Friday, January 11, 2013

we have another driver in the house!

After hours of classes and road lessons, Sam passed his driving test yesterday and now has a license to drive.
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He celebrated by driving Mattias to town and getting McFlurries.
Also, some pictures from the last 10 days . . .
What we’ve been eating through:
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Our still unnamed kitten (who managed to sit still long enough for a decent picture):
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Pepsi and Bruno continuing to strengthen their allegiance:
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New Year’s Eve celebration:
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I got a zoom lens for Christmas. Sam took this picture with it:
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Some photos from my “creative” walk last Sunday:
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The Holms

Denmark Road Trip

The outskirts of St. Pete

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.