Swedish love

So I want to start a new thing on my blog and I wanted it to be about Sweden. Meaning a designer, brand, food, place, people….etc you get the idea.  As I am here living in Sweden I learn something almost everyday that I am amazed by. Swedes are incredible people.  With many skills and you would be surprised how many things you have in your house that are Swedish.  I figure Fridays will be my Swedish highlight blog post.

It looks like the best little candy shop.  It’s all decorated like the 30s and 40s.  Plus the girls that work there dress like it too. From what I understand it’s not a uniform it’s there way of life.  Oh I would have loved to live in the 30s and 40s its one of my favorite decades.  Even my engagement  ring is from that time.

 

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It is in Stockholm which I do not live, but I can not wait to visit this little store.  It will  be on my list of things to do when I visit the city.

For Christmas this year the Mr.’s cousin made homemade candy that looked very similar to theirs. It was so good we couldn’t stop eating it.   How good theirs must be.

One thing I love about Sweden is they have candy every where.  I am talking every where!  But the funny thing is the kids eat candy only on Saturday.  They call is “lördagsgodis” which means Saturdays candy.  The kids stuff them self silly with candy on that day. The idea behind it is kids will only it candy once a week which will help with dental issues.  Not sure it works or not.  We have loved bringing  this rule into our house.  If Le’i is given candy he knows he can not have it till Saturday.  The only problem now is that he ask almost everyday if its Saturday. We love going to the candy shops. It makes me think about how our parents rode their bikes  saved their 5 cents got a coke and candy. At least I heard those stories.  Next time I will take some photos of the candy store.  Although you can also buy them just in your local grocery store ( which where most people buy).

I hope you have enjoyed this first little post about something Swedish.  If you know there is something here and you would like me to find out about it drop me a line.

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Where did February go?

Seriously! February was not so kind to us! Like really not kind, but it also brought us one of the best surprise ever (more on that later)! I got so sick!  Even one of the dogs got sick.  It  was horrible.  I am so glad February is over.  Plus March has brought the sun to this winter.  Yippee!!  Its been so pretty these last couple of days. Please bring SPRING!

I know the last time I posted it was about the video, which I am still going to do. I was not able to video every day as for two weeks I didn’t leave my bed (no really). So I will be working on it in the next couple of days. HAHA it’s mainly Le’i and the dogs. Not sure how exciting it will be.  The thing I did like was that I started thinking more about video and documenting things in our little life.

So little update our closets are almost finished. Yes, I can stop living out of my suitcase!  The chicken coop is almost done.  Yes, we are getting chickens!  The house came with a coop and a sheep shed ( I guess that’s what you call it). It needed some renovation and stuff so we have been working on that.  I am still in awe that we will be having chickens, I am excited but also find it so funny   Here come the new little farmers.  Since spring is coming we are looking to plant our first little garden.  Oh my gosh so much to learn about gardening.  It truly is an art form.

My cooking is getting better and better…..well at least I think so. Finally getting used to grocery shopping here in Sweden, although I still have moments where I am calling the Mr. and asking him what the heck I am looking at.  Good times I tell you.

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Yes this does happen every now and then.   Sometimes you want to feel the warmth!

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Also I will be devoting more time to this blog!  I know you all want to know more about my country living. 🙂

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

Horrible blogger

So my cousin wrote on my blog today telling me I was horrible at blogging.  I must agree!  I am enjoying life way too much I guess.  Lately I just have not been in front of the computer that much.  We just returned from a three week trip to see family and Mr’s brother get married.  It was an amazing three week.  These images where all taken in McCall, Idaho. Umm did I tell you that they told us Hawaiian that it would be spring time in April? Yes. It snowed, and there was snow up to my knees.  It was so much fun. It was the most I had seen snow and Le’i first time.  More to post later.  I hope you all had a great weekend. I still can’t believe its May.  We miss all our Swedish family! Please come back.

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