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woensdag 10 augustus 2016

It's my birthday!!

Hi all!!
There I 'm after all those weeks!!
And on a good day too
I'm telling everyone, I turned 23.. but as you all know.. I;m a bit older :O :O :O
This morning came out of the night shift, after some sleep went for grocery's.
My grandma came over with some beautifull flowers, and I started cooking.

Look at in what it turned out:

Scallops with lemon butter

Holland fish stew

Creme brulee  ( not selfmade, but self bought )

As you can see I'm a big seafood lover.. I bought fish I had never eat of cooked before..
I loved it so much.. mmmm
With the Kids I made agremeent. If they eat it all without to nag.. They got a yummy dessert.. bought something with chocolat..
All plates where took them a while.. but they deserved it!!
Noah eat with his eye's and nose closed hihihi


I had a very busy time, a lot of working, helping at school, activitis with kids.. etc etc etc 
In the evening I was tired.. to tired to read blogs, to tired to write a blog
Did some crafting.
I decided to take a break from blogland.. sometimes read some small blogs.. last week did some more reading, but I can find as many blogpost as I think that where written.
We are in our 3th week of the summer vacation, and mostly I saw rain...we had some lovely days, but not much.
I hoped in the vacation it would be a bit lesser busy.... NOT
Hubby is at home walking with crutches.. today he got gypsum ( my birthday present.)
So he can't do anthing.
normally I would say darling do you do this or that.. but now it's all on me, and as my vacation is over, I have to work a lot again, summertimes, many are on vaction or sick!!
I miss blogging al lot, but I need the time for me, I'm trying to get back on track, already posting more on facebook and Instragram.. seeing more are followng me there ..
But I will be back here too.
In september my schedule is a lot nicer... then you will see more of me again..
I have so many small projects to show to you..
I'm not crafting a lot.. at the moment the last time was a 1,5 week ago... but I'm enjoying my time!!

I hope you all have a lovely summer, for those of your who have sun and heat.. please send me a bit..
I'm dreaming of a real summer.. it has been years ago!!

Now of to bed .. a new day tomorrow!!!

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!!
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 5 juni 2016

Sewing, crochet, ladiesrun and even some stitching

Hi all, how are you doing.
It has been a while.. to busy work, to busy with all kinds of things..
So I think it will be a long post!!


I first wanne start with today 
some of you saw it already on Facebook or Instagram
Nearby today was organized all kinds of runs... kids did the kidsrun .. for them the very first time.. the other times, I had to cancel it.. but now.. they had a run that was long.. it was 1.31 km.. ( next time need to look for a shorter one). Noah got the 38th place and kira the 55th place. 
As you can imagine I'm a very proud mom
And I.... I run the ladiesrun 10 km... it was my first 10 km.. and i did a very great job. 
I got a 2nd place.
From 4 km till 8,5 I was the number 1. but the woman who I walked the first 4 km with past by me for the last 1.5 km.. and she earned it.. I got 2nd.. it was awesome!!!
I got a medal and a trophy... So today I feel so lucky

My training for the 10 km stopped today.. tuesday I starting the traing for 15 km.. 
Since a week I have a inflammation in my heel ( hubby has a bad one for 9 months now) .... you can almost think its contagious.. hihi.. both was because of bad shoes... so buy good shoes.. it's very painfull.. thankfully I can still run

Kids are very active too.. last week we had the evening walks... it's organized in the whole country all on different weeks...... You need to walk 4 evening and can choose 5 of 10 km and then you get a medal.
last year I did it for the first tme with the kids.. and again we enterd.
The last evening was heavy.. but they did it.. #soproud
I also organized it that the patients from my work entered.
14 from the 18.. it was so great to soo so many volunteers wanted to help me, to push them in a wheelchair for 5 km. I feel blessed

Kids also go with me sometimes when they have the day off and  i have  a training
Here you see they went along for almost 9 km.. I also have done a 11 km with the kids.. so great
The first half always.. how far is it.. and the second half I can't see them.. they go so far a head.. but with seeing boats animals they always like it

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Noah has yesterday another judo compitition
he got a very good earned 3th place!!!
Soon he is going on Judocamp.. it's "thankfully" only for 1 night... but he is looking out for it!!


In my last post I show a little bit of fabric. I made the kids some new clothing.. 
My godchild did his first communion and two nieces where baptized.
That means mommy needs to make something beautifull
I make Noah a Colbert from white linen and kira a dress with a heart on her back and a short pink jacket. as it was cold on the day of the communion I made her a white legging for under it
Aren't they looking pretty in it!!
Kids loved it
Kira is happy she can finally wheer it too school now.. 

