- Jeff & Linda stop by
First came Sinterklaas Day, which was a lot of fun for Thomas,
Bodi and Oma and Opa and the rest as well. Then the houses.
We were blessed with the fact that the old house sold so
quickly, but we now also had to get the new house in order.
We especially wanted to get it as much done and moved in
as completely as possible for Linda and Jeff were coming
to visit. This made for some long hours and a lot of work.
But we did it. Thank you Anky and Ger for ALL of the help
and work you provided. With you guys we could never have
gotten the house in really good order for Christmas eve
and Linda and Jeff's arrival!
was very nice. Thomas loved opening his presents and those
from us as well! That night we ate "gourmet" which
is a sort of grill in the middle of the table where you
can cook yourself. It was not a traditional Christmas dinner
but went over very nicely. In Holland they also have second
Christmas day, which we enjoyed at Anky and Gers. Of course
the awful news of the events in Asia were just coming in
and this tainted things a bit.
lots of pictures of the various sites we took Linda and
Jeff around to.
New Years eve- wow, what an amount of fireworks private
individuals set off! Then New Years day and the Scheveningen
Nieuwjaarsduik or New Years Dip! That is right, at twelve-noon
on new years day Linda, Jeff and I were swimming in the
North Sea- well, okay, jumping and sprinting out!
closing we had a great time with Linda and Jeff. They are
both lucky to have each other. We missed not having Mom,
Al, Dad, Nancy, Chris, Kaelyn and Lyndsey with us as well
as the rest of the family. But maybe one day this summer
we can all be together again, heck maybe even in Holland!
(first a ski holiday in the French Alps.) God Bless and
we thank God for all he grants us with each and every day.
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