It seems like once a month is all I can get in when it comes to blog updates. The Spring weather is here and we are out as much as possible. Below are a few Pictures from Wednesday night when we had Tacos for dinner. Both were helping cut up the vegetables. They are great helpers!
They were both in a ski competition a few weeks ago and did awesome. Saga even said she did better than she thought she would. They both made it around the track and got a medal at the end. I'm sure the first of many ski competitions.
Last weekend we had the privilege of riding/driving a dog sled team. The kids rode in the first sled with the own of the dogs while Axel and I each got to man 4 dogs of our own. It was just an amazing fun thing to do. Dog sleds are the way one should get around on the snow and ice in my opinion. Maybe in a few year we'll get a few dogs and have our own sled team.
HI! It's been two months since my last post. I'm not sure where to start so I'll just post some pictures from our trip to America. We left Sweden, all four of us, the day before Saga's 6th birthday. The flight went great as usual. Much easier actually with Axel along. The first 6 days we hung out at my parents' house, celebrated Saga with a cute bunny cake, and took many walks around Eatonville. We then loaded up Dan's truck and headed on our 10 day road trip. First stop was Bellingham to visit with Brian and Shirley and Steph and Brad. We just couldn't fit in anymore visits than that this time around. Next year I will be sure to see some other special friends as well. Then over to Omak to visit with my Dad's family. They run the resort at Bonaparte Lake. We stayed the night and got to enjoy some yummy food at their restaurant. Great to catch up with them and see that things are working out wonderfully for them all. Back into the truck for a 6 hourish drive to stay in a hotel for the night on our way to visit Daniel and Liz in Sun Valley. They greeted us with homemade pizza and a nice refreshing walk around their beautiful house and backyard hills. Last stop was Livingston, Mt. We stayed 3 nights with Michelle and Bill. Enjoyed the hot springs, visits with friends, and many ducks and geese. Saga got sick the last night so we took off early the next morning hoping to make it to the hotel in Spokane before it hit anyone else.
The camera got dropped in Sun Valley so the pictures stop there. Seems like we didn't take that many pictures anyway.
Axel had another week in Eatonville before flying home. That week was filled with a trip to Cabelas, my birthday, a poker party, and more hang out time. He flew back to Sweden while we stayed on another week. Saga had slumber parties with her cousins and some quality time with grandma.
We've been back for two weeks now and are back on track. It's raining today, which is strange, but for the most part the weather has been great. The kids have dr. appointmets today so we are heading into town to do a few things first. I'm not sure what we are going to do about a camera. Maybe use our old one for a while. The battery just dies so quickly. Going to try and update a little more often. :)
The shortest day of the year is proving to be one of the most beautiful. It's a clear cold December day. We have candles burning and a warm fire. Saga has chicken pox and we are waiting for Sixten to break out in them as well. We plan to spend the weekend inside and then on Christmas Eve hope for healthy children so we can venture over to my in-laws. We send everyone a warm peaceful solstice and a cozy Christmas with your loved ones.
November has come to an end with a cold wind that bites in many ways. The weather has been windy, and we just aren't used to the cold yet. Axel starts work tomorrow after 6 months "off". We will miss having him around to call in for lunch.
Sixten our practicing snow shoveling. This snow melted away rather quickly but it was a good start to the winter.
Beautiful first snow fall.
Axel shot a moose on Sunday. It was the last day of the hunting season. Saga is getting some skinning lessons on a pair of moose legs for the dogs to chew on.
Christmas decorations have been brought into the house. The tree is next. I have my eye on one behind our house. Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. We ate moose liver and potatoes, but we still went around the table and said what we were thankful for.