Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry belated Christmas! And a secret!

Julaftensmil i pysj
How was your holiday? We just returned from my mother's in Kristiansund, and I think this was one of the nicest Christmases I can remember. Christmas Eve was especially perfect. It's my favourite day of the whole year, and I love it when everything turns out exactly as everyone hoped.

Gravsted julen 2010
We lit candles on my father's grave at twilight. It was cold, the snow was creaky, and in the blue of the fourth hour, Gravsted looked so very beautiful.

Herr Kanin
Magnus was a complete sweetheart. He opened his first present, a soft rabbit plushie from Uncle Steel, and decided that it was enough. It was all he ever wanted. He carried the rabbit around the rest of the week, nuzzling its ears and neck with a look of gleeful bliss on his face.

Magnus also decided he wanted to sing like Sølvguttene on tv. He stood there staring for a good five minutes, which certainly is unusually long for our little robot fighter.

And there was good wine and better company. And then there was some celebrating. I've had news, you see, good news. How good? Well, to quote Severus Snape (nerdy points if you know the quote):

The best.

But more on that later. For now you must enjoy what is left of your holiday and begin the new year with hopes and bubbles, and if you have them: kittens.



camilla said...

love all these pics, and I love that we got to spend a little time together this christmas.
I am dying to know the secret, if it is what I think it is and hope and wish it is... it definitely is the best!

Catherine Denton said...

What a beautiful family! Wishing you a Happy New Year!! (Can't wait to hear your good news)

Heidi said...

I'm dying to know the secret, too...I think (I hope) I might have a guess, but I'll wait to hear it! Merry Christmas and happy 2011!!

P.S. Is that Balthus as a kitten? Because I would like to EAT HIM. NOM NOM NOM.

tone almhjell said...

I'll tell you all in a bit. I just feel like I should put pen to paper first :)

Heidi, I actually don't know which one of the kittens this is. They were exactly one week old at that point, so it was too early for markings and slant of eyes to show. But look at those little ears! NOM!

Li:ne said...

I'm pretty sure this is Theo. The hungry, desperate one.

Connie Onnie said...

I think I just realized that I love Christmas Eve better than Christmas day, not that I don't love Christmas. But I love the time spent with family & the good food of course.