Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Family, friends and fiesta

Amazing days here. It feels like all I do is repeating myself, but life's pretty good here ... I think about it everyday, at least 30 times. How blessed I am, how blessed we are and how grateful I am to know what in life that really matters. Without those basic structures, nothing works or has a meaning. It's a complicated mathematic to sometimes get correct, but life's all about trying to develop yourself and making the most of it. And to always appreciate what you already have before you long for more or other things.

It's been truly such a great time to hang with our family that came all the way from Miami to see us. Last time we went to visit them (click), I was five month pregnant and had just been on that crazy sailing in the Caribbean where we experienced the worst storm ever out on empty sea, me strapped down in the cockpit while the rest three people tried to get us in the middle of the dark night from one island to another.  Even the head captain and my man was worried and that didn't really make it better for my thoughts. 18 hours of praying to higher forces later, we came safety in land to S: Lucia and, yes it was one hell of a experience.

Anyhow, C, the wife of M's cousin feels like my own cousin and their little A is such a happy little being. They are a very complete, harmonic, balanced family which I love and we're already planning when to visit them next time, sooner then later there is!

39 comments:

  1. What a family full of joy, so lovely!Stina your body looks amazing, where is all the wine going?!greetings from South Africa

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    1. All the wine is going to our dinners here!

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  2. Great picture of you and your beautiful friends and family which capture the atmosphere and life of Southern France so well- I really long to be there now as I'm sick and at home;). The picture with you, M and little A jumping to the pool is just marvelous:)!

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  3. Beautiful pictures, especially the one where your husband holds you two while jumping in the pool. As for your comment, you are clever and lucky to have figured it all out when you are so young. There's a lesson in that for all of us really. x

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    1. It is! I know! To be humble and grateful! I love that picture too and we did that jump, all three of us a couple of times ...

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  4. Absolutely stunning!!!! LOVE LAUGHTER and LIFE. WOW!

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  5. Too much beauty to handle! I love Cs style, so classy...

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    1. Her whole family is beautiful and classy for sure!

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  6. What fantastic pictures, it's so true - a picture can really speak a thousand words! I love these "day in the life" photos.

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  7. Dear Stina
    You are so beautiful. Whats the secret of your diaet? I love your pics...
    Have a Good Time
    Hugs g

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    1. G - I do Pilates two times per week and eat about six times per day to keep the metabolism going. I try to move whenever I can, else it's my active boys who never lets me rest!

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  8. The very essence of the perfect summer!
    Zivile

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  9. Wonderful pictures full of harmony, joy and beauty! In picture 9 you look like a film star! Stunning!
    Hugs B.

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  10. the two chubs in the jeep are so adorable!
    so much love and life in these pictures :)

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  11. Its me again raving about Cs style...i just love the linen shirt with the silk foulard! So inspiring! Do you mind an interview with your beautiful Friends about their Style philosophie? Best, K.

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    1. She is flawless! Inside and out! She looks super sophisticated and she is in a way, very nice job and amazing with interior, but her personality is just the greatest! So funny, humanistic and super easy going! Love it!

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  12. It seems like you are truly enjoying your life and your family. Good for you.

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  13. I love C's style very much. and her céline bag...she is very classy and not so loud...<3<3<3

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    1. She has a very laid back, yet powerful style!

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  14. Beautiful pictures of a happy family.
    Your Swedish friend has taken weight since last winter or may be it's in comparison of you so thin.

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  15. An interview for a little scarf with jean blue shirt??????!!!
    Who can be impressed by that? By Stina and her style yes but not for nothing....

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  16. Lovely pics<3 It's interesting to see also other people style around you, men and women.

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  17. Beautiful pictures of happiness everyone looks in a paridise which it looks like....i do not understand most of the comments about the wearing of your friends... You are all dess casual like we do in campaign or South around a pool'! Well I probably think differently! Your sister is also a real beauty and I love the picture of M with you and Alexis jumping to the pool. Magnifique.
    Uta

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    1. Exactly Uta, South of France is relaxed and lovely - we all dress accordingly to it but with a hint of our own personal preferences and style!

      hugs,
      stina

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  18. Åhhh.... Känner mig lite avis när jag läser detta. Det ser så fantastiskt ut och du är så oerhört värd allt detta och har så fin inställning till allt det härliga! Kan du berätta lite hur det praktiskt går till att inte börja bråka med släkten om allt? Vi börjar alltid bråka om vem som ska göra allt och vem som betalar mest typ... trist. Och du verkar ha fantastiska svärföräldrar om du pallar vara hos dem så länge! Härligt!

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    1. Oh we have our moments but not about the things you've mentioned, but about other things. But we try to just respect one another and be easy about it all. But nothing is life is perfect and you have to give a lot yourself to make it all peaceful! This is one of my "happy places" on earth and I love being here so much!

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    2. Both of M's parents just like my own, are amazing! Kind, generous and very thoughtful!

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  19. Well comments begin to be very stupid or low standing lastly.

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  20. Tack för svar! Förstår vad du menar med happy places - dessa ger ju också mer energi! Det ser väldigt fantastiskt ut, miljön är to die for... Verkligen handlat allt om inställning och att ge av sig själv. Men det är ju verkligen många familjer som kommer ihop sig just på semestern när alla krav och förväntningar ställs på sin spets .. "Nu ska vi ha trevligt"-liksom... Jag ser fram mot min semester med skräckblandad förtjusning!

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  21. Underbara bilder Stina, vilken semester!
    Har du någon kontakt med Taru idag? Ni verkade ha så roligt tillsammans.
    Mvh,
    Johanna

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