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Family, friends, a midsummer pole dressed with 7 kinds of wildflowers, dancing like tail-less, ear-less frogs (kouack kouack!), toads under ferns, swan babies, 6 kinds of herring, strawberries, singstar silliness, a hotdog-begging kitty, reading on the trampoline or alternately, bouncing on it, downpours with hail, giant fluff-clouds, sunshine! a walk in the woods, hotdogs on the grill, 2 puppies to pat, schnaps songs, packing, games, laughter! Happy midsummer everyone!

The kids, with John & Simone's help, were justifiably proud of their midsummer pole! (photo: John Slaughter)

Sillybutts! (photo: John Slaughter)

Karin, Liz, Martin & Simone (photo: John Slaughter)

The Ek's with Uncle Johnnie (photo: Simone Slaughter)
mood: busy
music: TV in the living room, hum of the computer fan

From Megsie

Your kids MADE the pole? Wow. Impressive :)

It sounds like you are having such fun. And Sunshine. Ahhhh...summer!

Love the pictures.

What lovely photos and what a lovely family. Have fun!


Glad Midsommar!

Wish we could have been there!



Still wishing we were there!!! But in about an hour the kids and I begin our roadtrip to Mom's. So hopefully soon some relaxing, beaching, playing, time for us too. :)


Lizardek's obiter dictum Best of 2003-2006

Just got the book and I'm enjoying it. Love the entry on Reading and also the Mary Oliver quote. Great job!

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thanks very much! :)


Happy Midsummer!! Sounds really wonderful.

Love, love, love these pictures!

That IS a very impressive pole! It poured rain on us almost all day :(, but we had the park (where we thought there would be celebrating) nearly to ourselves and the girls had a blast!

Great photos and awesome pole!!

Aah midsummer, I barely felt it go by. That's one holiday I sorely miss in the States...

A veritable love fest! I laugh that the expression your daughter has in that first shot is the same as what your son has in the last!


How very sweet. How do you always know just what to say/ post? You are always sooooo in the moment. Just simply lovely. Thanks for sharing your fun day here.


Look at how long Karin's hair is! That pole is definitely one to be proud of, good work!

What fun, and what a beautiful pole! Wow, Karin's hair is getting long!


I love the midsummer pole and your children are just so fun to look at as always!


Photos of you and your kids make me sooo happy. Love these. Esp. The silly expressions on Karin & Martin's faces!

Great pictures, and that is a beautiful midsommar pole!

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I have to agree, it was an awesome vacation. and too short. but all good things must come to an end. except the sunlowers in northern Sweden they apparently keep on going like the energizer bunny. (or the duracell one if you live in germany)

One correction - the photo with me in it was taken by Simone, but with my camera... oh and the Guacamole was truly excellent.

See you again someday,
Love Unkie Johnny

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