Proud hockeymom

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#93 hat on for my favorite player ♥

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Another fun hockey tournament in the books for us! No trophy this time, we won a few games and lost two against handpicked Toronto teams, so that’s ok! Eddie-Bo and his team played really well, and I’m so proud of them all. We could have been driving home last night, but half of the team decided to stay and hang out, and it turned out to a great night. Love our hockey family!

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We are now back home from Sarnia, Canada. Next on this sport weekend is Oliver’s soccer :) After that we’ll just stay home enjoying a cozy movie night.

Kram//Xx Cissi

Shopping on my mind

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These are old pictures from Easter! Anyhow, I’ve not been shopping for myself in a very long time. I feel it’s time to order some new pieces, and I will try to do some colorful choices. This yellow skirt and top are from Zara will be a good summer outfit with bare legs and other shoes. The bag is a favorite from Gucci that I use a lot.

Some more blurry pictures of the outfit comes here, a mirror selfie and Eddie-Bo was behind the camera on the other two! And the wall art is by Oliver. He colors and writes, and put up his pictures all around the house :)

 

Now – online shopping!

Stunning home for sale

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800 Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

OMG. This big house is just amazing!! Some of you might already seen some videos on my Instagram @cissifranzen, under My stories. Hurry up to watch it before it disappears!

Last night I went to the open house, only to get amazed and inspired. It’s Arya Afrakhteh, owner of Brandywine Construction, lastest master piece. Same builder that built our American home, love him!!

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Just look at this kitchen. Stunning!!

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And the office/library might be my favorite room along with the kitchen. Love everything about it… the herringbone floor, the ceiling and all the beautiful built-ins. Perfection if you ask me!

If you want a super duper big house in Bloomfield Hills (8000 sqf /750 kvm plus the basement), and you have a super duper big wallet – asking price is $6 million (!!!) – go ahead and put an offer!

The pictures above is from Brandywine’s website. And here comes two from my camera :)

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After the showing we went to dinner and drinks at Ronin in Royal Oak. Design, food and drinks – A night right up alley :)

 

About Oliver’s birthday

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Oliver 5 years old!! After breakfast in bed, song, and gifts, the door bell rang and a new cool bike and helmet were waiting for him!

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Later in the afternoon it was time for his big party to start, 25 kids, 25 adults came to celebrate!

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We moved the party from Saturday till Sunday, and I’m so happy the weather switched from rainy and cold to warm and sunny.

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Me, Janne, Emma and my mom.

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Batman cake from Home Bakery in Rochester.

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And I baked the no 5 and a ‘kladdkaka/brownie cake’, yum!

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Kisses and hugs to the birthday boy. In the corner you can see the cutest picture of Oliver and Lily. A gift from her ♥


Bouncy house fun!

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And the kids got to go fishing! Sometimes they got lucky with candy and smaller toys, and sometimes unlucky with underwear, dirty sock or a diaper :) They thought it was very funny!

It was a very happy and pleased five year old that went to bed last night! Thank you all that came to celebrate our amazing Oliver! That little stinker makes me laugh every day, so proud to be his mom!

 

They won!!!!!!!!!!

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Here they are – 2011 Bloomfield BladesTHE CHAMPIONS of the Grinder Tournament 2018!!!!!! Omg I’m so happy and proud!!

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The team played soooo freaking good!!

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That happy cute face! Omg, I’m so proud of our Eddie-Bo. He scored 14 goals and a bunch of assists in five games. One assist in the final game, was so beautiful I started to cry. I was sure he was gonna shoot on the goal after he went thru a few players, but decided to pass to his teammate that had an open net. He’s been incredible in all the games. He even got to play defense for the first time in a few periods and did that so good as well. I just love watching him play. Proudest mom on earth!!

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Before the final game Eddie-Bo told his team that he’s having a Cup Party in his house if we win! That made me proud too, he has my party genes :) So said and done.  The whole team ended up celebrating at our house, and the team kept playing hockey for four more hours at the sports court and most siblings were swimming. Fun!

Now I’m saying good night after an amazing weekend!!

More from Orlando

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Volcano Bay at closing time. A super cool water park with many fun slides. We closed that place two times, and we learned that the afternoons and evenings were the best time to be there. In the mornings, not so much fun. The capacity is 6500 (!!!) and even with prepaid tickets it took us an hour to get in, and it was so crazy and I remember I was thinking at that time I’m never ever getting back here! But this turned out to be my favorite park. I love rides and speed and I’m turning into a kid at places like this :)

 


Sven cracks me up all the time – ‘Take a picture of me when I eat a banana in the cabana’   :)

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And this is Islands of Adventure. Same here, fun but too many people. We had fast passes to all parks, which was great, but it was still a lot of waiting for all rides.

