Monday, October 19, 2009


I have been so busy and tired from being busy that I haven't written in a week but now I am making myself do it because some pretty interesting things happened this past week.

Thursday- The day was normal but what was exciting was at night there was what they call Inspark. It was like initation into the music program. The whole poing was to scare the living daylights out of us, and it worked pretty well I must say. They first had us all together in a room and told us a story of how a mental hospital burned down and the patients were running all over the place. Then they separated us and one by one we had to go on this trail is the middle of no where. It was so dark you couldn't see anything but the next candle on the path. The candles were at least 50 feet from each other and it was pitch black in between. The perfect oppurtunity for them to scare you. It was such a fun night and now I am officially a part of the program.

Friday- I was out again at night, I went to a church teen night with Karro and Lisa. I was a little hesitant at first but it turned out to be so much fun and I am definitly going back! We started by singing a few gospel songs (in Swedish haha) then we had Fika. After the Fika, we played a very confusing game called the blue room and I am not going to try to explain it, but it was fun even though I lost almost right away.

Saturday- I got to sleep in so that was very nice. We left around 1 for a town that I can't remember the name of but I know it was on the other side of the second largest lake in Sweden. When we got there, we dropped Amalia and Nina off at the Hockey rink then Kjell, Cici and I tryed to find pins and a place to fika. We were unsuccessful and resorted to the rinks cafe. We watched the hockey game and I really enjoyed myself, mostly because Amalia's team won 9-0. So that was definitly good. When the game was over we had to leave and we didn't get home till late that night.

Sunday- i didn't get to sleep in, as much as I would have loved to. We had to leave a little after 6 for Amalia's horse jumping competition. We went to the stables first and gave the horses their morning meal then we packed up Tuva and left. The competition was in a town near Granna. We watched some then went into town to try to find pins and a place to fika again. This time we found place to fika , but still no pins. =( That's ok, there's going to be plenty of pins in Finland next week. We got home from the competition and then Amalia and I were really bored so we went out into the yard and got all the apples from the apple tree, then played baseball with the bad ones. Very fun.

Today- After school, Lisa came over and we made a pie from all the apples we got yesterday. I had my doubts about it, but it actually turned out very yummy, even if it does look like cole slaw. Haha.

So I will try to post more often. I can promise once a week at least but hopefullt at least 2 times a week would be nice.



  1. So....what are pins? Around here we usually don't make a family outing of looking for pins - mom finds one for whoever needs it.

  2. The pins are for my rotary blazer, I try to get one from every city I go to.

  3. O.K. - so I'm a little came to me about an hour ago. With you talking about getting Fika, I thought pins was a word for danish or something yummy.. LOL

  4. Now that we know what fins is, what is Fika???

  5. Fika is swedish for lets have coffee and sweets and talk for hours! Very nice