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Henrik's 6th birthday

Last week on the 16th we celebrated my son Henrik's sixth Birthday.  I can't believe that he is six already!  He is such a sweet, creative, obedient kid, with the most infectious laugh.  How did we get so lucky?!!! h's-6th-birthdayThe night before we set up Henrik's Birthday table, so that when he woke up his gifts, cake and banner were waiting for him.

h's-6th-birthday2I love the surprised look on his face when he saw his table and when opening his presents.

h's-6th-birthday3This year he received some great vintage Star Wars toys from his dad.  He's recently discovered his love for them again.

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Maja also got into all the Birthday festivities and may have eaten an entire chocolate bar for breakfast.

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This week we'll be celebrating with Henrik's friends and having a claymation party.  I'll have pictures of the party to share next week.

 

Carl Larsson's neighbors home in Sundborn

Last week I shared images from my visit to Carl and Karin Larsson's home Lilla Hyttnäs, in Sundborn. Accross a small bridge on the other side is Stora Hyttnäs, the home of the Linderdahl's, who were good friends of the Larsson's. carl-larsson-neigborsStora Hyttnäs is a beautifully preserved 19th century upperclass residence and is surrounded by multiple gardens and ponds.

carl-larsson-neigbors2We took a guided tour through Stora Hyttnäs. The tour was entirely in Swedish.  Needless to say I couldn't understand anything that the guide said, ha.

carl-larsson-neigbors3It was so interesting to see the stark difference between the unconventional home of the Larsson's and the much more formal and traditional home of the Linderdahl's.

carl-larsson-neigbors4I had such a lovely time visiting these two beautiful homes in Sundborn, thank you for joining me!

love for Connecticut

I have been struggling to post anything this week.  Since the devastating tragedy in Connecticut I cannot stop thinking of and crying for the sweet innocent children and their brave teachers who lost their lives.  My heart aches so much and I cannot imagine what the families must be feeling, it must be unbearable. All I can do is pray for the families and hold my children close and enjoy every moment with them.  I feel so grateful for my children, what a blessing they are to me and my husband.

 

blogger mingle

This is where I'll be tonight and if you live in Utah you should come!  I had so much fun last time and I think I ALMOST talked to everyone there (I'm very chatty).  If you like to meet new people and to socialize than this is the place to be.

I'll also be giving away some design consultations and there are other amazing giveaways by all of these lovely sponsors.  Hope to see you there!