Thursday, July 26, 2012

Perfect Beach Day

What more is there to say?  It could have been the very best beach day EVER!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Baby Roel

Today we got to meet baby Roel, who was born to friends Tom & Marieke last week.  Max is ever the proud big brother.  Below is a photo of the quilt Evie and Liz made for the baby.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


As a last hurray to our summer vacation, we took the kids to Duinrell today.  It is an amusement park close by in Wassenaar.  Some of the attractions are a bit dated, but there was still some pretty cool stuff there.  Tom didn't dare go in the ferris wheel, but Evie and Felix loved it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Today we took our annual trip to the Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem.  Despite the weather, it was pretty fun!  Mirre came with us.  We unfortunately had a little incident moments before reaching the museum.  Evie has a tendency of getting carsick, so we always have extra clothes for her.  This time, however, Felix was the one who got sick, and we were not prepared.  We stopped at a bowling alley, where they loaned us sweater from lost and found.  We planned on getting a tshirt at the museum, but they didn't have any!

Monday, July 9, 2012

5 Year Anniversary = 5 Days Rome

This past week we celebrated five years of marriage, and what better way to celebrate but go to Rome?  Tom mentioned the idea back in January, so we jumped on the idea and booked a vacation.  As lovely as it was, I never want to go back to July in the summer!  Hot, hot, hot!!!  But we saw so much - The coliseum, Trevi fountain, Vatican, Pantheon, etc.  We also had some amazing Italian food.  Unfortunately, not all our meals were up to par, but ones that were - bellissimo!  We hope to return some day (in the fall!) with the kids.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bosjes van Pex

The bakfiets has been seeing a lot of use lately.  It is so perfect to load up and take to the park.  Today Tom took the kids to one of our favorites, the Bosjes van Pex.  There the kids played catch and kicked a ball around.  It was a perfectly beautiful summer day!