Cakes and pastries, cookies and bakeries. Balloons, wrapped up gifts and candles to blow out of course. And the sun was out for the day. Allowing us to expand into my brother's terrace. What would we do without that terrace?
It amazes me every time how close our children are, considering they don't meet that very often. How Maya with her hair on fire steps in through the door on Friday night and shouts:
"Emmy! Lets go on the trampoline!"
Just like that, like time had stood still from last summer. Like they just took a few minutes pause have a drink and now they were heading back to the jumping joy. It warms my heart. Watching the youngest family member Axel (3) walking the dirt road next to the oldest which is my Nelly Bo (13)... It is a great feeling.
As soon as the gifts were unwrapped all kids took off into the garden (the trampoline is the greatest investment of joy ever!!!) and left with crumbles and cake left overs we sat in the sun and just enjoyed the spring sun. With another cup of coffee and just one more piece of cake... And even if Sweden hasn't put on its green summer costume yet, we can spot some spring flowers here and there... What an amazing day.
We stayed in the guest house at my brother's property like we usually do, as our own house still doesn't sleep more than two... But the real purpose of this trip was to go and see and feel that we now have our own place in paradise. And the mission is fulfilled. After cutting down perennial flowers to give air and light to new shots in the flower beds and raking up some leaves left from autumn, it is now starting to sink in. This summer will be a magical one.