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Our trip to the Cliffs of Moher

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We finally did it! We had the most perfect day at the Cliffs of Moher this weekend! Along with Northern Ireland these cliffs are what everyone has been telling us to go see as soon as the sun was out. I can’t believe how lucky we were to have such amazing weather! It’s just the BEST feeling after that first summer day spent outside by the water feeling crispy sun kissed!

SO! We were so happy to be able to take this trip with two of our Dublin couple friends and their kids. We all drove down to Doolin on the west coast Friday night to stay in the most perfect little Bed and Breakfast called the Cahermaclancy Lodge. It’s run by the nicest family who (more…)

A little bit about my lack of education

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A few weeks ago in church we talked about the importance of education. When the subject was announced I cringed a little in my seat and braced myself for 45 minutes of feeling sad and guilty that my non-existent bachelor’s degree is currently a jumble of mismatched courses with no hope of being put together anytime soon.

I’ve been feeling a little self-conscious lately about not having an education. I’ve especially felt overly sensitive if I’ve accidentally (more…)

Life lately: April 2016

So I started doing these Life Lately posts in order to keep all you guys up to date, but I’m finding that now I’m completely just doing it for me! It’s just such a great way of documenting the little things month by month. I imagine I’ll go back and look through these and go, “Oooooh, that’s when we did this and that!”.

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I got her this doll stroller this past month and she LOVES it! She just pushes it around the apartment wherever she happens to be going. The stroller hangs out everywhere. Under the dinner table, in the bathroom, next to the big stroller, next to her bed…. you get the picture. One thing that she just has to keep trying once in a while is (more…)

Me and my boring family

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The other night we were feeling like making the day extra fun. So we neverminded Sophia’s bedtime, snuggled up under the covers and watched a show together. Afterwards we just talked. We played a game of taking turns thinking of song titles, translating them way too directly into our own languages (Danish for me, Swedish for Marcus) and letting the other guess what on Earth it could be. In the middle of our giggling and joking Sophia dozed off and eventually we did too.

I’m currently reading the Pillars of the Earth, which goes on in Civil War England in the 12th century, and although I love being sucked into a different time with a different culture and different problems, every time I put it down I feel boosted with appreciation for my peaceful boring (more…)

A Saturday without plans

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We’ve been trying to eat much healthier this year by swapping sweets and fats for greens and .. greens. And it’s going surprisingly well. It’s incredible what major changes you can make in your life with the right attitude. A strategy that has helped me a LOT is simply asking myself what I really feel like eating if I’m completely honest. By taking a step back and pondering that for a minute I allow myself to remember that heavy sluggish feeling I get when I eat unhealthily and how fresh and energized I feel when I don’t. And I usually arrive at bell peppers. Is there any food that can make you feel more fresh than bell peppers??

Anyway, this past Saturday we woke up and didn’t have any plans. And so instead of losing my head over all the things we could go spend money on, I applied my (more…)

Happy birthday Marcus!

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Happy birthday to my companion, business partner and best friend!
He didn’t know how unlucky he was when he married someone who’s as helpless at gift giving as I am. I finally thought of a good birthday present for him last week and found the store on the other side of town to buy it from. But earlier this week (as you may have seen on my Snapchat) that day became a wild goose chase of wrong platforms, broken elevators, bus hunting, bus card losing and eventually sandwich eating at the park. Sad as I was I told Marcus about my failure at getting him the right present and that now I’d have to order it online and it wouldn’t be here in time. And kind as he always is, he (more…)

I discovered a bad mom inside me – she’s real // Part 1

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Everyone always talks about ‘terrible twos’ but my daughter has ‘PMS 18 months’. It doesn’t sound as good but it’s true. And it seems like the meltdowns always come when I’m battling an inner meltdown myself. And it’s like meltdown + meltdown = monster. And the monster is not the toddler. It’s me.

I imagine that the Hulk got pretty freaked out when he transformed the first time (I don’t know, I don’t remember the movie), but it definitely scared the living daylights out of me when I first felt the ripples and the shutters. What scared me the most (more…)

Say “cheeeeese!” – our weekend adventures

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This post is actually about our rainy weekend trip with our friends. But I decided to rename it when I went through our pictures and noticed that every other picture was of our baby smiling involuntarily at the camera. Haha! She just learned that day how to smile on command and she spent the rest of the drive showing off her new skill!

Our friends from Sweden came for the weekend and I’m so sad that we were so unlucky with the weather. We rented a car and had planned out places to go but in the end it was mostly a long wet car ride and some (more…)