Category Archives: Moving to America

Playing Catch-up

The month of May came and went; I know it did, and I have a lot of wonderful memories and photos to prove it, but goodness, it went by in a blur.  And here it is, already the 10th of … Continue reading

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Sint Nikolaas

Well, our first 5th of December in America… I must say the kids didn’t blink an eye at not being able to set their shoe in the weeks leading up to the 5th, and no bag of presents waiting on … Continue reading

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Movie theaters, Heineken, Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet

Not that they have anything in common. Last night Maarten and I went out to dinner and a movie.  Before the previews there was a Heineken commercial, and it made me chuckle.  In the Netherlands, such an advertisement would have … Continue reading

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Homesick

Tonight I enjoyed reading back over the past year of my blog.  It’s been an incredible year of intense joy, adventure, play, hardship and change.   We made the absolute most of our last year in the Netherlands, and reading the … Continue reading

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A new header, now about that name…

I changed my header photo finally.  I know we’ve been away from the Netherlands for going on 5 (yikes!) months now, and I know that I still haven’t changed the name, but with the dramatic weather lately, my blog was … Continue reading

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First Day of School

The day before yesterday Sam had his first day of school in America.  Yesterday Noa went as well.  My parents came down and watched Mylo and Noa so that I could drive Sam to school and walk him to his classroom … Continue reading

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Packing Boxes

Ours have been blessed with second (and sometimes third) lives and are a main source of entertainment for the kids this summer. I was planning a big long melancholy ramble after a slow, late-night drive along the backroads home from the grocery store, … Continue reading

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So then we finally moved to America…

… and it felt really, really good to not be traveling anymore.  Which had kind of been our idea; to give ourselves time in between to make us feel ready to be in Montana, rather than rushing into it while … Continue reading

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Moving to America Part III: Iceland

We sailed into the Seydisfjordur on the East coast of Iceland on the 16th of May.  The same storm that followed us to the Faroe Islands had left an impressive amount of snow behind, and we arrived to blinding sun … Continue reading

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Moving To America Part II: The Boat/Faroe Islands

There was an hour delay in leaving Denmark, and the kids were already starting to get antsy before we’d even left the harbour, so we skipped waving goodbye to mainland Europe and opted instead to go down to the swimming … Continue reading

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