Pool time


Bilder från igårkväll. Sommaren är här och pojkarna badar varje dag. Inte jag, än iaf. Men jag njuter av varje sekund här ute.

Pics from last night. The summer is here and the boys are swimming every day. Me not so much, yet at least. But I enjoy every second out here.



Det är sent och detta inlägg skrivs ifrån sängen. Det är så mycket just nu att jag inte har tid att uppdatera så ofta. Hursom, idag kom lillebror Victor, brorson Allan, min extra-pappa och hans tjej hit. Sååå himla härligt!!

It’s late and I’m writing this post from the bed. It has been a lot lately and I feel that I don’t have time to update so often. Anyhow, my little brother, nephew, stepdad and his girlfriend arrived today, Sooo happy for that!!

KRAM//Xx Cissi

The blanket and our Lisa


Someone asked me about the blankets. They are from Target and I think the colors are perfect out here by the pool and on the patio. I regret I didn’t buy more than two of them though. I think I have to squeeze in another Target trip before we go home to Sweden on Sunday :)


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↑ In the background -Oliver and our amazing babysitter Lisa. Everyone should have a Lisa in their life. The whole summer without her is too much for the boys, so this summer she will come and visit us for a week or two. Since we have no family around here in Usa, and with Johan being sick for the last 3,5 years, and with Eddie-Bo and Oliver’s busy schedules, I’m extra thankful to have her in my life! She’s the reason I have been doing ok. We love you Lisa, so much ♥

Relaxing days


Hi, can’t believe it’s the last day of May. I hope we can say in the future that May 2018 was the time when our life turned to the better again!!
Right now we are just enjoying the time being home. It’s super hot outside, so the best places to be is by the pool or indoors.


Summer, magazines and coffee, oh yeah!  I also snuggle a lot with my five months old nephew Allan that is here visiting with his amazing Mom Lina. My brother couldn’t come this time. Lina used to live with us for two summers, helping us chasing Oliver when he was totally wild and gone all the time :) I love how close we all are!!

I hope you have great day!
Kram//Xx Cissi


Monday evening in our house


Here I am in the sunset with a cup of coffee and a gross computer screen (oops!) enjoying another warm evening in our backyard.


Oliver got the premier swim 2018 √



While Eddie-Bo spent some time on the sports court, like always!

I just love this time of the year!!

Update. Can’t believe that just a week ago we had no power and it was freezing both outside and inside the house!

Kram// Xx Cissi

Pool, new chaises & stim electrodes


Hello from us and this amazing weather, love it!! Oliver can’t get enough of the pool. He’s more under than over the surface :)

The two black chaises are new from CB2, and are on sale at the moment! I’ve four of the white ones on the other side of the pool, that I bought many years ago. They are comfy, easy to move, I like the design plus no worries about taking cushions in and out :)



Five seconds before this photo was taken, they were so cute together. They were laughing and Eddie-Bo in base layer and goalie mask (waiting for his hockey practice to start). But something happened here while I was grabbing the camera, haha.

Oliver’s Tuesdays are busy! Speech school, followed by speech therapy at another school, plus a brain treatment with stimulation electrodes, that will help the signals get organized faster. For new followers, he has verbal apraxia, basically means the signals from the brain to his muscles around his mouth, are not working as they should. He’s slowly getting better and better though. And they say he’ll talk great one day. Can’t wait!


A sucker (klubba) and netflix for 45 minutes, nothing to complain about! Johan is doing this treatment for his brain as well, without a sucker :) and instead of netflix he’s doing brain work out on the computer.

Pj and reading books are next for a tired Oliver! He’s still a busy little kid, but he loves going to bed, just to kiss him good night and leave him in his room, me like!

Kram//Xx Cissi


Sauna & a freezing pool

Eddie-Bo is a true mini version of his dad :) After the hockey practice this morning he asked if he could use the sauna. And when daddy jumped into the freezing cold pool, Eddie-Bo did the same!

Almost every day off during the seasons, when Johan used to play, he biked in the sauna and took ice bath! And behind that mirror is a tv, important stuff :)

Oliver joined his brother and daddy for a little bit.

I think they went back and forth six times. I like sauna, but I’m not a big fan of cold water… and I never thought Eddie-Bo was gonna do it, I was clearly wrong about that.

And when the pool is closed, he fills this tub with cold water and tons of ice… brrr



That was some pictures from our day so far! The weather in Michigan can change really quick, a few minutes after I took these pictures, it started to snow!
I’m at the moment decorating and listening to Xmas music, hubby is not a big fan of that and goes nuts, haha, but I don’t care about that.

Kram//Xx Cissi

New week

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How beautiful are my hydrangeas?! Love!

Hello Monday and a new exciting week. Hopefully :) My offer on the house got excepted, and I’ve an inspection set up for tomorrow. If nothing weird shows up it looks like I have a new project in my hands!!

We are back home after a short but great weekend trip to Boulder, CO.

Kram//Xx Cissi


About yesterday



My favorite Elle. She always makes me laugh.  Yesterday I took her out for a girl’s lunch date.


The summer is really here and I enjoy every minute of it. We had a nice family day yesterday, we took our Bronco out for a ride, the kids love that old cool car, we stopped for ice cream, had lunch at Townhouse (I had two lunch dates :) ) and then spent the afternoon  and night by our pool with friends. Wonderful summer day!!

It’s Mother’s day in Sweden today, så ha en fin Mors dag idag alla härliga mammor!!!
Mom, I miss you a little extra today, but I’ll see you very soon! Can’t wait.

Hola Mexico


We are in Mexico! I’m so excited to be here but right now I’m actually sick. An hour after yesterday’s post it just hit me. Stomach bug or hopefully food poison with high fever. Not the best condition when you travel… I’ve been in bed since we checked into the resort.

And who knows what I packed up in my bag?? Nothing new for sure since I couldn’t take a trip to the mall as planned. That’s how it goes when you plan to do everything last minute! Now I’m just hoping that the rest of the family will stay healthy so we all can enjoy our stay!

Xx Cissi

Sunday Funday


Like many other Sunday mornings, we had brunch with friends. Or, not really morning, especially if you ask my husband… well, he was very “hangry” (hungry+angry) before he got his food. My new word of the day. We were all very full and happy when we left :)


After the brunch we had a fun pool party at our house. I really love having people over all the time. The weather was wonderful, sunny and around 33C/91F, so we were all swimming for hours. Even at 10pm it was 27C, so I decided to take a night dip.


Me, Johan, Joakim and Lisa ended the night by the fire pit.

This was a perfect Sunday. Night night!

Xx Cissi