Christmas 2017 part 1

 
Heey people still reading this blog! I have so much to tell you about the Christmas holidays so let's start with a part 1 here. 
 
I landed at Stockholm Arlanda quite late Tuesday evening last week. How beautiful? Headed straight in to Uppsala and got the keys to Sofias apartment where I spent the night.
 
Wednesday morning. Woke up super early after a couple of hours of sleep and took the bus into Uppsala city center and then the next bus to Grisslehamn where we take the ferry to Åland.
 
The ferry was quite relaxing actually (for once, usually I get very bored) and when I arrived to Åland my dad came to pick me up. So good to see him after almost six months!
 
We went home for a "fika" and just chilled before I headed home to my mom's to hang with her a little bit. I was also stunned by the biggest tv I've seen in my life that my dad had bought haha...
 
Had dinner at my dad's place in the evening with his wife and my sister Mei and got to cook some vegan food as well. Did my delicious sweet potato curry/lentil/coco stew mmmh.
 
After dinner I saw some of my good friends, Jassa, Patricia and Melli <3
 
Aaaand ended the night back home at my mom's with a boardgame night with her, my sister and my sisters friend. So much fun. Busy first day at home!
 
The next morning I slept in before I went for a walk with our dogs. Look at this amazing view?! Wow I had really forgotten how beautiful it can be around here. This is mindfulness for me.
 
Hung out with my bestie Sarah in the afternoon and had a Christmas dinner at my dad's house with his side of the family.  They were going to Abu Dhabi for Christmas and New Years so we did an early Christmas with them.
 
Aaand Friday I finally ended up at our summer house with my sister and mother. How cozy?
 
Some vegan food ofcourse!
 
And cozy breakfasts
 
Spent a day with my sister taking pics of her dog and also wrapping my cat hahaha (don't miss the video on my facebook)... Yes we are weird. 
 
Countryside <3
 
Walks in the forest at our summerhouse
 
Ginger bread!
 
And then Christmas morning came, Sunday the 24th. Started with a typical Christmassy breakfast...
 
... and then I went with my mom and my grandmother to church. It's funny how this is my idea every year. Honestly I do it for the Christmas songs and the feeling of tradition. Not religious 
 
When we got back my sister and I had to take some more pics... Actually spent half this day photographing. 
 
Had dinner at my aunt's house with three of my cousins, my grandparents and my mom and sister. Not all family was there but we actually had a really nice evening together, watching the traiditional Donald Duck, eating good food and playing some card games.
 
Back home we opened the gifts. I remember before how important this was but this year I hadn't even wished for anything. You really learn what's important when you're away as much time from your family as I have been these past years. Spending time with them is the best thing I can get. Might sound like a cliché but it's 100 % true for me. Althoguh I did get some really nice things! Like an electric tooth brush (so happy about it hahah), a cozy set to wear at home and a super nice bag, among others. We ended the evening drinking Glögg and watching A Princess Diaries, both number one and two. Those movies are underrated for sure!
 
Part 2 coming up tomorrow. Probably not super interesting for you but with my horrible memory I really need to do these kinds of posts sometimes. It's mostly for myself haha, to be able to look back later on. Well hope you enjoyed it a little bit. I also hope you had a cozy and relaxing Christmas as well and got to spend some time with your loved ones. Hugs!