celebrating life… the nordic spring way.

wine

there are only two more days in april (craaaaazy!), and i’m working on a photo journey for may as i write this. yep. i am multi-tasking. i don’t think i’ll finish may’s challenge tonight, so you’ll have to wait until tuesday for the big reveal! anyway, as we come to a close on our month of celebrating life, here’s a peek at what i’ve been celebrating this past week…

22. mother nature

mother nature

23. soil

soil

24. jump

jump

25. play

play

26. twirl

twirl

27. walk

walk

28. heartbeat

heartbeat

how have you celebrated life? have you had any moments that reminded you how amazing life can be?!

a few bonus photos. yay!

cappachino birdie tulips blt tree wine spring concert

spring is finally, s l o o o o w l y making it’s appearance here in sweden and all swedes are getting a little spring crazy now. no matter where you go, people are talking about the weather. if the sun is shining, then it’s a spring day, nevermind that the temperature is just above freezing or the wind is blowing like crazy. nope. it’s all about the sun, which is already warming up a bunch. though the air is still chilly.

and the daylight!!! oh, the beautiful daylight! it is not completely dark until 9:30 now, and we’ve got so much more daylight coming to us. yay!!

this coming week is a big one for us up here in the nordic country. it’s time to celebrate the coming of spring with bonfires, spring songs, sunshine, picnics, grilling, and bonfires. my love & i may be heading to uppsala to visit lina’s brother for a huge traditional, whole city, crazy celebration. but, no matter where i am, it will not go unnoticed that april 30th is the super crazy celebration of the coming of spring! it is the official welcome of the season! and then, we all have the next day (may 1st) off to recover from the celebration. yep. that’s how we roll up here.

here’s to wishing you a great end of april and beginning of may. i hope the sun shines some wherever you are! peace.

26: 12 o’clock.

an american classic for lunch at 12.00: a BLT (bacon, lettuce, & tomato). summer memories flooded my brain & my taste buds thanked me.

left the apartment just after 12 & discovered the circus is coming to town! in the square a few blocks from our apartment. course, i don’t think i’ll be going. but, it’s still cool to see. ya gotta love a big top.

kept on walking through beautiful norrköping on this spring saturday.

walking home on a warm, spring evening. i just thought the building & sky looked beautiful. and i’m having a little balcony envy too.

i’m ending the day at home like every other swede, or european for that matter, watching the eurovision song contest – a european american idol, except way bigger & definitely waaaay more interesting. each country sends a singer that won a contest in their home country. so, sweden had a song contest back in the winter to pick the singer who would compete tonight. you just gotta check out sweden’s chick… loreen. she is amazing! and all of europe is talking about her. go sweden!

listen to some good music tonight! peace out.

update: it’s now well after 12 o’clock am & sunday has arrived. i simply must get myself to bed. but, i had a little eurovision song contest update… loreen (the chick from sweden) won!! woo hoo! a proud moment for sweden!

 loreen singing “euphoria” right after she won tonight!