Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In the Moment- Olivia and Mable 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Moment in Time- Spring 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Påsk 2015- Easter 2015 Sweden

The sun is shining

Today was beautiful and winter seems to be willing to release her cold frigid hands. We spent a few hours at the playground and it was perfect. The girls play very well together and I get to relax and play a bit too. I need the sun more than you realize...I am returning to life.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's that special time of year!

I am so happy that my husband loves to bake because I do not. Its not that I don't love it, more that I am really bad at it. Well, its Christmas time in Sweden and its time to bake bake bake so today we are doing a little decorating, celebrating and baking together. Its all about creating the spirit and joy of Christmas and we have it here...together! I hope you enjoy the Christmas season as much as we do! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring is here!

Although there are no leaves on the trees, Spring has arrived! I take daily walks in my area and I am starting to feel a bit nostalgic. We have lived here for a few years and there are memories all around. As much as I am looking forward to starting a new chapter, another chapter is closing. 
Feeling this way is normal and natural but it's painful. Driving home from Jönköping the other weekend I literally started to cry because I know there are only a handful of times we will drive that route. I'm growing and moving into the future with joy but there is a bit of sadness. 

Thanks again for the wonderful messages of love and inspiration. 

Let's stay happy and hopeful! 



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Winds of Change are Blowing

Unfortunately, I don't have any photos to attach to this post so you will just have to settle with the poetry of my words. I am happy to announce that my bout with "grumpy old lady syndrome" has passed. I have posted snarky pinterest photos and random rants on Facebook, I have argued with my husband, yelled at my kids and finally prayed. A few days ago the feeling began to fade as new solutions to the relocation situation presented themselves and now although things are not in my control, I feel that I have more control over the situation..if that makes sense.

We are always presented with options and what was worrying me was that it felt like there were no options. It still feels terrible to have my family separated during the weeks but we are getting used to it. We are doing the best we can with the situation and that is all we can do, isn't it?

So, it is time to apply for college courses for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester and I have found a few courses that look interesting at Jönköping University and a few interesting companies that I will approach about partnership opportunities. Now I am just mapping out my plan of attack and I feel good about it. I am anxious about the move, trust me...small town...will they like me...will I fit in...will people get the "KiKi"??????? These are the questions that pop up in my head but when I look in the faces of my girls I see openness and acceptance and try to apply that to the world around me.

I try......

Well, today Mable and Daniel drive down to Malmö. Tomorrow they leave for Rome with Daniel's family. They have a tradition to take the children the year they turn 10 to visit Rome. Olivia and I are staying home and for the next four days will just relax. As you can see, life is good! So, the winds of change are blowing, hard!

Remember to stay happy and hopeful!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Snack

And like always focusing on someone else makes me feel better. I thought thy I would offer the girls some juicy oranges to snack on. For Olivia this would be the first time eating oranges and she Loves them!!

Kyana not so sucky in Sweden 

Oh well...Today sucks!

Still no luck on the house. In the back of my mind I wonder what the hell we were thinking when we took this on. I am tired, frustrated, disappointed and ready to throw in the towel. If I could, I would say that we just continue and let Mable finish out the school year in Stockholm. There are places around Jönköping where I just don't want to live but I still might wind up there anyway.... 
Everyone always thinks I am so strong and "inspirational" well that is bullshit. I'm not strong I'm a grown up and I understood from an early age that life is tough. Today, we are playing pajama party because I literally do not have the physical strength for very much more. 
I hate this... Moving sucks! Starting over sucks. Living apart from my husband sucks. Wintertime in Sweden sucks. Living alone with my children sucks... Trying to answer questions about what I'm going to do in Jönköping sucks.. Grey clouds suck.. This man cave sucks, the beds here sucks.....Bahh!!! 
There the rant is over and now....

Kyana sucks in Sweden