Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm back! And this is my Tuesday!

So I finally got around to blogging again... we arrived home on Saturday morning, but between the lack of sleep, jet-lag and working all day yesterday, well I just haven't got around to sorting pictures and blogging. We did have a fantastic trip, so relaxing and full of sun.

I haven't really sorted out pictures yet, they are now in the computer instead of the camera, but that is pretty much how far I got. So I will blog more about the trip another day, when I'm a bit more organised. But I will post a few pictures from the wedding, it was fantastic! Well I will just show you a few pictures, I guess that is the best way to describe it!
Viivi walking down the aisle, she was followed by her nephew (does he look handsome?), unfortunately her father had a heart attack just 3 weeks ahead of the wedding, he had gone through surgery and was all fine, but wasn't allowed to fly. I can't imagine not having my dad there on my wedding day, and I can't imagine how her father felt missing his daugther's wedding!
Viivi and Morgan's first kiss as man and wife, and speaking about "firsts" you have to check out their first dance, it was hilarious, so well planned you can't believe it. Someone put it on you-tube, and here is the link, she has better version on her facebook, but I can't figure out how to copy it, so you will have to manage with you-tube. So watch it and I will bet it puts a smile on your face:)

Today is also Tuesday, and I'm kind of glad that Wendy forgot about it last week, because that means I'm able to play along on the "this is my Tuesday" and the theme this week is friendship. I guess Wendy stole my picture and story, so I will stick to a very recent photo instead. But just as Wendy I have friends different places in the world, and it seems like real friends are the ones where you down feel like you grow apart just because you don't see each other every week or month. So here is a picture of me and Viivi as parts of our Charlie's angels gang:) Don't mind my hair, it was really humid and my hair was a mess!
I first met Viivi back in 1998 when I went to Maryland, USA to be an Au Pair. A few days after arriving out coordinator had a BBQ party for all the Au Pairs in the area, and that's where I met Viivi for the first time. She was from Finland and also the only one from her country, so I guess that was the first thing we had in common. Pretty much everyone else were Swedish or German, so I guess we just felt a bit more alone (or at least we imagined we did). Viivi had arrived about 1½ month before me, so she showed me around, so I guess it kind of was her fault I fell in love with Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies, cinnabons, smoothies our local pizzeria etc. but she also showed me the best shopping malls. After a few weeks Camilla (a swede) arrived, and she lived just a few streets from me, so we took the kids to the same playground etc. So our little gang turned into 3, and we had the best of times. Unfortunately I don't have any digital pictures from that time, but I will try some day to get some of the scanned. The 3 of us were pretty much always together when we were off work, besides shopping, one of our favorite things to do, were going to the movies or hanging out at Viivi's and watch Melrose Place. For some reason that I don't remember we started posing like Charlie's Angels in a lot of our group photos (this was before the angels were Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz). So on Viivi's wedding day we wanted to take a picture and sent to Camilla, so that she could see we were missing and thinking about her.

So I guess that will be my post for today, sorry that it got a bit long. I will post more about our trip another day. If you want to play along just link up to Red Boots.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My bags are packed...

I believe I started a post like this during the summer as well, but nonetheless it's true.

Though after finding my suitcases, while drinking my coffee, before getting around to packing I got the feeling that someone wants to come along...

But I have to disapoint Gustav, he can't come along. But I guess if he knew it would involve driving a car, flying a plane and driving a car again, we he would regret before we would reach the end of our own street. Besides my parents are coming here to babysit the cats, so I bet as soon as they are here he has forgotten all about us, as long as someone is feeding him, he won't care about us.

So I will probably not be blogging over the next week or so, but I know I will enjoy my vacation! And I can't wait to see Viivi again, I haven't seen her for 10 years, so that will be so much fun!

On another note I was just wondering if you are fat if someone ask is they have to tie your shoes for you? The other day at work one of my colleagues asked if he should tie my shoelace for me, because I had trouble reaching my feet! I was nice of him, but I did feel fat, but just for the record I did tie my shoes myself:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This is my Tuesday...

