Hi-ya! This is where we've been. Well, we just went there on Thursday. Chris' Mom is in town to help out with the new babe and we decided to high-tail it up to Solvang. Have you ever been? You really must. It's great and only about a 2 hour drive north of LA.
They are famous for these bad boys. Æbleskivers. Yummmm. We have an Æbleskiver pan, you know. We make them every Christmas morning. Delish! We ate here:
The Red Viking Restaurant. It was recommended by the folks at the Visitors Center and it was pretty darn good. Very authentic Danish food. Very Smorgasbord-y.
There are a ton of windmills in this little Danish town:
It's so nice to get out of the city once in a while and soak-up all the adorable-ness of these villages.
We were talking today about how it didn't even feel like we were still in California. Anyway, no trip to Solvang would be complete without getting your picture taken by the life-size clog:
It's been so helpful having my Mom in town last week and then Chris' Mom here this week. I had a rather telling conversation with my Mom one night when we had run out to the market.
Scene: 9:00 p.m. at the stoplight on Sepulveda Blvd.
Mom: "You'd better lock your doors."
Mom: "You don't want to get car-jacked."
Me:...."huh? Car-jacked? Are you serious?"
Mom: "Don't you ever worry about getting car-jacked?"
Me: "No. I've lived in LA for 3 years. The thought of being 'car-jacked' has never once occurred to me."
Mom: "Really? I lock my car all the time."
Me: Mom, you live in Provo, UT.
I've thought about this conversation long and hard and Mom, I think it's time to cut back on the COURT TV. I love you, really I do.
The next day I noticed my purse had been moved from it's usual resting place (by the front door.)
Mom: "I moved your purse so people walking by outside wouldn't be able to see it."
Me: "Because I might get purse-jacked?"
Yes, definitely cut back on the COURT TV.
So guys, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your comments as of late- esp regarding those thoughts of having a new babe in the house. I had no idea that I'd ever been feeling those emotions. It still makes me a little sad, but each day gets easier. He just wants our attention so desperately. Chris has been off work since DWTS ended, which has been soo helpful (and now, I'm trying to scheme a way for him not to go back to work until season 7 starts! LOL! Think we can pull it off??) Anyway- you guys are so great. Thanks for being so supportive and helpful.
I can't believe I'm going to say this out loud, but I am REALLY struggling with the name Margot. I never call her that (none of us do). She is referred to as 'the baby.' Someone the other day asked me what her name was and I nervously said "Margot" like, 'is that okay with you???"Just totally unsure of myself. I've just been sick about it. The thing is I don't even know what I would change it to, if we changed it. I think I just like how it looks on paper, with the 'T' at the end, but the 'T' is silent (unless you are my 85 year old Grandma Betty who pronounces it with the 'T'). Oy vei. All the stress has turned me Jewish. I know, it's not too late to change it if I'm not feeling it, but I'm not feeling ANYTHING. I want a name I can feel good and proud about. She needs a name. She's a person, too! Man- this baby business is tough.
Have a lovely weekend!