My Little Star

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My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. – Denise Van Outen

Not my words, but I can totally relate. Nothing compares to the unexpected gift of being blessed with a fabulous, happy, intelligent daughter. She is definitely the star that makes my sky brighter every day. The sunshine that makes me excited about getting up in the morning.

Happy International Women’s Day!!

Yours,

Maria

Adorable Birthday Boy

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Three days a week I’m blessed with three extra bonus kids. The youngest one celebrates his first birthday today. We did a little mini photo shoot this morning. His mom gave me permission to share a photo with you. Isn’t he the most adorable little boy? I feel so blessed to spend time with this little guy, and his siblings. Both my daughter and I love them so much.

I hope the sun is shining on you! It’s finally shining here in NorCal. Spring is in the air 🙂

Yours,

Maria

Dog Portrait – Labrador Retriever

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I had the pleasure of getting to know this beautiful girl, and her mom this weekend. Isn’t she adorable?

We’ve had several weeks of intense rain here in northern California, and some serious flooding problem. Some areas have been under evacuation (this is about one hour from where I am now.) Hopefully the worst is over.

I hope YOU are staying dry!

/Maria

Winter Wonderland

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After all the hard work getting the new-old RV in shape last week, it was awesome to go for a little road trip this weekend, one fun night in Reno, and a day of snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. It was the first time I went snowboarding after my daughter’s birth 4 years ago. When I lived in Sweden my goal was to get at least 100 days/year of snowboarding, and I usually managed to get that. It was exhilarating to be on a board again! The best thing of all is that my daughter now shares my love for snow.

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I am so proud of her! It was snowing A LOT, and the wind was blowing hard. The kid slope was closed, so she got to go up on the big slope, on her second day of snowboarding ever. She did great!

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We will be back soon for sure!

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I don’t have any snowboard equipment here in the US, so I rented some. My first thought was, this board don’t have any edges! However, I soon realized that the kind of sharp edges required for good snowboarding in my hometown Åre, wasn’t as important in this abundance of snow. I’m used to rock hard slopes, usually with generous amounts of ice. This was a completely different kind of snowboarding, that I am totally inexperienced with. I will not have any problems adjusting to these quantities of snow! LOL. I’m stoked that it looks like snowboarding is going to be a part of my life again, since it is now obvious that the love of snowboarding is in my daughter’s blood as well.

 

I hope YOU had an awesome weekend!

Yours,

Maria

New Doors

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When one door closes, another opens. – Alexander Graham Bell

I’ve been living in the same house for almost 1,5 years. It might not sound like a long time for you, but it is a pretty long time for a gypsy soul like me. Last week I got a text from the owner, telling me that he wasn’t going to be able to keep the house. That it was going to be a short sale, or foreclosure. Very soon! I needed to find something else ASAP.

I do feel very sad for the owner of the house. I might be a little crazy, but along with some stress about the timeline, I’ve felt exhilarated. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to turn this into something good. Finding a positive stimulating surrounding, where my daughter can thrive. Something in line with my goals. That is exciting! I’ll keep you posted 😉

So now you know why I have been absent for a few days 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!

Yours,

Maria