Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here comes 2010!

Whishing you and your families a wonderful, healthy and happy 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The third day of christmas...

We had a lazy day after the holidays and went for a walk on the beach. It was a bit chilly but the sun was there, so it was a nice walk. The boys needed to be ´aired´... after a couple of days indoors.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The cooking and baking is done

Well, this is the result of an afternoon grocery shopping, cooking and baking. The turkey is stuffed, the cookies are made and a speculaas parfait, which is delicious. We tried the parfait last week and is was so good, we decided to have it for christmas day dessert.
The yummy result is shown here:
Some cupcakes filled with cherries and apples. Some traditional cheese cookies in the back and some white fondant cookies.
We are ready for Christmas...

Monday, December 21, 2009

And the snow is still here

OK, this is becoming a record for us. The snow is still here and the weather forecast stated that it will snow again this afternoon. Could there be a white Christmas? We didn´t have a white Christmas since 1986, so this would be fantastic... We will see.
But since DH took my car keys, we are stuck at the house, so the boys wanted to make cookies, and this is the result:

I think the ice crystal cookies look fantastic, and the taste as good as they look. Another thing we tried, was the cookie christmas tree:

Let me tell you that this is not wath I expected... It is fun, but it doesn´t look so nice. And it doesn´t look like a christmas tree, what it is supposed to be... but we tried, and we will try harder next time.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Friday, December 18, 2009

First snow!

Yesterday it started snowing, just a little bit, but it kept snowing and by the time I had to leave to go home, the roads were one big chaos. The public services didn´t clean the roads so it took me 1,5 hours to drive 11 km...
But today the snow was still there and it looked gorgeous. The kids had a great time on this last day of school. Holidays, here we come...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stitching for bitches

Another package was awaiting me and that was this little cute book. It is a dutch translation but I think the original is called subversive stitching... In dutch it is called ´stitching for bitches´. It has some great dutch strong sayings and I just love it.
The book was given to me by a cousin of Niels. She saw it in a local store and thought of me... I don´t know if that is a complement, but OK, I will take it as one. She had so much fun reading it in the store that she couldn´t resist buying it for me.
So I will reward her by making a cross stitch project out of the book for her.

Funny book!

Ready steady Bake!

Yesterday a package (well actually more than one package) was awaiting me.
In the biggest one, was my order of Holiday baking supplies. I will attempt to make the christmas tree in cookies... Will let you know how that worked out, and also some cupcake supplies for the christmas coffee. Will show you teh result.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sinterklaas has left the building

Yesterday we spent the afternoon and evening celebrating Sinterklaas´ birthday. So gifts and poems were exchanged. The kids saw Zwarte Piet bring a big bag of presents, and spent most of the evening unpacking all their goodies and fell asleep very happy.
This morning at 5.45 all three woke up to play with their toys, so I was very happy that my MIL went todwnstairs with them so I could sleep a bit more.
We also visited the newest member of the family. DH´s cousing had a baby girls, so we had a quick peek at her, but the is a stunning little lady, Evenline.
This afternoon we drove back home and the boys kept asking to put up the tree. And since Sinterklaas had went back home to Spain, DH went out with the boys (it was already dark) to get the tree from our garden, and I think it is gorgeous. This is the third year we get him inside, and he keeps growing, so I hope he lives long and gives us much more happy holidays.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Chritsmas ornament exchange 2009

I participated in a christmas ornament exchange and this is what was waiting for me yesterday when I arrived home. I beautiful stitched ornament, a scented one and a nicely stitched christams card.
Thank you very much