A few weeks I called the contact number for the American Women in Oslo group. Marianne, the woman I spoke with was rather friendly and was full of information. As we continued chatting we discovered that we were both from North Dakota and we both went to UND. She was actually a law student around the same time as my bother. How crazy is that?
I told her my family and I hadn't been in Oslo very long and that we had an 8 year old daughter. She has a 7 year old and a 10 year old, both girls. She ended up invited us to their house on Sunday so Kayleigh could play with Erika and Jenny.
We had a really nice time. KJ played with the girls and we visited with Marianne and her husband Ola. He's a law professor at the University of Oslo and he was an exchange student at the UND Law School around the same time as my brother too. It was fun once again to talk about North Dakota. Both husbands just love North Dakota! What's not to love...
We also had dinner which reminded us of home.... Baked spaghetti... it had lots of yummy ingredients: cheddar cheese, mozzarella, pasta, ground beef and pepperoni. We brought chocolate chip cookies.
Jenny and Erika put on a couple of shows for us. They take a River Dance Class and like to perform. They are quite the little dancers.
I found out more about the American's Women's Group from Marianne. She's been a member for several years and is pretty involved. They have a meeting tomorrow and the speaker is talking about being a third culture kid. I thinkI'll go. They also have a library and if you're a member you can check out books. I'm looking forward to this since there is still no news on our missing box.
Here's to North Dakota!!! North Dakotans are everywhere....