Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Teeny Tiny Cons Part III

Last Thursday, The Swede and I went out to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary! We ate a ten-course meal at an amazing restaurant thanks to a generous gift card from Kate and Scott, and stayed the night at the Hilton. We had taken Friday off of work, so we had time to kill in the morning and decided to take a walk through Gamla Stan, the oldest neighborhood in Stockholm. When we went past the royal palace, who should we see, but a chain gang in HOT PINK! This was my favorite of all the Teeny Tiny Cons I've seen in Sweden so far. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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March 14th
March 17th
March 20th

Bigger Kid Bike

Jambo is almost six, super tall, and in the market for a bigger bike this season. All we have to wait for now is the gravel to be swept from the roads in our neighborhood and a paycheck.

Monday, March 13, 2017

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March 1st
March 5th
March 6th
March 10th
March 11th
 
March 12th

While I Was Gone

It's March! You haven't heard from me in March, have you? I looked through my phone to see what in the world we've been up to for the past couple of weeks and, aside from last week when Jambo and I were sick, this is what I came up with:
We went to see The Lego Batman Movie and jazzed up our usual pre-movie selfie with a fun filter.
 The Swede took Jamie ice-fishing and he was a total pro, on top of which he acutally liked it.
Erin and I proved how *NSync we are when she texted me about a nail polish color she wanted to buy when we went out shopping later that day and I texted her back a picture of me wearing that exact color at that very moment.
Jamie and I started building a fort but didn't get far.
I drove through our old 'hood late at night and rolled down the window to take a shot of the beautiful church that used to be our neighbor. My kind of drive-by: photographing churches without interrupting traffic.
I discovered the most magical ice cream flavor during one of my frequent window-shopping sessions at the grocery store freezer. I took the picture to remember for the next time I throw caution to the wind and eat what I want.

So those are the small things. Here are the big: work is busy, spring is on the way, I'm in love with my husband, my kid is awesome, life is good.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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February 15th
February 18th

Laying Low

It's another winter weekend with nothing planned except play, chores, ice-fishing, and building with marshmallows. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

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February 2nd

February 5th

February 6th

Celebrating The Segerstens

These winter months are ones that are filled with birthdays in our extended family. Within a four week period, we celebrate Papa Swede, Julia, Sarianne, and Elin, but since nobody was having a milestone birthday (unlike last year) the celebrations have been low-key cozy. Like this past Saturday, when we drove down to Söderköping and home in the same day to give Julia and Sarianne their presents, meet their new bunny, and enjoy an enormous spread of cookies, cupcakes, and brownies with good company. I think the person who felt most honored, however, was Elin, who turns fifteen in three weeks and will then be legal to drive the moped that Gurra bought and restored for her. This may seem like an outlandishly generous gift for a family friend, but remember, gifting vehicles is kind of Gurra's thing

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily Jamie


Mid-Winter Signs of Hope

It's tulip season and these beauties are making me very happy every time I see them. Combine that with the fact that it's now still light at three in the afternoon and I am a happy, hopeful lady.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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January 20th 
January 21st

Marcus & Martinus

You guys, check out these adorable Norwegian twins! Jamie came home singing this song a few weeks ago and now neither of us can get it out of our heads. And don't worry, we don't really understand much of what they're saying either, but that's decidedly nonessential to the enjoyment of the song.