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Category Archives: Things I Will Miss
Just a little intermission from my California Saga… Maarten passed this video on to me, and it is such a fun brief explanation of why the Dutch rode – and still ride – bikes. This daily biking is one of … Continue reading
So Maarten and I sometimes joke with each other; why couldn’t you be Dutch, or why couldn’t you be from Montana? Things would be so much easier… And the thing is, we are joking, because we both know full well … Continue reading
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
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
There was something Uncle Bart decided Sam needed to learn to do before we leave; something very important: Slootje Springen. (all photos by bart)
It was cold and blustery, but delightful, for all that. Have I mentioned I’ll miss the dike? Oh yes, I will.
Last Friday after skating it started to snow, and within a few hours we had about four inches. While skaters bemoaned the covering on the ice, kids rejoiced and reminded us all that winter is fun in all its forms. … Continue reading
Tomorrow a man comes to take photos of our house to put up on the real estate website. Which means someone else is going to come and live in our house. The house where Mylo was born. Where the kids started … Continue reading
…Or was it three times? I’ll miss the kissing. Really, I will. Though if someone had told me that 8 years ago, or even 5, I might have laughed. The Netherlands is a 3-kiss country. There are plenty of ways … Continue reading
…the sounds of laughter and loud voices floating up to my open summer window in the wee morning hours as kids pedal home from a late night out.