the fisheye lens!

i'm too lazy today and just hanging out at home instead of going downtown as i wrote yesterday..but my niece was here this morning and i "forced" her to be a model. thanks!


love you.


summary of 2009 (september - december)

September


We adopted Zola, our amazing cat.


Hung out, had BBQ and played around at the farm.


Spent some exploring/eating time at the State Fair in Asheville, NC.


Went to IKEA in Charlotte, NC (a couple of times). Really liked an apartment example there and we were ready to move in!


We pre-celebrated my love's b-day by drinking beer at one of the irish pubs downtown.


October

Went to the beach and attended The Lookout Lighthouse 150th anniversary celebration. (We are related to the first lighthouse keeper there).


My parents came to the States. (They brought some Swedish candy which made me really axcited and happy).


We all went to the beach (yes, again) so my parents could see that area too and not only the mountains (western part of NC).


My love and I spent some time taking pictures in one of the parks in Asheville, NC. This one is definitely my favorite.

November


I had to go back to Sweden in the beginning of November and as soon as I got here I got sick. I spent the rest of the month doing my internship (where I still am). Didn't take that many pictures this month.


December


My love finally came to me here in Sweden to celebrate Christmas and New Years.


Santa Claus came on Christmas Eve - as the Swedish tradition goes. (Santa: Who's been good this year?)


My love and I got married!

Our former exchange students (the girls) and friends of the family came to visit us for some days!
My love and I celebrated New Years in Uppsala, Sweden, together with my brother, his girlfriend and some other friends/siblings (+ a ghost = the shadow to the left in this picture).

Happy 2010!!!



summary of 2009 (january - august)

January

Started 2009 by celebrating New Years at the beach in NC, USA.

It was pretty warm outside (too cold to swim though).

We checked out our new apartment.

I had to leave the States for some school stuff in Sweden (for some weeks).
Flew back to the States in the end of January.


February

I studied online classes connected to my Swedish University and kept myself busy during the days.


I got my piercing (the upper one).


We babysat Kitty (my love's parents' cat).


I got my first tattoo - love it (a few hours old here, I guess)!


We went to Atlanta, GA to listen to Missy Higgins, Justin Nozuka and Lenka (doesn't say on the sign though). Amazingly good..and Higgins started off singing "Nightminds". Mmm.


March


We did some day trips out in the nature.


Celebrated St. Patrick's Day at an Irish Pub downtown.


I got into a scrapbook period and made an album about our time in Denmark, fall 2008.


I (or the several hair dressers) worked on getting my hair back to blond from almost black. Think I spent at least 8 hours - two different days, and turned out to be a red-hair-girl...


We hung out at Barnes & Noble alot. Love it and of course with Starbucks coffee beside us.


April


I finally got the chance to play some adventures mini golf.


We did a road trip to Florida and the Keys. Amazing and warm weather in April. Yeah and we got some crazy stories to tell people for the rest of our lives.
We hung out in Key West one day. It was freaking hot..


I had to leave the States and I spent one of my first days in Sweden in the archipelago..not as warm as in Florida.


I spent (as usual) the last day of April in Uppsala, Sweden. A crazy but really fun day. (Still red hair as you can see..yes, this is a long process).


May


First of May was a pretty warm day to be in Sweden. We (as my brother, my hopefully soon to be sister in law and my cousin) hung out in Uppsala, Sweden.


I pre-celebrated (or was it post-celebrated?) my b-day by having a picnic with my sister and some friends. Went out to dance later on in the evening and caught up with some more friends.


My love came to Sweden on my b-day and stayed for about a week. An amazing and the best ever b-day gift!


June

Celebrated 6th of June in Norrköping, Sweden (The Swedish National Day).


Celebrated my cousin, and later on another friend, who graduated from high school. It's a pretty big celebration in Sweden with a bunch of traditions. So much fun!


Celebrated Midsummer in the country with a bunch of Americans.


Spent some really warm days in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and showed the American group around.



My love had come a few days before Midsummer and we went on vacation to Denmark (Copenhagen and Odense) to visit some friends we got to know when we lived there for some months.


July


We spent a week in the Swedish archipelago.


We went, together with my parents, to Skåne (southern part of Sweden) to visit my aunt and uncle. This picture is their neighbors' farm.


We visited Sofiero Palace and Gardens in Helsingborg (still in Skåne, pretty close to my aunt and uncle).


Met some friends of mine in Gothenburg, Sweden (on the west coast). Yummy dinner and awesome company!


We were also invited to celebrate, with my friends from school, a friend's b-day. Still in Gothenburg but with another group of friends.


August


We flew together back to the States and spent some time at the beach in NC. LOVED IT...


..and it included several restaurant visits with my love's family.


We had fika with J at our favorite café (when it's not Starbucks..hee hee).


I finally made it to Chimney Rock (it got canceled in 2006 because of a bad t-storm). The flag is half way up since senator Ted Kennedy passed away around that day.


The Goombay Festival was taking place in Asheville with crazy people, yummy greasy food and awesome music (drums) - an African Festival. I was melting away that day, so warm...

end of part one.