Measuring My Life in Copenhagen

Alexandra has only added to our laughter since she has joined. She is warm and perfect to be around. Our causal conversations have us rolling with laughter as we realize there are a lot of differences between American English and British English. My favorite phrase that she says on a daily basis to one of the kids is, ‘well done you!’ I don’t know why it’s so endearing but it is. 

A few examples of our differences:

Cotton candy she calls candy floss

A face wash cloth she calls a flannel

The trunk of a car she calls a boot

A sweat shirt she calls a jumper

I love the feel of Scandinavian countries. I love their food, their culture of design, and how child friendly their cities are. I did a blog post here on things to do with Children in Copenhagen for 3 days. Unfortunately I don’t love that they are so far North and that their summers still feel like winter! I could spot the locals on days when the sun was out because they would be wearing shorts while I would be wearing one coat instead of two.

Copenhagen is a city that lowers you to the sea with its various waterways and canals shaping the land. I could have spent more time here. Honestly.  Despite the cold this city is not a stagnant city. It is lived in and its roads well biked. The air is humid, there are canals and waterways, and rain. I felt part fish constantly living with water. The grey skies make the colorful homes pop and the breeze from the sea reminds me to share myself with the world. To not be stuck away and preserved in some museum watching people kiss in the rain. To get out and measure my life in days. To measure my life in conversations, that break open my heart with words. To measure my life not in sequential time but in pure moments.


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  • Jess at
    Posted at 14:51h, 17 September Reply

    Love your reflections on Copenhagen! We visited there in fall as well, though I think the short, dark days were perfect for a tired pregnant mom traveling solo with two kiddos! They were asking if it was bedtime “yet” at 3pm. Love seeing our gear in great use in your fabulous photos! – Jess, for the family

  • Jessica Potter
    Posted at 15:51h, 17 September Reply

    Hello Kenzie! We miss your cute family here in Riverton, but are happy for you and your wonderful adventures! I’ve been following you on your blog and vlog. I look forward to your weekly vlog updates.
    I am planning a trip to Italy in March and was considering asking you for advice when I pleasantly surprised to see you recently visited Italy. I would appreciate any helpful tips you could give me. John and I will be traveling with another couple and leaving the kids behind. Thank you! 💗

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 18:57h, 18 September Reply

      What part of Italy are you going too? We have been all over the country but for this trip we stayed north. Feel free to send me a message with any questions and I’ll answer what I can!

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