Email December 30, 2013
Elder Kenneth Wm. Burton
Bunch Of Burtons
Its so weird to think Christmas (Julefest) is already past, its weird to not have any snow.
So in Danmark they celebrate christmas on Christmas eve. My Christmas whent something like this...
We woke up at 6.30 like normal and I dropped and started a few pushups for my daily workout then went over to the pullup bar before I noticed that Ældste Hinrichs was at his desk opening a carboard box. "OH YA! Its Christmas!" so instead of working out I got to snack on treats for the whole morning! I also made an awesome Christmas breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns and bacon.
In the afternoon we went Christmas caroling with the district, and visited with a few potentials. The first thing a lot of Danish people do when you get let into there house is they go to the kitchen and make you a drink. From Coke to herbal teas (kind of gross) to this one drink were our investigator Lang took out a bottle of bluebeary syrup poored a little it two glasses, filled the rest with water and mixed it with a chopstick. It actually wasnt bad.
That evening we were invited to the Grant's hjem (home) for dinner. It was amaizing! We had like four different types of danish meats and three types of potatoes. Danes eat lots of meat and potatoes. The Åndenstie (duck, but I think I spelled it wrong) was amaizing. For desert at Christmas Danes do a tradition of eating rice pudding. They put one huge bowl on the table and somewhere in the bowl is a full almond. Whoever gets the almond without and keeps it hidden receives a small gift.
The Christmas tree stands in the middle of the room, that way on Christmas you can dance around the tree singing Christmas songs. With every verse change you change the direction.