this was my 5th midsummer celebration in sweden. i’m almost a pro. hehe. this year we celebrated at the camp where i took my youth last weekend – the church owns the camp & always plans a traditional midsummer celebration. the weather was great, there were tons of people there, lots of yummy fika, and lina & i invited a friend (who’s from germany but lives in sweden) to join us.
before heading out to the camp, the three of us had fika at our apartment (see the previous post): strawberries, whipped cream, & coffee. cozy & yummy.
my love picking flowers.
that’s me with the microphone. giving my inspiring (hopefully) talk. in swedish, of course. hehe.
it didn’t rain. it was pretty warm. and we headed home fairly early after all the festivities. but, since the sun doesn’t go down until after 11, the 3 of us thought it’s be cozy to stay up, chat, tell stories, & look at photo albums. sound alike a girly night, huh? well, we loved it.
today, the actual midsummer day (remember, here in sweden all the big celebrations are on the eve of the actual holiday) is a day for resting & doing nothing. i feel a bit like i can breathe some for a few days. i’ve made it through the youth camp, midsummer, & it’s 2 weeks before my next work camp. so now, i can focus on life at home. well, i’m still working too, but it’ll be kinda slow until the camp. then, after the camp, i’ve got 3 weeks vacation coming to me. can’t wait! perhaps i can also squeeze in a little more writing on my book between now & then. yeah.
happy saturday to you all out there. peace & flowers.