At the baptize Noah went in the front of the church
He know what to see.. and it went very good... the pastorasked who know what he just told.. and Noah was the only who put his finger in the air ( as always:) )
I needed to be fast with my picture.. hihi... he loved it

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I'm still not stitching.. but Kira is.. last December she got a package.. and this week she asked for it again.. she know knows how to go it.. When we wnet to bring Noah to Judo , she sat on the floor and stitched.
While know was doing judo on the background.... ♥

My father in law is retired now, and for the farewell lunch 
I wanted to make a new top from satin fabric
Kira made the pic's of me.. I loved it very much . on the back a silver ribbon
Here you can see what I did with my hair
( it's hard to take selfies for me..:) hihi)
 The front
and a bit of the bac.
As you can see i closed the back a bit more.. I like to where a bra without everyone seeing it.. it was too far open.. now not anymore =))


A whle back I saw for the very first time a pancake plant or chinese mint plant also called..
I needed to order it on Instagram..a nd a week later it was in my mailbox.. look at the cute.. 
 Kids asked when we could eat pancakes.. hihi..
No it's called that way because the leaf looks like a pancake
My green garden is growing very well.
We already can eat out of it.. 
Her you can see the kids plants more in it and kira eating the radish ( did not made a pic of Noah.. he promissed me to try every thing, but he was eating like he was dying....hihi)
The arugula I;m eating almost every day.. so yummy!!!
Hope soon to et more things


A few weeks ago on 2nd Pentecost we went to a farmstead , theer where organized all kids of games and you could try all there products
They had a blast and earned some medals...
That afternoon there was a horse concour nearby, so we went to take a look
we could see dressage, jumping, riding with carriage and many more..
Can you imagine Kira had the time of her life!!!She also ride all 3 the horses that where for the kids
One woman aske dif she wanted to stroke the horse.. it was a big horse but see did it
It was a very fun and full day

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2 weeks ago we celebrated the 65th birthday of my father in law
he took us too a kids amusement park and to Dolfinarium (dolphins)
Togheter with my BIL and SIS and ther 4 children we had a awesome weekend. 
Noah and Kira has so much fun

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On Facebook I'm a memebr of some sell-pages. A friend tagged me a while back for a really girlie-girlie bed what would be perfect for Kira.
So I started too offer on it.. someone else got it, but she didn;t wanted it anymore.. so I got it.
Hubby and I took it o 2 days to put it togheter.. as you can imagine she is very happy with it 
It has a little WALK _IN_CLOSET!! and a desk.. so she is very happy with it.. and it's also pink and purple

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As you can see I was very busy.. hihihi..
Hope the next weeks are a bit lesser busy..
I opened my bloglovin.. and I'm getting there... still a few more blogs...
Keep it up all your beautifull carfts.. I'm going too do some more here too

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 8 mei 2016

Mothersday, Anniversary

Hi all,

Today 12 years ago Hubby and me fell in love, after 12 years still very much in love....
It sound so long already
Today it's also Mothersday, once in the ..... years its both on the same day.
So we went out to diner to celebrate
Kids spoiled me with gifts and drawings , and hubby took me out for diner..
it was an awesome day.

This morning had to work, and this afternoon I had a run competition. 7,5 km
As we have summe weather this week. it was very very heavy
But I'm very proud of myself.
From the total of 185 runners I got the 58th place
From the 84 woman who entered I had the 9th place!!
On the pic above you can see me on the left in pink with glasses numbre 17
Ow what was it hot today... but I did it!!!

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I have been crafting too.. but as I;m doing to many things at ones.. I;m not going fast... so many things I wanne do..
My hair elastics are always lost.. everywhere in the house..
In my new closet I needed to have something.
So made a little basket

I also started with my sewing projects I told you about!!
I'm not making the dress for my anymoe, but all my other plans are in pogress..
More soon

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Today s also the last day of May-break.
Tomorow the kids need to go back to school again
but as the last week we had such great weather we had much fun.
last week we had some sleep-overs 
An really awesome vacation the kids had


I haven't been on bloglovin for more then a week.. I think I need to take a look tomorrow..
:O :O
Now time for bed..

Have a great week you all

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!! 
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

woensdag 27 april 2016


Today it's the birthday of our King, and we celebrate that with Kingsday
Here you see him with his family.
With the complete Royal family they visit every year a city, where all activities are organized.
We can watch it on tv, it's really awesome.

