Dear Family and
Friends, Yet another year has gone and it is Christmas again! We
hope you are doing well and can look forward to a joyable
Christmas time. This year we will visit a snowy Östhammar for a
long anticipated time with children, grand children, born and
This leap year
Emil celebrated his 4-year birthday on the right date, February
29th. Ulf celebrated 60 and Queen Elisabeth had 60 years
Jubilee. Sweden got a Crown Princess, Estelle. The Scream by
Edvard Munch was auctioned out for world record price. On a
cloudy day, Venus passed in front of the sun for the last time
this century, next time will be 2117…Scientists found the Higgs
Boson, they think. Felix from Austria dove down from outer
atmosphere at supersonic speed. We got to vote in the
presidential election in the US for the first time – Obama got
Last year we
mentioned we were going to Malmö and Linn and Erik over
Christmas, which we did and brought many great memories back.
spent a couple of days in the spring taking fly fishing lessons
in preparation of a weeks sea fishing in Belize. Very different
experience from Canada, more and bigger species, and
fly-fishing, which was new to him.
finished massage therapy classes and registered firm in
Connecticut and started to give massage and Feldenkrais a couple
of times a week
Sweden in June with Tove and Mattias with children plus Linn and
Erik. Ulf and Mattias spent most of two weeks replacing the roof
on a house in Gräsö. The midsummer celebration in beautiful
weather in Gräsö was a welcome break. After midsummer we all
went to Falun where all Ulf’s siblings got together for a day
for the first time in many years. Elisabet and Katarina had
arranged a round trip in Dalarna for everybody with families in
American Classics on the day of father Bertil’s birthday (Ulf
was also celebrated…).
and Erik announced that they were expecting in January!
September Tove with family visited us for three weeks. Plenty of
day trips of course: dinosaur park, atomic sub museum, Mystic
Aquarium, etc. We took a couple of multi-day trips to Block
Island and Cape Cod. We left Block Island with happy memories
from the time together with our hostess, Grace Luddy and family.
With us we also brought photographs of sea waves by Grace, here
specialty as professional photographer.
During the fall,
Ann-Kristin did something she has wanted for a long time; she
attended a 10-days class in New Hampshire on Walk for Life, by
the presses! We just learned that Linn had a little
daughter - on December 13th! Congratulations!!
May the Glögg
give strength and Lucia buns peace – with this we wish you