Guten Tag meine Blogger und Leser Freunden (Good day my blogger and reader friends)!
On April 14th my husband and I went to the local Scandinavian Festival at Cal Lutheran University.
It was really cool seeing all the Scandinavian stuff from several countries, specifically stuff that was: Belgian, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Danish.
While we were there we ate a “Viking Dog” (Scandinavian Polish Sausage type hot dog with fried onions on top).
Also we had to get some traditional Aebleskivers (Danish Dumpling/Cake things) that came with berry sauce.
We watched people do traditional dances and make some traditional Scandinavian foods. It is so interesting to explore one’s heritage. Even though I am mainly Dutch and German (other Germanic nations, with a few other places such as Czech Republic mixed in) by heritage, I am always interested in learning about all of Scandinavia as a whole since these countries represent most of my husband’s heritage (and technically Dutch people are Scandinavian, just not as well represented as such at festivals).
When you are married to someone you are usually interested in some of the same things (maybe some people have totally different interests but that is not the case for D and I). In our case we both love to speak in German to each other, talk about & eat good food, talk about good books, watch comedies and fantasy movies/shows together (LOTR all the way!), and to learn more about the history of our families and their heritage. Going to this festival is always great for D because it makes him feel connected to his ancestors and I feel more connected to him. It’s just a cool and fun experience overall.
Of course we couldn’t JUST eat the food we had to buy a couple souvenirs while we were there. My husband got himself a really cool Viking shirt. The guy who makes them says it will change color in the wash and (after 2-3 washes) will look all “vintage”. This made my hubby very pleased.
Of course D didn’t want me to feel left out so he got me a ring. How sweet is that? I love this guy to bits…my silly/funny/smart Scandinavian/German/Scottish husband. ^_^
I really appreciated getting the ring and also doing some shopping for a gift for my mom’s birthday. I ended up getting her a Danish cookbook, which she thought was cool.
All in all it was a very fun day for both of us to explore the heritage of my husband (and me by marriage and by my own Dutch roots). Hope you all have enjoyed the photos!
For now I will say: Auf Wiedersehen (until we meet again)! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have been preoccupied with German homework and Algebra homework lately, but I only have a couple more weeks of school and then I’m free for the summer, yay! ALSO, Friday is my birthday…I am turning @#…ha, NO I am not telling! :P