Jun 26, 2010

Summer!

Even though we are in California it has taken me awhile to realize it and to enjoy it, but I think I have finally landed...Today I sat outside, drank lemonade, munched on watermelon, and enjoyed the warmth that embraced my face. Lovely!

  Another week has gone by and today, in Sweden, at least, it is midsommar, I celebrated by singing 'smÃ¥ grodorna' as I vacuumed and cleaned. Besides that it's been a pretty uneventful week, except for a date night with my husband on Wednesday. We hiked five miles up in the Mountains surrounding the valley, gorgeous, and then went and saw 'Knight and Day'. A absolutely ridiculous movie, but I couldn't help but laugh a lot! Oh and I received my first blister from Crossfit. I't made me feel, well, it hurt, but I did feel sort of tough.

  Well, we are off to the Mac store to buy some things for our macbooks.
                      
                          


 

Jun 22, 2010

Weekend...

Had a wonderful weekend. Friday evening Christofer and I went to our new Church's Bible study, we weren't really sure what to expect but they were absolutely great! Welcoming, serious about God, and fun, a great combination. Afterwards we all went and saw Toy Story 3 which was Amazing! I couldn't help but laugh through the whole thing. Saturday we bummed around, worked and went browsing through different stores, I took Christofer to World Market, he had never been before. We had fun walking around and dreaming of buying things, especially all the outdoor furniture. I can't wait to have a house with a huge porch somewhere in New England with a view over a lake...

  Sunday we went to Church where the preacher was a Marine and he spoke about Spiritual Warfare from an Army perspective, very, very eye opening. One of the main things that seemed to impact me was the fact that a radio is one of the most important things when faced with head on combat, a radio, he went on to explain, is prayer. We can call anytime, all the time... such a great view!
  We then met up with Uncle Anthony and Aunt Marisa and little Makayla, we went swimming and then found a yummy Hamburger restaurant where you could build your own hamburger, so yummy! We had a grand time.

Today we worked on quickbooks and organized all the finances, we also spent sometime testing the site, it's getting better and better, can't wait to launch! Christofer and I then took a walk around the Amphitheater and the Google campus, so very cool! Unfortunately we didn't have a camera with us, but I posted some photos below. Crazy that we live five minutes from the google plex!

 I'm off to find something to eat and to watch some tv, yep, we have tv now, terrible I know, but I can't get enough of discover channel and a show called HolmesOnHomes , really, really good!

/Sincerely Eliza

                                            



Isn't it lovely?

Jun 14, 2010

New background

I've been wanting to redo my blog, but for now a new background will have to do. I don't have photoshop on my new mac and well, okay, I admit it. I suck at photoshop! I have tried and Christofer has given me a few lessons, but it is just a confusing thing! Though someday, someday I will master it and then I will laugh an evil master laugh! Or something along those lines. So, our house is almost complete! I say almost because of lack of pictures on the walls, but besides that almost everything is where it is suppose to be and it's starting to feel more and more like home.
It's a very, very hot day in Mountain View. We went to a new Church this morning which to our pleasant surprise was very encouraging. I think we might have found ourselves a home! Thank you God for again showing us the way!
The rest of the day was spent in walking to pick up our car and eating at a lovely little Italian restaurant, on University Avenue, the owner was such a funny tall Italian, wearing his Italian team jersey, running around taking orders and at the same time talking a mile a minute about his views and opinions of the World Cup. He made us feel right at home and when I asked if they had iced coffee, he responded with "I don't see why not, I have ice, I have coffee, I make you a ice coffee!"
Nice waiters and waitresses make dinning out such a lovely experience, I'm not surprised that Swedes never eat out, the service is absolutely horrible in Sweden. But here, in America, everything is better! Yes? Yes! No, but today everything is :)

Off for an evening with my dear husband, then looking forward to a week of loads of accomplishments!

                                               University Avenue!

Jun 1, 2010

It has been too long

Dear Blog,
   I apologize for the neglect. What can I say but I am so so sorry. Life and the life that I am now living is a strenuous one. I'm sure it will get better down the road and I will be complaining that I have nothing to do and life is so boring, so for now I am trying to take advantage of our hectic schedule and trying to make the best out of it. To give you a quick update, the past three weeks we have moved from Tallinn, Estonia, to Trosa, Sweden, packed up our apartment within a week, and moved to Mountain View, California, to an empty house with absolutely nothing in it! Crazy stressful, but thankfully family and friends have made it easier. I am happy to report that California is crawling with relatives from my mom side and almost everywhere I turn there is some new cousin willing to help. Absolutely lovely! I love huge families, I feel so incredible blessed to have family surrounding me, even if I once again have to start anew with friends. I still have friends in Ohio and Sweden, but then it is the constant missing of people in two different places instead of one. Ahh, thankfully we will all be in heaven together.
 
   So far we have had a rather peaceful time of it. The house we are renting here in Mountain View is so lovely, high ceilings and a very calm neighborhood. We've been able to find affordable things on craigslist and the place is slowly starting to feel like home. Though we still have a few things that we need to fix. One of them being a car... Christofer and I went to a dealership today, three dealerships...it really is the worse thing in the World! They are so annoying, trying to wheel and deal, so sleazy! Though we did run into a Russian guy that seemed genuinely willing to help us, but alas they wanted money today and unfortunately we didn't have 10k in our pockets.

  We are off to the Laundry mat to wash some clothes. Ahh, the life of a foreigner, not easy.
:)

Until later
/Eliza
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