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The Year of the Horse – A new meaning of mulitlingual

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For my birthday in September my husband surprised me with a promise of a horse. A real one that needs a lot of attention. I went out on a quest to find my perfect partner and on December 26 a … Continue reading

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Bilingualism in Teens – What happens next?

While settling on a new continent, language is a huge possibility and barrier. On the one hand we are giving our children a gift of living in two cultures and evolve in two languages. On the other hand, keeping two … Continue reading

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Midsummer Summer 2013 in Seattle

Glad Midsommar till er alla! Today I am officially a teenage mom! We will concentrate our daughter’s birthday and postpone midsummer to June 30th. Will you join us in the park? http://www.skandia-folkdance.org/midsommarfest.html

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Children’s school projects

I know I will be able to laugh at the absurdity of it all…in a couple of weeks. Now, however, I am in the midst of it all, and me and my husband are in pure survival mood. I am … Continue reading

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Save the date – February 12th

I got a call from the Swedish Consulate. They are planning a similar meeting as the one I arranged last year. The difference is that this time they will bring in an American tax lawyer. I don’t have the fine … Continue reading

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Swedish and American Litterature

This morning I had to go to the store to get some missing ingredients for tonight’s party with Swea. While listening to the Christmas songs we will perform tonight on my iPod, I felt as I had stepped into an … Continue reading

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Julen är här!

När första ljuset brinner står julens dörr på glänt och alla är så glada att fira få advent (Traditional verse read in Sweden on the first December Sunday before Christmas)   Jul is around the corner. The first Lucia parade … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone around the globe!

Last weekend I spent time practicing with the Swea choire to prepare us for upcoming traditional arrangements in December. These little guys guided us to the house… Should I read anything into that? Rudolf med röda mulen… There is a … Continue reading

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Vacation

This year we decided to take the option of spending a couple of nights in Iceland before continuing to Sweden. Will it be worth it, will we do it again? Only time will tell, but I will try to keep … Continue reading

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Ett par dagar med besökare

Once the movingboxes have arrived, the visitors tend to find their way into the guestroom. It is always fun to show off the new neighborhood. However, it is not always as easy when you are still exploring the area. The links … Continue reading

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