Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A week of celebration..!

Hello all! Sorry for not being a good and frequent blog friend last week, but I was just so wrapped up in all the fantastic things that came my way...!

A week ago today,  I woke up a Swede and went to bed a 'Swedralian'! :) Yep I am now a proud dual citizen of both Sweden and Australia! Hurraaah! My citizenship ceremony was held at a stunning spot in Sydney with the most magnificent view of the harbour and was so beautifully organized. I am very proud & privileged to be able to call myself an Australian and for sure there will be posts on this in future!

On Friday it was my birthday and even though my husband gave me a brand new iPad 2 (white with orange flap) as an early birthday present a while ago, I was still spoiled with more gifts (a shopping spree), yummy breakfast in bed, dinner at my fave restaurant, and just generally lots of love & attention. My family is the best and most generous you can imagine! With this kind of treatment I really didn't mind that the day pushed me deeper into the 40s (not by much though..ahem!) and I could have gone on celebrating a little bit longer really..!  :)

Last but not least, Sunday marked Mother's Day here in Australia and my favourite part is, as usual, when my beautiful kidlets (Swedralian for 'children'..) cup their little hands around my face  and tell me how much they love me! There is nothing that makes me happier than that (!) and I could seriously write books about the magic of motherhood..!! Nothing tops it, and from the first faint flutter of life in my womb to the present day, my life glows with love, happiness, pride and gratefulness! And it's all thanks to my wonderful, amazing, cheeky, bright eyed, clever, generous and insanely loving Oscar and Isabella!

So pretty much a whole week of excitement and wonderful celebration for me, and needless to say I find it hard impossible to wipe the smile from my face still..! :)

Hope your week was this good as well and that all of you amazing mothers
out there were showered in love and appreciation!

xx Charlotta

P.S. Was that enough exclamation marks for one post..?  I'm just so excited.. ! :)


Anci said...

Ett stort Grattis & ett ännu Större Grattis !!


La Boheme said...

My dearest Charlotta - first of all CONGRATULATIONS on your dual citizenship! How very exciting. Second, happy belated Birthday! Many best wishes to you coming from my heart! And last, you DO and DO and DO deserve all this love and attention. You are wonderful and I am so happy that you are surrounded by people who appreciate it! xoxo

It's me said...

Wishing you a late happy birthday !!...owww that last pictures is amazing !!! happy new week darling....i hope the same good one !!

tinajo said...

Seems like you´ve had a fantastic time, I´m so glad for you! :-) And how cool to be a citizen of two countries! :-)

Vicki said...

Congratulations all round Charlotta for birthday/citizenship and just being happy! I agree motherhood is magic and I have found that this magic continues on through the years as you watch them grow and blossom into their own adult lives.

Blue Fruit said...

Woohoo! What a week! Dual citizenship is great ~ I have both British and Australian citizenship which is rather fun too.
But of course most congratulations are due to becoming an Aussie cititizen ~ very exciting that we can now officially count you as one of own!

Oh, and a very happy birthday to you too!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Congratulations on your dual citizenship, dear Charlotta! That is SUCH wonderful news! xo

Lumo said...

Congratulations on your dual citizenship and delayed congratulations on your birthday! Was the celebration dinner in the restaurant you booked us a table in July?

LouBoo said...

Hi Charlotta - congrats on your new citizenship - you'll always be my Nordic friend though won't you?! I will always think of you as Swedish first! I am glad you got spoiled on your birthday - everyone deserves that once a year. But to have mother's day so shortly after is a real treat too. As ever, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, it's always so nice to hear from you. Lou x

Birthday Party Venues said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your dual citizenship and wishing you a belated happy Birthday. I also do look forward towards to your book about the "Magic of Motherhood". Hope this would be a blessing for all :) . I too feel proud of the motherhood now.
Praying and wishing that your excitement and celebrations last forever on your family.

Congrats once again Charlotta.

Rachael said...


Your happiness is literally bursting through my screen! Happy belated birthday to you and congratulations on becoming a fellow Aussie. xx

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Happy birthday, happy dual citizenship and happy mama's day to you, Charlotta! I loved reading your thoughts on being a mama. Very sweet! So glad to hear you had a great week!

anita said...

Charlotta -- what a fabulous week you've had; and you deserve every delicious bit of it!
Congratulations on your dual citizenship!

(I love that photo of the baby-foot. Amazing!)

escapade said...

