when my mom and aunts came to town

May 29, 2014

Our visitors/family from Sweden are all back home now, and today is the first time since I was out of school in the beginning of May when I don’t have anything specific plans. Even though I’m sad my family isn’t here in town anymore, it feels pretty good to just relax and not do touristy things. I have plenty of photos to show you from when my mom and two of my aunts were in town, Liz’s and my trip to New York where we met up with my brother and cousin, and then their time down here in the south. So much to show you. Oh, well. We will start by going back in time to the May 11th – the day mom and my aunts flew down, from New York, to Charlotte, North Carolina. Check it out:


On our way to the airport (about 2.5h by car) in Charlotte to pick them up!


My mom and I. It was the American Mothers’ Day, so I gave mom a “UNCA mom” t-shirt.


Wine and strawberries on the balcony the first evening. This is one of my aunts and me chatting.

visit4Coffee in the morning sun.


The “Fika-meetup” group Liz arranges was having fika one day during my mom and aunts’ visit, so we all participated in it.


My love is the master of the grill!

visit7Another day we went to the movies. 


We also ate a great lunch at Tupelo Honey

visit9Checked out some stores in downtown Asheville.

visit10Drove up the Parkway to look at the amazing views.

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Liz is, in addition to being the grill master, an amazing French Toast maker.


One day we took a trip to the Indian Reservation, Cherokee. 


Liz and I at Cúrate – a really good tapas restaurant and bar.

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Liz’s mom joined us for dinner at Cúrate and afterwards, we crammed all of us in the car, and drove back home to eat a cake dessert I had received from a friend the day before. They also surprisingly celebrated me with sparkling wine and gifts. I had officially started my birthday celebration (I turned 30 two days later…but more about that in another blog post). 


My birthday mug, I always got hot chocolate in it on birthday mornings as a kid. 

visit18Mexican dinner with friends and family. 

visit19Another great dinner out.


After about a week in Asheville, it was time for mom and my aunts to fly back to Sweden. Liz and I were starting my birthday celebrations by flying to New York to meet up with my brother and cousin, but that’s another story and another blog post.

Credit to Liz who took some of the photos!

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