Friday, April 15, 2011

We moved to Aalborg

 This is the famous statue entitled "The Thinker" by Rodin -it is in the garden of the Copenhagen art museum
Before we left Copenhagen we went to see "My Fair Lady" at the Det Kongelige Teater (the Royal Theater) - it was strange hearing everything in Danish, but it was well done.
When we arrived at our new apartment in Aalborg we received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from our Young Adults from Copenhagen - We miss them!

 This is a famous old buildling in Aalborg called Jens Bangs Stenhus
 Some quaint old houses in Aalborg

More quaint old houses in Aalborg
 The bridge and bay area of Aalborg
When we first came to Aalborg it was still very cold - this is some children skating on an ice rink in the center of town.  
I am standing by a Parish church in Harridslev - a place where some of my Danish ancestors came from.
This is a burial plot by the parish church - the Danes have their graves decorated both winter and summer with small hedges separating the graves - it is very lovely
The younger missionaries and us did service at a member's home - we cut down a large tree.
The center for young adults in Aalborg
Some young adults playing fooze ball at the center
More activity at the center for young adults in Aalborg
 We don't live right on a lake like we did in Copenhagen, but we did find a small lake on a walk not far from our apartment and these beautiful swans were there - now we will have to see if they have any babies this spring.
 The Danes have areas where they have what they call "summer homes" like the ones above.  They spend warm days and weekends at the summer homes which have the bare necessities - a little better than a tent.
Daffodils in spring are my favorite.  

3 comments:

  1. It appears you're having a great time and doing a wonderful job as missionaries in Denmark. It's hard to believe that you have only three and a half months left...strange, because we're right with you and we know how short the 18 months have seemed!

    Hang in there! The Church is so true and the gospel so right for us in our lives. Hopefully, our paths will cross again in Utah.

    Love, Elder and Sister Excell
    Massachusetts Boston Mission

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  2. The pictures look great. Your Youth Center is still so much better than just being able to meet at the church. We have a couple coming May 23 and the President has decided this must be our replacement so we are scrambling to get housing for them for the 2 month overlap. I think we may leave 2 weeks early to visit our son in Australia before flying home.

    3 1/2 months sounds like a long time but I know it is going to go so quickly. I hope you enjoy every minute that is left - I know we are going to.

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  3. I hope this goes to your email - of course if I wasn't lazy I would look up your email address.

    I was just looking at our blog and saw that I still have your blog on my list so I thought I would drop a line and ask if you have been doing another one for New Zealand. We would love to hear how you are doing. We are in China until next summer and loving it. Such a different experience.

    What a wonderful world we live in. Hope to hear from you.

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