Merry Christmas! God Jul! Boldog Karácsonyt!

December 24, 2012 § 3 Comments


This will be another picture heavy post. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? And I have too little time to come up with a thousand words 😉

Christmas at our place is a simple one this year.  Two years ago, we celebrated in Los Angeles and my family got to meet Skjalg for the first time. Last year, my younger brother Christian and I celebrated with coworkers while overlooking the Hong Kong skyline. This year, Skjalg and I are huddled inside our apartment in Budapest cramming for our anatomy finals. Three very different Christmases to demonstrate how much can change in a year.

It snowed all day yesterday – almost a white Christmas after all. It would have been perfect if it hadn’t all melted today…


Earlier today we made our way out to the gym and then stopped in at Spiler for lunch again afterwards. Then it was home to continue studying.

Finals study den

For dinner Skjalg made julegrøt (Norwegian Christmas porridge) and I got the almond. It’s a tradition to hide a blanched almond in the pot full of porridge and award the person who finds the almond with a present of some kind. Usually a game is made of it and the person who discovers they have the almond keeps it a secret as the others continue gorging themselves with porridge in an effort to find the almond.  Skjalg once kept the almond tucked in his cheek for an hour while the rest of us kept on searching for it. With only two people and only a little mini serving made this time around, finding the almond was easy enough.


We didn’t buy a tree this year. It was just too much of a hassle with everything else we have to worry about. It’s hard to get that Christmas feeling when you don’t have a tree. I’ve found myself reminiscing about past Christmases all day. In efforts to fix this a little bit, Skjalg made us one med school style – on the white board!

"christmas tree"

Here’s to wishing I was with all my family and friends tonight. Merry Christmas everyone!! God jul alle mine kjære!

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§ 3 Responses to Merry Christmas! God Jul! Boldog Karácsonyt!

  • Charkie says:

    You’ll look back on this as another one of those great Christmas experiences, too 🙂
    Congratulations on beating the though odds and getting the almond! :p

  • Antonio Fiorentino says:

    You will treasure the memory after the pain has passed – just as a mother rejoces after painful labor.

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