Again this week I'm joining in on Red-boots "this is my Tuesday" and the theme this week is happiness. The hard thing is choosing just one picture, I could just link up to the other three "This is my Tuesday" posts. So here is what I chose...
It's from my bachelorette party, but the happiness is being around friends, and having friends that care so much that they take time out of their busy schedule to plan a super day for you. My bachelorette party was planned so we were 2 teams competing against each other in a lot of silly games, and I never get too old to play:) In the last game we ended up winning, so I even got a gold medal. I was a bit unfair though, because every time I had to compete for our team if only one person were competing, and the other team could pick who they thought were the best at it! But I'm still to this day really proud of being able to fit 23 marsh mellows in my mouth at once... and the girl I competed against only got 13, but I had to go first, and when I got to 12 she looked a bit scared, but hey I would have done the same just to try to get her to think I could do that...
So my happiness is having friends that cares:)
Next weeks theme is friends, but since I'll be on vacation I won't be able to join in, so I guess this post can be used there as well:)
On another note, I got around to mailing my ornaments today, so Yiota should soon have mail:)
Well I'm off now, I really need to start packing... I hate that! But it seems like the clothes don't jump into the suitcase by itself.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The weekend is coming to an end...

But vacation time is coming closer:) So today I have been doing laundry, so I should soon be ready to go to The Dominican Republic. Though I just realised that we have to get up freaking early on Friday, well I have known that since we ordered the tickets, but I haven't realised it until now! We are flying out at 5.45 am and have to check in an hour ahead of time (at first I thought it would be 2 hours before, but thankfully 1 hour is enough), and the drive to the airport takes about 45 minutes, so we have to head out the door at 4.00 am the latest. I guess I'm heading to bed early on Thursday!

I also got around to writing the Christmas card to my ornament swap partner, but I didn't get around to go to the post office yesterday, so hopefully I'll be able to leave work in time to reach the post office before closing on Tuesday.

Last night we had a Christmas party with work, which was really nice. Though a few of the girls had done all the cooking, and I went early to help getting everything ready, and some people just have a lack of manners! When the time came to get the dishes done people just stayed seated... so we got a bit pissed, and some of the young boys came to help. But this one girl really pissed me off, she said she did enough dishes at home, and we could just leave them, it was our own fault we had volunteered to arrange everything! How could she be like that? Would it hurt her to help out with the dishes for 2o minutes or so? And how would she feel if she was hosting the party (which our boss was) and you would wake up to a whole lot of mess including the dishes? That is just the least you can do I think, but I guess some people are raised differently.

Yesterday we got to move a closet into our office, I had bought a really cheap one at work, but it had been in the garage the last week, because it was too heavy for me to lift. So yesterday a friend of ours came by to help. It turned out it was a bit too big to get into the room assembled, so we had to take it apart and move it and put it back together again... so it took a bit longer than expected, but so nice to finally have some extra storage. So we are getting closer to get the baby's room cleared, somehow that room has just been used for extra storage, but no longer.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ornament swap and great friends!

This weekend can only be a good one. I start this evening having 2 former colleagues over for dinner and maybe there baby girls. They weren't sure they would bring their girls, or if they were going to spent quality time with their dads!
We are just going to enjoy ourselves with a little Mexican dinner, a lot of Christmas candy and even more talking!


Tomorrow I hope to get around to going to writing my first Christmas card and going to the post office. I got my ornament swap partner, and it's Yiota over at Shells and bells flowers and showers and I have now bought the ornaments and should soon be ready to mail them. I figured I better get around to doing it this weekend, otherwise I'm not sure I will get it done in time, because next week I will be busy at work finishing a lot of this before my vacation and before handing everything over the girl coming back from her maternity leave. And when not working I will be packing and getting ready for my vacation!

