Friday, April 30, 2010


Time for the monthly location'll notice something's missing...finally!!!
If you're new here and wondering what could be missing...please let me direct you to February and March :D


Thursday, April 29, 2010


One wonderful result of recently having had a birthday, is still being able to enjoy the gorgeous flowers I received!  These are from a friend IRL as well as in blogger-land;  one for every five years of my life so far!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Just...awwww... :D


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I want to live in this house when I grow up ;D

No idea whose house this is...but isn't it awesome?!  I pass it while driving home every day...


Monday, April 26, 2010


Is there anything more fun than this?! :D


Sunday, April 25, 2010


Taking a break from the presents,'s something completely different...

Mamma having a little moment with her kids :D


Saturday, April 24, 2010


I haven't had much time for photography this week...luckily, I photographed my gifts so I could show friends and family abroad what I received...

also, luckily, a lot of my 'loot' fits nicely into unused themes ;D


Friday, April 23, 2010


In keeping with the birthday present theme (while it's still pretty current).

I've been collecting this cutlery from Norway for about 15 years, receiving a fork here or a knife there for birthdays or Christmas.  Turning 40 was profitable, as I was given all 6 spoons at once!  I have just about the kindest and most generous relatives in the world, I figure, as these aren't exactly cheap :D


Thursday, April 22, 2010


Treasure, diguised as the best birthday present...ever!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


A family photo, of sorts ;D

(tripp trapp trull/first second third)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today, I turn 40...

This was given to me last Friday, the last time my classmates and I were officially together at school this year (we're out doing our on the job training right now)...a really sweet and thoughtful gesture.

I suppose turning 40 can be described as turning a new leaf...


Monday, April 19, 2010


Why, when we've just managed to get rid of all the take out the outside toys from storage...and have started peeking anxiously in the flowerbeds for signs of life, why, oh why, DO WE HAVE TO GET MORE  */&¤#^+% SNOW!!!?


Sunday, April 18, 2010


I guess he thought my hand was food ;D


Saturday, April 17, 2010


The skilled captain does his best to keep his pirate ship from capsizing in the fierce winds, while racing towards distant shores in search of treasure...


Friday, April 16, 2010


Dawn, yesterday...


Thursday, April 15, 2010


The wonderful thing about spring, is not only that the light returns...but also the birds!
(but, I'm not so sure the farmers are so happy about their fields turning into lakes for the birds to enjoy...)


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Grandpa's hunting dog has puppies...guess who's thrilled about that?! :D


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


As per request by the birthday Boy... 

purple cake...with yellow on it...


Monday, April 12, 2010


This is Linus, our wonderful 6 year old Chocolate Lab...and the only resident photo subject who can be trusted to sit still when told! :D


Sunday, April 11, 2010


Makes me pretty happy to be learning the trade in this day and age...

(redskap / tools)

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The diving board seemed so lonely out there in the fog...

(oanvänd / unused)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Our day yesterday started off with not only something  Boy had wished for for his birthday, but also with something mamma had been wishing for, for a while (mainly for photographic reasons, of course ;D)


Thursday, April 8, 2010


Today, my first born child turns 5 years old.

Happy Birthday, sweet Boy!!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This is a left-over from my Norway trip...I wish I would've captured something that gives this 'suitcase' the proper perspective, since it's actually much bigger than it appears!  It's pretty well travelled, in any case ;D


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


So, yeah...I haven't done my March post yet.  You'll notice a bit of a change, at least, from February.  April promises to reveal more :D


Monday, April 5, 2010


This is 16 year old cat.  He's been with me through a lot...a couple of relationships and many moves...even a trans Atlantic move since he's my Canadian boy and he's living in Finland now :D  He's strange, grumpy, distrustful of the kids, and generally anti-social with anyone but me. But, I love him so...and he's a wonderful neck warmer while I'm sitting on the couch and surfing the internet!


Sunday, April 4, 2010


My two little "Witches of Easter"...


Saturday, April 3, 2010


Something we do to decorate for Easter here in Swedish speaking Finland, is cut some small tree branches, bring them indoors and put feathers in them...a custom brought over from Sweden.

If you're interested in finding out about how Easter is celebrated in our part of the world, there's a good little article you can read by clicking here..


Happy Easter, my friends!

Friday, April 2, 2010


This is a project I started a year's taking FOREVER to be completed (with many months of doing nothing on it, of course ;D), but today I got veeery close.  It'll be finished next week, and I'll post a pic of the finished product...any guesses??

(för evigt/forever)

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Not your traditional lumberjack...