More Colorado pics

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Wow vilken resa vi haft! Härligt sällskap, grym skidåkning och perfekt väder. Ok, lite kallt kanske, men det skrämde bort lite folk från backarna tror jag. Och Jag höll mig varm med dubbla jackor. Dun på dun!

What an amazing trip!! Great company, fantastic skiing and perfect weather. Ok a bit cold, but that scared some people away from the slopes I think. And I stayed warm with double jackets :) 

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Så stolt över dessa två. Dom flyger ner för backarna.

So proud of these two. They are flying down the slopes.

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Nästan hela gänget samlat. Bara Oliver och Lisa som fattas.

Almost everybody! Only Lisa and Oliver are missing.

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How pretty!!

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Nyårsafton – Vi åkte skidor på dagen och åt sen god middag i huset och kämpade för att va vakna till tolvslaget! Finns nog inget som man blir så skönt trött av som skidåkning, och två timmars tidsskillnad hjälper inte till direkt :)

New Years Eve – We skied during the day and ate dinner at the house and had to work hard to stay awake till midnight! There is nothing else that get you so tired then a full day of skiing, and two hours time difference is not helping either :)

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Salta chips, cream fraiche, rödlök och rom – snabbt och satans gott tilltugg!

Salted chips, sour cream, red onion and fish row – quick and easy appetizer and so yummy!!

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Sista natten i Aspen bodde vi på vårt favorit Viceroy! För att vi älskar deras ute-pool och hot tubs.

Our last night in Aspen we stayed at our favorite Viceroy! Because we love their outdoor pool and hot tub area.

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Och för att maten på Toro är såååå god!

Tack Colorado för ännu en fantastisk semester. Kul hockeymatch i Denver igår kväll blev ett perfekt avslut på denna resa.

And because the food at Toro is soooo good!

Thank you Colorado for another great vacay! A fun hockey game in Denver last night was a perfect ending on this trip. 

 

 

Bye Aspen

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Här har vi bott 16 pers i sex nätter, galet va. Vi kallar det det för Mus-huset. Fångade ett gäng :) Igår checkade vi in på Viceroy hotell en natt för att njuta av deras utebad och god middag på Toro.

This is where we have stayed 16 people for six nights. We call it the Mouse House. We caught four mice :) Yesterday we checked in to Viceroy Hotel, to enjoy their outdoor spa and for dinner at the restaurant Toro. 

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Sitter nu i bilen, vi har precis lämnat underbara Aspen och är på väg till Denver. Vi ska titta på Colorado Avalanche mot San Jose Sharks ikväll, då vi ska heja extra på Erik Karlsson som kommer från Landsbro, precis som Johan och hans familj som är med oss.  Det blir vårt sista stopp innan vi åker tillbaka till Michigan imorgon. Har massa bilder men mottagningen här i bergen är kass!!

Right now I’m sitting in the car, we just left lovely Aspen and are heading to Denver. Tonight we are going to see the Colorado Avalanche play the San Jose Sharks, and we’ll cheer extra for Erik Karlsson who comes from the same place Landsbro as Johan and his family who is with us. That will be our last stop before we go back to Michigan tomorrow.
I’ve so many more pictures, but the reception is totally useless here in the mountains!

 

 

 


 

Roadtrip to Cleveland

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I söndags tog jag och Jana en liten roadtrip till Cleveland! Åkte kl 14 och var tillbaka till midnatt, det ligger ca 2,5h från oss. Vi hade nämligen köpt biljetter till komikern Celeste Barber. Har följt henne länge på instagram och hon är så jävla rolig!! Hon lägger ut bilder på modeller och kändisar och gör sin egen variant på det.

Last Sunday Jana and I went on a quick roadtrip to Cleveland. We left at 2pm and were back already at midnight. We had tickets to see the comedian Celeste Barber. I’ve followed her for a long time on instagram, and she’s hilarious. She posts pics of models and famous people and makes her own copy of that, so funny!

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The show was here – at House of Blues.


Himla kul hade vi och fick kramp i skrattgroparna. Vi älskar oxå att sjunga, så hela vägen hem var jag dj medan Jana körde. Högsta volym med en massa gamla härliga låtar, allt från Nirvana unplugged, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Tracey Chapman, boybands mm :) Så i måndags vaknade jag med hes röst, haha. Lovely trip!

The show made our smiley dimples cramp from laughing. We also love to sing so on the whole way back I was the DJ while Jana was driving and we were singing loud nonstop. My playlist was a lovely mix of old favorites, from Nirvana unplugged, Metallica, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Tracey Chapman, boybands etc :) I woke up Monday with a raspy voice, haha. Lovely trip!

 

 

 

Niagara Falls

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Hej! Lever du?! som pappa undrar ibland när det går lite långt mellan samtalen :) Svaret är ja! Har bara haft fullt upp med barnen, deras aktiviteter och gästerna.
Sent igår kväll, efter Eddie-Bos match tog vi bilen och började köra mot Niagarafallen. Det ligger ca 4,5h från Detroit. Vi tog in på ett hotell efter några timmar och idag fick vi alltså se detta enorma vattenfall. Imponerande, vackert och väldigt mäktigt!

Hi! Are you alive? like my dad says sometimes when it goes too far between the phone calls :) The answer is yes! I’ve just been very busy with the kiddos, their activities and the guests.
Late last night we took a road trip to the Niagara Falls. It’s about 4,5h drive from Detroit. We stopped at a hotel on the way and today we got to see the waterfall. Impressive, beautiful and very mighty!!

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Nu är vi hemma igen och nu bjuder Lage och Regina på vegetarisk lasagne. Lyxigt att bli bjuden på mat i sitt eget hem!

