After 16 years abroad, I moved back to my native Sweden. My husband is Austrian and we met in the US where I lived from 1996-2006, and then we moved to Alp-land aka Austria where we lived til 2013. I am still trying to get over that culture shock.
We have two kids. Vincent, our first born was born on May 12, 2006 with an extra chromosome aka Down syndrome (Translocation 21;21). Edgar was born October 10, 2009, but only 46 chromosomes there.
I admit to thinking it was the end of our world when we got the results of the blood test showing our son had DS, 5 days after Vince was born. I was so wrong! Though everything is not easy, life is a lot of fun! That extra chromosome really did not change much.
I started running again in 2011 and completed my first half marathon in October 2011. In 2012 I completed two half marathons and a handful of other races. Running is now a big part of my life and I run at least five days a week. Both for fun and for peace of mind. I am starting to think a full marathon would be fun. Maybe in 2014...
This blog is about living life Upside Down. Enjoy.
We were doing so good on time. Then we stepped outside right into a live pavement performance by a load of heavy machinery. A dream for the kids, a nightmare for me tryong to get to day care and work on time…
Hahahaha, för att inte tala om hur jäkla TRIST det är att stå och titta på det. Tur ändå att man kan skylla på att man måste åka till jobbet… Jag hävdar att min chef blir sur om jag inte kommer i tid – gör du samma sak Kicki?! ;0)
LOL! We once had “diggers” camped in our street for several weeks repairing a sewer line when I was a kid. My then 3-year-old brother was sooooooo fascinated by all the heavy machinery. It was impossible to tear him away from it. Funny how the things that fascinate us as children just annoy us as adults. 🙂