Saturday, May 05, 2007

It's National Scrapbooking Day!

I’m back! I had a wonderful vacation, we went with my whole family in law which means 20 people. The youngest is 1,5 month and the oldest 68. We do this every year in may vacation and it is always fun!
The weather was just gorgeous, almost summer. We lived outside the whole week, we only went inside in the evening after dinner when it started to get cold because it still is just spring.
At the end of the week we all looked like we went to Gran Canaria in stead of Assen, lol!

The house was nice and had enough room but the garden was even better, it was huge with a lot of grass. Space enough for the kids to play soccer, ride their bike (the little kids) and to play in the pool we bought.

We went shopping in Assen, made boat rides on the Zuidlaardermeer (a lake near by) with my BIL’s boat and a little extra boat we rented, the kids played in the wonderful playgrounds in the park, the boys rented a tennis court one time and the kids rented “bike-cars” (have no idea how to call it in English, sorry :)), they went swimming in the nice swimming pool and in the little lake at the camping place, they played ping-pong and much, much more… so you will understand that we had a great time.

We were all sorry that it was over but all good things come to an end they say…. Makes us looking forward to next year already!

Now we’re back home and I have piles and piles of laundry waiting to be done, a workshop to be prepared, loads of e-mails to be answered a.s.o. Vacation is over but the good mood it gave will stay for a while and the next vacation is coming soon already.

We loved the park and camping place so much that we decided to go camping there over Hemelvaart and Pinksteren (Ascension Day and Whitsun) which means that we will have four days at Ascension day (a long weekend) then we go home for 1 week and leave the caravan there. We will go back the Friday before Whitsun and the following week we have vacation. That is, Lennart, Marlijn and I have a vacation. Anne has to go to school from Tuesday to Friday but since the camping place is not that far from Groningen (where she goes to school) Erik will bring her in the morning, drive home to work and pick her up in the afternoon when school’s out and they come back to the camping place. Very much looking forward to it!

At 2Peas they’re celebrating National Scrapbooking Day (NSD) today and therefore opened a special section on the message board for all kinds of special things like contests, sales and more.
One of the specials is a User Highlights Gallery in which you can see LO’s of 2Peas users picked by the GardenGirls. And guess what…. One of them is mine! My LO, called *Zusjes* (*Sisters* ) was picked by Kim Heffington and she wrote a sweet note to go along with it. Check it out here! How cool is that?!

OK, I’m off to do my laundry, sigh… Hope you all have a wonderful, sunny weekend!


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Blogger Ingrid said...

Good to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time together. The weather was awesome for this time of year. How nice that one of your layouts was picked as one of the user highlights on 2Peas. Congrats!

12:27 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really a great compliment!!! I'm just wondering how long they'll wait to add you to their team of gardengirls....
Enjoy the feeling (and all the beautiful pictures of your vacation).

1:14 AM

Blogger sollie said...

Seems like you had a wonderful time. Love the pics you took.
See you on Friday at the workshop in Kortrijk. Isolde

1:50 AM

Blogger Janine Langer said...

Looks like you had agreat time, welcome back! :)

3:13 AM

Blogger Familie Kubben said...

Hi Birgit! Goed om te lezen dat je een fijne vakantie hebt gehad. Wat een geweldige foto's!! En heerlijk dat jullie teruggaan met hemelvaart en pinksteren, geniet er maar van! Proficiat het goede nieuws van 2 peas, een echt compliment!

5:56 AM

Blogger Nicole said...

I agree with Kim, you have always beautiful photo's on your always beautiful LO's... waiting what you gonna do with these great pictures...

gr Nicole

8:52 AM

Blogger Brigitta said...

great that you had such a lovely time!!! See you on wednesday

2:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fijn dat je trug bent, miste je al.


3:30 PM

Blogger Essie said...

Fijn om te lezen dat jullie een leuke vakantie gehad hebben... De LO is dan ook een eerwaardige vermelding waard. Geweldige LO!!! Liefs, es.

12:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad that you had a wonderful sunny week with your family. We stayed in Roden for a week and came back yesterday. Congrats on your layout picked as a highlight on 2Peas. You deserve this because your work is very inspiring.

1:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wat leuk dat je vlakbij Assen was, we hadden elkaar wel tegen kunnen komen in de stad :) Wie weet de volgende keer, zou het leuk vinden je een keer in het eggie te zien. Ook al lurk ik eigenlijk alleen maar op je blog, zal wat vaker reageren :)

gr Alette

4:04 AM

Blogger Monique Helfrich said...

So cool, you were picked out! I'm glad you all had a wonderful vacation!

5:03 AM

Blogger Bex said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday - the pictures are fantastic!

Congratulations on getting picked on 2 Peas x

Love Bex

7:25 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were so lucky with the weather, glad you had a good time!
Congrats on being picked on Twopeas!

7:57 AM

Blogger Mirjam said...

Love your "zusjes" lo! Great colors, and such a sweet picture! (tried to leave you a comment on 2P's but it is SO slow.
Can't wait to see what you are going to create with the pictures of your vacation. Such a shame it started to rain now... a well good to do the laundry LOL

12:47 PM

Blogger Kerry McKibbins said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!
The pics are great!

7:28 PM


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