The Normans in North America!

Still Living the Adventure

Happy (late) Mother’s Day May 11, 2011

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 8:05 PM

Just to keep all the folks at home jealous — I bought these flowers on the Saturday before Mother’s Day (it’s not celebrated here, by the way).

31 roses — $8.80. Absolutely yes. I love it.

(post by Kevin)


Happy Valentine’s Day February 13, 2011

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 3:23 PM

Just to make all the guys at home jealous, this is what $12 of flowers looks like. For those keeping score, there are 20 roses, 12 irises, and 3 lilies. I love it.


Our Apartment November 28, 2010

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 12:45 PM

We’ve been meaning to upload a video of our place on campus since we moved here… at the end of the summer…! Whoops! Ah well, here it is at long last, for those of you who are interested in seeing our daily surroundings. It’s a nice little apartment, with American-style amenities, including a clothes dryer and a dishwasher, things we missed a bit in our place last year in town. 🙂

(post by Keely)


Admiring the Creativity of the Creator July 15, 2010

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 9:28 PM

We’ve had a few really nice days recently, which are ending in really nice sunsets over the ocean. It’s too beautiful to really capture, but I’m trying 🙂

This is the view from the school.

Sorry if these get repetitive and boring…

I like to think there’s a whale or something in the that spotlight dead-center.

And only one more, I promise!


Adjusting to baby-life May 22, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Life in NA,Travel — kgnorman @ 12:19 PM

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More injuries…. March 2, 2010

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 8:39 AM

I promise that this won’t turn into an injury blog.

However, there is a new injury to report — this time as a result of a dirtbike crash.  Thankfully, my scraped knees were the worst of my personal injuries.  The bike sustained a few more (expensive!) wounds, but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed.

I will say it’s quite annoying to have a surface injury on a part of your body that stretches and contracts the skin ALL THE TIME.

This picture is after two days of healing.  They’re actually healing quickly, which I’m grateful for.

Try not to let your clothes stick to the wounds -- it's painful to unstick them.

I highly recommend shaving the hair from any area around a bandage. It's much more pleasant.


Take care when using knives… February 23, 2010

Filed under: Life in NA — kgnorman @ 8:27 AM

…lest you cut your finger while chopping onions.  Such was my fate on Sunday.  They say that a “safe knife is a sharp knife;” mine are in desperate need of a good sharpening, which is probably why I cut myself.  Oh well — at least it’s not too bad, though it hasn’t completely stopped bleeding completely yet (36 hours later).

Check it out —

Hopefully the little flap of skin will reattach rather than fall off.