Tag Archive: family

Jun 05 2015

Seeing him off with Swedish sunshine

My brother’s all-too-short visit wraps up tomorrow (Sweden’s National Day … how the hell did that happen?) so I took the day off (which I always do on Denmark’s National Day) to hang out with him and the vacationing Dr. Darling. They have had their usual rip-roaring time together, to the degree that my quiet, introverted …

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Jul 08 2011

Things my brother did on his summer vacation…

1. Used frequent-flyer miles for a flight to Copenhagan via Toronto 2. Went to a professional soccer match (Malmö FF) 3. Witnessed my marriage 4. Experienced a typical bad-weather southern Sweden Midsummar 5. Celebrated Dr. Darling‘s birthday 6. Drank really great Swedish coffee multiple times per day 7. Toured the world’s “greenest” IKEA store 8. …

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Dec 22 2010

Multiple Motherships incoming!

I have managed to pry my Mom away from my US-based siblings, nieces and nephews for the entire holiday season (including her January 4 birthday) and she arrives later today at Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. In the meantime, Dr. Darling's Mamma is coming down from Halmstad to join us for the long Christmas weekend starting …

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Dec 05 2010

Home safe in snowy Sweden

The Swede and I are back in Vikingland after a whirlwind Thanksgiving trip to the US.  We spent about four days in my hometown in northwestern Indiana, four days with extended US family in northeast Ohio, and four days with two of my best friends in New York City. (NYC photos are trickling in to my …

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Nov 21 2010

Getting ready to run the gauntlet…

…that is transatlantic air travel. Dr. Darling and I depart for our Thanksgiving “vacation” in the US in a few hours.  I put quotes around the word vacation because it’s hardly going to qualify as restful or relaxing. Due to assorted family commitments and the Swede’s desire to see some other parts of America besides …

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Nov 07 2010

Best foot forward

The stunner at the center of this picture (a portfolio shot from a photography studio in my hometown) is my lovely and talented niece, Claire, who turned 15 the day after the midterm election. (Reflecting on the anniversary of her arrival in my life was DEFINITELY the highlight of that particular day.)  Claire was a …

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Jun 06 2010

The Graduate

As a rule, I do not post photos of my family on this blog. But given that this image of my extraordinarily smart (valedictorian of her class) and beautiful (the family resemblance is uncanny!) niece was featured in the online version of her hometown newspaper today, I know I won't be violating her privacy by …

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