Friday, July 8, 2011

we made it!

we made it! we made it! we made it!
whew!
after a bit of stress before coming to Sweden it feels really good to be here!
(just a couple of days before our flight we realized.. duh duh duh... that our oldest daughter's passport was expired!!! so a fast stressed out trip to Miami... begging to get an appointment with the passport control... just before a holiday weekend... and some tears... we got her passport!!!)

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the colors of this land make me so so happy... in the summer time here it's fantastic! There are so many flowers! so many!
I have never seen such HUGE roses... blooming like big puffy explosions of tranquility! all year they have been cold... it's time for their debut... wait for it... BAM!!! it's beautiful!

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meeting my sister-in-law's husband has been so wonderful! They live all the way in China... so you can imagine how important this trip has been... to finally spend some sweet time... my heart!
Uncle Daniel and Isabelle are hitting it off! They both have so much energy and are so happy! It's so sweet to see Isabelle having so much fun! Cecilia is starting to warm up a bit too...

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another fun thing... some of our family in Florida is here just now as well... in this pic above Isabelle and her cousin...

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snap dragons... pretty snappy!

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Swedish strawberries... a summer happy treat... so good I could almost eat the stem too... so creamy... so sweet... perfect!

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girls are pretty happy to have found in Farmor & Farfar's (Grandma and Grandpa) garden... a mulberry tree! yum... such a nice treat!

so yes, this vacation is turning out to be lovely!
a little bit of a rain just now... but a nice bike ride with our rain gear and a hike in the beach forest has us Carlsson's making the best of it! The weather is pretty warm with a little dampness just now... the snails are out catching a little rain drop... and the flowers are covered with drip drops...
the dinner is cooking... and the windows are wide open... the pitter patter on the window panes and the birds chirping so many songs just really is perfectly enough for me!

such a nice relaxing day!




3 comments:

  1. Did your mom make those yellow dresses? I LOVE them and need one! Tell her I would love to order one that is 4-5T. Thanks! My e-mail is melvdesigns3@gmail.com. Looks like you had an awesome trip!

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  2. Welcome! I am going to put your Reallyrosie momma on the job of training my mom at some grandma camp- she must be the one behind the adorable matching dresses they wear! So cute, see you soon!

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  3. Ha! yes, Heidi she needs to start up some Grandma Bootcamps for sure! :-)
    and yes, Mel... she did make these two yellow dresses... the girls love them! esp. the little bird pocket! I am emailing you her address as well has her yours.

    xoxoxo

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