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ImageMuch of winter has been sunny and nice this year. The boys have been enjoying it.

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We’ve been watching a lot of Olympic coverage here at Solvangvegen 17. There are not so many times of year that the T.V. is on all the time — World Cup, Winter Olympics, Every Sunday During the Skiing Season. Bjørn and I are almost getting tired of being glued with backsides to the couch and eyes to the screen every evening between 8 and 11 p.m., dreaming about what track and field events we’d like to be good at.  Our relationship has now reached a length that we can remember watching a previous Olympic Games together.

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Beautiful day of skiing

Our first skitur (ski outing) of the season – with neghbours Kvammen/Hanssen. Gorgeous day, perfect conditions, and hot dog grilling.

This was Karel’s first ever skitur skiing completely on his own. He didn’t stop once. Very impressive! We are very proud.

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Lest you think my husband and son willingly accompanied me to a mall 40 minutes away, let’s be clear that the main attraction was a short ski-sprint just outside the mall.

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….Oh wait, a half-marathon was never ON the bucket list.  Somehow Bionic Bjørn talked/challenged me into this running madness.

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Champions!

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Team Inferno: Chris, Sidney, Dan, and Jack (Sidney, incidentally, ran the 400 m. in 65 seconds)

We had the privilege of spending a day in Steven’s Point, WI, site of the  Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games.

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skibkarel…Okay, well maybe not really slopes but rather gently rolling hills. Today, for the first time, the Minneapolis Lyngstads went cross-country skiing. (more…)

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