I don't know about you but I'm 100% guilty. Guilty of negative dwelling. Andy and I disagree and suddenly our relationship is falling apart. We have one bad day and I equate that to weeks and weeks of dissatisfaction. A few pending tasks that I can't complete alone, or at least, I think I can't, … Continue reading Dwelling on the Days
"If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end." Akiane Kramarik Last month, Andy, Cooper and I had the pleasure of hosting in Amsterdam my sister Megan, her husband Eric, and their two girls, Rylee and Hailey. This … Continue reading The Adolescents’ View of Amsterdam
I love the clog ornament. It screams Dutch to me. Although, it says Holland on the clogs... I want them to say the Netherlands...given that's where we are living. ...I wonder why this shop, here in Amsterdam, doesn't have any ornaments that say the Netherlands on them? Holland, the Netherlands...wait, are these two locations the same place? I found myself pondering this … Continue reading New Years from the Netherlands…or is it Holidays in Holland?
Mom! Megan won't let me curl my hair! Do you like this outfit? You do? Well, I'm not comfortable, I'm going to go change again... Morgan, it's time to get up! Brody has Dad's shoe again! Mandi, that's my shirt! And no, you can't wear it! Girls, we were supposed to be out the door … Continue reading Thanksgiving, in Hindsight
Twintig Ervaring Van Leven Buitenland: Deel Twee (20 Lessons From Life Abroad: Part 2) As promised, Part 2 of our Lessons from Life Abroad: Nummer 11: Don't Take Things For Granted...Like Amazon Prime My love for Amazon Prime and the conveniences of American shopping run deep. From everyday necessities like deodorant and diapers to just … Continue reading Twintig Ervaring Van Leven Buitenland: Deel Twee
Twintig Ervaring Van Leven Buitenland: Deel Een (20 Lessons From Life Abroad: Part 1) A few nights ago, Andy and I were enjoying a lovely dinner of tasty farmers market items when it hit us, we’ve been here for 1 month! Gek! (translated: crazy) While we are by no means locals, we learned several important lessons. … Continue reading Twintig Ervaring Van Leven Buitenland: Deel Een
Arrival in Amsterdam Well, as most of you are aware, we made it to Amsterdam a week ago from today! Yes, just in time to miss this weekend's big game between MSU and ASU (Jeff, Sparty On for me)! Here is a recap our first week (and a few extra days) for those of you who … Continue reading Arrival in Amsterdam