My pregnant brain is taking over. I thought I had posted about my weekend, but turns out, I hadn’t. So I must have dreamt it or something. hahaha! Anyways!
This weekend we went down to Skåne to see my grandma and grandpa and Oscar’s parents who has a house in Båstad. It was so nice to get away for a little bit! And it was the first trip ever with the kids. A small trip- but still a trip! I can’t wait for our first family summer vacation this summer. And this fall we are doing a long haul trip to Malaysia to show Loui and Marley where I grew up. I bet you didn’t know that! I actually grew up in Kuala Lumpur, I moved there when I was 7 years old and stayed there all the way to graduations when I was 19. We did have to take a 2 year break when I was 10-12, because of 9/11. It wasn’t safe enough for us there at the time. But as soon as things calmed down, we moved back and stayed until I graduated and went to Uni.
Anyways!! off track again! haha. This weekend was perfection. I got to meet Oscar’s dad for the first time and more importantly, my amazing grandfather Bertil got to meet Oscar’s family. Bertil is 94 years old, but bright and quick as a 60 year old. Since my parents work so much when I grew up, my grandma and Bertil pretty much raised me and my sisters. They moved and travelled around the world with us and have always been extremely close. So it was very important for him to not only spend some time with Oscar, but get to know his roots. And he was soooooo happy! I love making my grandpa Bertil happy.
It was an amazingly good and needed weekend. I have become very family orientated the past 3-4 months. Definitely has to do with Maddox I think. I am not very close with my family overall. I have three sisters, that I rarely speak to. I am extremely close with my mom, grandma and grandpa. and my relationship with my dad is growing and slowly blossoming. No drama any longer, it’s just how it is I guess after a “storm” has landed.... But now, that Maddox is arriving, I want our family, Force Family, to be the core of a very big family. And I love how Oscar and I have set that foundation so strongly this past year. And that love and strong connection was very present this weekend.