Mozart was "Born in Salzburg, Austria on Jan. 27, 1756. His full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang’s Gottlieb Mozart. He was baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He is named after his grandfather on his mother's side and after the Saint on his date of birth, Johannes Chrysostomus. His parents where Leopold Mozart, composer and violinist, concertmaster at the archiepiscopal court, and then in 1763, vice-Kapellmeister at Salzburg court. And his mother Anna Maria Pertl, daughter of Wolfgang Nikolaus Pertl, an official from Sankt Gilgen. And had one sibling named Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart. He started playing the keyboard at age 3. And at age 5 he started composing minuets. And in 1763-1766 toured Europe with his father and sister played for Louis XV at Versailles and George III in
someone asked me the other day for advice. so heres my tips.
movies, No phone, No social media, No group dates (unless used as
excuse to get together. I'll tell you why they aren't the best idea.
Group dates can be more relaxed. But in a way you've got to compete with
a whole bunch of people for your dates attention. How can you get to
know someone well enough to decide on what level you like them? It can
be hard to have deep conversations in a loud space. But there are
exceptions to every rule. )
ever asked who: picks up, drops off, and plans. (Walk all the way to
the door. Please. Otherwise it's just awkward and can give the wrong
impression. Or the right one. Depends haha).
Keep doorstep scene brief (less awkward. Less needy.)
Casual: date, conversation, questions, clothes. You don't need to spend a lot of money to have a good time.
Don't share to much. (No talking about to deep of stuff: e.g. exs, suicidal roommates) Keep it laid back. Don't brag.
Hallo fra Norge!
The food here is delicious! We eat lots of fish, fruits, potatoes, and
vegetables. I don't think I've ever eaten so healthy. We're going to
have an American day. Pancakes for breakfast and Hawaiian haystacks for
dinner. And chocolate brownies for dessert. I'm excited! I miss American
food so much.
Last weekend we went to Sweden to go skiing. We did downhill and cross
country. Downhill was terrifying! But I soon overcame the fear and had a
blast. Cross country was very tiring. I fell once. (You can see it in
the video.) no serious injuries just a big fat bruise on my left knee.
Nothing to worry about. It looks worse than it feels. I learned a lot of
new words there. We played many games too. One night we each had a card
stuck to our forehead. We took turns asking questions about what was on
the card. Of course all in Norwegian. It was so much fun! Donald Duck
was on my card haha. We had some fabulous meals. For breakfast we had
open face sandwiches with brunost, boiled eggs, bread, and meat. Just
like on Christmas! I was in heaven. For dinner we had hamburgers and the
next night we had Duck. Quite tasty! We had a long drive to and from
Sweden about 6 hrs total. We
I saw a cute post talking about their tops of the year. So i figured i'd follow suit.
(These are in no particular order.)
Some of these things may sound trivial. But when you're away from home for 18 months it makes a huge difference
Serving a full time LDS mission. By far my most favorite thing. Serving the people in Alaska was the best decision i ever made. Not only did i get to spend every second for 18 months talking about the Savior and his life. I met so many incredible people. I learned so much! I changed into a far better version of myself.
Receiving a college degree. Granted it's only an associate's and i'm not done with school but i've dreamed of this degree for ages. It was a lot of work. especially doing 18 credit hours every semester. It kills.
Deciding to move to Norway, getting a Norwegian tutor, and learning the language. Time to debut my childhood dream and make it a reality.
Travelling. From travelling back to Alaska to hitting up England, New York, Hawaii, Idaho, Seattle, and California. And also taking many mini trips. Up to logan, provo, park city, bear lake, and camping.
Getting to know my family again. While serving a mission I spent 18 months away from my family. Just talking through emails, letters, and an occasional skype. Things change. People grow up. My sister graduated high school and completed a year of college. My brother moved into high school, started driving, and dating. (weird.) Reconnecting with friends and extended family.
Baptisms. Being able to teach so many people and having the opportunity to witness 3 of them be baptized. It is the most amazing feeling to witness people change their lives.
Turning 21. Birthdays are just my favorite. Mine or others. I just can't contain myself. I LOVE to celebrate! Its a must. The day only comes once a year.
Well we celebrated Leander's birthday! (He turned 12. He's a family member that I'm staying with). Had a nice party here on Saturday 😊 there were many people. We have another birthday party on Tuesday!
I started my language class. I'm really excited about it!!! It's about 3 hrs long and twice a week. I'm hoping it can help build my confidence in speaking. I also got to visit the largest Bibliotek. (Library) in town!
We also are going to Sweden on February 10th to another family members cabin for the weekend. They want to try downhill skiing. They have some skis I can borrow. Leander said he's excited to "see my face when he pushes me down the kids hill". Hahaha!
I'm meeting with the missionaries on Thursday. They're going to introduce me to a non member they sometimes meet with and another sister in the ward who is 21. They're all going to help me with the language 😊I'm excited about that! Got a full week ahead of me 😊
I was running late to church. Lost track of time. I made it with 20 mins left in sacrament 😳 Than in relief society they asked me to say the opening prayer!! I'm so grateful Donald, my friend who taught me a few months before I left, taught me how to pray in Norwegian! Luckily I've been practicing for a few weeks now. Praying In front of everyone actually made me super happy! There aren't many women so it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I told Tone (family member I'm staying with) about it. She thought I was brave. She was very impressed that I actually did it. It was a very short prayer! but a good one 😊 I think back now and there were so many grammar errors. But when I said amen everybody looked at me in shock. There was a shocked silence when I walked back to my chair. Than they all congratulated me. I think they expected the prayer in English.
The bishop wanted to meet Tuesday but I have Sanders party. They also already asked if I accept callings. I said yes. But I'm partial to ones in primary 😉so we will see!
I hope all is well with you. I'm having lots of fun here and learn new things everyday. I'm still adjusting to the time change. My body has a hard time staying asleep for more than 6 hours. That's a bit tough but it'll change.