Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Finland i sommar

Yngsta lillebror gifter sig i augusti, och det kan vi ju inte missa, så vi åker till Finland i sommar också. Nu är biljetterna bokade. Jag och Edith åker den 15 juli, och Weslie den 29 juli. Vi åker alla hem tillsammans den 12 augusti. Vi ser fram emot att få träffa släkt och vänner igen.

My youngest brother is getting married in August, so we are going to Finland again this summer. I'm going with Edith on July 15, and Weslie leaves two weeks later. We are all coming back on August 12th. We are excited to get to see family and friends again soon.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tre månader

Idag skulle vår älskade Matilda ha varit tre månader. Det har varit tre fruktansvärt långa, mörka och smärtsamma månader med tusentals tårar, tom famn och värkande armar. På något konstigt sätt har livet ändå gått vidare, som ni kan se av de senaste blogguppdateringarna. Vi älskar dig och saknar dig så mycket, vår ljuvliga Matilda!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Austin - Conference trip

Two weeks ago we made the trip down to Austin so that I could attend a theological conference. My mom and cousin and family were also there.

Fammo and Edith:

Edith with a bunch of the Hales (she had a blast!): 

The girls: 

Gerhardt and Aubri: 



Edith's buddy Ephriam: 

Pretty Lily: 

Posted by Picasa

Flowers and garden

Following are a bunch of pictures of what's blooming right now in our yard.

Red lillies:

Yellow irises:

Purplish-brown irises (I've never seen any like this): 

Edith was confused too:

Very pale greenish-purplish irises (never seen any like this either): 

Gerber daisies (we have orange, yellow, red, and white blooming now):

Mexican jasmine:

Lettuce and swiss chard: 

Various heirloom tomatoes, cilantro, red peppers, and basil:

Pear tree blooms:

Pink irises: 

Pale orange irises: 

Annnnndddd PEONIES! 
Posted by Picasa

Various things

This was our first asparagus harvest. We get about this much every week now.

Edith got new PJs, which she was wild about:

I built a little sandbox yesterday, and Edith went nuts:

We ate the first of our swiss chard for lunch today. Sauteed with garlic and vinegar:
Posted by Picasa

Summer ice cream

Well…not really. She did get to suck on the sticks from our ice cream though:


She also made her way into her little pool:
Posted by Picasa

Edith being silly

Posted by Picasa

Easter Sunday

Here is our family picture from Easter. It was hard to get everyone to look:

Kristina made Edith's cute Easter dress:

Edith's first Easter egg hunt:

This was also her first taste of chocolate (or that much sugar). She didn't know what to do: 

We had a really nice evening meal on Easter with new friends, the Townes (Richard and Kyle). This is a picture of their beautiful daughter, Irene:
Posted by Picasa

Downtime in Dallas

Due to the generous gifts of some friends and family, Kristina and I were able to spend a relaxing two days in a nice part of Dallas while my parents were still in town. It was SO relaxing that we got hardly any pictures. We did stay in a very nice bed and breakfast, and have a really great evening at Trinity Hall Irish Pub. We listened to traditional Irish music, and had some great food and beer. Thank you for all who made this possible.

Posted by Picasa