Glad Midsommar!

I wish y'all a happy Midsummer celebration (with a pic from last year)!

News article 11/6 - 09


The local newspaper wrote about our graduation and I ended up being in one of the pictures. See the blue skirt with white dotts?! :)

Love ya!

Graduation 10/6 - 2009


finally I've gone through my graduation here in Sweden too! I went up around five o'clock to shower and get ready. 07.00 a.m. my dad and I picked Jennie up to go to Edsbyn for breakfast. All of the Class of '09 students were gathering to eat together at the hotel. The food was yummy! One hour later my class - the economy class - walked to the school where we were to be photographed. After that we had the opportunity to talk to people and write in each others graduation hats while the rest of the classes had their pictures taken.

10.15 our principal gathered us in the arena where the speeches were held and grades were handed out. I'm very pleased with my grades by the way! Then we rehearsed the student song before we went out on the balcony to sing it. By then all the families, relatives and other friends had assembled outside the school. When the song was sung the classes marched out. Our class were second. Then we met our families, got flowers and greetings before we lined up to go to a park close by. The families went there as well.

Companies in our community handed out scholarships to some of the students - didn't get one - and once again speeches were held. When the ceremony was done we got to take some pictures with friends in the park before people went home for their receptions.



There were quite a few people who came to greet me. Two of my aunts and uncles with their husband/wife, my sister and the kids of course, Peter was there, two good friends to our family and I got flowers from both relatives and friends. So nice of them!

We offered people sandwich layer-cake to eat and for "fika" we had caces with whip cream and strawberried/marzipan. It seemed like people liked it. It was very nice to see all of those who came! The last people left aroud 06.00 p.m. and then our family went to Bollnäs for dinner. It's a resturant that kind of reminds me of Cracker Barrel, they have delicious American food. The closest I could get to you guys I guess, but you were with me in my mind all day anyways! :)


The evening I spent in Edsbyn at the "pub" Röda Bonden (Red Farmer). The students at school had booked it so most people from my grade were there. It was nice to see them all for the last time! (Some of them I'll probably see again..)  

That's it. Graduation is over and I'm free! How sweet is that?!! 

Hope all is well with you all! I'm gonna call the Brauns soon, so they'll have some more updates.

Love and miss y'all!

Prom 3/6 -09

Hi there!
Hope things are well! This time you're one of the first to get the updates. I've promised my dear American mom to post the prom pictures here.

So, yesterday was prom. My sister and her friend would do make up and hair. They were here a little bit after 08.00 am to get started. My sister put tons of foundation on my face before Helen started with the hair do. Curls, bobby pins and loads of hairspray. It took about two hours and 30 minutes to get it done. Then my sister did the make up. I was really happy with how it came out!



When all of that was done we ate lunch and then Anna and Helen went home. I put on my dress and the jewlery and then the photographer came (I was photographed at home). The "photo session" took us about one hour all together. We had to be inside for a few pictures since it was raining outside, but it stopped after a while. I think he got some really good pictures, I'm excited to see them! My parents assisted us when taking the photos and they took some pictures as well.

We had arranged for Nisse to come and pick us (Jennie and me) up in his Willys 77 Knight from 1936. My dad had a similar car and Nisse got parts from that one to build his car.


We had to wait for a while before we got to do our entrance. A lot of people were there taking pictures. We were among the first cars to go in, so we got to see several of the other entrances as well.


When all the students had arrived we went to the backyard for pictures with friends and family.





After that parents, relatives and friends went home. The classes gathered for group pictures before we went inside to eat. The food was delicious! The apetiser was bread with shrimp dressing. Pork stake with potatoes au gratin, hot vegetables and sallad was the main dish and for desert we got chocolate mousse with strawberries. Yummy!

It took a while to eat. In between the dishes were served we could wander around to stretch our legs a little bit. When I was to sit down again though, I needed my partner (the guy sitting opposite me) to move my chair. I was a bit unused to that. He bought me a drink afterwards as well. Very nice of him!

After dinner we danced. I was asked quite a lot actually. My teacher got the first dance, and a class mate the second. It was fun! I talked to a lot of people and had a great time. I honestly did not have high expectations on prom this time, but suprise, suprise.. I was wrong. It was way more fun than I ever thought it would be! I felt like a princess dancing and wandering around i that dress!

Click here to see more pictures from the prom.

I might post some more pictures here later if I get some.

Hope things are well, I'm missing you all!


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