onsdag, mai 27, 2009


and the area around.... 

I went to the OC to go to my friend Davids art show with Erika, met a lot of people, and then spend the night at Briannas house. Kelsey left me to go back to Alaska, and I wont see her in a long, long time. On sunday Erika and I went to Venice beach and i really wanted to actually see the Hollywood sign, so we drove around trying to find it, and take pictures with it. And then we went to Santa Clarita and spend the night with Jenny and Amy, and got to celebrate Jennys 21st birthday! 

so I had a good weekend!

LA traffic.. hate it...

Found it!
Liked it and tried to take pictures of it...
Photo 1: it would be right behind me head.
Photo 2: what can I say? We totally missed it!
Photo 3: um, it would be riiiight where Erika has her hand..
Photo 4: Aiii, I missed Erika....
Photo 5: GOT IT! But its really small!
Photo 6: We just had to take one more photo.... haha

JENNY! Happy Birthday! I had FUN!
Birthday cookie! 
Amy, Jenny, Me and Erika!
When you are 21 in the states you have to buy alcohol... Amy however, is not 21, and a pastors daughter, so she decided not join that.... hahaha

tirsdag, mai 19, 2009

17.mai med en ny vri….


I went up to San Diego to celebrate 17.mai with Ingvar and Jessy, Kaiya and Teyus. We went to the “House Of Norway” in Bilboa Park, to celebrate with the rest of the Norwegians in San Diego. It was NOTHING like Norway. Maybe except from pølse, brus, is and vafler!!

We started off walking in a parade, with NO marching bands or noisemakers. And the Olsens and I did not even have a Norwegian flag! Oh, how embarrassing!!  It parade was all quiet, except from the one very devoted guy who would start some Hurrarop on the sideline… Haha, it was something for itself. After the parade they had a bunch of speeches, and a folkdance group that danced- a lot like Lurvalegg! It was interesting… They also did the Pledge- to the American Flag! Haha! And the national Anthem- American and then Norwegian… I missed Hamarsangen a lot!

So it was interesting..

After the “trying to hang out with all the Norwegians in San Diego” (that would also include a lot of 80 year olds whos grandparents came over once upon a time…), we went shopping, for then to start making a Norwegian coltbord! We had sooo much food, vafler rømmegrøt, eggerøre, spekemat, laks, is, jordbær, bringebær… and a lot more!

And then we talked and ate and laughed from like 4 to midnight.

It was grand!! 

Det var jo iallefall noen mennesker, til tross for dårlig liv og røre.. Jessy uttalte at det føltes som om vi var i et gravfølge..... Og jeg var ganske enig...
Beautiful in bunad
The Olsen Family
So apparently there is such a thing as the "queen of house of norway"! 

Teyus! He is only 8 months... 
Prep... Felicia and Jessy!

Jessy is trying to explain the guests what the different types of food is.. 

lørdag, mai 16, 2009

Remember that time when we went to Six Flags Magic Mountain?


Axel was hanging out in at in the Mission Adventures office, talking about how fun it would be if we could go to Six Flags. And before an our was gone, William had raised over 100 dollars to our “Poor Missionary Vacation Found”.


…that’s how it all got started…


A couple of weeks later, and a couple of hundred dollars later, 10 missionaries drove from Ensenada, Mexico, to Valencia, CA. In San Diego we picked up Scott, who is not a poor missionary, and therefore had to pay from himself, and ate, before we arrived at the hotel in Valencia around 9ish. We went to Denny´s next to the hotel and ate, and there Brodie from the OC came and joined us, also him on his own bill… We had two hotel rooms, with two queen size beds in each, which worked fine for us 4 girls! But before the night had stared, there were now 8 boys in the boys room, so they had it a bit tougher!  It took a while to fall asleep, and Axel woke up at 5, took a shower and then BANGED in the wall and woke all of us girls up. But we went back to bed… Haha. We were suppose to leave the hotel rooms at 9 o´clock, checking out of the hotel , go and eat breakfast, have starbucks, find an ATM, and then head out for the park, which opened at 10:30. However, at 8:45, when Sarvia and Kelsey were still in their PJs, the boys knocked on out door. And with their backpacks on their shoulders and a starbucks in their hand, they told us that we were leaving, and that they already had had breakfast… Still, Sarvia and Kelsey got on some clothes, we checked out of the hotel and then the boys had to sit at Denny´s with us and watch us eat. And then we headed out for the park.


At a Thursday before school is out or finals done, Six Flags Magic Mountain is a blast! There were close to NO lines, we got to spend all our time on rides, if we wanted, and it was not as stressed and intense as those parks sometimes are! It was great! However, Sarvia and I are not that big a fans of roller coasters, so we did our own things, and loved it! We also left the park to hang out with Jenny (oh my dear, dear Jenny who I have missed!!) for some hours. It was great. We went to her house, ate Panda Express and had Starbucks! And just talked! And then, when Jenny had to go back to school to work, we went back into the park and took one more ride, met up with the others, and when the park closed, we did not have to wait in line to get out, we simple got in out cars and drove out, easy and nice. WOW! However, Brodie, who had driven his own car up from OC, had lost his keys in one of the rides, so he had to drive with us down to OC, and then William had to take him back up in his truck, and then drive back down… sad! In OC the girls, again, got the better end of the deal- staying at the bestes Brianna in the worlds house, with a swimmingpool, big (og HUGE) screen TV in their backyard AND a hot tub! We all got beds and loved it! The boys stayed at Brodies “wanna be YWAM community”, and Im not so sure they slept at all….

And again, the arrived 15 minuts too early to pick us up, but this time it was Lindsay and Sarvia who was still in their PJs. Briannas family, however, are like the nices people in the world, so they invited all the guys in, we all got breakfast and coffee, and then we headed out to Newport Beach and Laguna Breach, before we ended the day at a HUGE mall!

…And then the trip was over… We stopped in San Diego, where we picked Giezi up from the airport, and that was fun! He came home from being gone sense we left for out roadtrip in the end of December, so people were excited!! And we had t-shirts that spelled out his name, so that was fun. Haha.


…and now I am back in Ensenada, chilling for another week. Or not… I work in Hospitality, so I clean and make beds and lead workduties and all of that jazz. So it is busy, but good!

Next yeah I am going back to Hamar, studying and working with my church. Im super excited about it, and  cant wait to see what God is going to be doing in Hamar!! Yay!


Ok- here are some pictures! 

Did I ever tell you guys about all the crap you can buy when you are in the borderline to enter the US?


Girls room!
Sarvia was my Six Flags Buddy! 
The rest of the group is at that ride.. somewhere... 
..and this would be the reason why I do not like roller coasters! 
My Jenny! My Love! My Friend!
Me, Sarvia and Jenny!
Oh guys!
I got Axel to buy his daughter these ears! They didnt fit, but his wife took them.. haha
Outside Six Flags!
niiice... Near Newport Beach
The Ensenada gang!! (Brodie was with us at Six Flags, and Scott is taking the picture...)
we went for a walk in Laguna Beach!
and in Orange Country we met up with Brianna!! Oh, how I´d missed her!!
...and then we went to San Diego Airport to pick up Giezi!
He got a little surprised!