some places we've visited so far

  • maui, hawaii
    The day we got home, we started saving for our next trip. See my blog entry
  • antalya, turkey
    I miss hearing the call to prayer before sunrise every morning, the sunshine and the small winding roads in the old city. But I don't miss the olives for breakfast. See my blog entry
  • helsinki
    The cruise from Stockholm was the highlight. Breathtaking, really. We found Helsinki to be down-to-earth, friendly and a just-right size. See my blog entry
  • london
    Why on Earth did it take me so long to visit London?! Rivals Paris for best city in Europe. Avoid Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and head to Chelsea and Holborn. See my blog entry
  • paris
    It was my third trip to Paris, but our first while living in Sweden. And, more significantly, our first with a baby in tow. Metro ≠ baby friendly. Centre Pompidou = 10x more fun with a little one. See my blog entry.
  • bergen and oslo, norway
    Think Colorado. Flooded. Oslo is a refreshing little city and the fjords offered beautiful views in all directions. Not love, love. But definitely like, like. See my blog entry.
  • prague, czech republic
    Yes, it has beautiful architecture. But no soul. Skip it and go to Budapest instead.
  • berlin, germany
    We only spent a night here, but I could tell immediately that this was a city I could live in. Hope we can get back there sometime soon. Loved the new architecture, friendly people and the gigantic, wooded park.
  • tavira, portugal
    A great place to relax, see endless fields of daisies, drink sangria and be surrounded by the smell of orange blossoms. See my blog entry.
  • amsterdam and delft
    Amsterdam was one of our favorite European cities and Delft is a little gem you wish you could fit in your pocket and take home. Loved the individual style and easy-going nature of the people. See my blog entry.
  • budapest
    Hurry, it's already been discovered. Wonderful cheap food and an outdoorsy mentality. See my blog entry.
  • dalarna, sweden
    Reminds us of home. Really relaxing and laid back. See my blog entry.
  • hong kong and tai pei
    Super friendly people and so romantic. See my blog entry.
  • nice
    Loved Villefranche and the whole area east of Nice. See my blog entry.
  • barcelona
    Loved the tapas and eating paella on the beach. See my blog entry.

about me

  • In November 2005, my husband and I moved to Älmhult, Sweden, for my dream job. Five years later, our little family of three moved back. Except, back turned out to be a brand new place called Portland.

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August 06, 2007


So where's the picture of your belly????

You'll probably wish you hadn't asked that. (Or at least the rest of you who have no desire to see my fat belly!) :) Lewis takes a belly picture on the 15th of each month, so stay tuned...

i've been trying to write you THREE for weeks. months. very nice...starting this whole entry with the "tooth fairy" fake. even tony meola! would've fallen for that BACK IN THE DAY. (fake low left, kick upright....RIGHT WHERE GRANDMA KEEPS THE PEANUT BUTTER.)

anyway...i am so excited for you...all the conversations you, me and joy had in the ccgBasement®...excited for you and lewis....excited for the whole figlar clan.


must be the drinking....can't remember LEWIS ever writing about gettin' a toof pulled. sheesh. at least you could mix a little FLOSS in with all the cucumbers, alfalfa and pysillum husks (spelling be damned.)

i'll write you two sometime. catch you up. but while things may be a-changing around here....NOTHING is as exciting as what you two are going through.

i spent all weekend with jack and samantha....almost 4....and i can tell you that EVERY day that i've spent with them during their lives here has been LIKE NOTHING ELSE. not always great. never awful. just LIKE NOTHING ELSE. and i can't wait to hear your stories.

best of luck to all of you.

ps. did i miss tilly in my earlier count? the FOUR of you.


pss. dude. i just watched that titoMoving movie. i was staring at your uterus the whole time. sorry. gosh i hope your family doesn't read comments. i REALLY hope lewis doesn't read comments.



Ha ha ha! You were just dying for a way to work Tony Meola in there, weren't you?! Thanks JP... for the inspirational words and for just making me laugh on a Monday morning. For the record, my tooth woes stem back to my pre-vegetarian days. And when it comes to my uterus, well, who can blame you for staring? I've got one HOT womb! Oh no I didn't!!!

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