Sunday, February 27, 2011

Texas Treats

Crunchy old style peanut butter, armadillo magnet, baby laptop, and the best lip balm in
the world! Ah, it's good to have Bjarni back, and small souvenirs from far away places are
the best. I already ate way too many of those margarita taffies, but they are chewy and
dangerously good.

My week of solo parenting went much better than expected. Phew! Having said that though
I'm very happy Bjarni is now back. Things simply goes smoother with four rather than two hands.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wonders of Modern Technology

This week Bjarni is in Texas for a conference. And even though he is so far away (and we miss him!), it does sort of feel like he is just around the corner thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

(Silja is excited Bjarni is now in the computer. The computer is interesting enough in the first place, but to see someone she knows in there is ... wuahh..)

B: I'm at Target. Do you want anything from here?
D: Listerine [mouthwash] with vanilla.
B: They don't have vanilla?!
D: Then nevermind. How about some Burt's Bees. A lip balm...

(I think my wishes are quite modest considering all the good things one can get at Target! Come to think if it though, I do realize mouthwash of all things is a little strange...)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Growing Growing

Those baby chuckles are the sweetest.

Not crawling yet, but trying to get up on all fours. She is moving around now by pushing herself backwards.

Still no teeth, but she has a toothbrush she is playing with, and which she loves dearly...

At night time before getting on her PJs, she likes to have her own little party in our bed without any clothes on. Tons of fun!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011


Bjarni has for a while tried to convince me to be open to the possibility of moving back to the US/California after we are done in Vienna. He has lots of convincing arguments lined up, but I still stand firm on my wish to stay somewhere in Europe. Now, somehow, the weather forecast of Los Angeles has been added to my phone. And while I must admit that such a weather forecast looks incredibly tempting on a day, where it is snowing - again (#%$&!!), I still prefer central Europe over California.
(By the way - in case anybody is reading from the US - my choice of Europe over the US is solely connected to me wanting to live in proximity to my family back home. That's the super short argument to a rather complex discussion of ours trying to figure out where to live in the long run. Ayy.. If only one could have the best of both worlds...)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


My longing for spring was fulfilled yesterday, when the temperature reached 15 (!!) wonderful degrees. We went to the park and hung out near the play ground. The Icelander even took of his jacket, claiming it felt like an Icelandic summer day!

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