Spring feelings in February!


©Lena Jolly Photography 2015

©Lena Jolly Photography 2015

It was a bit chilly but a sunny Sunday morning in Sweden, you know the kind when it’s right above freezing but then the sun peeks out and starts to warm you up a bit, so after a yummy breakfast of hot cocoa, open faced cheese sandwiches and cereals with milk, we decided to go outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Both my kiddos love the outdoors and we took a walk along the Ljusnan river and we loved every minute of it.

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Oh, I just love the smell in the spring, you know when you start smelling the earth again and the melting snow, I know it’s way too early for spring to arrive yet, but still, on days like these… Mmmmmm… Deep breaths and our faces turned towards the sun… Like real swedes, lol.

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Sometimes, you just need to sit by yourself and turn within…

Axel feb 2015

I’m feeling so blessed to have these two wonderful people in my life, even if they don’t always get along, (I mean seriously, what kids do?) but on days like these… I LOVE IT!

Bumbar feb 2015


Olle enjoyed the walk too, even with his short little Jack Russel legs he’s always first in line leading the pack, lol.

Olle feb 2015 Olle


Just enjoying the morning by the water… Fresh air… Sunshine… The best company… What else can you ask for? Seriously.

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That was our Sunday morning… Which continued with lunch when we came back home and later in the evening we cuddled up on the couch and watched movies. Are Sundays the best day of the week? Sometimes I like to think so…

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Have a lovely week!


Longing for sunny weather…

Venice Beach 2014

Venice Beach 2014

When Sweden is freezing cold and it’s snowing sideways, California is the place I long for… It’s funny how, when I’m in L.A. and it’s warm and sunny all the time, I long for the cooler weather in Sweden, and when I’m in Sweden, I always miss L.A. Is there a way to have the best of both worlds? I think I need to figure something out… Just MAKE it WORK!

Have a lovely monday my friends!


When life changes

©Lena Jolly Photography 2014

©Lena Jolly Photography 2014

In a blink of an eye, life can change… Just like that… Without any warning what so ever. You leave for work in the morning thinking that you will see your family at dinner time as usual. But God may have other plans for you…

For a little less than two weeks I’ve seen my step daughters life change from happy, to a life full of sadness, pain and a chaos of feelings. Her mom had a stroke, and passed away a few days later. God bless her soul. I wish I could take away my step daughters pain even for a minute, that she didn’t have to go through this yet. She’s too young. Her mom was too young!

I met some of my step daughters family and friends at the hospital, and she is surrounded by so much love and support. She is very blessed, and it warms my heart knowing that she’s never alone.

But it shows just how fragile life is. You never know what’s going to happen. So please, tell your loved ones how much you love them, and do it now. Later may never come.