I'm already jealous of all the vacation pictures I'm seeing everywhere, but wouldn't trade it for what's in store for me this summer.
Before moving to Bergen, we bought a fixer-upper apartment, and we've been doing just that: fixing it up. New walls and floors in the living room have just been put up, and after being here nearly a year, we're finally getting our very own couch and some furniture that will match. Hand-me-downs and cheap (so very cheap) buys at IKEA have been a slapped together mess this year, so I'm really looking forward to really making our house a home. Summer sales are in full swing, and we were able to get all the supplies to re-do our guest bedroom for fairly cheap, which is perfect timing because....
...we're getting some company this summer! A distant cousin from Germany (well, at the moment, France) and her boyfriend are coming to check out Bergen, followed by my parents, followed by a friend from high school.
Before the holiday, my boss asked me if I had any summer plans.
"Not particularly, just a lot of company to show around," I replied.
She responded like this: "Haha, well get used to that because for the first few years you live here you'll practically be running a hotel every summer!!"
I couldn't agree more, but don't mind in the slightest.