Sunday, January 27, 2013

All About Graham Patrick Kaare Cox

My sister in law, Emily, made a comment on my blog about wanting to see more pictures of Graham. It occurred to me that the ratio of pictures I take of Olivia versus Graham is probably 10:1 or something. I don't know if it is just habit or what, but that is a shame and I am going to do better!! 
This one is for you Graham (and Emily).

Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

The Beach a few minute from our place- Summer 2012

Amager Beach- Summer 2012

Summer 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

Christmas 2012

Love this boy!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Boy

I can't believe Matthew is 42! His birthday is close to the anniversary of when we met, 10 years ago. Happy Birthday, Matthew!

When it comes to birthdays, Danes put up Danish flags everywhere so we went with that. I made the cake- white cake with nutella frosting with chopped almonds, chopped Daim candy bar, and Maltesers (like Whoppers) on top. Olivia helped me frost the cake, put in all the flags and add the stuff on top. It was fun to make and pretty tasty! This is Matthew's all time favorite cake- here is the recipe:
Don't waste your time with the frosting in the recipe (it might be great, I have no idea). Use this Nutella recipe instead (can't find the source):

Nutella Frosting:
Ingredients for Icing: 
1 cup confectioner’s sugar 
1 cup Nutella 
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 
To make the frosting: place confectioner’s sugar, nutella, butter, vanilla and salt in the bowl of an electrical mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the sides of bowl as you work. Add the cream and beat on high-speed until the mixture is light and smooth. 
Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with Nutella Icing. 

Happy New Year!

For New Years Eve, our friends Rune and Helena invited us over to their house to celebrate. We were so excited to go, but then SOMEONE (Matthew) got sick again. We ended up staying home. I was so sad because they are so much fun and it would have been a good time. It was okay though because we often stay in on New Years and it is always really fun! Olivia and I decorated the apartment in the morning and had a leisurely day preparing. Matthew and I got together the things for a Cheese Party- as is our tradition, borrowed from the Cox Family Cheese Party traditionally done on the day the Christmas tree is put up and on Christmas Eve. 

NYE dinner

Our cheese party was a little pared down from the Christmas ones, but there are all kinds of crackers and chips, meatballs in barbecue sauce, a bacon cheese ball, corn salsa (with cheese), 4 store bought cheese dips, and Julmust (Christmas soda). 

2013 is the year of change so look out! 


Tivoli was decorated for Christmas. There were so many trees everywhere- it was spectacular! There had to have been thousands! The roofs of the buildings were all covered in tree branches and ornaments and snow. It was just a fairyland, as always!

The kids loved it!

Olivia was just dying to go on the merry go round so we did that for a few minutes.

Christmas tree made out of candy!