In most towns and city's also all activities are organized.
As the weather men said we would get very bad weather 
( last time it was that bad today it was 1985, I was just a baby.........) 
So all the programs where adapted, many activities where deleted.
BUT.... we still had a awesome (but cold) day

This morning we had the bicycle parade, normally you decorate your bike and who has the most prettiest bike gets a prize.
The decoration I always use when it gets wet the bike will color to, so I decided with the rain they where telling about not to do that this year.. but decorate our faces
My beautifull children ♥
And also the clothimg is in style.. Red-White-Blue   and Orange
In the Parade
For those who don't know my kids are riding one, they are called Space-Scooter.
Bought them this weekend from different people for some very little money, and my kids are very happy!!!
For years I'm telling that they are to expensive... but know found 2 good deals....

Then after lunch we got back and it was time for the jumble sale. 
Normally it's very big, but for now, it was small in our townhouse.
Kids every year get a little bit of money, and can buy what they want :O
Kira bought 2 horses and a bracelet.,
Noah a race course and a binocular
Both got 2 euro......
I found a horse puzzle and a reading book, both for 20 cent..
So we had a great time.
There also where games
Collect the balls......
There where so many games, but to many other children in the pic.. but you can imagine they had so much fun.

Tonight it was Playbackshow.
Kira's girlfriend enterd with the song of Frozen. and finished 2nd !!!!!
Kids had so much fun. Next year the wanne enter too
Normally there are so many more actvitie, hopefully next year better weather I will show you more

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Last weekend we went a few day's to my in-laws.
We also went to the swimming pool there, but very fast we needed to go to the doctor with Kira.
She fell very hard on the flour, and I know she always falls unconscious after that, she has that from the moment she was little.
Only as she falls on her head.
This time she fel on the front of her head above her eye so hard hard, that after she was unconscious she started to shock..... I never seen that before with her, and holder her in my hands with her shocking her arms and legs. I got so afraid it looked like a epilepsy-attack. We went to the doctor. as it all took very long, we first needed to get dressed, go to the hospital, I already was thinking maybe it was from the fall.
Mostly with in 30 seconds Kira is her old self and doesn't know what happend.
The doctor looked at her, but all was good, when she has it another time, we need to go back.
So it was a strange day 
But for the short time we where swimming they had a lot of fun.. Kira now with a swimming diploma, wasn't affraid anymore, run in too the weather, so great to see.

That afternoon, grandma learn the kids how to play the piano
The song Frere Jacques, after 3 times Kira could play it..   :O   :O
I made a movie of it, but my phone isn't in the mood to send it to my laptop.
This weekend I'm going to my little brother he plays the gitar, and I asked him if he wants to learn the song to play, so he and Kira can do it togheter..
So great when Kids play the piano
Noah liked hitting the notes more.. hihi
I had a little Keyboard, so as it is May-vacation we had practice some more

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Last week we had another day that is was really lovely..
The past 5 day's I only see RAIN, SNOW and HAIL, then some sun.. every hour it repeats again...
My garden is growing like crazy.......
to bad with the kids having 2 weeks of we can't go outside........
But when it was lovely weather hubby and me working outside to make a green garden..
Above you can see the before....
Bad picture, but you can see hubby working... me taking the picture ( also working, telling him what to do.....)
 a big empty place.....
And tada.... my green garden.. I needed to remove a few more plants.. and some put on a different place. In teh summer I will see how it all looks , may in the Fall I can replace a few more plants who are to close to eachother.
Also we cut the grass in a straight line.. got a lot of garden back know, and looking so beautifull

My seeds in house are going so fast, that I already put some outside, and new one inside
 We can eat a lot... ( when it all survive the cold storm we have at the moment)

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I have been working on a vest-pattern from The Velvet Acorn ( the same designer as the Pink Poncho from my last post)
But I didn't like it........
I pulled it out.. and started to try and make one myself... 
On the web I found someone who made a vest from 5 rectangles... in a simple stitch..
I went looking for a special stitch.. found one and started.. really hope it will work, 
I have THE vest in my mind that I wanne have for years, but can't find one in the store.. ( just a simple one) so I;m going to try and make it myself
Love the stitch... Hopefully it's not to stiff... but we will see..

And when I just started this one, yesterday a blogger posted a free pattern of THE vest I love to make...
So now..... put this one aside and start that one... or finish this one first not nowing if it will turn out, and then start the other............. so hard... what to we crafters have such a hard life, with all the decisions we have to make what to make........

You will see it soon enough what my decision is....

Then I started another Doll
 Hope it will be as pretty as the last one I made...
And a new pattern also is waiting for me to start for a doll. and another one in my stash... hihihihi
See so hard being a crafter...

