Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Today was Molsta's compulsory spring cleaning day but since Sarianne was sick it was just us and Mama and Papa Swede. It was a fabulous day and we got a lot done, despite our lower-than-expected head count. We were so efficient, I fact, that we actually spent much of the day playing football, grilling, and just sitting around and enjoying the gorgeous day.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tonight The Swede has taken Elin to the Justin Bieber concert, the biggest entertainment event, like, EVER to hit Swedish soil. If you're a a tween or The Swede, anyway. I, meanwhile, am on standby with a towel while Jambo practices his filling and pouring, filling and pouring, filling and pouring. And I don't mind.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
After a glamorous afternoon in the city on Friday...
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Blogger is not letting me upload pictures right now, but hopefully it will be cooperating tomorrow so that I can show you the wonderful weekend we're having. I had the afternoon off yesterday and met Erin for lunch in the city, followed by some solo window shopping, we had a truly delicious dinner at Mama and Papa Swede's last night, cleaned up the 'hood with our neighbors this morning, got the yard and porch summer-ready, took a long afternoon nap, and spent the evening with family and friends at a birthday party. And there's still one day of the weekend left! YES!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I have so many wonderful people in my family. Some people came with the package, some were added when I got married, and, of course, there's the one that I made. I'm particularly proud that The Swede is my family because, unlike all the others, I chose him. And I think that speaks pretty highly of my taste. Today is his birthday and in between the wake-up singing and present, the surprise birthday cake afternoon snack, and the dinner out, I've been celebrating, alone on the inside, the fact that he exists and that he is mine.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Last weekend at the cabin we were making tacos and Jamie pointed to the corn can and exclaimed, "Papa!" We all got a chuckle that he mistook the Jolly Green Giant for The Swede. Then, today, at the grocery store he yelled out "Papa!!!" in the middle of the place. I felt bad because his papa usually picks him up from school in the afternoon, but I did today and Jamie was obviously disappointed. I started to tell him that he would see Papa later but then he shouted it again and pointed. And now, looking a bit closer, there is a bit of a resemblance. The jolliness. The boyish tousled hair. The broad shoulders. Overlook the leafy toga and emerald complexion and that toddler is really onto something.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
We got surprise in the mail today from my niece Alana! It was an adorable card with a really sweet message on the inside letting us know that she misses us and hopes to see us soon and would love to explore Sweden. My brother and his wife Breezey and their two kids live in Reno, Nevada and we haven't seen them in years. Thankfully there's Facebook and the occasional Skype so that I can see how they're changing and all that they're accomplishing. Mom gave me reports of Alana's writing gift after her visit to Reno earlier this year, so I was especially happy to get to experience it for myself today. We miss you and love you, Kris, Breezey, Aron and Alana!!!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Jamie is a big animal lover and among his favorites is the horse, or "häthten" as he calls it. We visited the stalls nearby a few weeks ago and found out that they offer pony rides every other Sunday so the first chance we got we hopped on, so to speak. Jamie was cool as a cucumber, some may say apathetic, but I like to think he was showing respect for the beast with his calmness. At any rate, I had a fantastic time.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
My new shoes from Zara came today. I think we can all agree that they're the most magnificent sandals to grace, certainly my feet, and some may even say planet Earth. The only question, though, is how inappropriate is it really to wear sandals when there's still snow in the shade?