"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


A friend in the neighborhood started selling MaskCara make up and asked if anyone wanted to have a make over so that she could post a before and after picture. Lots of us went. It was fun. Here are my pics!


A few weeks ago Eric and I went out to eat at the Mexican restaurant called La Hacienda. The food was delicious. Then we also stopped at IKEA to get some Swedish candy. Yum!


Nicci made this for me haha

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We went to a new ice cream shop that opened called the Baked Bear. It was so good!

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I got a stool from the DI and spray painted it with glitter paint. I sit on it when I do my make up.

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A friend had a girls night a few weeks ago.

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Savannah’s preschool class went and watched the play “Alice in the Wonderland.” It was a great play!

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I think its so cute that Lionel still sleeps with his baby blankets.

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Fun at book group!

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Tyler loved this big teddy bear!

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Driving with my brother!

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My nails that I did.

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Fun at Thanksgiving point!

A few weekends ago, we went to “farm country” at Thanksgiving point. The kids loved riding on the ponies and look at all the other animals. Poor Savannah put her finger into one of the chicken pens and a hen bit her finger. She was sad for a while. 🙁 We also went on a tractor ride. Tyler loved this! We will definitely go back again soon!

View from our neighborhood.

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Blue and Gold Scout Banquet

We attended Lionel’s first cub scout blue and gold banquet. The theme was “passports around the world.” A few weeks earlier they asked me if I could share a little but about Sweden. It was fun! We had lots of pizza and all the boys had decorated their own cake for dessert. Lionel is so cute in his scout outfit! He loves going to scouts every week!

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Valentine’s Day!

Here are some pictures from our Valentine’s day. The kids made their own valentine’s boxes to take to school. I wish I had a picture of the boxes. They love to craft. During the day while the three older kids were at school, I hung out with friends. The kids got to decorate cookies and we also went to Kangaroo zoo. At night we went to watch the new Lego movie. The kids loved it!

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Pic that a parent took at school.

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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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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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