Monday, May 19, 2008

an honorary norwegian

This weekend, well Saturday May 17 to be exact, was the Norwegian Constitution Day. While I am not Norwegian, I work in an area with a large Norwegian population and one of the women who lives in the condo where I work is very involved in the community Norwegian club. Apparently this area is host to the 2nd largest Norwegian Constitution Day parade outside of Oslo itself!

She has been telling me about this special event for months and I mentioned to her that I thought Jason was Norwegian. This fact completely thrilled her and she was SO excited to meet him that she invited us to her party and to enjoy the parade and festival that was scheduled for Saturday.

Well, come to find out, Jason is NOT Norwegian! But, we couldn't tell this woman who was so obviously enamored with the fact that I was engaged to a Norwegian. So we went along with it!

And it was a blast! The weather here in Seattle on Saturday was perfect summer parade broke a record at 88 degrees. The parade wasn't anything fancy, just a bunch of people who were proud of the heritage, a few middle school bands and some unicylers! It was like a small town summer parade! So fun!

I joked with Jason that we were now honorary Norwegians!

Besides Saturday, the rest of the weekend was pretty event filled and fun! Sunday morning we participated in the Beat the Bridge 8k Fun Run. Well, I did the walk with a friend and Jason ran it with his friends. Afterward we all went out to lunch and soaked up some more of the much welcomed sun. Then, last night was dinner at my mom's for my grandma's birthday.

I ate way too much (both last night and throughout the rest of the weekend) and am NOT looking forward to my WW weigh in tonight. But, such is life. At least I had a great weekend and even got a nice workout in.

This week it's back to the grindstone and saving ALL my extra weekly points for this weekend...first camp out of the season!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Only 5 days until the 3 day weekend!!!

Happy Monday!


janet said...

funny! My Granny is proudly Norwegian (so I guess I am too) and she lives in the Grays Harbor area. With your blondeness and J's red hair you don't look too much like imposters!

Katelin said...

haha that's great you stuck to the Norwegian story. sounds like a fabulous weekend! :)

Rachel said...

That's funny...And I would've stuck to the Norwegian Story too. I might have even continued to add pieces to the story! Haha!