Sunday, October 13, 2013

September 30th was a very special day for us. Our newest granddaughter (barnbarn) was born in Orem Utah to our daughter Lindy and her husband Shane and other granddaughters Gwen and Mae. This was a day that I was anxious to get our work done so I could get to the computer and wait for a Skype to see our newest addition to the family. And what a beautiful precious baby called Jane Ruby Lewis.
Jane Ruby Lewis

Lucky little Jane with her two big sisters, Mae on the left and Gwen on the right. Are they not a cute family?

And I must also add a picture where you can see all of Jane's beautiful dark hair:
Mom and baby are doing great. I am so glad for technology. I have been able to see the girls and even talk to them while we are so far away. We are so grateful for all our blessings - our FAMILY being the best of all we have!

Here is a picture of her baby blanket that I have been knitting for her.
And I just love the birth announcement that Lindy put together.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Another kitchen device, only GIANT!! Cheese Slicers and Marshmallows.

We have found another Swedish kitchen device, only this one is pretty common.  The strange thing is that we found a GIANT one.  It is called an "Ost hyvel", and every home in Sweden has one or two.  They are not uncommon in other places as well.  We love it.  While we were travelling this week, however, we found a giant one.
This is some getost (goat cheese) that is
VERY good.  Notice the Ost hyvel slicer.
However, we have not found a block of cheese big enough for THIS one.


I think my friend Stuart Foote would be interested to see these.  The farmers here put up their hay in a unique way that I never have seen before.  The balers make big round bales and then wrap them in plastic to keep them out of the excessive rain that Sweden gets in the Fall.  The bales also ferment in the oxygen-free plastic container, and the hay turns into a sweet silage-like feed.  Most of the bales are round like giant marshmallows, but some of them are rectangular in shape.  The fields are dotted with them all over this time of year.

More from the "Swedish Chef" Cinnamon Rolls!!

Wendy noticed an announcement that there was a "National Kanel Bullar (Cinnamon Roll) Day"  last week.  She got in the spirit and mixed up a batch of Apple Caramel Cinnamon Rolls and took them in to the mission office for the missionaries to enjoy.  Needless to say, she was very popular (again)

Yes, they disappeared very quickly.

Been awhile since we posted. Let's catch up!

Warren posting today.  So much has happened the last few weeks and it will take some time to catch up.  We have had some wonderful experiences again, and even a sad experience or two.  first the good ones.  Another group of new missionaries arrived in Sweden last week, so Wendy and I were scurrying around the country again finding apartments and setting up housing for an increase of 12 more.  We travelled to Malmö, on the South end of Sweden, and set up an apartment there.
View from the apartment in Malmö.
 High density housing right
in the center of the City
View the other way.  This is actually the
apartment where we found the

After we did the apartment at Malmö, we went up to Halmstad, about an hour up the West Coast.  We rented a beautiful luxury condo there that is the summer home for a family, but they don't use it during the off-season.  It is on a famous beach that has up to 40,000 people on it per day (think of beaches with masses of sealions all fighting for a place in the sun) in the warm summer months.  It is called Tylösand, and is really a beautiful place.  Obviously, in late September there is not much action there, but Wendy and I enjoyed staying in the condo for a couple of nights while we set things up for two young sister missionaries to arrive.

Over twenty miles of walking paths around
the beach

That's my Wendy.  She is sure that the grandkids
will want some shells from Tylösand Beach

It was a little chilly, but we had a lovely walk along the
beach anyway.  September 25.

This was the first day in two months that we just relaxed for

Tylösand Beach is famous all over Sweden.  Near Halmstad on
the West Coast.

Behind this building is the Tylösand Hotel, which is the
anchor of the resort area.  It is owned by the lead singer from the
Swedish Rock Band "Roxette" Think early 90's, theme song from Pretty Woman

We walked until the sun set.  It was a beautiful scene.

Good night everyone......