Tomorrow evening we will be having a work Christmas party, which I'm sure will be lots of fun:) But it will also be my third Christmas party out of three weekends, so it will be good to get away on vacation next weekend. The party we went to last weekend they had bought alcohol free beer, which tasted just like normal beer, and a bit more fun drinking those than drinking coke all night. So I went ahead a bought some for myself for tomorrow.

So it looks like a good weekend ahead, and did I mention that next Friday I will be on a plane to the Dominican Republic?

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is my Tuesday

Again this week I'm joining in on Red-boots weekly series of "This is my Tuesday". This week the theme is Family. And let's face it that is a hard one, well it really shouldn't be, but my family aren't really all that good at taking group pictures, I can't remember that we have ever done that... so trying to find some of my family on my computer has been more or less impossible! I do believe that my parents has some, but I don't have those at hand at the moment and I don't have a scanner that is working. Can you believe I don't even have a picture with both my parents and me from our wedding... I've got one of my and my dad, but none of me and my mum...

But to me family is the people who surround me, not only the ones that I'm blood related to, but a lot of our friends also feels like family, therefore I have chosen this picture...

It's a picture from our wedding, it's of us walking in, but surrounded by friends and family. I believe it's okay to post a picture of friends as well, after all friends are the family we choose ourselves!
Have a nice week! And if you want to play along just remember to link up to Red-Boots.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

2 short weeks!

In 2 short weeks I will be off to Punta Cana in the Domonican Republic... YEAH! Just 10 more days of work, and the we have to get up freaking early on Friday to leave for the airport. So if you in a few weeks hear about a stranded whale on the beach in Punta Cana, you might want to alert Greenpeace, because that will just be me relaxing on the beach:)

After my vacation I will only have 2 more working days in the Garden Center and then I will be working at the information desk for the month of December. Afterwards I will be back in the Garden Center again, but that will only be for a week or 2, because then I will be going on leave... man time goes fast, can you believe Christmas is less than 2 months away? Speaking about Christmas, I have signed up for the Ornament Swap over at Dolce Vita. I remember reading about it last year, but back then I was all new to the blogging world, but this year I will be joining, and I have all ready been eying some great ornaments at work, but so far I haven't been able to choose... but you should join in, you have till November 7th.

Right now I'm again looking forward to the weekend, though I feel like I have a bit more energy now than I had last week. On Saturday we are again going to a Christmas party, I just love the food:) On Sunday we are going to my parents place to celebrate my brothers birthday a bit early, but it was the only date that fit us all. Last weekend I pretty much spent sleeping... really interesting! I slept really late on Saturday, and the relaxed until we went to the Christmas party, and then slept in late on Sunday, went grocery shopping and then pretty much slept all day! I didn't even have the energy to cook dinner, so my husband made himself a sandwich, and I didn't eat anything, I just slept! And I was still tired Monday! But this week just seems to have given me a bit more energy, so hopefully I don't have to spent all weekend sleeping:)

Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend then it comes:)

Monday, November 1, 2010

This is my Tuesday...

Again this week I'm joining in on Wendy's Tuesdays project. This weeks theme is vacation, and of course I have to join in there. The hard thing is choosing just one picture, but I will try.

Okay I couldn't stop at one picture, but they do kind of go together. Just imagine spending the night at the above boat, and sitting on the deck with a cold beer, seeing the sun set on the thousand little islands below...

The pictures is from out vacation last year, which was also our honeymoon. We spent 10 days travelling around Vietnam and Cambodia. The pictures are the the day and night we spent on Halong bay in the North of Vietnam. It was just plain amazing, we had just spent 2 nights in Hanoi, and before that we had been 4 nights in Kuala Lumpur, so suddenly we were on the ocean and the silence was just breathtaking. We were pretty much the only ones on the top deck after the sun had gone down, it seemed that everyone else had been travelling from Europe just days before and were still jetlagged. But being the only ones on the sun deck in the night didn't stop us from having a party on our own.

I can definitely recommend you to visit Vietnam. I really look forward to our baby being bigger so that we can travel with him as well, so he also can see the world.