Welcome to The Andersen Family web site!
We are happy you dropped by and hope you will enjoy your visit here. We will try to give you an impression
of our family and our life, and we will be glad to share our experiences from living in different countries and our trips around the world. We have had the opportunity to live in both Germany, south of
Stuttgart, and in the USA, just outside Atlanta, Georgia, which we have enjoyed very much. Look under communities for more about the great places, we have
been living, and the people, we have met. We moved from the center of Copenhagen, Denmark, to the suburbs, in Kokkedal north of the city in October 2002. We got a very nice, two story
townhouse with a small garden, just 300 feet's away from the open fields, creek and small forests. We enjoyed the time in the city, but are also very happy to be back in the suburbs, closer to nature and
with a lot more open space around. The picture is from our garden pond, showing the waterfall at day and night..
Father, husband and dog-owner, like to use my spare time to take care of our apartment and dog. I do like to work with
my hands now and then, a great relaxation from the professional work of a more intellectual nature. I also follow classes in different areas as well as I love to read both the daily newspapers and more
in-depth literature, following both the short and long term trends. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the States, I have become somewhat politically active, writing articles for the newspapers and influencing the political process from
outside the political parties, read more here.
For more than 25 years I have worked within the IT industry, where I have
had the opportunity to work with a number of successful companies. 2003 I decided to retire from full-time work. I did though realize that I needed a
daily task, where I had contact with a lot of people and decided to work as a public parking warden in Copenhagen. Great job, lots of fresh air,
exercise and contact with people. I am also using some time to improve my skills, taking some relevant classes; the latest being a very good coaching
class, where I got some valuable definitions of coaching contra advising and also got the opportunity to exercise coaching.. I also do some consultancy work, where I can utilize my experience to help companies for
time limited periods.
Mother, wife and nurse, working part time and taking care
of the whole family. This includes making the preparations for our tours into the woods at the beautiful Gribsų, a break to our city life we make it at least once a week in the
summer season. Last time was on my birthday, where we invited our best friends and Lars's brother and sister, see us at the the station here. We had tons of fun riding the
train to the little station at the lake, preparing food on the barbecue and enjoying the serene setting.
Turned 22 in August; passed her high school exams on the highest
level three years ago year (gymnasium), which is a big thing in Denmark. You get a special hat, which mommy presents on the picture after the last tests. Look here for more pictures from the high
school and the traditional truck tour. Now studying third year of geophysics at University of Copenhagen, which is very exciting, but also very challenging.
My position as the family dog is a really hard job, as they nearly never do
what I want them to do. I just turned eight, that makes 56 human years, so I'm grown up now and want some respect. Read my story and get the real
picture of this family and poor little me, who just had to go to the doctor because my foot was hurting real bad.
We have had the pleasure of hosting several AFS exchange students both in Denmark, United States and Germany. This is an exceptional experience and we only can recommend it to everybody. Earlier this year we
hosted Mintra Puripunyavanich from Thailand, who lived with us until June. She will write about herself here later, check back to see her story. Also, Yuko, our Japanese exchange student, who went to the soccer
World Cup with a Danish friend and got her picture taken to both Japanese and Danish newspapers as well as she appeared on the Danish TV. She is now back in Denmark working as au-pair, also getting married to her
fiancee and expecting their first child in November.
Living in different countries has been a really great opportunity, read more about our living
experiences from Denmark, Germany and the United States. We enjoyed the 4½ years abroad and has found it very beneficial to get to know different cultures so closely.
We have had the opportunity to travel quite a bit over the last years, still building the web pages with pictures
and stories. The last trip was to the US East coast and Eastern Caribbean in March 2005 with the whole family and one of Julia's best friends traveling with us.
Hope this was of interest to you, check back in as we will update the site regularly.