Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Guess who needs glasses...

Just because the holidays are not expensive enough as it is.... Oliver now needs glasses.. and, of course, the flashy ones. The glasses that he picked are black and bright blue... and actually suit him well. It was a step in the calm direction from bright purple sport glasses, shiny sunglasses, fluorescent Harry Potter look-alikes and red cats eyes (that I kind of liked for myself) ;)

Did I also mention that we got around 15cm of snow today? I am ecstatic (not) ;)

xox to you all!

His movie star pose ;) <3

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happy Second Advent!

We spent the day organizing and decorating the house for the holidays. My plan was to bring some old books and toys to the Goodwill centre and give our poor, ignored fussball table to some friends of ours but Oliver ended up having a big fit about the table. So much for my plans for making some extra space in the basement... ugh! I guess toys only become interesting when they are intended for someone else :P

Last week was the last week of classes and tomorrow I start the exam period. Honestly, I am dreaming of a day off... in pajamas... with absolutely nothing to do ;)

Wishing you all a good week ahead xox

Monday, December 4, 2017

Another 13 year celebration...

First it was Alexander who turned 13... now our marriage is also a teenager ;) Happy 13th anniversary to my darling husband. May we have many, many more xox

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happy First of Advent!

Happy First of Advent!

I know that I complain about winter a lot but- don't tell anyone- I find the Advents really cosy ;) We are spending the day not doing a heck of a lot, eating some cinnamon rolls and homemade banana bread, drinking coffee (not the boys, they have enough energy!) and putting a few Christmas decorations up.

Wishing you all a relaxing day! xox

The obligatory "before you open your Advent presents" picture ;)

Books... ok... at least we got chocolate to make up for it ;)

Happy Advent!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Why I have grey hair, part 2: homework

The boys spend way more energy AVOIDING their homework than actually DOING it. In turn, I spend WAY more energy nagging them to do it than it is actually worth ;) When they eventually sit down and start working, they get mad at me. Like it is my fault they have homework. Only MY students can get mad at me... I deserve that ;) If they are not silently simmering, then they like to fool around. Homework is only fun when you can piss your brother off in the process ;) I am either the nag... or the ref ;)

Wishing you all a happy Monday xox

Asking for trouble....

I feel another grey hair developing ;)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Why I have grey hair- part 1: my husband

This past Saturday, I had to work. So- what does any normal OCD mother do when she is away and the house is full of boys? She texts them from work. Honestly, I should know better....

Wishing you all a great day! xox

Some of Andreas' message does not appear on my screen shot because it was too long... but you get the idea ;)

Sunday, November 19, 2017


This morning, I woke up to snow falling from the sky and a blanket of white covering EVERYTHING.... BOOO! Despite my initial tendency to go back to bed, I got up and have been miserable ever since ;) Actually, the coffee helped ;) To further torture myself, I cleaned off both of our cars and made sure that our ice scrapers were in the trunks. Thankfully, I came out of denial long enough last week to make sure that our cars had their snow tire appointments at the mechanic.

Here we go again.... ;)

Happy Sunday!