Phase 1 part two !!

Phase 1 part two !!

First a little summary of my history and relationship with my grandparents… Ever since I was a little child, my grandparents on my fathers side was like my second parents.. I also had an amazing relationship with my other grandparents, but there was just this special bond with my dads parents. I would spend almost every weekend with them, and they’d spoil me like there was no tomorrow. We’d go for rides in the car every time I visited and in the summer we’d stop for ice-cream and in the winter we’d stop for chocolate. I’d be in the backseat enjoying every single minute of my time with them, I have SO many precious memories with them. Being with them was freedom, it was a place where I could be myself, and a place where I always felt appreciated and loved. I was never doubtful of their love for me, and we had so many little routines and traditions that nobody would probably understand, but that made so much sense to us.
I felt like I was the daughter they never had, and there was nothing better then being with them. When I got a little older and started going on sleepovers with my friends, my granddad was the one who would pick me up and drive me home when I missed my parents and wanted to go home. When it was raining and didn’t feel like riding my bike, I could always call my granddad and he’d pick me up. When I didn’t call to ask if I could come over, they’d call me, tell me they missed me and ask me if I wanted to come over. I loved them more than words can express and enjoyed every second of my time with them.

In about the 7th grade I started getting a little more busy with all of my friends so I didn’t spend as much time with them as I used to. And when I started 8th grade my time with them was even more limited. I didn’t have as many sleepovers with them and I wouldn’t go for as many car trips with them as I used to. I’d visit them of course and I’d call them, and they would never go on any of their little trips without calling me first, asking if I wanted to come. One day we had planned for me to go with them for a ride, but I was having so much fun with my friends that I called them last minute canceling our plan. I felt really guilty, but my granddad assured me that it was okay and not to worry about it “you can go with us next week” he said and that was the last conversation I had with him. My friends and I heard an ambulance that day, and talked about how it sounded to be close to where we were – this was just about 15 minutes after I had hung up on my granddad, but we didn’t think to much of it, and kept about our business. What I didn’t know at that time was that the ambulance was actually for my granddad and that he was actually only 150 meters away from where I was..! He had crashed his car in to a light pole, as he’d suffered a stroke while driving..!!! My life as I knew it had changed..!!

The TV shows that made me a fan of The States..

Alright so I’ve been thinking about what it was in my childhood that made med LOVE the states as much as I do.. And well apart from the american friend I had who had all the coolest stuf, music also played a huge part of it I think, and then came the TV shows.. God the hours of hours I’ve spend watching different shows… The first one I recall really loving was Cosby.. An amazing show that I remember watching with my family.. we all loved it…

The next show I remember watching a lot is the tv show Blossom… I absolutely LOVED it and I was soooo jealous of her room, I wanted it soooo bad… One more thing I love about american homes are the seats and pillows in the window, I haven’t seen that in a scandinavian home like EVER it just doesn’t exist here, and what a shame cause it’s soooo cosy… You can catch a glimpse of her room here…

And then came Fresh Prince of Bel Air… That was soooo much fun, and I absolutely LOVED the intro, and to this day still remember the song by heart.. Just watch…

And then we have Beverly Hills 90210…. Now that I’ve watched again and again.. Remember when I was in the 10’th grade I wanted to look like kelly so bad that I cut of my long blond hair and got that fancy short haircut she had when she was dating Brandon 🙂 🙂 My mom was so angry with me for doing that, ha ha.. but I loved it 🙂 🙂 Watching Beverly Hills also really made me realize how rich people actually were over there, and just made my urge for going over there bigger… I mean who wouldn’t wanna live in Beverly Hills with all the money Kelly, Donna and Steve had 🙂

awww how cute is that… 🙂 🙂 And then came the talk shows… Ricky Lake was my absolute favorite.. Almost every day when coming home from school I would watch it, and fortunately my best friend loved watching it to, so we watched it together and had sooo much fun.. Remember her..? Or else watch this…

What happened to these type of talk shows… they’re just gone, and what a shame cause they were so much fun and sooo uncomplicated…..

And then came the movies… Clueless was my absolute favorite, I swear I knew every single line in that movie, I mean I could seriously play every single role in that movie thats how much I watched it.. I must have seen it at least 200 times… LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie… Here’s a little clip for you to enjoy…

About the same time, Sister Act came out and that to I know by heart… My favorite clip in that movie is without a doubt this …

Till this day I still get goose bumps watching them sing… The sister act movies are SO good….

Well just a little trip down memory lane today… With tv shows and movies like this no wonder I love America 🙂 🙂