Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dag van de wedstrijd

And more snow... It snowed during the night and when we woke up, theer was 40 cm more snow then last night. So it is a bit difficult now as the snow is thick...

Son #3 fell out of the lift and had to be rescued by dad as he tried to walk through the tiefsneeuw, not a good idea if you a just about 1 m in height... We could barely see his helmet.


Cousin # 1 did very well, but for some reason her picture doesnt want to sick here. Cousin #2 also tried for gold...

Son #3 didnt want to race, but he had through from the teacher, so he was just angry when he came down...
At the moment the sun is coming through, so it is a great last day of 2014.

As you can see, the weather improved over the afternoon, and they had 5 minutes of sun :-)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Let it snow

Today is again a fun filled day. It is still snowing but that as hard as it did yesterday. It is also less cold today, so hopefully it will be better for skiing today.

I guess the boys are glad I took the Balaclavas with me this year as they all use them.

And it is niece #2 first day with ski poles. She has been looking out for this day.

 All the kids are in their classes and son #1 is skiing with his dad.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Second day of skiing

This morning looked promising. The sun was peeking out and everybody hoped for nice weather.

Everyboday happy although it was really cold: -18°C, so the little ones werent going up the mountain as they tought it was too cold.

But here on the slope near the village they can go back to the hotel to warm up, so they will try again tomorrow.

But while I am writing this, it started snowming again, so I guess the kids will be glad to back at the chalet later this afternoon.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Skiing in the snow

Day 1: the kids are all set for a day skiing. It was snowing and it started snowing more heavily.

As you can see, the snow picked up, so I guess skiing will be a real sport today.

Even the small ones had a great time.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ski holiday

After spending a full day in the car, we arrived in Augsburg, where we had a great dinner. After a good night sleep and a big German breakfast, we left for Austria.

We have never been so early in Konigsleiten, so we had time to take care of lessons for the kids, do some grocery shopping, etc.

And as you can see, there is snow in Austria.

And the kids took the opertunity to throw some snowballs and do some sleighing until they were almost frozen solid and it turned dark.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas everyone !

Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas !

Nailed it

I saw this great recipy on Pinterest and had to try it.

So last night I made the cake, this is the result:

Well... I must admit, it deosnt exactely look sthe same. I dont know what went wrong, the cake didnt want to leave the bund, so this is the result. But DH and I tried it, it tasts delicious, but as the eye also wants something...
Oh well, whoever wants to try will get a spoon and has to dig in....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Going to the vet

Bobbie had her first vet appointment. She needed some inoculations and pills against wurms, etc. So now she is on couch feeling very drousy I guess...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Homemade christmas present

Son #2 had to make a homemade present for a classmate. So after much thinking, we decided to make a tic tac toe.

This is the result. I think it worked out very well.

Bobbie seems to settle in very well. As she was quite small when she came to live with us, she still suckled, and she keeps doing it, with all of us, when I guess she needs to feel safe. Strange kitty. She is however a lot of fun.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thinking of you

You are still in our thoughts, our beautiful baby girl.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Christmas tree

Yesterday we went to the market in Antwerp and we bought some sea snails (karakollen), so while the were cooking, we set up the christmas tree.

My dad made a small table for under the tree, as we had to cut the lower branches to avoid the Bobby (yes, she has a name) will jump in the tree.

When the tree was decorated, DH and son #2 set up their Marklin train underneath the tree. Good idea...
until Bobby found out...
So know there is only lego under the tree and the Marklin is back safe in the box after having been derailed by Bobby, the catzilla.


Sunday, November 30, 2014


Well, our vet called today to ask if we could accomodate a kitten that needed an emergency adoption. So here she is, she had no name yet, but she misses a piece of tail, so we should be able to get something.

She is very social and immediately started playing with the boys.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Son #2 made this wreath in school, I think he did his best and it is now the centerpiece on our dining table. Well done.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Last weekend, we went to meet Sinterklaas at DHs work. Son #2 and 3 participated in teh festivities. Son #1 went into the upstairs office and did his homework.
The end of an era...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Finally, a new crochet project

Last week, I finished our hats for the ski holiday, well I finished the ones for our family. I crocheted the ones for our friends, but I have to make their badges yet.
But this week, I purchased a pattern from RuthMaddock on etsy. I made the scraf with a pair of matching wristwarmers from the thread that was left. Looks great, although not like the pattern, but I am very happy with it.

Sunday, November 09, 2014


OK, we received the pictures from our photoshoot and I will give you a preview... And remember, no kids were harmed in this shot :-)

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Halloween Weekend

We had our annual photoshoot, and we also made some pics for the Christmas card... No, they are not on these picture, it will be a surprise...

Then at night, we had a Halloween parade in the neighbourhood my BIL and SIL live. They went around with the boys and we guarded the candy bowl in front of their house.

 As you can see... Like father, like son:


We had a great time, a friend came by with his daughters, and te weather was exceptional... 16°C at night... A first...

Today we drove home through Zeeland, as they were working on the highway, and we would have ended up in a traffic jam, so we decided to de-tour and have some sightseeing. As you can see there were a lot of kite surfers.

And the two oldest biys, never left the car...

And when we arrived back home, there was a rabbit in the garden... It is defintey not ours... Lets see if someone comes to look for it.