Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New year

Another great day of skiing. Last day of the year. We had a lot of fun today...

We are done with dinner and waiting to welcome the New Year.

So frol Austria, we all wish you a very happy and Healthy 2016!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Black slope

The snow canons are working overtime to keep the slopes white, but they do the job.

We also had a very large moon. And I needed to take a picture of it.

As you can see, that is the village where we are staying. can you see where the slopes are?

DH and I decided to get our first applestrudle with vanillesause, and when we were sitting on the terrace of the slope, we saw our party skiing past us, so we called them to have a break. Wonderful time, the kids did a black slope. We are very proud, it was an accident, but they managed, very well done.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Another day in green Austria

As you can see, there is still snow, during the day the temperature is between 10 and 13°C, but at night it freezes, so they can still perpare the pistes. Everybody is enthousiastic, not as good as normal, but still pretty good.

We are all having a good time.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

First day of skiing... yes... there was skiing involved.

10°C and a lot of sun... makes for great skiing...
As you can see, everyone was happy and enjoyed the day.

Skiing outside the piste is no problem... But not a lot of people are doing it :-)

Great first day!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

We arrived!

We never made it this quick, we arrived at the Hotel at 11.30, normally we arrive around 15.00, but as you cane see... snow?
The village is completely green, the skipiste is closed, but the big one is opne, so tomorrow they can ski.

So here we are, enjoying our first beer...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas

A bit early, but the coming days will be a bit hectic and I don't know when I will have the chance to get behind the computer, so from all of us:

A Very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Star Wars

So last night was the night, to start the boys Christmas holiday, we took them to the new Star Wars Movie. I am not a real fan, but ust admit it was a good movie in its genre.
And the boys enjoyed the stormtroopers and AT-AT at the entrance of the cinema.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The magic flute

Yesterday night we went to see the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart. Great performance. You can more info here.
We definetly brought the average age down by at least two decades. I guess the average age was 70, grin. But we brought some champagne with us and of course red velvet cake... With little silver forks and napkins, all in style.

Today we made some home made Christmas present for the boys to give in school It has to be a home made gift, so we made some Christmas ornaments.

So just a lazy weekend.

Sunday, December 06, 2015


So Sinterklaas didnt pass our house this year, so we must have been 'good'.

Son #1 is getting a bit old and in the akward phase, but Sinterklaas is a man of now and he had a fun conversation with all of the boys and us.

One last group picture and he was off again to the next family.

But not before leaving a massice amount of presents...

And all those presents take a lot of you, because this is how I found the boys on the back seat...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Early christmas tree

So today we decided to buy a new Christmas tree, as my dad killed our old one, because he said t was dead... ahay... We decided to do it so early as we are away next weekend and also with Christmas and if we wait any longer we dont have time to enjoy it. The result:

I think it is again a wonderful tree and it makes me happy to see it standing in our living room. I hope it will survice so it will be with us a couple of years.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Hallow's eve

So we had our Halloween party. Big success, all the guests did their best and we had a great time.

My Red velvet bloody brain cake was a hit and first to go... Didn't even get a bite of it.

Picture of the kids with some of our au pairs with their +1's:

We even had some zombie mice:

Maybe it is something to do every year, we shall see....

Friday, October 30, 2015

Preparations for Halloween

Today was my day off to do preparations for our Halloween party. So I baked and made and prepared and I still need a lot more things to be done before tmorrow night. But for now I am done.

Son #3 and I made the first pumpkin...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21st 2015

Today is the day the Future is about to become the Past...
OK, so the future is not exactely what we thought it would be, but we have some neat gadgets...

Sunday, October 04, 2015


Hubbie didn't see Forrest Gump but he wanted to go shrimping so there we were, in Zeeland, the guys spent about a good hour in the water and this is what they caught...

I have to admit, they tasted great.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Blood Moon

Yes, we saw it. Got up this morning at 4.30 and went to check if there were clouds or fog, but there wasnt so here it is. We took a picture with our camera and I must saw the result is better than I expected..
Woke up the kids so they could see it also and they thought it was creepy and cold,so they went back to bed very quicly.
I am glad we set the alarm clock, because it was spectacular.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Fantastic weather this morning, so we went to the park, looking for chestnuts. Most trees were not giving eny yet, but our favorite secret trees, had huge ones, these are the biggest in the last couple of years.

And who remembers Niels Holgersson... Well we saw one white goose between wild ones...

The boys brought their skateboards, so they practiced a bit and we walked. Nice morning out.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Indian Rock

The boys had a birthday party and went on a parcours in a park between the trees, sort of a survival trip at Indian Rock.

They had a great time and teh weather was cooperating, so great outdoor activity.