Friday, March 11, 2011

Family Photos

On our last visit to Comox, Hans and Dianne kindly let me make copies of a few old photos of Roger's dad for my own "Family Photo Wall Project."  Dianne and Hans have the ultimate family photo wall.  From what I can tell it spans about 4 generations and is now quickly expanding to include a fifth generation creeping up both sides of the staircase wall.

Hans and Dianne, I may have some of the details wrong, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

This is a photo of Hans' grandparents:

And a photo of them working on some crops.

It looks like this couple would be some stiff competition on The Amazing Race.  

Here's Roger's dad.  I'm not sure how old he is in this picture, but he already has a little Ebony tucked under his arm.

Here's him (on the far left) a little older with his siblings.


And.. this is him again, at about 17, I believe.

Hans, you make getting older look fun and easy, and I can only hope that when the time comes, Roger and I will not only look as good, but hopefully be in as great a shape as you are.  

And, thanks again for indulging me with the photos.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Our house guest, Lars, arrived safe and sound and is now settled nicely at our place.  After arriving, the important things were immediately taken care of--saying "hi" to Bob with an elbow punch to the head and trying to set up the Playstation.  Lars did arrive bearing a gift for the tummy from 
Mamma G.  Semlor!  Some assembly was required.

Semla is essentially a delicious sweet bun that's slightly hollowed out in the centre to make room for almond paste and whipping cream.

You can see the assembly here, starting with the whole sweet bun and a ball of almond paste

Then you cut off the top of the bun and flatten the almond paste:

Hollow out the centre:

Place the almond paste in the hollow

Pile on some cream

and top with what Mamma G calls "the hat."  

At this stage, you're not quite done.  According to Lars it's still quite unfinished.
So don't forget the vanilla socker.

Tack så mycket Mamma G!