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Day 19: Merry Swedish Christmas Eve

In Sweden, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’s an entire day filled with food, music, family, and traditions. And, this year, is a “Sweden year” for me + Lina; so we’ve taken the train down to Norrköping to spend the weekend with Lina’s…

24 Dec 2017
culture

The real meaning of Independence Day

HAPPY 4th OF JULY, USA! ?? For all of us who are Americans, all around the world, we’re celebrating and remembering our Independence Day. And while I am (surprisingly) in the mood to celebrate everything that it means to me to be American, I am…

4 Jul 2017
lists year summaries

12 months of gratitude in photos

Happy Thanksgiving! For me, of course, it’s just a regular day here in Sweden. Although I did get home from work just in time to live stream Santa arriving in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and then watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (I love…

24 Nov 2016
gatherings

my cousin is coming to town!

just about the time this is being posted, my youngest cousin will be arriving in sweden!! as i write this, i don’t know yet if i will be greeting her at the airport with lina, or if lina will be greeting her on her…

27 Apr 2016
gatherings

why this year thanksgiving is all about the people

happy thanksgiving, all you americans out there! turkey day is here, and i would give any, any, anything to be in the states with my family watching the mace’s thanksgiving day parade, helping my mom in the kitchen, stuffing my face with delicious food,…

26 Nov 2015