Niagara Falls


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!!











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


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.


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.


Fin utsikt över Mälaren.

View over lake Mälaren.



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

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


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.


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



Evening at the pool area at Atlantica Aegean Park.


View from our room.


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


Le chauffeur Jörgen.


Photo stop!


View over Lindos.


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






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


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


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


We ate ice cream.


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


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


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.


I can’t get enough of greek food!!


Atlantica Aegean Park


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.





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



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


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


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


Sweden’s National Day

Hamburgö, Sweden



Beautiful Sweden! Happy National Day!! I hope all my fellow Swedes are enjoying this holiday, most people have a day off!

These pictures are from the amazing west coast. The kids just talked about this place and want to go back and climb the rocks. I’m not saying no to that!

We are going out for dinner and concert tonight, to see Dave Matthew’s Band. So fun, except for my terrible neck pain… I hope a few drinks and good company will help me relax :)

More from Orlando


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’   :)


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.



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