These winter months are ones that are filled with birthdays in our extended family. Within a four week period, we celebrate Papa Swede, Julia, Sarianne, and Elin, but since nobody was having a milestone birthday (unlike last year) the celebrations have been low-key cozy. Like this past Saturday, when we drove down to Söderköping and home in the same day to give Julia and Sarianne their presents, meet their new bunny, and enjoy an enormous spread of cookies, cupcakes, and brownies with good company. I think the person who felt most honored, however, was Elin, who turns fifteen in three weeks and will then be legal to drive the moped that Gurra bought and restored for her. This may seem like an outlandishly generous gift for a family friend, but remember, gifting vehicles is kind of Gurra's thing.