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Friday October 13th
This day the girls didn't had any school so I worked all day and we went to Maple leaf park before lunch :) I was off at 4 and had a 1,5 hour off before I started working again because my host parents had a date night. I was off around 8pm and I drove over to Nicks house. We spent the night playing video games and a Disney game.

Saturday October 14th
Nick had an appointment for a haircut in the morning I went with him. Afterwards we had lunch on the way to downtown Seattle where he dropped me off and he went to the university to study. I met up with a girl from my Hawaii trip I did in April. It was fun meeting her and a friend. I showed them around downtown and they followed me to the university so Nick and I showed them around the campus :) After the tour we said goodbye and they went back downtown and Nick and I went back to his house to get ready for the night. We pick up his friend, had dinner and drove to Amanda's house for a little party with the the new Swedish Au pairs. It was a fun night!

Sunday October 15th
At 11am I had my Au pair meeting for the month at the pumpkin patch! I was so excited cause I missed this last year. Nick and I arrived and said hi to my LCC before we bought tickets to the corn maze. It was a short little hayride to the begging of the maze and we got maps with questions, the maze was shaped as the Washington state and with questions about cities/towns in the state. It was a lot of fun and we made it through :D Now it was time to pick out our pumpkins! After a while we had our five perfect pumpkins πŸŽƒ We said bye to my lcc and left. Nick and I went to the nearest little town to stop for lunch. We found a Mexican restaurant and a got a table outside since it was a beautiful sunny day! After lunch we went for a walk by the river before we went back to the car and drove home. Back home we watched a little bit of football, Nick packed some of his stuff from moving back into his parents and then we went for a walk around in the neighborhood :)

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Saturday October 7th
Nick had work in the morning so we woke up early and he dropped me off at University Village and I walked to Starbucks cause the stores wasn't opened yet. I had a pumpkin spice latte and Skyped with grandma. When the store opened I walked around shopping and at noon I met up with Nick. At lunch time we met up with Rebecka, Amanda and Elin for one last meeting with Rebecka. It was a great and funny lunch but also sad to say goodbye. After this Nick and I walked to a bar and played pool for a while until it was time to go change into our Husky gear for the football game! The game started at 7:45 and it was a good game, we won :D

Sunday October 8th
I swung by D's birthday party that she had at a climbing wall :) After this I went home with my host family to see what she got for her birthday, she was supposed to open her gifts at home but she was to excited and opened them in car πŸ˜… Afterwards I drove back to Nicks house and we watched the Seahawks before we got ready for his sisters birthday party! We had pizza and cake πŸ˜‹ Then Nick played some ping pong with his friend, sister, grandpa and grandma. I'm not that good of a player so I watched until Nicks grandma walked over to me and said "Ronya come with me" so I followed her o the ping pong table and we played, it was fun :D

Even though it was Sunday I stayed the night cause my room was still occupied so I drove back home to work on Monday morning!

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Monday October 2nd
Both girls at school and I had my free time :) Pick up D at 1pm home for her movie time and then pick up K. After dinner I went to see Matilda one last time :( and after that I felt a bit sad so I drove over to Nicks house to hangout with him and his friend for a while.

Tuesday October 3rd
This day D had a field trip with her school to the pumpkin patch and my host mom went with her so I got some free time :) I went to a grocery and the Scandinavian store to buy some ingredients for cinnamon buns. Picked up K at school and got the girls ready for gymnastics and then I got ready for my class.

Wednesday October 4th
The Swedish cinnamon bun Day so on my free time I baked cinnamon buns :D This was my first time baking them all by myself and they turned out really good! I pick up D and we went to Maple leaf park before we picked up K from school and went back home. After work Nick picked me up and we went to grab dinner and ate at Golden gardens :)

Thursday October 5th
D's birthday! She is now a big five year old :D when I walked up they had already celebrated her earlier in the morning and after dropping off K at school D and I played at the house for a while. She played with all her new toys, the Princess Sofia karaoke bag was a hit cause she spent the whole morning singing! Then we went to Golden gardens for a while, home and had Mac and cheese and movie time before we picked up K. After work I had my class.

Friday October 6th
Just a normal day with both girls in school and I had my free time :) At lunch time my host moms parents came and after work I drove over to Nicks house to spend the weekend there cause I offered my room to the grandparents.

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Friday September 29th
After work Nick picked me up and we went home to his house for our wine and game night. Nick's mom joined us and we played a game called Life twists and turns and it was super fun! :D

Saturday September 30th
Nick and I had lunch at his grandparents and we brought the game with us so after lunch we all played Life and had pumpkin pie, yummy! Later we got back to his house and got ready for he night, one last night out with my friend Matilda! We went out to a bar in Ballard. The bar had a fun game, a ring on a string that you were gonna swing so the ring got stuck on a hook and we tried so many times until Matilda made it!! We had a fun night :D

Sunday October 1st
18 months in Seattle!
Nick and I had made plans to go hiking but we knew it was gonna rain but I'm the morning after some talking back and forth we decided to go hiking anyway! So we go ready and drove to the trailhead and started hiking. Yes it was a little rainy, muddy and cloudy but that didn't stop us, it was still a good hike to Snow Lake :)

September was a great month with a lot of fun but also a sad month because I had to say goodbye to five of my Swedish friends which was very tough and for the first time in my 18 months I experienced homesickness!

