Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Iceland

As I have mentioned a few times before on my blog, I am from Iceland. That means that I am Icelandic and I am very proud of that fact. I have lived back and forth between Iceland and the United States since I was 10 years old. I love both countries as my own. I can not imagine having to choose one or the other. I refuse to choose one or the other!!



My whole family lives in Iceland and I love to visit them. I also love when they come here to visit me :o) When I was in Iceland this summer I picked up a book about the Icelandic Yule Lads (Icelandic Santa's) so we could have it to read around Christmas time. I thought it was a great way to keep the Icelandic traditions alive in our home and I knew the boys would love reading this book.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Cool! I like the idea of sharing both worlds. It's what I try to do on my blog. Can't wait for the christmas story!

Pennie said...

Oooo - I can't WAIT to hear more!!! Way to keep me in suspense, Helga! :)

Adge said...

How exciting. I can't wait to learn about Iceland more.

MannMom3 said...

I absolutely can't wait to hear more!

Its So Very Cheri said...

How cool to be from Iceland.

If you copy the gloves, you know what they say...Imitation is the highest form of a compliment.

I recently did a post offering to "my gals", who do a post on their blog, about one of my projects that they really like, I will have a area on a side bar (and not at the bottom-I want to make it very visible) listing gals who have posted my projects and a link to your blogs. I haven't come up with a title for it yet-still thinking about it. Obviously if someone does 3posts that month and someone else does 5 the person who did 5 will be at the top of the page. If you are interested in doing this for some blog recognition, you need to let me know each time you do a post so I can come over and make note of it.

ALSO I have been getting a lot of e-mails from gals over the past week plus that I am no longer showing up in their readers. Google said the Follower button is having all kinds of problems and people need to subscribe to get updates in a timely manner. Even if you have subscribed can you please come back over and re-subscribe because Google lost hundreds of my subscription list-gone poof--not good.
Cheri

Brianne said...

Thats awesome to be able to experience life in two totally different countries and share it with your children!

3LittleMonkeys said...

That is so awesome to celebrate your culture! By chance, have you eaten Vinatarta? My Granny always made it for Christmas and now I make it...and love it!

Jenilee said...

one of my friends is from Sweden and she feels the same way. She is actually there right now even though they live in Toledo Ohio. My mom is Canadian and still holds her citizenship there. Lots of country pride. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Vinatarta is a very rich cake. There are about 6 layers of very thin cake with pureed prunes in between! I know it's a Scandanavian dessert, but not sure where it originated.

Edda Soffía said...

Yes Helga has eaten Vínarterta, we bake the terta every year. I just made one this morning.
Helga´s mom