Thursday, December 26, 2013


So now Christmas is over, and tomorrow I will be back at work. Well only tomorrow, then I have the weekend off, so I guess it's not that bad.

We had a really nice Christmas, which I will try to blog about later, for now I will just leave you with a few pictures of some of the ornaments I made for our tree this year.
 Some cornets (I have no idea if the is the right word, but I have no idea what it's called in English, so I have to rely on google translate). and the flag garland from last year.
 A crocheted Christmas heart, and included 2 of those in the ornament swap I participated in.
 Today we were at a Christmas get together with my family, and as tradition prescribes we went for a walk after eating, and the walk took us to the Queen summer castle in Graasten.

The next picture will require parental guidance, I crocheted a few can covers for some prank gifts.
Hopefully I haven't offended anyone.
 Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas:)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Is Christmas really just 4 days away?

Okay I can't believe that Christmas is just 4 short days away... the last couple of weeks have just been crazy/busy. It seems like the only day I had off was last Wednesday, which Jonas and I spent driving the bus into town, go swimming and ride the bus back. He thought it was so much fun, and was extremely tired afterwards, so tired he fell asleep on the bus ride back home:)
Otherwise it's been a mix of work and different Christmas gatherings. Then last my parents called that my uncle had passed away. He had been sick for quite a while, and when he passed away he was all prepared for it. He had talked to his 2 sons, his brothers (my father), and was ready to go. He was sure he was going to meet up with his wife again. I started to worry that the funeral would be on Saturday, where I was working. It was a really busy weekend, and would pretty much be impossible to trade away. Well the funeral ended up being this Tuesday, which was my day off. It was a really beautiful funeral, and nice to see lots of my family which we only see every second year at family reunions, though the occasion could have been better.

Though since I had planned to get a lot done on Tuesday, so I could get ready for  Christmas, well I was left a little behind. Though driving 1½ hour each way did put me a bit in the Christmas mood, I finally got time to listen to my Christmas Cd's. Luckily I have the weekend off, and will be getting the rest ready for Christmas. My parents will arrive on Sunday, so my mum will help get a little cleaning done, and cook Christmas dinner. 

On Christmas Eve we will be 10 people here for dinner and opening gifts. Both our parents, my brother and Franks brother and sister. So in case I don't get around to blogging again before Christmas, which I probably won't, the Merry Christmas everyone:)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ornament Swap 2013

Yesterday I recieved my Ornament Swap package from the sweet Daniele, you can find her on instagram under danielehamilton.

We found the package in our mailbox rigth after Jonas' nap, and she was so sweet that she had also send a package for Jonas.

He was really excited opening his gift, and got a really sweet ornament with a blue bow on it, and she had made him a name tag.

I got a really pretty homemade ornament with Christmas trees, which I can't wait to hang on the tree. She also send a sweet Texas dishtowel.

The gifts were beautifully wrapped, and Jonas really loved the Christmas tree with a star and a bell on his package.

Thank you so much Daniele, and thank you Erin for hosting this years swap.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Finally the weekend has arrived... as much as I love my job, this week has been loooong... well probably because I was working till midnight Friday and was out partying  on Saturday. 

Tonight my husband is at his company's Christmas party, so Jonas and I have been hanging out and having fun. For me dinner when home alone is almost always nachos... I love nachos, and my husband, well not so much, he sees it as a snack. Well let's just say I don't mind my dinner being a snack... a large snack. As always I end up making to big a portion, but my eyes can always eat more than my stomach.

Since Jonas isn't into nachos either, well he like the tortilla chips, but you can't feed your kid that for dinner (yeah I know double standards). He had a piece of bread/sandwich and a yogurt, and as a Friday treat he was allowed to eat in front of the TV. 

Sorry for the poor quality of photos, blame it on my phone!
We really know how to rock a Friday night when daddy is out:) Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, December 2, 2013


Can you believe it's December all ready? Where did the last 11 monts go?

I have started our Christmas decorations, but I don't quite feel the holiday spirit yet, but hopefully that will come soon. 

This weekend I went to my first Christmas party/girls night out. We had a blast, and I was so tired yesterday, even though I got home at 1.00 am, but I have a feeling that working till midnight on Friday also had to be blamed.

Otherwise December 1st also meant the first day of Jonas' advent calendar, that my mum and my mother in law made for him. He is being spoiled rotten. There were supposed to be a picture here of his advent calendar, but my IPad is not letting me upload the photo, and I am to lazy to turn on the computer.

Hope you all have had a great start of December.