Friday, December 30, 2011


This is a composition of pics from Finnish Independence Day event. My husband played the accordian and I sang with him a few songs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Big Church Building

In the distance: this was our first time there but we are ready to venture out from our comfort zone anyway. The most import issue was to find a place of worship for Christmas for Sunday morning where we could sing old hymns and that we did.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inside a Christmas service

We traveled to a catholic church service for a more traditional service with hymns etc.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Priest greets people coming out of the church building.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Hello and Merry Christmas...!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Total lunar eclipse

We were treated with a total lunar eclipse this morning.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Arizona Finns

From our Independence Day festivities..these ladies features the traditional "Aino" "Kalevala" Costume...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Independence Day Finland

..yes..I am originally from Finland...born and raised...