Archive for April, 2009

Evie’s Relatives

April 30, 2009

Our dear friend, Evie, in Silver Bay, shared her Swedish relatives with us.  These relatives live in Säffle, a short distance from Arvika.  They invited us to share their Easter dinner with us, the Sunday of  Easter weekend.  Such warm and loving hosts and we are happy to have met them.  We hope to see them again!

Anna Stina and her daughter Britt

Anna Stina and her daughter Britt

Bertil and hid collection

Bertil and his collection of antique woodworking tools. It is worthy of a museum, with many hundreds of pieces.

Conrad and Julia, Britt's children

Conrad and Julia, Britt's children

Lief, Anna Stina and Bertil's son, and his family

Lief, who is Anna Stina and Bertil's son, and his family

Kurt and Stefan, Britt's partner.

Kurt and Stefan, Britt's partner.

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Påsk

April 30, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leia and Lily as witches

Leia and Lily as witches

 

Lily started her Saturday of Easter weekend with Leia and Camilla, dressed as witches delivering a Påsk brev to family and friends.  Several of Lily’s school friends stopped by with Easter letters for her.  They sell books of Påsk colouring books that the kids colour, fill with goodies, fold, address and deliver.

 

Four easter letters.

Four easter letters.

 

yarrow-and-bunny

 

We colored eggs, hid them in Mathias’s backyard and gave candy out when the kids found three of their eggs.  Yarrow and Lily hid the eggs.  Lily hid Yarrow’s eggs and Yarrow hid Lily’s.

colour-eggs

Elias

Elias

 

The typical Påsk meal is as follows:   Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs-I made them and was a little nervous about doing them “right,”  Skinka (ham) served with mustard or horseradish, Sill (pickled herring) and little  Prince Korv,  (sausage),  Johannsons Temptation potatoes (potatoes with anchovies and a sauce) and for those who don’t like them, a creamy scalloped potato and deviled eggs with caviar.  A shredded carrot salad may be included.  We  ate at Elizabeths and Mathais’s house and Anders also grilled chicken.

Camilla made a cake, Yarrow made the marzipan rooster, Lily the hen.

Camilla made a cake, Yarrow made the marzipan rooster, Lily the hen.

 

 

We played Kubb in the backyard.

We played Kubb in the backyard.

 

Anders and Mathias working on the deck.

Anders and Mathias working on the deck.

 

 

The girls love Guitar Hero.  Yarrow, Jenny and Lily.

The girls love Guitar Hero. Yarrow, Jenny and Lily.

 

Mathias and Connie

Mathias and Connie

 

Patric and Anna's family are in Florida for three weeks and we skyped with them.

Patric and Anna's family are in Florida for three weeks and we skyped with them.

 

We end with Mathias's star wars collection.  This is only part of it!

We end with Mathias's star wars collection. This is only part of it!