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// week thirty one (part 1) // north carolina meets sweden

alright. i’m blessed beyond belief.

and because i am so grateful for so many different things this week, i am gonna need about 3 different posts to share with you my week 31. just to whet your appetite a little (and in case you haven’t had me bombing your instagram feed) here’s a little of what these posts are going to cover: my brother visiting sweden. stockholm’s pride parade. an airbnb vacation weekend with my love in the funky part of stockholm.

part one is dedicated all to my brother – and the insane joy that it was to have him visit us. i was a complete disaster after he left last friday (you may have seen this post as a result of that melancholy). but, before all of the sadness + missing his presence, we had some great times. nothing fancy, just sharing a bit of my life + sweden with him.

and it meant more than i can ever express.

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cathedral-uppsala friends-brother-beer-uppsala uppsala-brothers-and-sisters-my-love gamla-uppsala gamla-uppsala-mound gamla-uppsala-brother-nick gamla-uppsala-mounds-path gamla-uppsala-mounds gamla-uppsala-fence gamla-uppsala-flowers fika-cafe-linne-uppsala uppsala-pub goodbye-uppsala--brother-lina-mein the midst of all of the challenges + changes + tough times + beauty of our lives, all of that stuff that makes up life, it was good to just be together. to just have some time. and, in the end, that’s all that really matters. that’s what we hold on to. and, any chance that we get to feel blessed + at peace + loved, well, then we have been given a most wonderful gift. how incredibly amazing it was to have my brother here!

onwards + upwards!

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Here are my thoughts on this post…
    There is always so much joy in all of your pictures!
    It looks like you three had quite a good time
    Your brother is so handsome
    I want to vacation with you ladies
    The rolling green hills against the blue sky backdrop is simply breathtaking.
    I love your blog:)

    • Liz Liz

      Oh, Kate, your thoughts are just awesome. Thank you for sharing them! Here are my responses to you thoughts. 😉

      If there is one thing I want to spread, it is joy. So, yay!
      We had so much fun together. Unforgettable memories.
      Hehe. I think he is handsome too! And such a sweet, caring guy.
      YES! We’re in!
      It was my first time seeing those hills, and I was simply in awe. So gorgeous, Sweden is.
      I am so flattered and humbled. And… ditto!
      xoxo

  2. […] stayed in Sweden all summer, but we still acted like tourists. We had 3 visitors at different times, including my brother, so we showed them all the best of Uppsala, Norrköping, and Stockholm. But, when we were on our […]

  3. […] stayed in Sweden all summer, but we still acted like tourists. We had 3 visitors at different times, including my brother, so we showed them all the best of Uppsala, Norrköping, and Stockholm. But, when we were on our […]

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