Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Portugal part 2 - Porto

Portugal part 1 - Lisboa

We just got back from a trip to Portugal with my sister in law, her boy and their baby :)  We had the best time!  Iben and Olivia were awesome together.  Had the best of time and we got to prove that traveling with babies can be a lot of fun, its just a matter of not having huge expectations and not making a lot of plans.  Just going with the flow!

Thank you Iben, Olav, Nicca, Jonas and Olivia for an beautiful trip!!! Can't wait for our next one.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A House

So, this blog has been asleep for a while.  I have tried to make several come backs with no true intention of following through.  I guess my mind has been more into my other blog "Becoming one of those..." because my daughter is my main focus these days and I have been placing the rest of my focus on school, so, this blog, which started as a playground or a collection of things I wanted and liked, became forgotten, oh, and of course, I found Pinterest, where I have been collecting EVERYTHING I find cool on the web.  Anyways, now the time has come for a new life project, and I think this is the best place to organize and comment and archive my ideas.  I am assuming Jonas wont be on board of ALL of the things that I want to do in this new house, but, at least here I can have some inspiration.  

I am looking forward to starting fresh with a white canvas!  A house is a house, now, it's our job to make it our home, and that comes with the details!  I know for sure that there are some things that Jonas and I agree on, for example, we really like neutral colors as a base, and adding pops of color on here and there.  We like materials such as wool, linen, cotton, leather, glass, plants, fibers, metal.  We like light! We like vintage furniture and we appreciate good design.  And art, of course.  And we like balance.  So, this time around, simple will be definitely better.  We have come to realize, that after removing half of our things to sell this apartment, we liked it soooo much better, so, we will start with what we have, remove what we are not in love with and start that way.  Then fill out the gaps as we go.  But first, we do have some issues to address ASAP such as:

My God! Why would you do that to a house???  WHO IN THE WORLD LIKES THESE WALLPAPERS????? They have to go.  Go as soon as we arrive!  But, not before taking some fun pictures at the "beach" first.  
Anyways, I love that these wallpapers are there, because it makes me "attack" them soon enough to see results.  Oh, and these too:

"Discotheque" closet doors!!!  Those will also go as soon as possible.  

So there, here we are, only two days away from the big move.  Enjoying our little apartment that has see us grow into a family of two, then three and now four!  Jonas, Olivia, Rafa and me! 
We will miss this place, and especially the neighborhood.  But, we are looking forward to new adventures and I can hardly wait to start.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Good bye dear friend.

Ozzy 13-10-2001/04-06-2012
Today is a very sad day for me and my family because we lost one of ours.  Ozzy, our dog for eleven years died today, and we will miss him every day.  For us, he wasn't only a dog, he was family, he was a companion.  I only with I had been in Costa Rica to say farewell.

I really have no more words.  Just I love you and I will miss you with all my heart, dear Ozzy.