Yesterday it was 15 years since we had a crazy snowstorm in my hometown Gavle in Sweden. I have so many memories from that storm. We climbed up on our roof and jumped down in the snow. I walked on the big main road to a friends house because there were no cars out driving. School closed for a couple of days and some people couldn’t get out of their houses.
Here are some pictures.
Here is a video.
My sister and her family came to visit us for 5 days and celebrated Thanksgiving with us. We loved having them here and didn’t want them to go home. We did a lot of fun things together. Here are some of the pictures that we all took.
We went down to the community beach. The kids had fun and Jordan filled up his boots with water and Savannah wanted to run into the water over and over again.
The first night we played the awesome game Agricula again.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden but I have really come to love this holiday. My in laws came, Corey, Jenn and their three kids and Brea and Eli. We had lots of yummy food and dessert. It was so fun to cook together with my sister. I was very happy and relieved that we didn’t need to cook the turkey though. My in laws did that. We were all so full at the end of the day. I love spending time with family. I loved watching everyone sit around and have a nice time together. The kids had so much fun together. We have so much to be grateful for. I love my family.
At 8pm Isabelle and I braved the crowds at walmart for some shopping. We bought some nice things.
The next morning we went to play kitsap.
In the evening the we made gingerbread cookies.
We also started to decorate for Christmas while we listened to Christmas music.
The next morning Eric put up all the outdoor Christmas decorations.
When he was done we went downtown Poulsbo and went on a carriage ride and met Santa.
We also stopped by Sluy’s bakery
In the afternoon Isabelle and I took the girls and watched the new Disney movie “Frozen.” We loved it! Later the kids played with play doh together.
Eric read the kids a bedtime story.
1st of Advent, Sunday morning before church.
It was such a fun week. Many fun memories were made. The kids played so well together and us adults got to chat, watch movies, play games, talk and eat a lot of chocolate. Thank you so much for coming to visit us! We love and miss you all!
Where has the time gone?! I feel like she is growing up so fast. She is not a baby anymore…but a very busy toddler. She is so fun to be around and is our happy little girl. She loves to snuggle more than our other kids ever wanted to do at the same age. She loves to get into everything right now. She loves to pull down the dishwasher door and climb on top of the dishwasher, sneak into the bathroom and play in the toilet or with my make up, throw food from the pantry in the garbage. She loves to pull out all the books from the book case and make a mess in the pantry. She loves to roll out toilet paper and pull out everything from under the sink. She is like a little tornado, or sweet little girl. She just recently learned how to get up on the couch and loves to jump on top of there. She is always ready to explore.
Some pictures from last week.
Playing with friends
On Saturday Nicci and I had a fun day. In the afternoon we went shopping together and at night we went to the play “Annie.” We loved it! Three of Nicci’s friends were in the play and we loved seeing them perform!
Going on a family walk. Savannah loves to go on walks.
Yummy chocolate pie that Eric made today.
Lionel drew our family and then pointed out everyone to me. I love how he included Oliver.
This weekend was fun and busy. Eric was able to put up some trim in the hall and in our bedroom. We attended a fun game night on Friday night and went out to eat with friends at the Poulsbo Woodfired Pizza on Saturday for dinner. Love that Pizza!
On Saturday we went to visit our sweet little Ollie at the cemetery. There have been six new babies buried in the baby land section of the cemetery since the last time we went. My heart just breaks for their parents. Ollie has lots of baby friends around him.
Miss you everyday
Miss you in every way
But we know there’s a
day when we will hold you
We will hold you
You’ll kiss our tears away
When we’re home to stay
Can’t wait for the day when we will see you
We will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you
‘till mom and dad can hold you…
“Glory baby” by Watermark
After we were done at the cemetery we went to IKEA. The kids got to play in the småland play area while we shopped. We got a lot of nice things. I love going to IKEA. After we were done there we had a late lunch at Apple bees.