Sunday, January 29, 2012 0 comments
Today I went to my Rotary contact person's house and ate turkey. It was so good to eat turkey after not having any for nearly a six months. It was almost as though it was Thanksgiving in Sweden. I had a great time. We ate a lot of food. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, a casserole, salad, and a pie with ice cream and vanilla sauce for dessert.
Turkey: yum yum

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 0 comments
Today is a lazy blog day. It's Saturday, give me a break... I will share with you a video of me at Tom Tits, a science museum in Stockholm.

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Ice Skating in Stockholm

Friday, January 27, 2012 0 comments
Ice Queen,Wesley

On a cold winters day, I think there is nothing better then ice skating with great friends! And one day after Christmas, that is just what I did in Stockholm. The more friends the better, I say, I was there in Stockholm with many exchange students for a going home party at Otavio's house. This particular time, it was the day after the party, all tired from staying up too late the night before, but we did it anyway!
Meg and Wesley
Peter. Yeah... Just Peter.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 0 comments
It is no surprise that I had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Christmas in Sweden! It was really great, even though there was no snow in sight.

Christmas or "Jul" in Sweden is Celebrated on December 24 (or Christmas Eve). My mom, Moni, explained to me that it was because Santa (Tomten) lives in Sweden, and has to get to the rest of the world, he starts in Sweden on the 24th and then heads on to the rest of the world to give out gifts for the 25th of December.

We woke up, and in Sweden, Christmas is a day to get dressed up. My mom was dressed in traditional Swedish clothes from the north. The Christmas celebration started with a Traditional Swedish Christmas Board at around 1. The meal consisted of: pickled hearing, pattiet, ham, meatballs, small sausages, potatoes, and much more.
Ham, with  pattiet in the background
After the large meal, we sat and talked, and then took a fika, with many different goodies. After fika, Tomten came and brought presents. Each present had a rhyme on it to clue what was inside. I got books on Sweden, and a Swedish cook book. I got things to make gingerbread with, a warm fur hat, and traditional Swedish mittins and socks. 

After fika, the traditional Swedish thing is rice pudding. My siblings and mother had rice pudding, but I dont like it so much, so I had a sandwich with left overs from dinner. After all of this Movies were watched, and just hung out together. 

All in all, it was a fantastic Christmas, one that I will never forget!
Christmas  tree

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Yesterdays Post but really todays.

So about that... I actually wrote a nice post about Christmas, but then in the process of looking through pictures to post with it, I feel asleep. Laying in bed and blogging is probably not the best thing to do when your actually trying to get things done, but it will be up later today when I get home and have the time to go through the pictures.

Just sitting in school, tired. have about two hours left of class, and then headed home to make Macaroni and Cheese for my family tonight!
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Sweden's Radio

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 0 comments
Today I was on the radio!
I had completely forgotten this morning that I was supposed to be on several of my friends radio program. They reminded me this morning and I went into PANIC. I did not know what I was going to say or talk about, I did not really want to speak Swedish on the radio for everyone to hear. But by the time it got for my segment, I was completely relaxed and it was no biggie.

They Interviewed me about My life, why I choose to be an exchange student, and a lot about Sweden, and life here compared to in the USA. It was really fun. I will update with a recording on Friday!
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Wow. It's been a while!

Monday, January 23, 2012 0 comments
It has been over a month! Wow! It does not even feel like that long! I have been really busy over the past month and completely forgotten to write anything!
I was going to just write one big long blog post about everything I have done, but instead I have decided that You will get one blog post a day about one event for the next week or so until I am all caught up.
Maybe I will even throw in a video when I am done. Who knows? But, stay tuned for the updates!

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