This post is just a collection of all the random things I have done during the month of December, with photos from my iPhone.
Of course this isn’t everything I have done this month, just the little things 🙂 I have went to Finland this month, participated in the Lucia choir, had two Swedish Christmases, and celebrated New Years. There are different post just about those things!
Just a warning but this post is about 90% pictures of mountains and food. The other 10% is pictures of cats. My life is awesome.
The first day of December, my host family and I went downhill skiing. It was my first time skiing on Dundret and it was a lot of fun!
Of course this post is about December, love the beautiful Christmas decorations!
One day when we got out of school early, some friends and I came back to my house and made scones and watched Shrek.
Christmas candy bags! Penguins skiing, is there really anything cuter than that?
This month I also made it though the darkest day of the year. I think we had like an hour of sunlight on the 21st. But from that day on it keeps getting brighter. The whole “24 hour” darkness thing really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It felt normal, but maybe I just got used to it. Now I can’t wait for 24 hour sunlight in the summer!!
I met my next host family and had dinner with them. We ate this chocolate mousse for dessert in the picture above. It was amazingly good. I can’t wait to move to my new host family, but it will be sad to leave the family I am with now too! My next host family is really excited for me to come, it seems like, so it sounds like it will be great there! I will have two twin host sisters who are about 14, and a little host brother who is 6 (that will be different for me!). I move on January 20th, but I’m sure I will write about it when it happens.
I love this pizza combination so much. Bacon, Ham, Salami ❤
I was walking to my friends house, and I saw this cat. I have cats at home and am not really ever around animals here because my host family is allergic to them. So I called this cat and it came right up to me, so I was outside petting it for like 10 minutes debating whether or not to take it home with me.
My friends little brother plays hockey, and I saw this Chicago poster in one of his hockey magazines. Of course I had to redecorate his room and put i right above his bed, because it’s the Blackhawks.
Julan you’re just beautiful
In my Media class we tested all kinds of Christmas food to find what brand was the best. We had about 3 different brands of Julmust, Chocolates, Juleskum, pepparkakor, and lussebullar (if you don’t know what any of this is maybe you should read my Swedish Christmas food post). If I have a reason for being in media it is this, and that I get to take pictures all the time. We had so much left over food that we got to fika with it the next like 3 days. It was for an article for the school newspaper, so the school paid for all of it. It was awesome.
Elin, this mug is so pretty, I want it
Bageri Baktankte you make the best little cakes ever. This one was white chocolate mousse and a chocolate brownie bottom.
I forget exactly what these are called but it has saffron in it and then a creme in the middle. It was super good! Was drinking a Chai Latte, am pretty much addicted to them, they’re so good!
Malmberget also has this super cute Advent Christmas market every Sunday until Christmas. It is in these old houses that were, I’m pretty sure, one of the first houses built in Malmberget an extremely long time ago. They were so cool, old and cozy. They have vendors, I guess, that sell things they have made, and there is also a cafe where you can warm up and fika.
Chai Latte and a Vanilla Macaroon
Some Christmas presents, my host family gave me the “S” charm on the charm bracelet. The top one I also received for Christmas from mommo och moffo, it is a Sami bracelet. And the bottom beaded amethyst bracelet Santa brought me. Stort tack!!
Ingela gave me this Swedish cookbook that is in English which is good because that means all of the measurements are ones I can actually use! I am hoping to get some good use out of this book!! Tack!
As I said before, Santa brought me these socks. Suspicious, but I love them they are purple and warm, Santa must know me pretty well.
This is my friend Emma’s cat, and her cat was really fat and cute.
I mean of course I took a selfie with a cat, it is completely normal I’m sure. I think I’m having cat withdrawals. I need something fuzzy and cute in my life!
I look like a robber so I was pretending to steal her cat.
Some friends and I had a little gift exchange. Gosh you guys are the sweetest! You definitely did not have to get me anything, I’m sorry my gifts were so lame! Tack så mycket! We also played Wii sports and I can say that I am a really sore loser and don’t like to play golf.
In December I have also traveled to Luleå and celebrated New Years. I am going to make separate posts about them soon!
The month of December was so much fun! I can’t begin to say how thankful I am to be living here in Sweden! Christmas and New Years were great, but I also had so many fun times just sitting around with my friends doing almost nothing. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this month great, now it’s January and it’s a new year. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!