Sunday, 17 November 2013

Exciting Weekend!

Well what a update I have for you guys, I know I haven't been around for a while since you all know life is always in the way and although I have the blogging app on my phone it's just not that great and certainly not that easy to edit your posts with. But seeing as this was a big deal I decided what the hell and will give the app a try so that I can fill my blogging family in with the latest news!!!

So myself and my lovely fiancée decided to take a small trip again to Gothenburg since she had bought me tickets to see Nickleback live for my birthday and while we were there on our romantic get away we decided that we would do the dead finally....

So whilst there we did it! We finally got married!!!!! 7 years together and wonderful years I must say but we thought it was about time we got around to making our relationship a more concrete one.

It wasn't a big thing as the both of us wasn't that interested in anything super big, so it was just us two and nobody else, although it was a little sad not to be surrounded by our loved ones, and especially our children it was still a fantastic day that was just about us two which was strange since we are normally always with the kids in some way shape or form. 
So to be away and to do without anyone else was strange but at the same time very romantic I thought. (Jesus I sound soppy)

So does that mean that I'm no longer angry anymore? Well that is still to be decided, right now I'm sitting on a train with my new wife on the way back home and I must admit I'm angry! Angry that our weekend went by so quickly and angry that I must go back to work tomorrow but at the same time I feel like one of the luckiest men on the planet. 

Who would have thought that after 7 years in a foreign country that I would be where I am right now? I mean when I moved to Sweden, life was really tough and to be honest neither of us knew if we would last or what would happen but this year has been spectacular! I've got myself job, passed my driving license in another language and ended up getting married!

Life is pretty damn good right now! Let's just hope that it continues, right now all we have left to look forward to this year is my parents and sister to come over to Sweden to spend Christmas & New Year with us which is going to be absolutely amazing! We have so much to celebrate when they come over that I think I'm going to have to place the car in the garage and throw away the keys for a few weeks since my blood alcohol level is going to be too high to be able to operate a vehicle lol!

I would just like to finish this post by saying a big thank you to my lovely wife for turning my life around the way she did. You are truly amazing and every day that I wake up next to you and see you I get the feeling of completion. 
You are more than my partner, more than my wife... Your my soulmate, the other half of my heart and my bestest friend in the whole world. 
I look forward to spending the rest of my life with the most amazing and wonderful person in the whole world. <3

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


It's funny how your life can change in a instant and without you even realizing it everything you loved to do Is no longer possible.
Take blogging for example it was something I really got into and for the most part I was pretty good at it and was always getting good feedback from people (although originally it was only meant to be a way of keeping my family up to date with how life was in Sweden and what i was up to) but as you can see I have absolutely no time at all for it anymore. 

This has happened with a lot of things in my life, not just blogging i used to play loads of games all the time (for the most part it was World Of Warcraft) and had made lots of friends from all around the world and I don't even have time for that anymore, and for the most part have lost all contact with great people. 

But on the other hand although I have lost time for a lot of things that I used to enjoy, I have also gained a lot. I'm now working all the time (still not fully employed, but one step closer) and I got the money together to pass my driving test and get our family a little run about. 

So I guess there has to be a balance just now though feels like if I'm not working, I'm driving somewhere and if I'm not driving somewhere I'm working. 
Although at work I'm doing both at the moment. 
But I'm sure things need to have a balance and right now I haven't found it but perhaps it will come one day when I least expect it. 

So to all my followers for the ones I still have left I'm sorry for not being more active it was never my intention to let the blog slide the way it has, but like I said life has gotten in the way and the time that I once had for it is no longer there, so for now and until I find a balance to what is currently my hectic life you will just have to be satisfied with the small updates I do from time to time. 

So until next time! Take care everyone. 


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Wonderful Day Out.

Last time I wrote on the blog i had mentioned that a couple of weeks ago I had finally passed my driving test and while it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life it was by far the most stressful.

But although it was so stressful yesterday proved to me that every single kronor and stress was well worth it as myself and my hunny Marie decides to pack up the car and the twins and take a little road trip down to the Swedish coast. 

Everyone has always said that the Swedish coast is a must see for anyone who has come to Sweden or lives there as it is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Sweden and I must admit they were not half wrong!

We set of pretty damn early as its a good 2 hour drive roughly down to the coast followed by a ferry ride over (that was a experience let me tell you! I have never been driven a car onto a ferry before but it was quite easy I must admit) and then headed on down to a town called Lysekil.

Whilst down there we decided to take the kids to the aquarium down there but I just admit it was quite disappointing, I had expected them to have a lot more fish and sharks and such likes but nope. They did have a fairly decent variety of fish but they had no sharks or at least sharks that we have come to know and love. 
But it was still great to go and see it and the kids had a really great time which was the whole reason we did it in the first place. 
However after about 45 minutes we were done and we had decided that we would spend the rest of the day walking around the town and just taking in the sights. I must say that if I had the money (aka was rich) I would buy a house down there haha. 

So although the aquarium was not as awesome as I would have liked it to be myself and the family had a truly awesome day out checking out the coast. 

