Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merrry Christmas

This is a big Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to EVERYONE who is reading this or should be reading this =). It's confirmed, we're having a white Christmas. Snow fell on Sunday and yesterday and it's still below zero °C.

This is the night before Christmas Eve and I'm working. It's my first night shift out of four, but it's OK, since it's the night shift. If you're going to work on Christmas, and some of us have to in order to keep society going, the night shift is the way to go. I get to be part of everything and when I'm here, everyone else is at home sleeping.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


If you have nothing else to write about the weather might be a good idea. It was snowing this morning, Now the snow has turned into rain but he weather prophets (that's what they do!) had a vision about snow later this week. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Mirelle was in her best mood this morning and I thought it was a great moment to get a sunshine baby picture. It was, until I brought forth our camera and she decided to start chewing on her hand. But I managed to get a semi smiling picture before her own hand got more interesting. So the sunshine baby picture still do not exist.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunshine baby

Our Mirelle has her sunshine baby moments, yet to be captured on film but when we get it I will post it here, sooner or later. I know I'm a bit lazy with posting pictures so that's why I'm writing it here that I will. Otherwise it will be a lot later...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Going to church

We had Mirelle's baptism last Sunday. We had invited almost 30 people, family, relatives and the Godparents (4 of them) where friends of ours. We had it in Gerby Parish House which is only 2 kilometers away. It worked out well and I think everyone liked the event.

Now to some thing that doesn't happen that often, we visited church today on a regular church service. The Finnish Lutheran church has largely become a ceremonial institution for weddings and funerals in a somewhat secular society. A bit sad but cultural change is an ongoing process that can move back and forth but that's the way things are right now. The thing about our visit is that the priest read out the names of the new members of the parish meaning the children that have become baptized during the week.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


"Y'know, the only difference between us and a couple of 14-year-old pyromaniacs is this ballistics glass."
- Adam Savage, "MythBusters"

I like Mythbusters and in tonight's episode Adam really summed it up =).