Browsing Tag

traditions

  • gatherings

    it’s a great day for a wedding

    Today is a special day in my Swedish family… my brother-in-law is getting married! Also, our dear friend from Ireland is in town for the wedding, and has been staying with us this week. So…

    6 Jun 2015
  • gatherings

    together for christmas: an american xmas day

    when you have two countries represented in your marriage, then you have the joy of living with two cultures. lina + i absolutely love having the opportunity to celebrate holidays by combining our two…

    28 Dec 2014
  • gatherings

    70th perfection

    there is a thing that i discovered when i lived in sweden that is quite common – and fun. and it seemed like the perfect time to include it in my/our american life. you…

    2 Oct 2014
  • life sweden

    celebrating love

    lina’s sister is getting married today! we’ve been up to our eyeballs in wedding preparations all week long, with, of course, a few breaks for drinks with friends and such. hehe. anyway, the day…

    19 Jul 2014
  • sweden

    a weekend trip at the beginning of the week.

    thanks to the swedes’ dedication to celebrating the coming of spring with wild abandon, i get a little road trip vacay just as the week is beginning. oh yeah, that’s right. it’s the annual…

    29 Apr 2013
  • in the wild life

    love is in the air.

      it’s the second sunday of advent. the sunday of love. the first week of advent has flown by & i have been pretty faithful to finding some quiet time by myself every day.…

    9 Dec 2012
  • the sacred everyday

    winding down.

    it’s late sunday night. well, not so late. but late enough. or perhaps i’m just tired. i’m feeling mellow. chill. good. it’s been a fairly busy weekend, what with being at work every day.…

    25 Nov 2012
  • europe sweden travel

    a weekend on the road.

    time for a road trip this weekend! yep. i’m headed to the southern part of sweden for a big weekend with my love’s biiiiigggg family. gonna be so. much. fun. we’re riding down in…

    2 Nov 2012
  • life

    today is my ex-pat birthday.

    it’s the scary choices that end up being the most worthwhile.    ~ melissa joy kong two years ago today,  i boarded a plane in north carolina with 2 suitcases, 2 bags, a dog…

    20 Aug 2012
  • life

    minimal movement.

    this is pretty much all the #movement (photo challenge word today) i had today. seriously. remember how i said that swedes celebrate important holidays on the eve before the actual day (christmas eve, easter…

    23 Jun 2012
  • in the wild

    midsummer love. ♥

    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 &…

    23 Jun 2012
  • life

    yellow & blue. all day long.

    about 10 days ago it was the anniversary of my graduation from high school. guess how many years it’s been? twenty!! yes, 2.0. 20!!! i cannot believe that i am old enough o be…

    16 Jun 2012
  • life

    happy may day.

    today is a holiday in sweden. yep. a random tuesday. well, not so random. it’s the first day of may. MAY DAY! and over here, that means a day off to celebrate the beginning…

    1 May 2012