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Day 29

11 Nov

Happy Veteran’s Day to all my people in America! I’m so thankful for the men and women who put their lives on hold to fight for our country and make sure we can maintain all of our American values. Also, happy happy Friday to all of you! I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend and are preparing yourselves for Thanksgiving! Joachim and I will be having our Thanksgiving dinner NEXT Sunday and I’m getting a bit nervous about having all the ingredients to make what I want. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out…

Moving on to today’s photo challenge:

A picture that can always make you smile

This picture makes me smile for a number of reasons…one, it was taken on my sister’s wedding day, which was SO much fun and such a happy day. The second, is because I am so thankful that I actually have a picture of my three best friends all together! Maggie (second from right) was in Colorado for Lindsay’s wedding and it was nice to be able to hang out with both my Colorado best friends and my best friend from STL all at the same time. I am really really hoping that Maggie figures out a way to move out to Colorado so we can all be together again 🙂

Hope you all enjoy your weekends!! See you on Monday 🙂


A few things to discuss!

31 Oct

First of all, it’s this pretty lady’s birthday today…!

Yes, that’s my one and only sister, Lindsay, and she is turning 26 today! I am so lucky that I have her to look up to and always count on 🙂 Happy Birthday, Lindsay! I have a good feeling that this time next year you’ll have so many new and exciting things that will have happened to you during your 26th year!


Another important topic I would like to discuss is….THE ST.LOUIS CARDINAL’S ARE THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!

I am proud to say that I stayed up for 24 hours Friday-Saturday to watch the Cardinals win the World Series. On Friday morning I was woken up by my ESPN app alerting me that the Cardinals tied Game 6 in the bottom of the 9th inning so I jumped out of bed and watched them win (in historic fashion) before I went to work. I knew that I couldn’t NOT see Game 7 so I stayed up from 2 a.m. (when the game started) until 6 a.m. Saturday morning to watch them clench the title. I can officially say that I may be the only one in Sweden who really understands what the Cardinals pulled off but I am SO happy that they won. They definitely deserved it after being 10 1/2 games out of the playoffs in August!! WAHOO!! GO CARDS!!

I will also post a photo challenge today, so come back to find out what it is!


Day 16

25 Oct

Hello everyone! Today’s photo challenge reads:

A picture of someone who inspires you

This is my best friend Maggie. As many of you have probably read in previous posts, Maggie and I have been best friends since I moved up the street from her when we were 4/5. We were inseparable growing up. Whatever Maggie did, I did. Whatever I did, Maggie did and we never could imagine it any other way. What you don’t know is a little over a year after we took this picture, Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the ripe age of 23, Maggie’s doctor told her that the lump she found in her left breast was in fact, cancerous. What I witnessed over the last year was that Maggie didn’t let this whole cancer thing take over her life. Yes, there were days when she was sick and was tired but she never stopped living her normal life. I was so glad that I got to visit her in St.Louis last November when I was home from Sweden for a bit. It was so refreshing to me that even though Maggie had lost her hair and was going through chemo, we still acted like those same little girls who grew up on Arbor Meadow Ct.

Maggie- you inspire me to never take a single day for granted. That no matter what, I can get through whatever turmoil may be going on in my life. I am so proud of you and so honored to tell people about my 23-year-old best friend who is a breast cancer survivor. And even though we may be a million miles apart,  you will always be my best friend.

Day 14

21 Oct

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! Yippeeee 🙂 Today’s challenge is:

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without

It’s crazy to me that before March 2009 I never even knew Joachim existed and here I am thinking that I can never imagine my life without him. Which makes me think, how did I live life before him? I always knew that I wanted to find a man who had the same qualities of my dad, little did I know I had to go halfway around the world to find him. Joachim, I love you with all my heart. You’re the reasoning voice whenever I’m upset about something, the one who forgives so easily and can always make me smile when you do that crazy dance of yours. Jag älskar dig, Joachim…för alltid.

Day 10

17 Oct

Hey guys!

Sorry this post is going up a little later than usual but I’ve been really busy at work (and doing some extra work at home) that I’ haven’t had time to write the post for today! SO, here I am 🙂

Today’s challenge reads:

A picture of the person you do the craziest things with

Once again, I had to bend the rules JUST a bit to include more than one person because when all three of us girls are together, things usually hit the fan. Now, I’m not gonna go on and on about the crazy things that we do together (even though I know you’re dying to know) because who’s to judge us on whether or not the things we do are really that “crazy.” Right girls?!  All I know is that Angie+Krista+Hadley spells one good time!

P.S. Can’t wait to be reunited with you girls in T minus 59  days!! AHHHHHHH

Day 8

13 Oct

A picture that makes you laugh:

This picture was taken during my good ol’ high school years. My friend Angie and I got the bright idea to use each other’s faces as easels and it went a bit too far. Afterward, our friend Kelli (not pictured) decided that we should get into her car, drive around town and scare the crap out of people. The strategy was, I would sit in the front seat, Angie would sit behind me and when we pulled up to a stop light I would roll the window down and stare at the person in the car next to us then Angie would pop out of the backseat. Nonetheless, we got plenty of laughs that day 🙂



Day #2

5 Oct

Today’s challenge reads:

 A picture of you and a person you’ve been closest to the longest


This was pretty obvious to me because my sister has been the person I’ve been closest to since the day I was born. My sister and I are 2 years and 4 months apart, which I think is the perfect age separation. Growing up, we were both able to kind of figure out life on our own but always had the other one to help guide us through parts that didn’t quite make sense. I always hear about sisters who don’t really get along or who can’t stand to be around each other for more than a few hours and I am so thankful that my sister and I could spend countless hours or days together and still want to hang out more. I know that I can always count on Lindsay to show me the bigger picture in something or to take my side in any situation. Never will I ever feel alone in this world because I will always have my sister just a phone call away.

I love you seeeeeeeeester!! ❤