30 days of filming

Okay so I am taking this 30 days of filming challenge from February the 1st for 30 days. I am really good at capturing moments in photos, but horrible getting things filmed. HORRIBLE! There is so much happening in our life these days, its a perfect time. Everything is new and I want to remember it. Plus when will my son be 5 and 3 months old again. NEVER.
So here is what you are to do. HERE

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I know this say camera but guess what I am doing it all from my iphone. All of it. Cause not everyone has a fancy camera and I want to show you can do it with an iphone.  Plus its almost always with me.

Annie and Erica join this challenge with me.

 

The key is everyone, it doesn’t need to be perfect!  I just needs to be you!

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Life….

Wow, I know its been forever since I blogged. To be honest in my head I have written everyday! I know that doesn’t count.

Life has been crazy.

We are in our second month. I am officially finished with all my paper work!  I am so glad its over. I have just finished my third week of SFI (Swedish class for immigrants). It’s so good and horrible at the same time.  I had no idea I would be going to school everyday from 830 to 1130, so I guess that’s my main issue.  Plus on top of that my teacher will not speak English (they can speak but don’t) which is also good and horrible at the same time. I have 11 classmates, each one of us are from a different county and they don’t speak any English either. So class can be quite long at time.  Our Swedish isn’t good enough to have a good conversation yet so we all just sit and stare.  I can’t wait till I speak.  Or crack the code as they say.

We were given a car, which was such a blessing and still is. It broke down. 5 hours in a random gas station.  Hoping to get it back sooner than later.  God is so good.  At first I was really upset that the car broke down.  I was talking to God going why give us a car and then have it break down three weeks later (a major break). Then I thought about it a bit more.  Every time I got into the car I felt His blessing in our lives!  It was so huge and so big. I got to thinking.  If the car is fixable or not for three weeks I felt His presence and His blessing in my life in way I haven’t felt in years.  It was worth it, even if we only had it for a week!  My attitude fully changed and it turned out to be a lovely Sunday after all. 5 hours in the gas station turned into great quality time with the family as well as telling a lot of fun stories.  Le’i was so good! Really even the lady at the store complemented him.  We are still waiting for it to be fixed and hoping it doesn’t break the bank.

Weather: The Swedes say it’s the worst summer and fall they have had in 60 years.  That pretty much sums that up.  It is getting cold, not unbearable yet but cold.

Here are some images to tell just a little bit of what has happened since I last blogged.  Hoping to step it up now that I feel like I have school a little under control. Did I tell you how much home work we get?

 

Exciting news we got a new little niece, September 25th! Tuava Nyx Eriksson!  So happy and excited for my brother-in-law and wife. She looks like a doll.

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Le’i started his first day of pre-school here.  Mr. and I spent the whole day with him there.  More on that in another post.  I think/know he will be speaking better and faster than me.  Sucks to be me. 🙂

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Umm  every kids dream…. the candy stores in Sweden are amazing.

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We got another dog.  Yes!  Crazy I know.  That is a whole story in its self.  We were not looking for her or wanting another dog.  Hugo is stoked to have a girlfriend. More on the sweet little on called Nikita (already named).

 

 

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Swedes are so crafty!! No really!  Mr.’s aunt made this from nothing no pattern just looked at one of his store-bought one and look at this master piece.  It even has designs in it.  Blown away.  Amazing and he looks good in it.

 

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This is my life right now.  Study Study Study…..

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We celebrated 5 years of marriage.  Happy us. Going to also do a post on that and where we went and what I got!

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This is a very broad wrap up as much more has happened then this.  Untill next time xoxo

Sweden

We made it! I know I have a lot to post! Sweden has been beautiful and actually warm! We are up north w the mr.’s family none of them have meet le’i yet! By the way he is loving Sweden! Which has been such a blessing. But I think children are so good adjusting to new things. Jet lag was horrible as always, le le got up at4 am a couple of times! Over all we are doing great and loving the move. So much to blog, I know. We move into our house on the 1st of sept so then I will be off and off.
Untill then XOXO

P.SThe picture of mr. and le le in a beach in Sweden! Don’t worry Hawaii your beaches don’t even compare. But it is a different kind of beauty! The family picture us us on a cute little island called hönö!

P.S.S. I have become obsessed with black and white images!

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I just love the Mr.

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I just love this boy! I don’t know how I got this man! He is loving, kind, sweet, God fearing, hard working, best dad….you get the point!

I am so thankful he puts up with me!

Anyway this is us. My son took these images (he is 4 and sometime takes better pictures then adults) he seems to think he is a photographer as of late. The only bummer thing about that is I need up with a ton of random images! Oh let’s say 50 images of grass, 25 of dirt and 20 of the sky! I love, seeing what his little eye sees!
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He told us what to do in these images! The best is he told us to kiss like we are getting married. We where laughing do hard!

The whole point of this post is just to say I love my Mr. and my son!

They steal my heart!

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xo,

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Honest Blogging

So I am not new to blogging, but telling my thoughts. Yes that is new!  Images that’s another thing.  I have never quiet perfected being a good blogger! Oh I have tried and tried. I have all these ideas and things I want to share, sometimes I just get down on my self. You know the usual self doubt  (not pretty enough, not a great writer, do people really want to know what I think….etc). I know I am not the only one.

The thing is I want to be real.  I want to be authentic and talk about what I love, what I am feeling, how hard it is to be a mother, a wife or how awesome my husband and son are.  How sometimes my style is crazy, yet simple and me.  How moving to Sweden is going to be an adventure and how I can not wait to learn all things Swedish.  How my cooking will most likely be improving since there is not Betty Crocker boxes (they make most things from scratch….help).
Reading blogs at times and think wow I forgot to land on the perfect planet.  Here are things I can promise you there will be some grammar errors, funny things, photography, learning how to cook, most likely a ton of images of my son and how imperfect I am!

xoxo   (not going to lie every time I write that I think of gossip girl)

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Diamonds

Yes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  I am not talking about that kind of diamond, although I do love those.  I am talking about Diamond Head!  Isn’t she a beauty.  Diamond Head to me depicts Hawaii.  It is that landmark that lets you know your home after travels. The landmark that makes you realize you live in paradise.  You see her in pictures all the time.  What can I say she is ICONIC! Image