asheville gatherings north carolina

the swedish invasion

18 May 2014

hi friends!! wow. it’s been forever since i have posted here – well, forever in my world at least. i love posting and sharing things with y’all as much as i can, and i suppose i do it pretty regularly. but, it’s been over a week now! i’ve got a super good excuse, though.

last sunday (one day after lina and i got back from our beach trip) we headed to charlotte, nc to the airport to pick up our first swedish visitors!! lina’s mom and two of her aunts flew over to visit us! they spent their first 5 days in new york city, and then flew south to see us.

we have been playing tour guides all week long – and it has been so much fun!Β we’ve done a little bit of everything and just soaked in the many moments of laughter and good times. and… my swedish was pretty damn good, if i do say so myself, considering i haven’t spoken any swedish for almost a year. hehe.

time has flown by, and we are headed back to the airport tomorrow to drop off lina’s mom and aunts – but we’re hopping a plane too! we are headed to new york city for the week!! and the even cooler thing is that lina’s brother and cousin are flying over from sweden, so we will meet them outside the empire state building tomorrow evening! and then, on friday when we fly back to north carolina, they are flying back with us!!

but before i get ahead of myself, here are a few photos of the memories we’ve made this past week. gaaaah. it’s been so freaking amazing and wonderful – and i think the ladies have convinced my parents that they need to come & visit sweden some time!

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movies rainbow mexican girls night IMG_2464 IMG_2468 IMG_2476 sunset french toast IMG_2500 IMG_2501 family pisgah

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how have you been? what have you been up to during the past week? i hope it’s been a good one – wherever you are. and, as i’m giving thanks for this past week and all of the excitement to come, i am also giving thanks for all of you faithful readers. i have missed you so much. so, please, leave me a comment and let me know how you’re doing! i promise i’ll keep in touch better – even while i’m in new york!

love and peace. xx

No Comments

  • Reply SouthernHon 18 May 2014 at 18:41

    Great pictures!!! Looks like you guys had a blast.
    Scott and I have spent the past two weekends in Gatlinburg. I’d never been. What a fun place!!

    • Reply liz 25 May 2014 at 09:20

      Oh, Gatlinburg is such a crazy, fun place! We did have so much fun – all week long! Thank you. xx

  • Reply Alarna Rose Gray 19 May 2014 at 02:35

    I refuse to be jealous! But those…were they scones??…that you were eating look Yum!

    • Reply liz 25 May 2014 at 09:24

      Alarna, they were, in fact, biscuits (American-style biscuits, of course). Souther, buttery, doughy biscuits with jam and butter. A classic staple to be served with all meals in the south. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Gesine 19 May 2014 at 02:59

    So cool pictures.Looks like summer has already started. It must have been great to finaly have some swedish people over!

    • Reply liz 25 May 2014 at 09:21

      HI, dear friend! yes! Summer has begun. though we still have chilly nights and some chilly days. It was fun to have Lina’s family here, but you and Christian will always be our firsts!! πŸ™‚ Love you!

  • Reply Holly 19 May 2014 at 08:47

    Looks like a beautiful week Liz! The pictures of you and Lina are fab, you can see its been a great week!!
    I’m insanely jealous you’re headed to new York shortly, but have a fab time. I love that city!!
    It’s finally warning up properly here too!! Summer time love πŸ˜‰

    • Reply liz 25 May 2014 at 09:22

      Why thank you, Holly! Yes, it was a great-astic week! So glad you’ve got some summery weather headed your way too. πŸ™‚ xx

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