Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Midsommar - the table...the food!

Sometimes I long to be in Sweden.  When I travel there for vacation, it feels so nice.  There are so many nice things about that country not to mention the wonderful family my hubby has there, all of them!  They are fun and when we all get together for special occasions when we can make the trip, it is like beautiful chaos.  I

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Glad Midsommar!

Happy Midsummer!  Despite the 100 degree heat, we still plan to have a midsummer party this weekend.  Here is the planned menu:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Father's Day!!

I did it!  I redeemed myself!!  And it feels good.  The hubs is from Sweden and once a year on his birthday, he wants his favorite traditional Swedish cake.  Now if you know any Swedes, you might also know that they don't really care for too much sugar.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

More birthday party pictures

Hello Kitty Birthday Banner (Thanks Jamie!!)

Pictures from the 4th birthday party.  I said in my last Hello Kitty post (see Really...Hello Kitty?) that I wasn't a fan of Hello Kitty...before our Hello Kitty party.  Now, I can honestly say, I'm a big fan!  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm seeing RED...

Perfectly small tomatoes
...RED tomatoes that is.   I love tomatoes.  But have you noticed that the tomatoes you buy at the grocery store just don't have the same
Fresh tomato
flavor as they seemed to 20 years ago?  For the first time ever, with the help of my mother in law this spring, we planted two tomato plants in hopes of having wonderful, juicy, delicious fresh tomatoes.  And I'm happy to report, we have seen the first signs of success!!  This week we picked 4 beautifully red tomatoes.  It doesn't even matter that they are so tiny.  The girls think it is fun to pick the tomatoes, hold them, and even squeeze them.  But actually putting them in their mouth and eating them is a whole other story.  That's OK...more for me!  And if I don't grow enough for my hubby and me, then I'm going to stop by the Farmer's Market near my house and see if I can't find some delicious tomatoes there!