Once again Christmas was full of fun, excitement, surprises and lots of family time; in my opinion the PERFECT way to celebrate the holiday!
In addition to our extended family, Kelly’s friend Sigurd, whom she met in France also came to celebrate the holidays with us. Kelly and Sigurd hit it off during her study-abroad program a year ago. In a blog post on March 22, 2013, Kelly introduces her readers (and our family) to Sigurd:
Sigurd (pronounced Sig-UR) is a very interesting gentleman, he’s originally from Norway but is in Paris studying medicine and working towards his PhD in Neuroscience in order to become a neurosurgeon (which I guess is impressive, if you’re into that kind of thing). But besides that he’s the first person I’ve encountered here who not only understands my humor, but has been very quick to counter all of my deplorable remarks with something as equally offensive or absurd. Our first interaction will make for a charming story to share with the grandkids; he needed 9 more red solo cups to start a game of beer pong, and believed an individual with certain endowments would have better luck convincing the bartender to hand them over. He therefore approached me solely because I met the bill of being female. I explained that I was flattered to be his 12th choice in a lineup of girls but because my body so closely resembled a cereal box he would fare better seeking out a curvier co-ed to do his bidding. He laughed and stuck around long enough for me to reprimand him for rocking the double denim (the unforgivable denim shirt and jeans combination, commonly known as a ‘Canadian Tuxedo’, cornering the market on the hipster-farmer look). We had a ridiculous back and forth banter that if anyone had overheard they’d quickly assume we needed to be committed.
Kelly Benson, Ma Mémoire Prétentieuse – My Pretentious Memoir
Needless to say our entire family was eager to meet him. Having him here from Norway for Christmas made everything a little more exciting and fun!
Other than Sigurd visiting we had a pretty normal Christmas, minus Maddie having to get a cast on Christmas Eve…but that’s a story for another day! Until then, enjoy some of the photos from the Benson Family Christmas 2013!