Sunday, April 25, 2010


Well, I've been back to Stockholm for a few weeks now, and I have to say, I am glad the snow is practically gone! The sun is shining more and the people are looking happier! :) Everyone seems to really change with the weather (I mean, if I lived here during the winter months with it being dark all the time, I'd be miserable and sad too!)

Next stop: London! I'm leaving there on Tuesday and I'll be there with my friend Caitlin until Saturday. We're really excited... trying to fit everything we want to do in our budget, but I expect it to be an expensive city! Just hope I can find fish and chips for cheap. It should be fun, will post pics when I get back.

Also, I've planned to go to Dublin, Barcelona, and Edinburgh all in May... can't wait! I love adventures and traveling (obviously!) so I'm ready to gooo!

Edinburgh was a last minute choice, but from what I hear about it, it's really lovely. I am looking forward to digging into the culture my two days I'll have there. I hear it's better than London!! I will let you know what I think in a few weeks.

Sorry I haven't kept up with this so much. Looking forward to posting more soon.

Missing home: Countdown: 7 weeks!

See ya bloggers!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Headed Home!

So let me fill you in on what I know, being nearly 5000 miles away: My nephew, the newest, Corbin (almost 7 weeks old) has developed Pneumonia on his right side, with something developing on the left. He is now on the ventilator, first picture. The soonest I can get home is tomorrow, Tuesday. He is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at our local hospital. Because his conditioned has really worsened, I am headed home to be with everyone. He has a central line in (through an artery) because they couldn't get an IV in for his fluids. He went for at least 36 hours without a bottle, so no wonder they couldn't find a vein to stick him. Poor baby was poked so many times, my sister said his arms were black and blue.

He had to have a blood transfusion today, and they have taken at least 2 Chest X-rays, that I know of. He is on two very strong antibiotics. We're hoping and praying he will soon be on the road to recovery! Please pray for Corbin!

I am looking forward to meeting my precious nephew, and God willing, he will be better soon! Prayers are welcomed and greatly appreciated during this time. Here is two pictures of him and his very sweet mommy.


Helsinki with Momma!

Mom and I decided to take a little cruise to Helsinki for her Birthday! :) We went for 2 nights. It was super neat. Her first cruise, my second since I went to Tallinn a few weekends ago. Here are some pictures from my latest adventure:

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Well folks, I went to Tallinn, Estonia last weekend on my first cruise. The first night everything was all good... we even splurged on the dinner buffet, which was super yummy. They had all kinds of good food, and the desserts were so delectable. We sat at this pub and watched a guy play guitar and his harmonica for a couple of hours, then we headed to the Disco Aluminum Club. It was the only club for young adults like us. :) We danced the night away!

We arrived in Tallinn at 10am Saturday morning, ready to wake up and enjoy the day! It was in the +degrees Celsius... about 34 deg F, which felt really great, actually. :) Emilia, a Finnish girl we hung out with throughout the day, had been to Tallinn a bunch before so she showed us around the town. We went shopping, which was great because it was cheaper than Stockholm (which, anywhere in the Nordic countries is rather expensive)! :) I bought a shirt, cute long heart necklace, a fun little black bow headband, and some giraffe print black, white, and pink rainboots. Super cute. It was the perfect day to buy them since the snow was melting, creating lots of slush! Tallinn is not such a big town, and we only had from 10-5pm, but that gave us plenty of time to shop, look around the "old town," and eat at a great Russian place... and enjoy some real hot chocolate (from actual chocolate), at a nice, quaint little cafe! Talk about a dessert!

Bored of typing.. sorry friends! Will fill in more later. Mom and I could possibly take the trip again this week, or we may fly somewhere... who knows. Taking suggestions.... :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Missing Rome already

Well, my friend Chelsea and I went to Rome for 5 days over last weekend... we missed our flight on Monday so we had an enjoyable 5 days there! I must say I was quite happy to have an extra 2 days there.. Mostly because I loved the gelato so much (I guess most of you saw the pic). I wasn't quite ready to hurry back to the large amounts of snow here. Right now outside the sun is shining, it's flurrying a bit, and it is 5deg F... I think I will refrain from going out today if I can help it! My mom comes in 11 days! I'm really excited. I think we will go to Berlin for a few days! Looking forward to some real schnitzel!

I don't even feel like I have classes this semester. It's crazy! I have one class a week, which this week I had to miss due to missing the flight. The teacher was very understanding, and we are actually able to miss one class so it worked out fine.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gelato is my favorite kind of icecream now! I'm already having withdrawals!!
Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate.. mmm!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spanish Steps in Rome on Valentine's Day!
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