What a fabulous weekend! As you might know, Swedish Midsummer is a BIG deal in Sweden. This might be one of my favorite celebration and I always try to have at least a small celebration with my family and carry on the traditions. Sometimes I try to plan my yearly trip to Sweden during June so we can celebrate with our family and friends in Sweden. There were a few different celebrations around the Bay Area but we decided to have our own little celebration at home. We had a yummy smorgasbord with pickled herring, smoked salmon, boiled potatoes, shrimp salad and cheese. Can you believe that even my daughters loves pickled herring! That’ mommy’s girls! We didn’t do the traditional may pole and the dance around it or the schnapps! However, we sang songs and enjoyed the evening! Of course we had strawberries, ice cream and whip cream for dessert.
“The celebration of solstice and welcoming of the summer time is always a special to a swede”
Another tradition is that, on the way home from the celebration, women would pick seven different spices flowers and lay them under the pillow. During the night, their future husband will show up in their dreams. But since I already married the love of my life I didn’t have to pick any flowers! 🙂
This weekend we also took the girls to their first Giants game in San Francisco! I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I love any sport event and we really enjoyed it! Even tho, it was probably the hottest day of the year, the girls had a blast!