Now we are back home again and Lage and Regina just cooked vegetarian lasagna. Luxury service!

 

The Steam Hotel part 2

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Tittar igenom lite bilder från i somras och känner att jag måste dela med mig mer från fantastiskt snygga The Steam Hotel i Västerås. Så inspirerande tycker jag.

More pictures from the amazing The Steam Hotel, Västerås Sweden. So inspiring.

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Hur fin tavelvägg?! Veckan innan jag åkte hit var jag hemma hos mormor och sa -Har du några tavlor med gamla träramar jag kan få?! Hon gillar när jag kommer plockar saker. Hon är en saksamlare, så det blir ändå inte direkt tomt när jag varit där :) Och jag tycker om att blanda gammalt och nytt. Ska fixa lite så här på väggen i vårat mörkblåa gästrum i Sverige.

That picture wall! The week before I was here I asked my lovely Grandma if she had some old pictures with wood frames I could take. She likes when I come and get stuff. She is a collector and has lots of stuff, so it’s not like a leave her with an empty house :) And I like to mix old and new. I’m thinking of making a wall like this in the dark blue guest room in Sweden.

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Fin utsikt över Mälaren.

View over lake Mälaren.

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Snyggt badrum. Vill ha en sån duschvägg i mitt nästa badrumsprojekt.

Nice bathroom. Copy paste on that shower wall for my next bathroom project.

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Mina gröna väskor var ju otroligt matchande med hotellets morgonrock och tofflor. Och golvet, så fint!

My green bags couldn’t be more matchy with the hotel’s robe and slippers. And the floor, love it.

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Från fina spa-avdelningen.
Hit kommer jag åka tillbaka med all säkerhet.

Part of the spa. I will definitely come back to this hotel!

 

Bye bye Greece

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Evening at the pool area at Atlantica Aegean Park.

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View from our room.

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Homebound- One of my Instastory pics today.

We are now back home after a wonderful, fun and relaxing week in Greece. It was a charter trip with Tui, and I have to say everything was great, easy vacay life. Even though there were lots of activities (the boys loved the soccer, water polo and kids club) it was still a quite place, the people who worked there were great, super impressed by the entrainment team, kids club was awesome, and the food!! Oh my, I miss it already, it was delicious! I did not expect that at all. We flew direct from Norrköping to Rhodes, about 3,5h flight, and Norrköping is only about 45 minutes away from our house and it’s a small airport – means quick and easy!

Yesterday’s roadtrip

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Le chauffeur Jörgen.

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Photo stop!

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View over Lindos.

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And that’s where we spent most of the day.

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Lots of people in the afternoon, but it was still not loud or crazy.

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After Lindos Jörgen took us to Rhodes town, we passed tons of olive trees and mountain goats.

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We walked around in Old Town, very cozy and it’s surrounded by a big stone wall.

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We ate ice cream.

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And I bought new handmade leather sandals. Good to have a greek with me – helping dealing about the price while I was just smiling :)

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Not a single group photo so far, but here is part of the gang.

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Smile for dinner time at Medousa, a real greek place where Jörgen and Kirre have been to before. And that was also our last stop before we went back to the hotel.

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I can’t get enough of greek food!!

 

Atlantica Aegean Park

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What type of vacation type are you?! At home I’m always very active and have a hard time to just let things be, I’m always on the go, from morning till night. But, on vacations like this I turn into the laziest person on earth, haha. I’m reading a book and only leave the sun chair (even to the point in life that I enjoy the shade :) for lunch, swim, or play with the kids. But they even love to spend a few hours a day at the kids club so for real, I can be lazy :) But today I at least left the sun chair for a bit and took some pictures.

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Every time we pass the outdoor gym we need to make a quick work out stop.

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We are staying at Atlantica Aegean Park at the island Rhodes and it’s really good. It’s an all inclusive resort with ‘Bamse kids club’ and I’m impressed! The food is delicious and the entertainment team and kids club are amazing! Tonight I went wild and ordered a bottled of Sauvignon Blanc and stayed up late with my brother and Kirre, while hubby and the kiddos went to bed :)

What a day – Good night from a tipsy me, it’s time to get some rest. Tomorrow we have a car booked, even ‘lazy vacation me’ is looking forward to leave the resort for a day and explore the island!

 

In Greece

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Vacay mode is on! We are in Greece on the island Rhodes and it’s so nice. We are here with my brother Jörgen, Kirre and nephew Melker. Kirre is actually greek, her mom lives  in Greece, so I feel I need to learn some greek before the week is over! I have at least been eating delicious gyros, tzatziki and greek salad every day :) So far we’ve been lazy and just enjoying the resort, but we are planning to rent a car so we can explore the island.

Kram//Xx Cissi

Passport issues

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Passports, and a new nice computer case from Target.

Hello from Sweden! We made it after some issues… Oh my, for you who have seen my Instastory from Monday knows what happened. All my bragging in my last post about being all done with no stress and that I’ve learned from thirteen years of traveling between The States and Sweden… bla bla bla. But we all know that THE ONLY thing you really need when you travel is valid passport. And nope, we didn’t have that, Oliver’s was EXPIRED by a week, they told us at the airport!! So Johan and Eddie-Bo flew home as planned and Oliver and I ended up staying, I mean we had no choice… and got a new passport done the next day in Downtown Detroit, and we made it back to Sweden arriving Tuesday instead on Monday! Puh…

And then it took me a few days to find my Swedish cellphone… and Johan’s didn’t work… and no internet. But now all that is fixed!

Kram//Xx Cissi