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A Taste of Ice

We’ve had a few little ice ‘blips’ this year; and in true Dutch-style we’ve made the most of each one.  Way back in November Maarten managed to only fall through once on the Stillwater River, then deemed it safe enough … Continue reading

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Just One More…

Please allow me just one more skating post?  I promise, this will be the end, at least for awhile.  Temperatures are creeping up, but more importantly, there is a tiny fresh skiff of snow on the ground and more precipitation … Continue reading

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Skating Bliss

Dear Dutch friends and family, I don’t know if you knew this, but turns out Montana is THE new skating destination!  We’ve had a weekend of pretty much complete skating bliss.  I hope you won’t get mad at me if … Continue reading

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Smith Lake 2014

We headed out right after school yesterday, stopped to pick up Maarten at his work and drove out to Smith Lake West of Kalispell.  Sam was excited and nervous to try out his new skates from Oma and Opa: His … Continue reading

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November Magic

It’s 2 degrees F right now as I write.  Our house is still in its early morning shadow but the sun is lighting up the fields and mountains out my window to the North.  The sky is blue.  Icy cold … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

This is one of our (older) windows… they are icing up beautifully.  The temperature rose to 10 degrees Fahrenheit today and the snow has come.  I don’t mind.  It feels so delightfully wintery.  Maarten squeezed in one last sunny, clear … Continue reading

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Thankful

I’m thankful for so much, really, it always is hard to narrow it down to a short list.  But right now, the last few days, I’m especially thankful for ice.  Clean, hard, clear ice and the chance it gives us … 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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Afternoon on the Ice

Oh oh oh.  What an afternoon.  My parents were gracious enough to come down and stay with our kids while Mylo slept so that Maarten and I could get out by ourselves for a skate, then I came back to … Continue reading

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Ice Fever

We’ve been following the ice developments in the Netherlands for the past few days; oohing and aahing over photos sent from our family, but yesterday we got a little case of ice fever ourselves… We went with some friends down … Continue reading

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