Family Fun In Finland!
As previously mentioned, my family came to visit Chris and I, a few weeks ago! It felt like forever since I had seen them last–pretty sure I cried when they arrived and again when it was time for them to leave.
My family was here for a week, (not long enough if you ask me), but Chris and I did our best to be great tour guides and show them around Tampere. We dined out at several favorite restaurants around town, we took my Dad, Mom and sister up to the Näsinneula, to over look the frozen Lake Näsijärvi and caught a spectacular sunset. C and I took my family to the Pyynikki observation tower, overlooking the world’s largest esker and afterwards, my Dad and sister were able to try “Finland’s best munkki” or doughnut, in English. (Mom had previously tried the munkki when both the Moms were here.) Also that week, C had three games played at home, which worked out perfectly. I should also mention that my sister had only been engaged for a week when they arrived and I could not have been more excited to congratulate and squeeze her and celebrate with all of us together! (I was also quite excited to catch an up-close glimpse at her very sparkly new accessory!)
Overall, my family being here in Finland was just what I needed. All of my favorite people in one city–doesn’t happen often enough! We made some great memories, played lots of games, watched a lot of hockey, and laughed a lot, of course!!
Thank you SO much, Dad, Mom and Annie for coming to visit Chris and I, here in Finland. We are now looking forward to seeing you all again in a few short months, when we return home!!