It was just a weird feeling being able to just jump in the car and take the family out for the day without having to think about busses and trains for once and although I made some small mistakes on the drive down it was nothing life threatening that would cause a accident and I have learned from them so thumbs up I guess. 

Anyways here is some pictures for you guys to check out of the trip, hope you like them :)

So until next time, I hope everyone else had a awesome weekend and we shall see you next time :)


Sunday, 30 June 2013

We Did It!

Note: Long Post Incoming! :)
Don't i look handsome? haha

I haven't been around the blogging world in quite some time now, not quite sure how long but I'm guessing a good 6 months or so. I have of course been keeping up to date with all my blogging friends and what they are doing with their lives and trying my hardest to keep posting their posts via Triberr but i just haven't had the time nor the energy to be able to publish anything myself.

So your all probably wondering (or at least those who don't have me on Facebook) what's been happening in my life and what's been happening with the kids? Well lets just say a whole lot of things have changed for me and my family in the last 6 months and overall our quality of life has improved ten fold.

As everyone probably remembers i got myself time employed at the local hospital as a Vaktmästare (Caretaker you could say) and yes i'm still there fighting away, i have actually been given summer employment there now which means 8 weeks of non stop work, which in my opinion is completely awesome, not only that i have just been informed that they will be keeping me on until October on this contract since one of my work mates had 58 holiday days to take out and he decided he wanted to take them all at once, so i get to do his job until he comes back! SWEET!

The kids have also been doing awesome as well and really making me proud, a couple of weeks ago my 2 boys Alexander & Maximus graduated there first class of school which i was able to go up and watch and am really proud of how awesome they are doing in school, it's really strange that the 2 little hell razors that i used to call them have turned out to be so smart haha.
But now they are on there summer holidays and have started going to swim school that we have here in Sweden and have already taken their first badge.

This is the little pins they get when they accomplish tasks at the swim school

So the boys are having a blast and doing really well, so i really can't be more proud of them.. Sure they still get into stupid stuff and do a lot of things they are not meant to, but hey they are twin boys what can you expect....

As for my now 16 year old daughter Mikaela, well boy has she changed. I think it's natural that every parent especially when it comes to girls looks at there daughter even when they have grown up as the little girl that used to run around all the time being happy and laughing and all such things, unfortunately i missed that period as i never met Mikaela until she was 8 years old but i still look at her as she is 8 at times and remember that sweet innocent face. 
But now she is all grown up and is moving on with life at a rapid pace, her life no longer consists of playing with dolls and going out on her bike with friends and is more now all about cloths, shoes, makeup and boys. The phase i guess you could say every parent dreads when they hear "it's a girl" haha.

However i cannot complain she has really done some amazing things this year, including getting her grades to an outstanding level in school, of course she is not happy with them and wishes they were a lot higher, but honestly i could never have got the grades she did, and in fact i didn't lol! But not only has she accomplished finishing this schooling phase with high grades, but has also been accepted into Hair Dressing school here which she will start after the summer.

She is my world <3

As for Marie? Well she is still the same old Marie, totally nuts and i love her for it, she is working away like always and trying to keep us all in line and for the most part succeeding, it's really funny when i sit here and think about it as for the most part i think we all take what she does for us for granted myself included, but i have to say that without her our family would not stand a hope in hell of functioning the way it does, she is really a exceptional woman that i am glad to call my future wife.
But right now she is on her summer vacation from work, but as i said to her yesterday when she was talking to me about having to keep the house in order and that her holiday never feels like a holiday "You take vacation from your job to then take up another job looking after the kids and house"

Although the good news doesn't stop there, i have always said that once i get a job i was going to save up and finally get around to taking my drivers license and this year that is exactly what i did!
I have to say taking my driver license was one of the most amazing experiences of my life but at the same time was also the most stressful. Not even moving country and starting a new life in Sweden was as stressful as taking my drivers license.
But i did it and manage to pass it, i have no idea how as i decided that taking my license in my mother language was going to be to easy so i decided to make it a little bit more challenging and take the full test including the theory in Swedish!
Now however its all done and i got my license on Wednesday and went to pick up my car so now my list of things to do is almost complete, all that is left is to get married to my absolutely amazing and beautiful fiancee but god knows when that will happen.

So there you have it! Everything that has been happening with myself and family, this year has so far turned out to be a stressful but exciting year and i'm just hoping it continues! But for now i shall bid you all farewell and hopefully it won't be to long before you hear from me again.

Monday, 7 January 2013

So It's 2013 Eh?

Well I honestly can't believe that we are already into a new year, I mean seriously how quickly did 2012 go by? for me at least it seemed to go flying by or at least the last part did.

Well I say the last part but really I mean from May onwards.

And this year?

Well it's turning out to be a pretty good year or at least it's started out so. Not only that I honestly think this year is going to be my year, I was actually talking the other week to one of the summer workers who had been pulled in over the Christmas period and out of the blue he turned around and said "You know what Ben, this year coming is going to be your year", and hey why not?

