Last Sunday this year.

We survived Christmas! The festivities was  great and we spent it together with my oldest daughter Rebecca & her kids in the south of Sweden. The snow was absent, but we had a lovely time. Food was great!
She had prepared a traditional Swedish Christmastable with all the common dishes. We all really enjoyed it.


Rebecca had also made ginger cookies with our names on (I love personalised stuff like that).


One of the best things was that Team Baby got together again. And it was easy to see that they'd really missed each other! 


Baby J was beautiful in both her outfits for the evening. I love the way she feels pretty and holds up her skirt! 


Later in the evening we changed to a dress that my mother sew 20 years ago.


One of the most fun things with Christmas was to play with all the beautiful ribbons!


Big sister gave baby J a bookworm from giant microbes. I thought it was hilariously  cute. And I also see a resemblance between the two ^^. 😂


Baby J and her nephew Raffa sat on Santa's leg together. He actually didn't suspect that Santa this year was played by his mom.


My daughter's neighbour came up with a very special gift. It was Hungarian home made ginger cookie liquor. I tasted a sip and it was really nice! I love the presentation! 


My husband was very happy to see that baby J got some books as well. This particular gift was a fun songbook about a hunter.



I really tried hard to her a good pic of myself in my Christmas clothes, but my two present teenagers kept putting their fingers in between... 


Sneaking of to the kitchen I finally managed to take a nice one. The necklace was a gift from my grandson Raffa in the morning. I love it!



Here is my husband and me together in a pic (baby free)!


Skalman was also present and Team baby absolutely loved hanging out in his lap. Preferably both at the same time!


Here are two of my favourite gifts this Christmas. First out is the artificial snow that my husband made for me. He knows how much I love snow and how disappointed I was that we had a green Christmas this year!


The second one came from my oldest daughter (who knows me VERY well) and that was coasters. But not just any ordinary ones, but from one of my favourite series Dexter! A box with his bloodslides 😍. I LOVE it!



This is me and Rebecca goofing around trying to get ready with the make up.



And here I am with a fabric Lucia crown that actually baby J got from a friend. I've just never been elected Lucia, so I wanted to try it out!


After an intense couple of days following Christmas, where baby J got really ill and had high fever we drove back home this Friday. The trip normally takes 4,5 hours, but ended up taking nine!!! hours. 


Luckily there was a gas station close by where baby J and I could stay warm while my husband and grandma crawled around outside in the dark changing the broken tire.


Baby J was happy to be reunited with her dad later on.
I love this new bonnet that she got from a nice lady just before Christmas!


Now we've been home a couple of days. We were supposed to drive up north yesterday, but had to pros pone that 'til Monday. During this weekend my husband has helped me cut and colour my hair.


Here is the before and after picture:


I love how it turned out and I feel beautiful!



Baby J is happy to be home for a couple of days!



She's playing with her favourite toys on the floor.


So the last Sunday is spent in peace and quite at home with a nice cup of coffee and some saffron biscuits - contemplating over the past year and all the overcome hardships. Twisting and turning the things that need my immediate attention before the end of the year.


I wrapped myself in my favourite Norwegian reindeer skin before snuggling up with my coffee. 


 
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Swedens national holiday today!

Congratulations to all the Swedish people around the world today!
God bless our country!

Concert

I participated in a huge gospelconcert with 160 singers. Our performance was on Saturday and the dresscode for the choir was black, purple and/or gold. A lot of people came and it was absolutely grate!
And this was my outfit for the evening.
The evening ended with going to the movies together with one of my best friends. We saw the movie about Margareth Thatcher, The iron lady. I thought both the movie and the company was really nice.
It was a truly great day.

Christmas 2011.

Christmas is over soon. It has been an absolutely great Christmas and we have celebrated three times! First with the younger kids in Sundsvall, then at home with friends and now together with Kotten and her familly. It is the first Christmas I have celebrated traditionally for years.
Sven made great christmasfood in Sundsvall and Gurra made wonderful food today. The children are all very pleased with their gifts. I gave my younger kids fishing gear and some hunting tools, my grandson Rafael got travelstuff, Skalman was given a "monster-computer" and clothes and Kotten got a machine to make smoothies with. I found a really nice sign for Gustav, that he appreciated.
I was really spoiled this Christmas and recieved a lot of things. Among my favorites are the handmade things that the younger kids gave me, the Rafael calender, books and clothes. But the most wonderful gift has been to celebrate Christmas together this year. I feel so blessed!
Thank you all for loving and caring so  much! All of you!

Check out my daughters blogg www.kottenliten.blogg.se to see some pictures!

I will uploads some pictures here as well.

*poff*


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