Category Archives: The Netherlands (from the US)

Texel Dunes

colored pencil sketch  I’ve got the Texel Dunes on my mind.  Texel is an Island off the Northwest coast of the Netherlands; the first and biggest in a row.  We spent a lot of time there, camping, swimming, riding bikes, … Continue reading

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Sinterklaas

We had a low-key, cozy Saint Nicholas celebration this year; since moving back to America, Sinterklaas has taken a back seat gift-wise, just as Christmas did when we were in the Netherlands.  Balancing and celebrating both traditions has always been … Continue reading

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Get your Skates on

It’s shaping up to be a pretty phenomenal early skating season.  Snow-free cold is predicted to stick around through this week.  We skated on a little pond close to our friends’ house on Saturday; Wednesday when the kids are out … Continue reading

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The Netherlands, 2013

I have been planning to write about our August trip back to the Netherlands.  But back to school doesn’t mean I suddenly have enormous amounts of time on my hands.  It means I have a three year old who misses … Continue reading

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Quiet

It’s quiet in my house now.  M is sleeping, and the eldest two are at their first day back to school.  First and Third grade.  Big kids, but still so little as I walked away from them, their shoulders set … Continue reading

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Just like Home

I just watched my husband wizz by our house on his bike together with our Dutch neighbor from up the street.  They are off to have a drink with the Dutch gentleman who lives just across the bay.  Just like … Continue reading

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You know you’re Dutch when…

your husband takes the kids down to the lake on their bikes in January and the kids insist on taking their ice skates, just in case.  Your daughter puts hers in her bike basket and they leave, all bundled up.  … Continue reading

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