The three of us slept in today and woke up just in time to get ready for Rebecca's arrival for our Girls' day of Shopping in Herning.
Around 13:00 we set out.... the wind was cold but we were all bundled up...ready for anything!
The walking streets of Herning are where all the shopping is as well as a few markets and several cafes. There are no cars allowed in this area, so it is quite nice. It is a much smaller version of the Strøget in Copenhagen (which we will teach Danielle all about this weekend!)
The first stop we had to make was at the jewelry store so that I could pick up our wedding bands...we chose titanium ones..they are so light and the most unique color. They engraved them this morning--- we decided to put 23-11-2007 on one-half of the inside of the band and then when we have our church wedding in the future, we will engrave that new date on the other half. Although the picture is not the greatest...here are our rings (they will look better once they are on our hands on Friday!!)
After the jewelry store, we stopped inside a cafe for some lunch, and then once we were quite full, it was time to shop. I knew that Mads would laugh if he knew the store I chose first...
"SKO BOUTIQUE"....since he thinks I have WAY too many shoes. My friend Nettie even suggested a campaign where each of my friends mails one pair until all my shoes get to Denmark... but I cannot help it! I LOVE SHOES!
The other thing I LOVE to shop for is coats....and now that I am moving to a cold climate, that fetish will come in quite handy! Speaking of cold climate, we also saw the ice skating rink
that the town brings in each winter. Maybe Mads and I can go skating on it when I return in January?!
We had quite a fun time converting European sizes into American sizes... but the one thing the girls did great at was converting the price in kroner to dollars. They were quite the mathematicians. And of course, they had no problem finding MANY things to try on...Rebecca and I just stood and watched in amusement!
We finally decided it was getting too cold to shop... the sun was not out and the temp was easily 0 degrees...not counting the windchill, so we wrapped back up and headed home for lattes. But first...a quick stop at Alm. Brand.. the bank where Mads works. How convenient that it is in the area of the Walking streets...so I can shop all day and meet him for lunch! LOL
The girls are now on the couch in sweats, watching DVDs of Grey's Anatomy. The interesting thing is that Rebecca says she watches it too! Denmark is one season behind America, but as long as abc.com keeps my new episodes loading each week, I should be ok!
Tonight will be a quiet night...packing up our things to head to Copenhagen in the morning. The girls are traveling by train and Mads and I will go in the car with all of our things. The plan is to check into the hotel just in time to go and pick them up from the Central station. We have quite an afternoon and evening planned once we get there! (and of course, that includes many many photographs!)