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Monday September 25th
Summer break is over since September 6th and K is now at a new school and in first grade! I'm back on my normal schedule with my free mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tuesday September 26th
K in school and D has her free day. Before she had gymnastics in the morning but now she has gymnastics in the afternoon. In the morning we went to Carkeek park and played around. Back home for lunch, movie and playtime before we pick up Kyra at school. When we eat back home both girls have a bigger snack and get ready for gymnastics and we they left I got ready for my class strength and conditioning at North Seattle College.

Wednesday September 27th
Both girls in school and on my free time I went to University Village, an outdoor mall. Picked up D at 1pm and we went to Maple leaf park because on Wednesday's K is off earlier so we don't have time to go home before so after around 30 minutes of playing we go pick K up and headed home for movie, snacks and playtime before K gets ready for soccer practice. After work I had plans to meet up with Nick and like an hour before I was off he texted and asked if I wanted to go to a soccer game and I said yes so that's what we ended up doing :)

Thursday September 28th
K in school and D's free day. After dropping off k at school we went back to the house for some playtime before I packed snacks and we went to Maple leaf park (her favorite). Back home for lunch, movie and some more playtime before we pick up K :) When we get back home K picks her movie or sometimes video game.

Friday September 29th
Both girls in school and on my free time I went back to the University Village :) Back home for lunch before I pick up D from school and as usual when we get home D has her movie time before we pick up K from school.

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Friday September 22nd
After work Nick came and picked me up and after that we picked up two of his friends before we went grocery shopping for the weekend. When we had everything we need we started our drive to Index. Another one of Nicks friends met us there and we all played Clue for a while before bedtime.

Saturday September 23rd
Hiking time! We had plans to hike Blanca Lake and after a few hours of trying to find the way there since the regular road was washed out we had to take a different and longer way and also walk around 2 miles to the actual trailhead. The hike in total was about 13 miles (20km) but it was so worth it! The lake was so beautiful and when I saw it I couldn't stop smiling :D "The best view comes after the hardest climb" and this one was the toughest hike I've done but also the most beautiful one 😍 After the hike we went to buy pizza for dinner and when we got back to the house three more friends had arrived and we spent the night playing games!

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Saturday September 16th
After some coffee and breakfast Nick and I headed out and drove to our next hike Talapus and Olallie Lake :) It was a good with two beautiful lakes. After a couple of hours we got back home and got ready for the night my Au pair meeting which was The Disco Cruise. We met up with the Swedish crew at Matilda's house for some pre party before we headed to the boat. This meeting is for all the Au pair groups in Seattle so it's a lot of people! It was a fun night with dancing and meeting new people :D

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Friday September 8th
After work I drove over to Matilda's house to have some drinks before Matilda, Rebecka and I took an uber to a karaoke place to meet up with Elin, Amanda, LinnΓ©a and Hanna + a new Au pair. It was Hannas last night before going home :( We had a lot of fun singing and dancing together! When our time in the karaoke room was over we had a long and sad goodbye or as we say "See you later when we get back to Sweden!"

Saturday September 9th
This day I went to horse racing with Nick and his family! I have never done this before so it was a new and fun experience :) I didn't win anything (as usual) πŸ˜… but some others were lucky! After the horse racing we went out for dinner at Olive Garden :D

Sunday September 10th
Nick and I went hiking to Franklin Falls in the morning. A very easy hike but to a nice waterfall :) When we got back home I started making Swedish pancakes for lunch for everyone while we watched the Seahawks :) In the evening we went out for dinner to celebrate Nick's moms birthday and afterwards we all went to Art Marble to play some games! It was a great day :D

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Tuesday September 5th
After work Nick came and picked me up and we were going out on a date to celebrate that we've been together for 6 months! I had no idea where we were going so it was exciting. After parking the car walked in to a restaurant called The Melting Pot, which is a fondue restaurant so you cook the food in a hot pot in the table, a lot of fun and the food was amazing! We stared with a cheese fondue, after that a salad, the main course was potatoes, vegetables and a plate with chicken, three kinds of meat and lobster and a couple of different sauces, it was so delicious! As the dessert we had a chocolate fondue. The whole dinner and experience was amazing!

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Friday September 1st
After work Nick came over to my house, had some drinks before we took an uber to Seattle center to the music festival Bumbershoot! We met up with Matilda, Rebecka, Elin and Amanda at the Main stage to see Big Sean. After this we went to silent disco, I have never tried that before but it was so fun! When you walk in you get a pair of headphones and you pick a channel with music that you wanna listen to! After the silent disco we split up me and Nick went to see Flume and the others to see Flo Rida. It was a fun first day :)

Saturday September 2nd
Nick and I got ready and drove over to Rebeckas house to pre party. When it was time we took an Uber to the festival and he first artist we saw was Kaleo, then Weezer and then night ended with Dillion Francis - a lot of dancing and a lot of fun :D

Sunday September 3rd
Las day of the festival! Once again we got ready and headed over to Rebecka for some pre party before we took an Uber to Bumbershoot. This day we saw Louis the Child and the big act of the whole weekend Odesza :D

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