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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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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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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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I väntan på stormen

All over the news, on Facebook, Twitter etc. everything is related to Sandy. When we lived in California I had the nagging worry about earthquakes. However, I think it worried me more before we moved there than when we actually … Continue reading

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Every day heroes

My heroes in my daily life come in all shapes and ages. This weekend I added so many more to my list. Again, I acknowledge the value of living and teaching the way I do. My classroom as a student, … Continue reading

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Back to school

Labor Day weekend is over and that means school is about to start. With one Elementary child and a Middleschooler the prepwork is set up for us. Last week my oldest registered for her new middle school. I don’t know if it … 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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