Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I was tagged!

I was tagged by my friend Karen Carter with this quiz. I've never been tagged before so I think this is fun!
The rules for this particular tagging are as follows:
Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add yourself to the bottom slot.

1. Deanna
2. Ruth
3. Peg
4. Karen
5. Birgit

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to.

1. Anita
2. Corine
3. Cari
4. Wendy
5. Revlie

Now, on to the questions!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was a young 28 year ol SAHM with one 18 months old todler and a 1 months old baby. I had a difficult pregnancy (had to lie down the last ten weeks of the pregnancy) and was still suffering severe pain in my pelvis with everything I did. It was very slowly getting better, but although I was VERY happy with my 2 beautiful children it was not the most happy time of my life...

What were you doing one year ago?
One year ago my kids were 10, 9 and 2. Yes we had a third one and I was very much enjoying having a todler around again. I was still a SAHM but now working from home as a crop-consultant. I started this one year earlier for Kars (a Dutch wholesales company) and it was finally getting to go somewhere. Every now and then I was doing a scrapbooking demonstration in craftshops or at Kars and around that time the second book in the Dutch series Scrapbook&Co. of wich I was a co-writer came out.
We were planning our summer vacation to France and was feeling much better then 9 years before. I was happy one year ago and I still am!!!

Five snacks you enjoy:
Salt potato chips, toast with french cheese, kroket (typical dutch), chocolate, Mexicaantjes (spicy rice chips) with fresh garlic cheese.

Five songs, to which you KNOW all the lyrics:

Terug bij af (Harry Jekkers) Alice (Smokie), Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits), School (Supertramp), Right next door (Robert Cray Band)

Five things you would do, if you were a millionaire:
Buy a great, big house on a lovely place, get myself the greatest scrap studio, get a cleaning lady to keep this all clean :), show my kids how beautifull Greece is and just keep living the way we do right now!

Five bad habits:
I'm not a very good housewife so, just like Karen, I don’t fold laundry right away, I forget to do things if I don't write them down, I can't say NO, I hardly ever send birthdaycards even though I know how nice it is to get one, if the weather is not great I always take the car in stead of my bike even if I don't have to go far.

Five things you like doing:
Going on vacation to France with my family, eating out, sleeping in, scrapbooking, taking pictures.

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
A white wedding dress, hot pants, leather pants, fur coat and red lipstick.

Five favorite toys:

My Canon Digital Rebel, computer, my sewing machine (for scrapbooking that is), my Epson printer and my hubby ;)

OK, that was the quiz!
What I also wanted to share is this LO I made yesterday about my oldest DD with Christmas. I hope she will always believe in the magic of Christmas no matter how old she gets! (sorry for the bad picture... it is straight IRL!)
Isn't this BG pp just beautiful?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Back to normal!

Now the holidays and vacation are over everything is starting to get back to normal again. The kids started school again yesterday and our daily routine is the same as it was before.

Celebrating started on Christmas Eve. My family came together at my sisters house. She had a huge 3 meter big tree and underneath there where tons of presents, mostly for the kids of course! They got spoiled seriously!
My sister made us a delicious Italian dinner wich we ate in the warmth of the fire place. At the end of the evening something fell down the chimney and pieces of burning wood were thrown into the livingroom. Just for a moment there was a little panic, Erik ran to the barn to get the fire extinguisher and we told all the kids to go out of the room, but except for a few holes in the carpet everything was ok and, thank God, no one got hurt.

On Christmas day we drove to my parents in law where whe had a quiet and nice day with the family. We stayed there over night and drove back the next evening. Anne stayed with my brother and siter in law who just had a baby on december 11th.

She wanted to stay there until we would come back to

celebrate new year and have her little niece all to herself.
After about 1,5 hour driving it started snowing, and not just a little, a whole lot of snow came down and the world turned into white winter wonderland -finally-.

The view from my window

The days before new year we had winter and the only days I like winter is when there is snow! So I was happy... and so were Lennart and Marlijn. Normally they stay in their pyjama's until noon, sometimes even all day when it's vacation but now they could wait to get dressed and go outside!

New Years Eve we spend with my brother and sister in law and the next day we left for a weeks vacation in Germany. We went to a vacation parc in the Eiffel and hoped for a lot of snow there but unfortunatly there wasn't. Still we had a very nice relaxing vacation. Sleep in every morning, swimming, bowling, going out for dinner, reading and a day of shopping in beautiful Koblenz. We didn't have to do anything and we just did what we wanted.

And now it's over already, time flies when your having fun!
I just checked my agenda... only six weeks until "spring break".
We have to start making plans... :)

Just a few of my latest LO's, TFL!