Also my head if full of sewing plans. ........  My godchild has his first communion in a few weeks, and 2 nieces will be baptized... and I wanne make some new clothing for me and the kids for it... you read it good.. sew/make........ and my FIL is going to retire... wanne make something new for that too...
But it's all in a few weeks..... do I have the time, and will I finish.. or even start.......
So hard... so hard......
But I wanne do it all.......hihihi :)  you only live ones, make the best of it.....

I think that's all for today.
I need to get some things ready, Kira went sleeping with a friend yesterday, and tomorrow that friend will sleep over with us... so... enough to do..

I leave you with a pic of some Kingsday crafts from the last years
Bracelets and a pin, Noah has one for on his shirt, Kira for in her hair

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 17 april 2016

So much to tell and show you

So there I am again :)
How are you all feeling, enjoying the sun?
At the moment the sun is shining here, but only 8 degrees.
Kira is a bit ill, we planned to go out and skate in our new street the work-men have been working on the last week.. but as tomorrow is school again. we are having a lazy day


At the moment still only crcohet, but in my next post I will show a project i'm working on with Kira

I wanted a new poncho for a long time.
I found a beautifull grey wool, and or a long time I had a lovely pin in my Pinterest.
So I started, and finished :))))
I'm very happy with it
I have been wearing it often last weeks... when the temperature is between 10 and 18. It's lovely to wear. easy to put on when I need to get the kids from school or to school.

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Last year I made a poncho for Kira, but in the morning when it's still very cold. it wasn't warm enough.
So after ordering some patterns from The Velvet Acorn.
I started on a lovely Cape/Poncho..
Found a real PINK color in the store..
And then Kira had a new poncho!!
Now she doesn't feel cold in the morning!!


On the 3the of April, Kira got her very first swimming diploma after swimming onl 6 months
She is very happy with it, and working on the next one.
I promissed her that when the has 2 swimming diploma's she also can do judo..... so... 

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Yesterday it was the Judo clubchampionships.
Noah was so exciting... and Hubby who started 4 months ago also was exciting
Now I can tell you it was a awesome day
Noah sat in a poule of 6 boy's, one was his best friend that got the 1ste price.. and Noah got a beautifull 2nd place. We are so proud of him!!! His best friend is so good, we now that at this moment it's hard to win.. but I can tell you it was a close call... in the last minute his friend got the first point. From the other 4 boys now won. So proud ♥ :)))
Hubby who saw who his opponents where got very exciting .... the other are doing it so long..
But against all expectations Hubby won all 3 games!!!!!!!So he got the 1ste price..
So I now got a big 1ste place cup and a beautifull 2nd place cup .....
( think I need to finf a bigger house for it all)
I'm so proud on both my men!!!
And cute kira was coloring so sweet.

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Then about me..
Last weekend I did another run of 5 km 
Many small kids where entering too. At the start I looked above most of them ( the 3km and 5 km started together)
But those kids started..... and I didn't saw most of them anymore... whooooo that fast they where walking....
From the 33 who entered the 5 km I got 7th over the finish!
I feel great.
Then I was talking to a mother, the boy who got 6th never ever run before???????? he was 13 ( i think) .... then I was thinking I need to run longer runs..

The last weeks I was thinking.... let's try and really run a half marathon (21.1km)..... 
I was rejected in the try-out to go learn to run a marathon (42,2km) in 6 months.. and that motivated me very much.. They can't get me small.... :))))
So I jumped on the web and went looking.
I found some schedules.
And started this week.
This morning went for a great run
I found a Half Marathon on the 9th of October.... so training days are on!!!!
From time to time. I will show you some progress
Look at the view I had this morning.. running by the water so great


I have been working in my garden the last weeks!!
It's almost done for Spring... here some pic's from my back garden flowers.

Last week we had one day it was 19 degrees.
So we eat outside
Kids loved it so much!!!

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We also started our green-garden
I made a change in the garden.. we are really going to have big veggies in the garden..
In a other post more


Last week we went to the dentist
Not my favorite.
But kids loved it

So that was my big post for today.
I have been looking on many blogpost I lost in blogloving, get many back..
Still have problems with bloglovin, he removes post that i'm saving :( :(
But back on track now..
Email empty also 
I'm a good girl .. ♥

I will finish with the decoration I'm having in my living as Easter is over.
In 10 day's it's KINGSDAY. so pulled out all my things I made the last years
I gave Lilly some Dutch flowers in her hands....

Have a great sunny sunday you all!!

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!!
 ♥ Have a great day ♥