Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi! Happy Independence Day Finland!

Today marks the 89 anniversary of Finland's independence from Russia. Today is also my son Nicholas's nimipäivä = name's day. Happy name's day Niki!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hauskaa Juhannusta! Happy Midsummer!

Well here it is again Midsummer in Finland. My family and I had a BBQ on the patio and then sauna later in the evening. It was cooler today than it had been the past week. We got some rain last evening so that helped to cool things down a bit. Still need to do some work in the backyard as it looks like a jungle out there. Soon will be summer holiday!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hyvä Suomi !!

Hockey 7Congratulations for Team Finland with their 5-0 bronze medal win against Canada!

Congratulations Lordi !!

FireheadThe Finnish heavy-metal rock group Lordi have just won the Eurovision song contest for the first time ever for Finland with their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens, Greece.
check 'em out here:

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Happy Birthday Boys!

Birthday Gifts
Today Niki celebrated his 11th birthday with six of his classmates from Lagstad school. He turned 11 on the 15th. Alexi also celebrated with 9 of his classmates from Lagstad. He turned 9 on the 18th.

Hockey 1Suomi lost to Czech Republic at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Latvia. So we have to play Canada for Bronze tomorrow. Revenge time! hehe Better luck next year boys! Hockey 2

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Contact made

Finally I have made contact with my first cousin once removed and her daughter, my second cousin, both living in Alaska. I am lacking information on this side of the family and it will not only be great to be communicating with my relatives but also great in being able to fill out the family tree a bit more!
Wakka Wakka

A little milestone

Well today marked 9 years that I have been with my current employer. So far, so good!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Vappua !!

FinlandHappy May Day to all. Today just sitting back and relaxing at home eating donuts and drinking sima. Tiina and the boys went to Helsinki and to Kaisaniemi to listen to the choir and the Humpsvakar orchestra. Niki & Alexi sold their remaining May Day flower pins.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Happy 40th!

Happy birthday to my sister Margie wherever she may be.
Happy Birthday