Friday, June 19, 2009

Enjoying nature and wedding

We are enjoying the Swedish summer. Last week we went with Daniels father to Våtnäs in the Swedish archipelago. Wonderfully quiet and refreshing! During these days the kids were able to enjoy some woodwork, rowing, fishing, playing games and reading a lot of cartoons.

Today we celebrate Midsummers eve and Jemima and Josef has gone with their cousins back to Våtnäs. Jonathan and Jasmine celebrate with their second cousins and Paulinas parents.
Daniel and Paulina are on their way to speak at Nyhems conference. On Sunday we will speak at Filadelfia church at Öckerö in the morning and then NXT Church in Gothenburg in the afternoon.

The highlight of last week (and the summer) was offcourse Paulinas sister Erika and Douglas wedding. What a party! More than 200 guests from many cultures (a small foretaste of heaven). African food and Swedish smorgasbord. People from Iraq, Congo, Netherlands, Sweden, etc, no one could resist dancing to the African rythms.
In one of the pictures you can see the flower girls and the page boy getting ready in the car, another one is a snapshot from the photosession.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sweden is fantastic

Cold. Fresh. Beautiful.
Silent. Clean. Green.
It was six degrees Celsius and a bit rainy when we arrived at Arlanda International Airport early in the morning last Thursday. We have met our dear relatives and some precious friends. The kids have had a lot of fun with their friends. We have celebrated the Swedish national day. We have been to LifeCenter Västerås church. Paulina has been to the hen party for her sister and Daniel has been to the stag party of her husband to be. On Saturday there will be a big, fun wedding. We enjoy life and are having an overdose on Scandinavian oxygen... Sweden is fantastic.

This picture was taken at midnight at Våtnäs, where we go for a few days tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

On the way to Sweden

We have had a few busy days. Sorry we haven´t updated this blog as we should. In a few hours we are leaving for Sweden. Hopefully we will be able to update you on some things in a few days. We are excited about what God is doing in Bangkok and we look forward to come back in the middle of July. However it is going to be nice to have some weeks in Sweden.

Today we celebrated Josef´s K5 graduation. One day early, but on the dress rehearsal Josef got his diploma, Yey! We are so proud of our kids and what they have accomplished this year! We thank God for International Community School and all the friends that our kids now have in town. The rest of Josef´s class celebrate tomorrow, but then we are in Sweden. Have a great day!