"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Dinner and pedicures

I went out with some neighbors for dinner and pedicures last Friday. We were celebrating Laura’s birthday early. I loved the gold color I picked for my toes. The coconut chicken meal I had was super delicious! I had a mint brownie too. I love to hang out with these girls!

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Baby Shower!

A girl in my neighborhood is having twins next month and yesterday I attended her baby shower! I love how cute they had decorated the room! We are so excited for Michelle and can’t wait to meet her twin girls!

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Fun at the grocery store!

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We had the Andersen family over for Tacos. It was so fun to hang out with them!

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Fun at the dinosaur museum!

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Deer in the neighborhood again

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I took my mom out to an Indian restaurant. Super yummy food!

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We had a fun activity where we swapped recipes and tried different desserts and food. Yum!

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We had yummy “maräng sviss” at my parents house.

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The sun has been coming out more!

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Nicci loves to craft!

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Blaze pizza is so good!

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We had a fun play date with some of Eric’s cousins one day last week!

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I love Savannah’s hair

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Nails for valentines day

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Playing at the park!

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Valentine’s decor

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At Trader Joe’s!

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The kids love these chocolate coins from the world market.

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Bathroom decor

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We attended a sledding activity. The kids had so much fun. We also got donuts and hot chocolate, yum!

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Love where we live!

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This happened one morning while I was getting ready. It was Savannah and Tyler!

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Savannah at the library with some friends.

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The kids have had lots of fun in the snow!

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I went and watched the Passengers with my friends Lucie and Annabelle. Lucie is from England and Annabelle is from France.

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Some deer

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I went on a field trip with Savannah’s preschool class to the curiosity museum

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Yay for date night! We went to the Cheese Cake Factory!

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Eric and Tyler were matching today!

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My new dress!

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Nicci wanted to celebrate her FurReal cat Lily’s birthday, so she planned a birthday party, wrapped some gifts and invited us all, haha.

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Nicci made a tunnel!

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Funny Savannah!


Life lately…

Nicci was so excited to go to a pajama birthday party!

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Eric’s cousin Elise just got engaged to a guy named Brannen. We had them over for a game night!

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I went to a baby shower! I love how many babies are being born in our neighborhood!

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Savannah and her friend Abbi!

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My lularoe outfit!

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Nicci snuck into my room and did her make up, haha.

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I went and watched La La Land with some neighbors. I loved it!!


Watching TV shows with friends is fun!

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Tyler is officially done with his pacifier. I had a few rough days with him but now he is done!

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Nicci and Eric made some window art.

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Last time I was at Paola’s house, Savannah took these pics of me without me knowing. We often watch the new Gilmore Girls show when we work.

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Kids had fun with friends after Lionel’s scout meeting

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Yesterday we had fun in the snow!

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I had a fun play date with moms from various countries in Europe, including Sweden, France, Switzerland and Denmark!

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Bunco night in the neighborhood!!

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We celebrated Marilyn’s birthday!!

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Nicci and her friend wore the same outfit 🙂


I love this picture of the kids and my dad


This cheese cake is to DIE for haha. Peppermint!


Jordan is ready for school!


I love doing my nails!


I continue to help Paola with her Lularoe clothes almost every week. Last week we took pics of leggings!


Savannah went to a birthday party at Kangaroo Zoo. I got to hold a sweet little newborn while I was there. Such a cutie!


A neighbor took this pic!


Nicci had fun with salt dough.





Our van was starting to have more and more problems. We started to casually look for a new car a few weeks ago. On Saturday we went to a car dealership where we found a new car!! It’s a 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite! I love it!!

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It has 8 seats



It has a back up camera!!


Pretty cool to just push a button to start the car!


I love using LipSense!


On Sunday I wore Praline Rose for the first time.


I have always wanted to have my own space where I can do my make up, hair, lips, and nails. Eric got me this table for Christmas!


I love Savannah’s hair!


This crazy boy put clothes inside his pj’s to look big.


New Years Eve!

We had such a fun new years eve with family! We had pizza for dinner and then lots of yummy treats! We had some photo props that we had fun with and we also had a dance party. The kids loved it! We also danced around the Christmas tree like we do it in Sweden. I love nights like this!

















Kids had fun in the hot tub!

We took the kids to the hot tub last week. They were so crazy and played in the snow and then jumped into the warm water. They had so much fun!



We loved our Christmas. It was such a nice, relaxing day. I even took a nap in the middle of the day. Eric’s mom and Paul came over and we spent the day with them. The kids played with their new toys all day and also watched a movie. We had steak for dinner and lots of treats after. We were stuffed!

What the kids woke up to


Opening presents






Nicci is so cute. She made this for Savannah, Lionel and Jordan. Their favorite characters.


We woke up to a white Christmas.

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Nicci made this at school!



Lionel doing an experiment!


Nicci’s favorite new toy. Her cat Lily.


Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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