We are alive!
Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog (even for myself)… Things are finally beginning to slow down as we get back into the rhythm of our Swedish hockey life. As you know, about two weeks ago, Justin and I were married and celebrated our wedding with many of our closest friends and family members. I cant even find the proper words to describe the night, maybe “perfect” in our opinions – a night that will never be forgotten for the rest of our lives. Leading up the your wedding, things get extremely chaotic as you may know but we did our best to make sure the stress was never too overwhelming J It is true, “Everything will be worth the stress and time.”
We could not be more thankful to my parents and brother for throwing us this perfect night! The boys (My father, brother, and Justin) worked their asses off to cover the pool themselves and remodel the entire backyard. My mother and Aunt worked together to make sure everything else came together perfectly. It was absolutely beautiful and could not have been possible without them and their love.
My godparents also threw us an amazing wedding shower two weeks prior to the wedding (it was so nice that Justin and I both agreed we would have been just as happy with this event alone in place of our wedding day). My Aunt Angie and her family proceeded to throw us an amazing rehearsal dinner that can only be described as whimsical. We had both family and friends fly in from all over the world to take part in our special day and we could not be more grateful to each and every one of you. There was not one person missing from our special day (take that back, Eileen and Jeremiah).
Our wedding was held on a Saturday and we were scheduled to head back to Sweden 4 days after our perfect day. Fast forward to this very moment, I am currently sitting in our new home trying to play catch up on all the new blogs I would like to share with all of you. I can finally become consistent with my blog posts and videos! I will also be sharing wedding photos in the future (once we receive them back from our amazing photographer Miles Mahan and his gorgeous/talented daughter Alex).
We truly enjoyed our time in Karlskoga, Sweden and met some amazing friends and fans. Karlskoga and the team will always be a special to us. Many thanks to the organization, fans, teammates, girlfriends, and long time friends we have made!
Now we could not be more excited to begin our new adventure in Karlstad, Sweden. We are thankful to have this opportunity and we will make the best of it!
So far living in Karlstad (for just under two weeks) has been great. There are many different restaurants and coffee shops to visit and stuff our faces (total foodies and proud of it!). We experienced our first big storm the other night – thunder, lightening, and all that jazz. The Lord was definitely taking photos of us and bowling one hell of a game, if you know what I mean! We currently have no cable TV and no wifi – and let me be the first to tell you I never knew how much we rely on wifi in order to keep in touch with our families back home and projects.
As usual I have a cold (the type I always get when we are adjusting to a 9 hour time difference and a new country). I realized I forgot to bring most of our important medications with us in order to make us feel better (best wifey award goes to me ha).
I will be doing my research on Karlstad, as I look forward to working with some charities and being able to spend some time at the children’s hospitals with my husband. So if you know of anything, please message me the details and we can work from there…
Thanks for hanging in there with me and being patient in regards to my late posts. Like I stated, now that we are back in Sweden I would become consistent and be able to blog or respond to any specific subjects you would like to know more about or further discuss