If blogs could collect dust this blog would have so many dust bunnies! I mean really.. I can’t even believe how long it has been. It’s almost been so long I felt like maybe I should start a new blog and start all over, but then I thought that was a dumb idea. Its like an old journal that got lost and is now found. I hope to be blogging more…… I will not promise because if I look at my history with blogs it’s not that great. Which is strange because I think blogs are fabulous. What a great way to document your life. I just reread a couple of my blogposts here on this blog and was flooded with memories. So here I go again!
I thought I would start of with my husbands birthday. We went to Donso for two days, just to get away. We where staying at a friends house who was gone. It was perfect, the weather was fantastic, almost too hot! I know I can’t believe I just wrote that. The kids loved it. My father-in-law joined us, he is down here for the summer. I feel so blessed to have these people in my life, they are the greatest gifts in my life. I am also so glad this hubby of mine is another year older! Birthdays are so much fun!
We followed the Swedish tradition of waking him up with breakfast (I think you are supposed to do a cake but I didn’t make one the night before and I wasn’t waking up at 6am to bake)and then packed our bags to head to the island for two days.
I have a whole bunch of photos of the island but I will save that for the next post.
Sweden in some sense has been a whirlwind for me. So much has happened in 5 months. We have moved more than three times, traveled up north (9 hrs one way) twice, seen beautiful days and not so beautiful days! In Hawaii we were beach people, like we went to the beach more than once a week. Now we are living in a winter land where it has been -10c for the last couple of days…. freezing for these beach going people. Le’i three days ago finally said mom I really want to go back to Hawaii its to cold. That’s not bad since we have had winter since late October. Today our heating went out…… you can only laugh. As I write I am sitting with my uggs, scarf, and a lot of layering. But I swear that s what makes living so fun. We are bundled up dogs and all and watching Cake Boss. Le’i has now asked for every cake they have made on the show for his birthday. Mr. and I just laugh. It just a bit we are going to help our neighbors in their barn. They are adding new stable for the horse.
Ok so horses….. my dream! When I was little I think I asked for a horse every year for my birthday till I was 16. No really! Of course I knew I was never going to get one. We were poor and my parents had four children. You do the math! Anyway since being in Sweden horse are all around me. I love it! Plus our neighbors are so kind and let me ride. God is good. He always has a way of showing His children that He loves us. Here are some images of us up north with Stefan’s aunt horses. These are Icelandic horse, which seem to be very popular here in Sweden. You ride them completely different, needless to say I have learned the hard way.