Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Midsommar Fest!!!

for 12 years now we have celebrated the Swedish Midsommar... sometimes we are in Florida... at times we are even in Sweden... but either place it's usually an amazing night that is so special in so many ways...

It starts by me sending a little explanation of the story behind... and we actually celebrate while it's still cool outside... but in Sweden they celebrate on the summer solstice... because it's the longest night of the year... the sun never sets.... it's light and it's fantastic!

We prepare for the fest by thinking of fun seafood dishes which we like to share and ask our friends to bring their favorites... and mannnn on that night is there ever a fun collaboration of delish!!!

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little Isabelle... bikini and flowers... perfect!

Midsommar is a lot about plucking flowers and making these gorgeous "krans" crowns for the girls hair... all the ladies and girlies wear them beautifully! In Sweden you will find families hiking along the grassy fields ... pulled over in the country roads... in search of pretty flowers..

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these girls get the hang of it.....

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my little midsommar flicka...

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the smells of salmon smoking and fresh dill... crown of dill... it's the best scent and always takes me back to those Swedish summers.....

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all of us Mammas with flowers in our hair...

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sweet Pablo teaching Isabelle to make a crown...

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Arlo... you are beautiful! sweet little boy!

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it's a night full of eating, singing Swedish Schnapps songs... and children running and playing and getting lost into their own childhood... and us adults... reliving ours....

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finishing it up with a lovely dessert and coffee... and maybe a little more singing and schnapps...

seriously this is such a nice evening... a nice way to start off our summer... so many of our friend go in so many directions including ourselves over the course of summer... so it's nice to make a strong backbone to reflect on of a fantastic evening...

Glad Midsommar Allihoppa!!! xoxoxo

7 comments:

  1. Kollene- These pictures are just beautiful!!! The boys and I had such a lovely time and Jerry was so happy to see what he missed through your amazing photography!! I love the photo of Pablo & Belle!! :)

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  2. Oh, I'm jealous! : ) It sounds like so much fun. Gorgeous pictures and you are just so pretty! I bet your friends just love all the Swedish culture you are introducing them too!

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  3. ohhh Amy... you're too sweet! thanks so much! :-)

    I wish you lived closer because we would have to have your family come toooooo!!!

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  4. What a fantastic evening!
    The flowers in the hair are beautiful!
    Love your tree-filled back yard too!
    Enjoy the night!

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  5. you are all too beautiful for words in those flower crowns!

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  6. I have never heard of this before. It looks like so much fun, and what great family memories.
    Love the flower's for your hair!

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  7. Very pretty, love the flower garlands. Looks like a lot of fun

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