 


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Lite så ↑  Three parks in three days on Spring break/Påsklov was a lot. But between school and all boys hockey schedules, that was the only week that worked out for us.

Side note. I have for months been telling Oliver that we are going to Disney World to meet Mickey Mouse… well that didn’t happen! I didn’t know there are so many different parks in Orlando. Sorry Oliver, maybe another time we’ll go to Magic Kingdom.

We came back home yesterday and today we’ll enjoy a slow Sunday at home with no plans.
Kram// Xx Cissi

About last week

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When half Sweden came to visit!! Can you believe that all these people were staying at our house :)

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The cousins!

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Amazing Little Caesars arena.

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I’m always trying to be the ‘hostess with the mostess’. Before the game I took them on ‘Cissi’s Detroit tour’. One of the stops were the good old Joe of course, since they all are big hockey fans. Jon and Markus used to play with Johan when they where younger, and all boys are playing hockey for Johan’s old team Boro.


They have spent many hours on our sports court. And if you are a Swede and the sun comes out you sit down and fuel up on some D vitamins. Well needed after a dark winter.

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Gold stars to Jenny and Emma, for being funny and organized :)

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Too cool for school.

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Also, lots of games in the basement.

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Friday night at midnight, we played Happy Birthday with Stevie Wonder over and over to start celebrate Markus ‘Koma’ 40 years old!

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Birthday dinner at Capital Grille, so yummy.

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A great week with many new memories and new friends! I have to admit I was so anxious about everyone coming, just because of Johan’s rough time. But it turned out to be the best week for us.

Kram//Xx Cissi

About yesterday

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The weather – Hallelujah!!!!

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Oliver got spring feelings deluxe and celebrated in shorts and barefooted. It’s not THAT warm though. But I have to say our backyard is magical. Always the warmest place, we still have ice and snow on the driveway.

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A box came delivered with Oliver’s new sneakers from Zara. I’m jealous. I need new sneakers too!

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After a kids birthday party Lisa picked up Oliver and I ended the night with these two lovely girls, Emma and Moa.

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Moa knows what we like. Yum!!

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Copy paste – white roses are on my shopping list today!

You know what. I’m home alone and it feels nice but weird! Johan and Eddie-Bo have been gone since Thursday, they are in LA!! And Oliver is still at Lisa’s house. Must have been my first night alone in this house!

Have a great Sunday!

 

 

Pilates fan

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Pilates on reformer – my favorite work out that also works best for my back. It’s super hard, fun and challenging. And best of all the variety is endless. The person who came up with these reformers is a genius!!

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And here I am in pants from ByShapeMeUp , dirty Adidas hoodie and St Patrick’s Day glasses. You never know what to find in my friend Jana’s car :)

Btw, I just saw that ByShapeMeUp has a sale going on. I feel I need to order the snake pants!

Happy St Patrick’s weekend to you all!

Rough days

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My heart melts for this little guy. Oh Oliver, you are my little happy pill, our happy pill. Always happy and funny. I’m so glad I get to spend so much time with him. Like today Tuesdays, he’s home all morning before his speech therapy starts 11.30 followed by afternoon pre school.

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After playing with cars in flour, we opened up Oliver’s car wash.

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And then he started to cook a messy soup. I can still remember how fun it was to do ‘geggamoja’ as a kid (do we have a English word for muddy/messy/sticky mix?).

I just got a text from my sweet Lina if I was ok? She said she gets worried when I don’t update the blog.
No I’m not ok. Last days have been really rough again. My poor hubby is not doing well at all. I’ve been sad and worried, but also angry with him, but more angry at the whole situation. I just feel so helpless. There are periods when everything is pretty good, but right now he’s in a dark place. It’s been over three years since he got his last concussion and he’s still dealing with post concussion syndrome. The headaches are gone, but the awful depression… I just want my husband back. I’m trying to do my best to take care of everything, but it never feels enough. I’m normally feeling strong, but right now my guard is down and I’m feeling low, and it’s so painful to see your beloved one struggles so much.

It’s hard to write about and also in respect for Johan. Sometimes I wish I could write more about it. The blog is a happy place for me, like good therapy. I’m so passioned about interior design, I like taking photos and get better at that, and I hope I give you some inspiration. I choose to post most happy things, maybe I should mix more? Or not? I don’t know. I’m just thankful you are checking in here and follow me. That means a lot to me ♥

Kram//Xx Cissi