Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve 2013

We were invited by Pres. and Sis. Nilsson our first counselor to spend New Year's Eve in Sweden with them and the church friends they have celebrated with for 15 years.  It was only about and hour and a half to get there since we took the ferry across.

  We went to the Svensson's who have a lovely large home they designed and had built.  There were 23 guests including 4 elders and 4 families with teenagers and young adults.  Everyone understood English and we participated in most of the conversation with a little help from kind people who translated.
 The first course was wheels of Brie Cheese covered with chopped tomatoes, red onion, basil olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.  This was baked for 10 minutes in the oven.  Ours actually was cooked longer and was more runny but so good over toast.  Here you can see the remains.
After dinner we played games, and visited until midnight. The fireworks were amazing, especially when you figure these were all done by private families.  We stood in their garden and listened and watched for 30 minutes.  They were on all sides of us.  I hope this little video gives you an idea.

1 comment:

  1. Garrett mentioned that the fireworks there were awesome. I was surprised that the missionaries were allowed to stay out so late. He is in Karlstad.