Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On the Road Again

Inara had a serious case of wanderlust, so she talked me in to doing a little bit of traveling last week. We took a boat and a train and went to visit my dear friend Moa and her family in Dalarna (rural part of Sweden north of Stockholm). I've known both her and her boyfriend for about ten years and they have two wonderful little boys - the youngest exactly a month younger than Inara. We had a great time just hanging out in her kitchen all day and talking about babies and memories. Inara was mesmerized by Sigge (as you can see in the pictures). 

Frank, Sigge and Inara

"Excuse me..."
Two days later we continued our tour to Stockholm where I stayed with my good friend Rebecka. We've also known each other since high school, but it's been at least three years since we last saw each other. She made a delicious dinner that we enjoyed together with her boyfriend, parents, sister and her sister Sara's boyfriend who's from Zimbabwe. It was fun talking to him since he's familiar with the organization I went to visit in Kenya. In the morning Karl, another old friend, came by for breakfast and later in the afternoon we met up with my cousin David for coffee.

Rebecka and Inara

Ragnar and Cecilia singing to Inara (they're really good singers so she was in for a treat)

Inara and Sara

Karl and Inara

David and Inara
Our trip ended on a fabulous note with a visit to Ragnhild and her son Iwo. Inara had spent most of the day making funny "spit" sounds, so I shot a little video of her doing it just in case it was a one time thing (which it has been). I'm the one doing the sounds in the beginning to try to encourage her to do it, but towards the middle there is no stopping her. 

In summary, we had a great time and it was so nice to reconnect with some truly good people.

While we were gone, Andrew just went to school and missed us terribly I'm sure. Other big news are that we are moving in to an apartment in Visby in a month. It's pretty small, but we like it.

Ragnhild and Inara
Finally, Inara had to wash off her travels. She loves taking baths!

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  1. Hey! Holly updated me with your blog address. It's so fun to read about all the things you 3 are doing. I can't believe how big Inara is getting! :-) So cute! Looking forward to more posts! Take care!

  2. Thanks for the email post update. I love these pics but i miss her very much. Andrew wanted me to tell you wonderful he was when he and his classmates skyped with my students while you were gone.

  3. Jäklar vad ni hann med grejer under stockholmsvisiten.

    Inte klokt så söta Sigge och Inara är bredvid varandra!

    Puss och kram