Saturday, July 31, 2010


The brothers-in-law spent the evening flying's one of them over our house.

(ovan takåsarna/above the roof tops)

Friday, July 30, 2010


Mmmm...Jello;  a special treat for us expats living in Finland, since it's not available to buy in stores.


Thursday, July 29, 2010


Ah, the beauty of wood...even in it's raw stage...


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Some lovely greenery growing in the windowsills ;D

(innanför väggarna/behind the walls)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Meet Zorro...
(not ours, btw...he belongs to my SIL's New Husband's parents)


Monday, July 26, 2010


I'm guessing it was more efficient a few years back...;D


Sunday, July 25, 2010


Not the easiest way to fly, I imagine ;D


Saturday, July 24, 2010


Munchkin's best friend, Mister Bear :D


Friday, July 23, 2010


You have no idea how thrilled I was to have captured a rainbow sunflare ;D
Ok, it's the little things...LOL


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Oh, she was soooo proud to show off the 2 fish she caught the very first time ever fishing!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This badger was hilarious...a really playful little fella.  He reminded me of a cat playing with it's toy, trying to get a hold of that rock...and he actually succeeded in bringing it into the enclosure with him!  He later tried to get hold of the stick, but the fence proved too great an obstacle that time :D


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


We've been spending a lot of time at the beach.

Since 'going pee' at the public toilet involves dragging 2 children half a kilometer away, and leaving our things unguarded, I've been trying to teach my kids how to pee 'secretly' in the water. (so sue's the ocean, for cryin' out loud!)

They haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet, since they both insist on first removing their bathing suits and then proceed to 'do the deed' while giggling uncontrollably and announcing loudly "I'm peeing in the water"!!


Monday, July 19, 2010


Oh, how I want one of these...!
This gorgeous greenhouse belongs to a good friend of mine...aren't the flowers in the boots a lovely touch?!


Sunday, July 18, 2010


She's got her mamma's blood in her, to be sure.  I think I spent 75% of my childhood up in a tree! ;D


Saturday, July 17, 2010


I was so excited and looking forward to seeing these babies grow during our week at the cottage...but unfortunately, nature ran it's course (aided by a clan of crazy Swedish Canadians moving in to said cottage, located too close by) and the nest was empty 2 days later :(


Friday, July 16, 2010


He's gorgeous...but I feel so sad that he's not out in the wild, enjoying freedom.

(instängd/locked up)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Having fun with an old mirror...that's my brother in the pic, but I'm the one who took the photo;  figure that one out! ;D

(oh, and the 'ghosts' to the right are the girlfriend and my Munchkin)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I don't imagine anyone has been missing this pair for quite some time...


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

193 and 194

June came and did the possibility to capture 'my spot' once again.  So instead, here's what June was to me;  the arrival of the summer heat, with my pasty-white kids getting reacquainted with the joys of water :D


In this summer heat we're experiencing right now, I imagine that even the one on the ground had no trouble drying!

(på tork/out to dry)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Family.  Laughter.  Relaxation.  Joy.

I've returned home from a week at our "Best Place"...I think I'd like to go back again tomorrow ;D

(bästa plats/best place)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


What's cooler than photographing an owl?  ...perhaps photographing two owls :D


Friday, July 9, 2010


My Munchkin found her own little island that she loved to stand on when we were at the beach the other day...


Thursday, July 8, 2010


Perhaps I'll be missing some city life at this point of my holiday...but I doubt it ;D


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Not much to see in this picture...


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


It was hard to spot this guy having a rest in the shade, since he blends in so well with the surrounding rocks!


Monday, July 5, 2010


Today, we're finally reunited with my parents, brother, and his girlfriend.  They've all flown to Finland to see us, and we're spending a few days together at Moffa's (grandpa's) cottage.  This is Moffa...the kids adore him, especially since he's a lot of fun!


Sunday, July 4, 2010


Since we're off on our vacation, it'll be good to have one of these...maybe not THIS exact one, though ;D


Saturday, July 3, 2010


Just catchin' some rays :D

(solfångare/sun catcher)

Friday, July 2, 2010


I wonder if there's anyone, in any culture, who's never played or heard of this game before...?

(kurragömma/hide and seek)

Oh, and this post should put me at the halfway point of this 365 challenge!!  It's getting harder to fill the themes now, I find, since it's only natural to use up the ones you're more comfortable with first!  Let's see how the second half goes... :D

Thursday, July 1, 2010


We went to the beach was pretty much deserted, other than us and this older couple who couldn't keep their hands off each other.  In fact, they even..ahem..did some...ummm...exercising in the tall grass!

(kär/in love)