Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A one-year old

You guys. My little girl turns one next week. ONE. How is that possible?! 


She's a little explorer, loves to read, just started figuring out the whole walking thing, and has the cutest little laugh. I am beyond blessed. 

 She loves to jump in this thing!

 Rocking her Swedish bonnet from Mormor. 

It's been a whirlwind of a year! Life is constantly changing and I'm still trying to keep up. Sorry that I've neglected this dear blog for so long. I can't promise to start blogging more, but I'll at least try to post a picture here and there! I hope all is well out there in the blogiverse with everyone! 





Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's a GIRL!

We are so excited to welcome our sweet daughter to the world! 

Astrid Karleen arrived on 5/24/15 weighing in at 6 lbs 15 oz and 19" long.


We are so blessed and we love her to pieces!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Solvang / Santa Barbara Vacation

Over Ryan's spring break week last week, we decided to take a long weekend trip over to Santa Barbara and Solvang. It was so much fun!!!

One highlite of our trip: Ostrich Land.


It's exactly what it sounds like - a land full of ostriches. You could even feed them (albeit carefully to avoid them biting you). I love the expression on Ryan's face here, it's like he's having a moment with the ostrich. Precious. 

It was fun to feed them! They also had ostrich eggs you could buy and they were huge!



We stopped in Santa Ynez one morning and had this magnificent view.

This was on our way to Kalyra Winery where Ryan got to do a fun tasting and we bought a bottle that we can both partake in once the babe is born!

On the patio of Kalyra Winery:

And we of course hit up Solvang everyday for fika! We had some great treats everyday, my favorite was this almond-raspberry tart from Olson's Bakery. It was sooooo good. 


And another major highlight of the trip was going to this grand place: Village Spinning & Weaving Shop in Solvang. 

Guess what you guys....I bought my very first spinning wheel!!! This is my trying it out in the shop. I bought an unfinished one, so I need to stain, seal, and assemble it at home. It will be a work in progress, but such a fun one! 

Goodbye Solvang, thanks for the fun trip!