Friday, May 25, 2007

HUGGING MY NORWEGIAN ROOTS

Just wanted to share something I got via email..... This is one of the many reasons I love Norway!!! This picture of the Oslo Fjord, is taken off of my friend's deck on the 17th of May.... Norway's Independence Day, kind of like our 4th of July. It is the custom to wear traditional costumes, carry the Norwegian flag and parade and celebrate all day and night long. Oh man, do I miss this family.

I have known and loved these kiddos since before they were born.... I miss them tons!!!! Left to right.... Molly, Matias, and Beret.

This dress was given to me, I mean Tate. Both of the little gals above wore this dress. This history adds so much more meaning to me. Last year as our local Norwegian community celebrated the 17th of May, I had hoped that Tate would have been in the arms of her Nana, in a traditional costume and her Gramps, who would be handing out Norwegian chocolate and Norwegian polser (hot dogs) at this year's celebration. Each year there is a celebration and soon she will be there slurping Orange soda (Solo) sucking down chocolate and all dressed up like the Chinese-Norwegian-American Princess that she is.

9 comments:

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a wonderful tradition. Beautiful family and country. Can't wate to see Tate celebrating her family's heratige.
God's Speed

C.J. said...

That dress is so beautiful! What a wonderful tradition for Ms. Tate to be a part.

Michelle said...

Lisa-I think we talked about the fact that I too have Norwegian roots when you were here. This Sunday we are going to see SKRUK, at my church. Here is a link to them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZTIwN24rWQ
I can't wait!

kris said...

Love the tradition, love that dress, the kids are adorable! I'm partial to Norway- my dad's dad was born there and came to the US on a boat with his family!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I love the dress and it's history :O

Doris & Dan said...

Beautiful dress!

Keep smilin!

Shannon S said...

Happy 17th of May! And YUM...gotta love Solo and that egg white concoction isn't too bad! (The polser I can do without!) You and Tate are gonna have sooo many amazing holidays to share!

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