One Miles per hour

My Swedish American love story.

Category: Sweden

Baptism planning

Today we went and checked out the church in which we plan on baptizing Miles at June 14th. It was one of the most beautiful churches I had ever seen and was in fact built in the 1600s! I can’t wait to see everyone that will be there… friends I haven’t seen in over two years and all of Marcus’ family (some I haven’t met yet).

After the actual baptism we are having a little fika/luncheon in the hall on the same property as the church. The church lies on a cemetery as well in which some of Marcus’ family is buried at so we visited their graves and took Miles to see his great grandfather Bo.

It’s still COLD AS F here so we couldn’t stay long and other than that hav pretty much stayed in all day and pigged out on all my favorite Swedish foods from breakfast till dinner….

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City adventures

Last night Marcus, Miles and I took the subway into the city. Since we’re staying at Marcus’ dad’s apartment it’s a bit outside the city. It only takes about 20 minutes by subway to get there though 🙂 We met up with our friend Oscar first to say hi and introduce Miles before heading over to my old roommate and good friend fanny’s for dinner. Josefin, Gabbie & Fanny’s boyfriend joined us. It was a long night filled with catching up, harassing Miles, and lots of spaghetti, coffee & chocolate 🙂 Last night was a HUGE drop in temperature and ended up being close to 55 f! (7c) We obviously did not plan for cold weather this summer (even though it is Sweden) and only brought shorts, tanks, and light sweaters. We brought Miles’ stroller but I mainly used the ergo to carry him around as it kept him and I warmer. Taking the subway was definitely a mission with a stroller & I am not sure how often in the future this summer I plan on bringing the stroller vs. his ergo. Some of the elevators were broken which we needed in order to get to the next platform when transferring which meant we had to take the stairs or escalator and without Marcus it’ll be difficult to board on time before the doors close and the train takes off. 


The prices have also gone up DRAMATICALLY from what I recall. For the two of us to get into the city and back it was around 20 dollars! Gas here is about 10 dollars a gallon so driving isn’t the best option either…. I think we plan on getting a monthly train pass which ends up being around 120 dollars each! We will see how much it all adds up to be after the next few weeks to see if it’s worth it or not. 

I do love the idea of taking public transportation for the sake of not having to find or pay for parking and just to take advantage of how simple it is in comparison of back home. 





So far

We finally got Swedish phone plans today. The internet is unfortunately so limited still to blogging isn’t possible throughout the day as often as I would like :/ we have spent the last few days visiting as many people as possible from family to friends and drinking as many cups of coffee throughout the day both to get over jet lag and avoid refusing a “fika” (coffee date). I haven’t seen all my friends yet but I know almost all of them will be at his baptism June 14!

It was almost 85/90 degrees the last couple days then all the sudden dropped to 60 today… Damn Swedish summer. We almost froze to death on our journey home tonight from dinner at a friends house …. It’s going to remain cold and even rain through the weekend 😦

Time for bed. Miles has decided to wake up and stay awake from 2/3 am till 7am the last couple nights so we need to get over this jet lag!

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We made it!

Miles did so amazing on our flight to Sweden. I wore him in the ergo the whole time at the airport and we got all of our luggage checked in and out along with a stroller and car seat! Miles fell asleep almost instantly as we took off in my arms and woke about an hour later. After a little crying and a walk around the airplane in the ergo he fell back asleep 🙂

Since we didn’t get the bassinet or bulk head seating because of the amount of babies on the plane we had to sit in a regular seat. The girl next to us was super kind and understanding and Miles was amazing the whole time!

Everyone on the plane complimented us on how well behaved he was which was nice to hear. I am soooo glad we flew over night and will make sure we do it in the future. He was a little jet lagged yesterday but went to bed still by 8 pm waking at midnight for an hour and then around 3am for 2 hours and fell asleep again till 830. As long as I stick with or routine from home he should be fine 🙂 we went for a walk to the park this morning and got coffee before heading back to Marcus dad’s for breakfast. I’m sooooo happy to be hear and I can’t wait to visit with everyone I haven’t seen in over 2 years !

Marcus dad doesn’t have wifi so I’ll blog as often as I can. I’m hoping I have time to get a phone plan today but not sure if we want to pay the extra $$ for internet. It might be kinda nice to be without the constant need for social media this summer 🙂

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