Okay so they say the first post is the hardest. Really? Because I feel a little stuck. I was talking with my sister while laughing asking what should I do now. Sister- “see this is why have never started a blog”. GREAT! The funny thing is I think everyone of my sisters should blog. I have three sisters by the way. They are so creative, cool, fun and all have the cutest little families. Ahhhh sigh missing them all now.
One of the hardest parts about living overseas is for sure missing family and friends. Food, and culture after time it seems to get more normal. You learn how things are done and so you do it. The hardest part is missing family and making new friends. Friends who you can call at anytime for help or just come and hang out to watch an episode of tv, or bring you bagels because you are having a bad day. (They don’t have bagels here, you have to go to a special shop… weird. I love bagels and cream cheese). I feel very blessed to have meet some awesome friends and starting to finally feel like I have the friends where they can show up at my house and it looks like a bomb went off, and not have them judge you because they know you are doing your best.
Here are the kids with some of our chickens. They are really sweet chickens and love us a little more then I would like. Coco tries to catch them. It might be one of my favorite things she does. That and yell at the dog. Right now we have 15 chickens and 13 turkeys…Thanksgiving is going to be amazing this year. For those of you who don’t live in America do you celebrate Thanksgiving? I love thanksgiving. There is no pressure about gifts, just food and thankfulness. Plus my birthday is the next day!
We had no idea when we moved to Sweden we would be living like this “a little homestead”. Totally not what my husband and I had ever done before. We went from going to the beach, surfing, and fishing to herding sheep, collecting eggs and chasing turkeys. Its hilirous if you ask me. I totally pictured us living downtown Gothenburg sipping lattes wearing all black being all Swedish and all. Totally not what God had in mind for us. Funny how things work out. This journey has been so not what I pictured but its better. There are at times I do wish I lived in the heart of the city, but letting my kids enjoy the country as been one of the greatest joys.
all images by capturedbyelin