I am just going to sneek back in here and really try to keep up… It has been a bit much, but hey that is life.

Still running alot, 35-50km per week. Summer was great (was – it is almost over in Sweden). I think I will remember this as the best summer in a long time, and I hope the kids will remember it this way too. We swam a lot and enjoyed little outings around here mostly. We had many fun visitors and we grilled almost every day.

Vince starts first grade on Monday. That is huge! I will update on that in a separate post, but I am really happy (now at least) and I feel rather calm about it.

My dad is doing great, and as of what we know now the tumor is at least not growing. Still eff cancer.

And like I said, a serious effort will be made:)


Awesomly Awesome Spring Day

We are back home. The trip back went just fine, the kids were great again(?!) despite having to get up at 3.45am to go to the airport for an early flight!

We came home to nice beautiful spring weather. A 14k run with a friend this morning through the forrest and around the lakes where we live was a great start of the day. Vince had a friend over for a bit and then we went for a long walk in the great weather.

In a tree house with a friend

Both kids are convinced a bear lives here.

On top of the mountain

Calling us to tell us he found a bear.
Not really, his immagination is vivid to say the least…

Eds in action.

Hamstering Up

On good ol’ Styrian food and friends. A day at the vineyard Krainerhof outside Lannach, is a given on any of our Austrian trips, a tradition dating back to the beginning of our history in 2003.
Käferbohnen with pumkin seed oil dressing.

Eds and Mr B sharing a cheese plate and fresh pressed apple juice

The hills.

Driving home on the Autobahn between Graz and Vienna in the night brings back many memories. I have driven there many times. After Mr B and I first met, I was working in Vienna for a while and he was in Graz ( before he moved to Mexico, and I moved to Detroit to be closer – global thinking 🙂 ). I spent all the weekends in Graz and drove back to Vienna on Sunday night. Two kids later, driving the same road together in a pleasant silence was almost magical!
Tomorrow more Austrian adventures!


Vince is the fish who is always in the water. Eds on the other hand is most likely to be found out of the water.


He found that flower hair band on the beach… And he refused to take of his long sleeved shirt…



He has his own swim suits too, but he preferred wearing dad’s. Also, he can do everything on his own (and don’t you dare try to stop him), here he is applying sun tan lotion. In his hair.




Little big almost three year old Eds.

Yoga on the Beach





Picking out lunch:


Oh yeah, Mr B picked his unbreakable lock just fine in some 10 minutes or so. So we biked to a little fishing village today. It started raining just after we left…

Fall in Graz

Is pretty amazing!