Gingerbread cookies for Santa and two very excited boys. Tomorrow is our big day, yeah!
We are at the moment watching Bingo Lottos Uppesittarkväll, a Swedish bingo tv show Xmas version, a tradition here! I have a few more gifts to wrap once the boys are asleep, but everything is under control and we are enjoying a cozy evening.
Once again GOD JUL – MERRY XMAS my sweet followers!!
Hi! Can’t get enough of candles this time of the year! This is from our dining room.
We have so much snow. Yesterday the schools were closed a ‘snow day’, and we ended up having a great family day. We started the day at the gym, the kids love their kids club, so while they had fun I was working out with my PT. After that we skated for an hour plus went sledding, so much fun but man we were all tired after that and my muscles are so sore today!!
My mission for today is to finish up all Xmas shopping. I order most stuff online, but tonight I have a date with Jana including dinner and shopping at the mall!
My cousin brought a lot of glögg from Sweden, yeah! These two are on my top list. Here in the States we can only buy the dark red ones without any alcohol, at Ikea or Plum Market, that I normally mix with some redwine. That’s aslo tasty, but theses two took it to another level! Warm glögg and lots of snow, amazing combo!
Normally by this time of the year we have our big Xmas tree up, but I decided that the little one in the basement is enough. And I will have my lumbar jack hubby to cut down a tree in his own forest in Sweden!
This furry blanket is actually a Xmas tree skirt (julgransmatta) and I have matchy blankets in the sofa. Old favorites from Restoration Hardware (in Sweden you can find similar ones at Newport) and I might pack up the tree skirt and one blanket for our Sweden trip… sometimes I wish I wouldn’t care so much about details like this, hehe :)
Also. Today it’s St Lucia’s day and I’ve been enjoying all Lucia posts on instagram. A tradition I miss every year. For you who don’t know, Lucia was a saint from Italy that came with candles in her hair to bright up the darkest day of the year. As a kid you dress up and sing, at every school and childcare centers etc. Click here if you want a peek! That’s what I will show my kids right know and give them some hot chocolate and ‘lusse buns’. Need to keep traditions alive!
While my cousin is out doing Xmas shopping I’m getting my hair done. Oh it’s so much fun having her here. We both love Xmas so much. So much. Our poor husbands are getting an overdose of Xmas everyday. Johan said the other day – It’s only December SECOND (!!) while we were singing Holy night on volume super high right before bedtime, haha. We can’t help we grew up like this :) We are sure our Grandma is watching over us with a smile when we are talking about old memories, baking, laughing and having fun!
Tonight we are going to a family Xmas party at Little Caesars Arena!
Since we are going home to Sweden for Xmas this year, I can’t decide if we should get a tree here in our US home or not… hmm… but it’s three more weeks before we leave. No, I need a tree. A smaller one that is easier to handle. That’s my plan now!! I guess that’s mean we’ll go tree shopping today :)