Her smile. Even in the mornings when we’re half awake, and really not sure that we want to get up – that smile of hers is honestly just what we need to get our day started.
Some nights are rough because either she has bad dreams or she just wants to sleep in our bed. But, it’s as if she has a personality shift when it’s time to get up. Greeting us with her Bambi eyes & sugar sweet smile, as if the crying in the middle of the night never happened.
Have to say, I’m a sucker for that smile of hers. Probably will be for the rest of my life.
The age she’s at right now is adorable. All the things she says and does, her observations & thoughts on things. We try to film as much of it as we can, it’s always good to play it back. She brings such joy & it’s something we’re grateful for each day.
Have a lovely Tuesday xoxo
Our family of 3, will very soon be 4. We are expecting a baby girl. I have under 2 weeks to go now, in this pregnancy & honestly I just can’t wait to meet this little tiny sweetheart.
Going to be an exciting chapter in our lives, one that is going to be full of challenges. But, Even & I will be doing it together, learning as we go along. And, most importantly enjoying all the small things which these two little ladies will be bringing to our lives.
We’ve waited a while to share this big news. But seeing that this space houses what’s happening in our family, it felt like it was time to share.
I can’t wait to love, kiss & cuddle you my darling daughter, neither can your daddy or big sister <3
We started our annual baking for the Christmas season, this weekend. Well, to be honest… when I say we, I actually mean Even. I’m that super lucky wife that has a husband that bakes, and bakes the best stuff. It’s dangerous at times, especially when he makes delicious chocolate cakes … super yummy
Every year, we debate about how many types of Christmas cookies we will make. It’s kind of tradition here to make 7 types. But, seeing that we’re such a tiny family, we end up throwing out allot by the New Year because we are sick to death of anything to do with Christmas.
So we decided to make 5 types (much smaller quantities), and ask Even’s mom to make 2. It’s still allot if you ask me but, to all my darling friends out there – expect coffee dates at my place after the holidays.
My favorite of what Even bakes, is the biscotti. It is by no means a traditional here in Norway, but it’s been that way in our home for the last 3 or 4 years. So, this weekend he baked a batch of pistachio & cranberry and almond with dark & white chocolate. The whole house smelt so divine this weekend, and it was great to be have Ella Sophie join in.
Hope you all have a great Monday! xoxo
This past sunday we took Ella Sophie to go see some farm animals, at a place not far from us. The sun was out and it felt like one of the last days of autumn, before the cold winter months ahead of us.
So happy we took her there. She got to ride a beautiful pony, named Cola. When she was 2, she got to ride a pony while we were in LA and she wasn’t so thrilled about it. But, this time round she really owned it and told me not to help her hold on because she could manage. Felt proud to see her riding.
We got there in time to feed the animals. Even though she was hesitant at first, she quickly realised they weren’t going to eat her cute fingers but just wanted the bread. Very special to see her interacting with the animals.
Really beautiful family day with just us three Cherished moments. Have a lovely evening! xoxo
In an effort to pack in the veggies, made a lunch time favorite. These wraps are made with thin, easy to roll up spelt wraps. I used a small amount of low-fat cream cheese in the centre, as much fresh greens as I could get in one wrap & veggies I had in the fridge. One was with avo & sliced up fresh beetroot & the other with avo & sundried tomates. Used sweet cocktail tomatoes in both. Salt & pepper to taste. Quick & simple!
Make these for Even too, on his will add some chicken or any other deli-meat we have on hand.
Ella enjoys these too, but I go easy on the vegetables just using her favorites
Healthy fast food… enjoy! xoxo
We got to meet Mike & Eva’s adorable Aiden today. From the moment I saw him, couldn’t take my eyes off this little man. He was so incredibly tiny, and you really do forget how tiny babies are after Ella has grown up so much. Wow, beautiful to just hold such a small baby again. My favorite is Even holding Aiden <3
After eating delicious waffles which Eva had made, we headed off to visit Cecilia & Chloe. Had a hearty chicken soup dinner & she made a gluten-free crumble- was perfect eating out since our kitchen is out of order at the moment.
Hope you all had a good weekend! Have a lovely Sunday evening xoxo
We’re doing much needed renovation of our home. So, right now it’s a mess. Admittedly a better mess than its been in a while.
We’re still able to enjoy cosy breakfasts together before we all get a start to our day. Candle-lit breakfasts make it all the more cosy
Eagerly waiting to get our home back, not long now. Going to be beautiful when it’s all done!
Have a lovely Saturday xoxo