Thursday, December 30, 2010
Christmas eve was a beautiful day with sparkling sunshine, and about -20C (-4F). Before lunch we took Ebba on a walk on the nearby golf course. So stunning!
(Kit: Flergs and Eva Kipler, Peace on Earth; Template: DigiDesigns by Denise, Template 12)
Some of the pictures and highlights from Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We worked until noon, and then we got in the car and drove north to my family. First we visited my brother, his wife and their lovely little baby daughter. Then we continued to my parents, were we will be celebrating Christmas Eve.
Here is a cute little decoration that my mother had on the living room table.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here is the result of the re-made raspberry caramel. The first one, that was cooked too long, were more brown in the color, and really hard. I brought it to work with a warning to watch the teeth while eating it. Apparently it was nothing wrong with the taste. (But I know this one is even more delicious =)
We decorated some today too. Dressed up the Christmas tree and put up some Santas here and there. Even with the ridiculously busy time at work right now, I begin to feel Christmas is actually on its way.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This evening we started preparing food and candy for Christmas. Unfortunately the Christmas ham got a little over cooked, and also the raspberry caramel. But Daniels pickled citrus herring (the picture above) looked nice as always, and the fish- and shellfish pate smelled delicious. Tomorrow we'll give the caramel another try, and continue with the ribs.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We drove home from Stockholm today in very snowy weather. Everything went fine, although it was a little hard to drive when the road are all snowy. When we got home we picked up Ebba that had stayed with Linus mother during the weekend. After her walk she fell asleep in "her" sofa, where she loves to relax.
Sorry that the quality of the photo isn't better, but it is captured with my SonyEricsson Xperia X8 cell phone camera.
A friend of ours has just moved in to a new apartment, and invited a lots of friends to his housewarming party. He lives close to Stockholm, and on the other side from where we live, but we decided to go anyway. It was a really fun party! We got these little snacks before dinner, and it was a little funny that he has Swedish flags in them, as he is from Finland from the beginning. We teased him a little, but of course there aren't many such sticks with Finish flags to find here in Sweden.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I got this candle holder from my parents earlier this year as a gift. I thought it was comforting and reasuring in some way and it has been placed in a window in the livingroom ever since. When Zoey passed away in October, I lit a candle in this holder, reminding us all of Zoey. This has become Zoey's light.
The office where I work arranged a Christmas party, and it was located not far from where Daniel and I live. The people at my department met up at our home before heading for the party. It was a fun night, and Ebba were thrilled to have so many visitors at once.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Right after work we went home and took Ebba on her walk (-9C/16F), and then headed for the mall to do Christmas shopping. We actually was quite successful, but afterwards we were tired and cold and our feet hurt. To cheer us up we made ourselves a warming set of Irish coffee.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today I have baked lussebullar (saffron buns). They turned out quite nice, and our home got a lovely smell of Christmas.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A while ago our camera dropped into the ground. It was a terrible moment as we heard glass shatter! Fortunately it was only the uv-filter that broke, unfortunately it got stuck on the lens. But today Daniel finally managed to remove it, and replace it with a new one. The camera is ready for vacation. :-)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I'm sorry for not posting photos in a while, and not visiting other blogs. Somewhere this felt more like a chore than something fun, so I decided to just leave it for a while. I really enjoyed doing project 365 last year, but I realize now that it almost killed my scrapping spirit, and even though I value all the photos I have from 2009, I do miss scrapping.
Here is a picture of Linus from the cruise we went on Saturday to Monday. This time it was not a party cruise, but we went with friends that also have a son slightly older than Linus. The boys had tons of fun, and us grown-ups also enjoyed ourselves.
Monday, June 7, 2010
We have been looking for new curtains for Linus room since we moved here two years ago, but the other day grandma had found a fabric that maybe could fit. It was patternd with cool knights, and she even sewed them for us. Today it was time to change curtains and it turned out beautifully. Linus haven't seen them yet, but I'm sure he will be thrilled.
Friday, May 28, 2010
The cloudes were dark grey already before we got out with Ebba, but in the middle of the walk they opened up too. The rain poured down and thunder began. Before we got home these larg hail fell down on us. Ebba was not happy at all with them as they got in her eyes, and we all ran home to get shelter. Later on our patio it was kind of interesting to watch nature roam for a while.
There is a castle about 20 minutes by car outside of Linköping, and each year they arrange a medieveal fair there, complete with knights and horses. Grandma decided to take Linus there and Daniel and I joined in. Here we are, waiting for the tournament to start.
And the knights ride in on their beautiful horses!
There were lots of games making up the tournament.
Here is the castle; Ekenäs castle.
Linus trying out the bow and arrows at the fair. He got help with the first one, but then he was on his own. Here he is aiming very carefully.