Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Olivia is one lucky girl!  This weekend Iben, her little cousin came to visit.  Iben is only seven months younger than Olivia and she lives in Oslo with her parents Nicca (the BEST sister in law in the entire world/universe) and Olav who isn't too far behind.  We don't see each other that often but when we do, we try to enjoy every minute of it.  Even more so now that Iben and Olivia are here with us.  We want them to be together as much as they can.  
Having cousins that are around your age brings so much joy.  I grew up with two cousins: Estefanía and María José.  María is a bit older than us, which doesn't really count now, but growing up, she was a bit more mature and new so much more!  Estefanía and I only have a three month difference (yes, Estefanía, 3 months, not 1 year like you used to say when we were little so you could be the boss) and we had the best time always.  We were and are like sisters and now, even if we live in different countries, we know we will always be there for each other no matter what.  It is an unconditional love.  It's family, but also friendship.  The best bond there can be.
So here is to my two little ones, Iben and Olivia.  To a life full of adventures and dreams, of games and laughs and tears (because oh yes, there will be tears!) and to my two beautiful cousins Estefanía and María, I love you and miss you every day, but thank God for Skype!

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