Ben’s French farewell from Sweden

Ben leaves for France today after spending two months in Sweden. He will spend a few weeks there before heading back to the States until January when he then moves to France for school. Last night my IxD class organized a French themed farewell party for him at Danish Marie’s house, which was beyond touching. All 11 of my classmates attended and we made crepes and drank French wine and beer. Though a fabulous evening on all accounts, it was quite bittersweet. Thank you IxD year 1!!

Crepe dinner

Crepe dinner

A very tall Victor making the first batch of crepes, Lorena & Yui making more crepes

A very tall Victor making the first batch of crepes, Lorena & Yui making more crepes

Preparing in the kitchen

Preparing in the kitchen

Marie & Jess

Marie & Jess

Goofing off, and candles

Goofing off, and candles

Crepe fillings

Crepe fillings

French beer and wine

French beer and wine

Candles at dinner

Candles at dinner

Jacob, Jess, & Johan

Jacob, Jess, & Johan

Wine and whipped cream

Wine and whipped cream

Candles

Candles

Glogg, or Swedish mulled wine

Glogg, or Swedish mulled wine

Jess & Marie

Jess & Marie

IxD1 + Ben group picture

IxD1 + Ben group picture

Animated last picture in GIF format coming soon…

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6 Comments

  1. Alissa
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 10:53:24

    Ben,
    Take care, safe travels & good luck in grad school.
    ~Ajw

    P.s. Skyping karey Will be your new favorite past time. ^_^

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  2. Lu
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 11:19:59

    A bien tot, Ben! This looked like a fabulous dinner. I love how intimate your group has become. You are having a fabulous time by the looks of it.

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  3. T
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 12:27:47

    Ben your hair is longer than Karey’s! Have a good time in France (i know its not till January, but better early than late).

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  4. Wendy Revel
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 13:16:18

    You all look like you’re out of a movie, or magazine ad. Gorgeous, every one of you.
    What a wonderful time you’re having!

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  5. Nancy Darnell Helms
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 17:32:33

    A Global, francais,merveilleux diner parti for Chef Ben, Princesse Karey and all the Merveilleux, diner Membres!

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  6. Ben West
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 09:51:56

    I could definitely get used to the crepes and wine thing in France 🙂 Was cluelessly caught off guard by the surprise (again.. I don’t think I’ll ever learn), and had a wonderful last night and past 2 months in Sweden! Thank you IxD for the farewell and thanks everyone for wishing me well for my journey to France!

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