I actually sat the other day and looked at my old New Years post that you can find HERE and had a look through all my New Years resolutions that i had last year and I think for the most part I actually did pretty damn good on them, I mean I got myself a job.. Well Marie actually got me the job or at least got my foot in the door which I will be forever grateful to her for and as for the rest?
Well I failed on a few things but they weren't anything that I would consider hugely important.
But the things I really wanted to accomplish I did, I feel that my relationship with the boys although still could use improvement is getting a lot better and with my daughter? Well that's still failing but at the same time she does not make it at all that easy for me, but she's a teenager so what are you to expect.

But for the most part I think I managed to accomplish quite a lot last year and I feel the year ended on a high.

So what's this years resolution or resolutions well none really, apart from getting my drivers license, and as long as I get that then I'm pretty sure that everything else will fall into place.

But that's it for the now I think, I'm going to make a conscious effort this year to blog a lot more since I noticed that last year at least since I started working I had dropped off a bit, and it's not like I don't want to or that I don't have stuff that's happening that I could blog about it mainly due to the time It takes. I mean who wants to read a blog post that was thrown together in 5 minutes and no effort has been put into it? I know I certainly wouldn't.
But who knows from Monday I'm heading up to where they perform the operations to clean up there for 5 weeks which is going to be exciting although I'm not looking forward to the hours (09:30-17:15) which is a lot different to my normal (07:00-16:00). This also means that I won't be able to take the bus into and home with Marie but oh well got to think of the money and I think it's going to be a lot of fun to try out something new.
Although not working with my normal group of people is going to be a bit of a bummer, but then I get to work with new people which will be awesome.
So as you can see its kind of a 50/50 thing, on one side I'm really happy and on the other I'm not but I'm sure things will work out.

But for now I'm going to head off, so take care everyone and hope your year works out for you guys too!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Stuff Kids Come Out With...

So I found it rather amusing the other week, we had shouted to the boys that it was time to get ready for bed and that they should go and brush their teeth.

Alexander on the bus on the way to town the other week.
So like good little boys off they went and did so, now normally the routine is go rush teeth, come say good night to me and then head off to bed. But out of the blue Alexander decides to come through to the living room where myself and Marie say and out of know here says:

"So really, when am I going to get my own computer?"

At first it took me a good few minutes to digest what was being said to me, mainly because I didn't quite understand where the hell it had come from, I mean I had sent him to brush his teeth but obviously in the process of doing so he had decided to think about when he would get his own computer.

My only reply was:

"Well not now at least, you need to grow a little bit more before ill get you your own computer"

I don't think it was quite the response he was looking for and is still trying everything in his power to obtain his own computer.

He has even gone as far as putting it on the list of things he would like to buy me and his mum for Christmas.
I think this is more an attempt of well if try but each other a computer from us then perhaps we can have their old ones.

Safe to say this is not going to happen, I mean where the hell am I going to get the money to buy Marie a computer that is awesome enough to do everything she wants it to do lol. Plus the fact we have decided to buy a new TV after Christmas instead of buying gifts for each other so yea.
It was a nice idea of his but its not going to work lol.

And then yesterday was probably the best ever!

Alexander had came down and asked Marie:

Alex: "Can you put a film on upstairs?" to which Marie's reply was:

Marie: "No, go and play like normal children, you don't need to play computer games or sit and watch movies all the time" and then he comes out with...

Alex: "Do we have to play???" He then comes into the livingroom and informs his brother that they HAD to go upstairs and play .... which was rather disappointing by the sound of his voice.

But it doesn't stop there, oh no! they go upstairs and then after a short while we hear:

"Max, if you don't stop talking in English, then i'm not playing anymore!!"

I mean although my children can understand English and when they ask me what words are in English can copy exactly what i have said, they cannot actually speak the language on their own accord, so for him to come out with this so randomly was hysterical to me.

I just found it funny that he randomly came out with it. Honestly the things kids come out with really crack me up at times, especially when it's in Swedish.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

She's Gone Christmas Mad....

Ok so finally after 6 years being together myself and Marie have found ourselves weeks before Christmas being completely finished with everything except for the Christmas food.

And for some strange reason because of this Marie has turned into some sort of Christmas crazy person, I mean seriously for like the last month I have been getting a run down to Christmas like everyday.
She's worse than the kids.

But i have to admit that it's a really great feeling that for once we don't have to do the mad rush down the shopping centre on payday to go and buy everything that we can possibly afford this year. We are able to just sit back, relax and enjoy the time off that we both have, and be able to just enjoy the kids as well without having to stress about anything. So i'm guessing this is probably the reason why she has been going Christmas Nuts as well.

I got to admit though that since i have been working and earning money that I have found myself a little bit more happy at the thought of this Christmas since for once we have been able to shop everything and get the kids exactly what we want to get them without thinking about the cost. But Marie is just totally mad about it lol.

I honestly think she's more excited about it than what the kids are, but although she's been driving me nuts with this count down of hers, it's a really nice feeling to see her so happy and excited about it.

Lets just hope that our good fortune that has been bestowed upon this year can continue into next year and who knows maybe more surprises can happen along the way, but for now I'm going to sit back and enjoy this ride of life that we are currently on and enjoy the feeling that I get every time I wake up and see her face and see how happy and excited she is about everything.

I love you, you crazy Swedish Christmassy chick :)