Hurray! + congratulations!
I know first hand how arduous those processes can be - how exciting to have it complete!

Splenderosa said...

I know you are one of the most wonderful mother's on earth. What a great week, Charlotta. xx's

Style Attic said...

Dear Charlotta,

WOW! Jam packed full of goodness. I love it when the glass is totally full :) Happy Birthday!! I had no idea. Chocolate cake?? Happy Mother's day, Oscar and Isabella are so truly blessed to be in the intense care of such a wonderful mother. Last week my Swiss friend also became American. She's celebrating with a trip home to Switzerland! I think that is wonderful news for you. I have never been to Australia, but so hope to go someday. After traveling the world myself, I can't believe I never landed my bottom there. My in laws loved it and have many beautiful things from there! Have a wonderful day XO, Kelly

Jessie said...

Congratulations Charlotta! And Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Belated Mother's Day. I feel so happy for you that your week is a blast and filled with so much love and good news.


Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Such exciting news! Congrats!! And Happy Belated Birthday - sounds like you were properly spoiled :)

Priscila Peters said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Congrats to you!!

Staci Edwards said...

So many wonderful things!
Happy for you, and happy we 'met' - thanks for swinging by my blog and all the delightful comments!

Casa Très Chic said...

HI, Charlotta!
Congratulations to you, I can see how happy you are.
Coincidentally I posted about a beach house in Australia.
Welcome back.
Big hugs to you.

'LUSH' said...

Congratulations on your dual citizenship! Happy Belated Birthday! And, Happy Belated Mother's Day! WOW! You have certainly been busy celebrating for SURE! What a full life you have! May your blessings continue!

Carlin Camp said...

This is perfect on every level!!!!!!!& VERY VERY exciting!!!!!!!! Goal, to try to make each day *exciting*. Exuberance
is one of my tip top fav words & you are living it YAY & good for YOU. Excitement, exuberance, hope, love, trust, fearlessness, openness, family, friends (could go on:)...... IMO are WHAT make the world go ROUND! Twirl Sister TWIRL!

Anonymous said...

Happy (belated) birthday to you!

Congrats on your Swedralian ceremony and citizenship. :)

What an amazing week you've had! There is definite cause for celebration. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day and Birthday.

dame said...

I wish you all the best!

Style Maniac said...

How lovely to hear so many bits of happy news.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

happy belated birthday, dear Charlotta! and congrats! so many beautiful things together! hope you have a wonderful weekend, darling! xo

A Casa da Vá said...

Charlotta my dear happy birthday and mothers day (late!) And congratulations on the citizenship, that is wonderful news!

You sounds like an awesome mom and you deserve all the fabulous treatment for your bday, happy it all went wonderful!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!

Renée Finberg said...

happy birthday,
congratulations on your new citizenship,
and WOW WEE...!!!!
i love the last image.

Tina said...

Rara! Ja, GRATTIS igen till allt det goda som gör entré och som redan finns i ditt liv!!!
Jättevackert inlägg du satt ihop, fyllt av glädje och så mycket kärlek!!!
Önskar dig en helt fantastisk helg!
Massor med kramar:)

Meera @ firstsense said...

Congratulations on the citizenship and also belated happy birthday! So happy to hear you have had such wonderful celebrations and lots of love showered on you :)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, sweet lady!

Love to you,
Meera xx

Urban Style Vibes* said...

Charlotta! Congratulations, happy happy birthday!! Sorry I have been absent on your blog for a while but now I'm back and happy to read that you are doing so well!

A big hug!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...


On your new citizenship,
On your Birthday...
and on having adorable and adoring kidlets!!!

Anna of IHOD said...

Charlotta, What an exciting and beautiful post! Congrats on your dual citizenship, Happy Birthday, and Happy belated mother's day to a wonderful mother!

A Perfect Gray said...

charlotta! wonderful news and happiest of birthdays. what great things are happening around you! I am excited for you and so proud of you! lots of love from your friend halfway around the world! donna

Kerry said...

Oh did I miss this! Welcome, welcome, welcome...for real now! We might not let you out of the country after this :)And a happy birthday too.

Leah Moss said...


your excitement is contagious, even several days after the fact. Beautiful post! A very happy belated birthday and mothers day, and a huge congrats on your new citizenship!

Charlotta Ward said...

Thank you all for your wonderful and warm comments. Life is really so much brighter and lovelier with you in it!

Big bear hugs to all. You are the best!

xx Charlotta xx

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