Monday, July 4, 2011


I turned 30 this past Friday and had the most fantastic day. I had to take Silja for a check-up and a vaccination at the pediatrician in the morning, and when we came back an hour later I was surprised by my sisters, my dad and Karen, who were standing outside our front door singing and waving flags. They had come by plane early in the morning and neither Bjarni nor I had any clue they were going to casually "stop by". Talk about a (GOOD) surprise! In the evening friends came over for homemade sushi, and I enjoyed having a lot of people over, something that happens (too) rarely now because of a baby. Saturday was spent in the city showing my family as much as possible of Vienna, before they traveled back home again. Today - three days later - I still receive the sweetest birthday surprises in the mail from Denmark with funny old pictures and cool presents. I'm one lucky lady, and there are no painful feelings connected to entering a new decade. I'm right where I want to be in life with those I love, and I can't wait to see what this new decade will bring to me and to us. Cheers to the 30's!
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  1. ah dorte, thats so wonderful! i'm so glad you had a fantastic day with amazing surprises! welcome to the 30's :-)
    all the best xx

  2. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday Dorte! What a lovely surprise to have family over. Here's to an awesome decade to you!

    PS: Our plans to move to Vienna beginning of July have been thwarted by visa issues. So hopefully we will get there - someday :)

    Take care,

  3. Thanks you guys :)
    Aditi: I hope the visa issues will be solved as soon as possible. That is so stressful and annoying to deal with. Let me know when you get here.

  4. Det er lidt tid siden jeg har fået besøgt jeres dejlige blog, så derfor ser jeg først denne post nu! Hvor havde du bare en dejlig fødselsdag, ser det ud til! Skønt med sådan en overraskelse! Og stort (forsinket!) tillykke - jeg er heller ikke så bange for at træde ind i 30'erne om et halvt års tid ca... ;)