Taking in a little aprรชs-ski

First born and father (in matchy matchy Norwegian sweaters)

HB cross country skiing

HB and I cross country skiing

Warm and toasty in my cheetah parka from karmaloop

Younger brother and sister

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  1. 01.06.2011 / 12:32 am

    Lovely, lovely photos. Also, I want to steal your leopard parka – too cute!


    • 01.06.2011 / 6:30 pm

      Never!!! *clutches it tightly*

  2. Lynn Z.
    01.06.2011 / 12:34 am

    Wow! The 32 inches of snow that dropped last week in NJ is nothing compared to Norway! What beautiful pictures! Most people only get to see Norway in magazines or on TV – this post really lets us see what Norway is *really* like – picturesque and beautiful! (and really cold!)


    • 01.06.2011 / 6:30 pm

      …really *really* cold!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 01.06.2011 / 12:36 am

    Wow. These photos are beautiful. I love how you and your dad wore matching sweaters. lol

    • 01.06.2011 / 6:29 pm

      Haha yeah…we're dorks like that.

  4. 01.06.2011 / 8:16 am

    Love all of the pictures! It is soo gorgeous there! Love the cheetah parka, love everything ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:10 am

      I LOVE the cheetah parka. It's made by Burton, who I think makes jackets for all the pro snowboarders (which I definitely am not). But I couldn't pass it up…faux fur + cheetah print = perfection!!!

      • 01.06.2011 / 11:14 am

        Serious perfection! I have been a sucker for all things cheetah since 5th grade when I had a faux-fur cheetah jacket and matching cheetah pants ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 01.06.2011 / 8:37 am

    Wow, it is gorgeous there! Seriously a winter wonderland. You look so festive in your Norwegian sweaters.


    • 01.06.2011 / 11:10 am

      I believe my dad's sweater is actually Norwegian-made, but they're super expensive, so mine is actually from L.L. Bean – and it's so nice, 100% wool, and not all scratchy like the Norwegian wool ones.

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Vahni! It definitely was a much-needed blast…much-needed. Happy to be home!

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:08 am

      Thank you! more to come!xoxo

  6. Elizabeth
    01.06.2011 / 9:28 am

    Everything is just gorgeous!

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:08 am

      It's really impossible to take an ugly picture of Norway in the wintertime. You literally have to do something to screw it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 01.06.2011 / 9:46 am

    THese pictures are just gorgeous! You guys are quite the photog's!!
    Looks like you are having a wonderful family trip!

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:08 am

      We had a wonderful family vacation Julie, thanks so much!

  8. 01.06.2011 / 10:36 am

    I adore that parka! I've been looking for one and haven't found one that seems warm enough. Your pictures are gorgeous; it looks like you had a fantastic time.

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:12 am

      This was plenty warm, although layering helped. I recommend a thick wool sweater- works every time! Thanks!

  9. 01.06.2011 / 1:03 pm

    I had no idea snow flakes actually looked like that! I'm shocked! My SoCal is totally showing right now. =P

    Gorgeous photos!

    • 01.06.2011 / 6:29 pm

      Haha hey no judgment here, I'm from Texas! I was amazed that they were so perfect, all by their little selves. That's why I took a picture!

  10. 01.06.2011 / 5:48 pm

    These are absolutely STUNNING photos! You look so much like your dad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 01.06.2011 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks Katie! I get that a lot actually. But I have my mom's nose. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really liked your FBFF 2011 post – keep up the great work with Fashion Frugality, girl!

  11. 01.06.2011 / 6:30 pm

    the photos of the graveyard are strangely moving. And you look so much like your father…it has nothing to do with the sweaters!

    • 01.06.2011 / 6:31 pm

      It must be the "jeans" then! ;-}

  12. 01.06.2011 / 8:21 pm

    These are such beautiful photos. I love the first one with the little snowflakes.

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:52 pm

      Aren't they so dainty and perfect?! They would land on my parka and I'd try not to brush them off ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 01.06.2011 / 9:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL pictures! I knew I didn't have to worry about you having a good time. It looks like it was amazing.

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:52 pm

      It was so great to spend time with family I never see (even though they live 20 minutes away…med school makes it seem like they're across the country). And the scenery was the icing on the cake!

  14. 01.06.2011 / 9:28 pm

    ooo such gorgeous pictures!! though goodness it looks absolutely freezing there …. love the one with you and your pappa in the matchy norwegian sweaters ๐Ÿ˜‰ glad to see you had a wonderfully relaxing break!!

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:51 pm

      the one with my dad and i is one of my favorites too. ๐Ÿ™‚ how are you girl? hope you're well!

    • 01.06.2011 / 11:52 pm

      Thanks!! It was definitely cozy.

  15. 01.07.2011 / 4:12 am

    I love the photos, you took wonderful pictures of the snow

    • 01.07.2011 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you. I had to capture all the sparkles!

  16. Angie
    01.07.2011 / 1:02 pm

    Wow –some seriously stunning photos! That scenery was certainly worth braving the cold. Thanks for sharing!

  17. 01.07.2011 / 10:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning photographs!! I love the one with the sun coming through the tree. Beautiful.


    • 01.07.2011 / 10:26 pm

      I'm particularly fond of that photograph, too!

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