Thursday, May 15, 2008

Back to normal life...

...for as long as it takes… Tuesday the kids went back to school after 2 weeks and 1 day vacation.
It were two lovely weeks filled with a lot of holidays (Queens day, May 4th, Liberation day (may 5th), Ascension day, my SIL’s birthday, Whitsun and Mothers day). We had our traditional Family May vacation week with my in laws. We started going away with the whole family once a year in 1987.
My parents in law, their 5 children, the boyfriend of their daughter (who is now my BIL) and their sons girlfriend (Me :)). One week in one house with 9 people was fun already, sometimes friends of the children came along and we always had a good time. By now we are 20 (9 grandchildren) and that number might even get a little bigger in the next couple of years :)
This year we went to Kalenberg in the Weerribben. A beautiful little village in the middle of a gorgeous environment. With a lot of water, canals, little lakes… just wonderful. The weather was amazing and because it’s so early in the year there were no mosquitoes at all. We brought 3 little boats and spend a lot of our time on the water. It was just great! I took over a thousand pictures and I just can’t make a selection of which ones to show so I’ll keep it to just this one of the 9 grandchildren together:

On Sunday (mothers day) the kids brought me breakfast in bed, Marlijn sang me a sweet little song which we video taped. I would love to share it but I haven’t found out how to get it up on the blog yet :(
In the afternoon we went to the camping place where my parents are and surprised my mom who didn’t know that we were coming. We brought dinner and had a lovely afternoon!

On Monday I did a demonstration at Kars with the new Prima products Kars is stocking in the next couple of months. Mmmmm, yummy, yummy!!! Clear books, clear paintables, overlays, felt ribbon, felt matties, crystals (oh, just LOVE those cute little angel wings!!!), embossed cardstock and mini albums, gorgeous paper, flowers and much, much more!!!

Now vacation is over… but…. Only 6 more weeks ‘till summer vacation, yay!!!

Anyway… I started scrapping again yesterday.... and now blogging…. And I logged in to my bloglines this morning to find out that you girls made 931 new entries that I missed…. Ohmygosh… 931! Where do I start????
I don’t even dare login to SIS-tv…. I’m afraid the list of new LO’s won’t fit on my computer, hehe!!
So I guess I’ll just have to start with the first and see where it ends, huh?

I’ll leave you with this LO I made of Marlijn. Most times she doesn’t care that I constantly take her picture, a lot of times she even poses for me. But every once in a while it’s just enough for her and no matter what I say to her she refuses to smile JThis one was published in the November issue of Scrapbook Inspirations.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon on YOUR blog, hehe!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to read you had such a great few weeks!! And good to read you again ;-)

1:13 AM

Blogger M@risk@ said...

Heerlijk dat jullie ook zo'n gezellige vakantie hebben gehad. Het mooie weer droeg daar zeker aan bij. Nu de draad weer oppakken en met het scrappen is het gelukt zo te zien, wat weer een prachtige layout.

1:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Héeeeeeee! Ik wilde je net een email sturen of je van de aardbodem was verdwenen, maar nee gelukkig niet :)
fijn dat je lekkere weken achter de rug hebt en inderdaad nog maar 6 weken en dan is het alweer vakantie. Mooie lo en leuke foto!


3:06 AM

Blogger FauveDesign said...

Sounds like such a great time with family!Lovin your layout,great colors!

3:25 AM

Blogger Astrid said...

Hey Birgit Goed dat je er weer bent :) Klinkt goed jullie vakantie!
groetjes Astrid

5:18 AM

Blogger Petra said...

Leuke lo! Nu zien we dat zelfs Marlijn af en toe genoeg heeft van de camera (en waarom zou jij het beter hebben dan ik ;) ha,ha)
Fijn dat jullie zo genoten hebben van de vakantie en het was inderdaad perfect weer! Succes met het bijlezen....

8:58 AM

Blogger Anniek said...

Fijn dat jullie een leuke vakantie hebben gehad. Heerlijk met dat warme weer he?!
Mooie foto en layout!

10:57 AM

Blogger Scrappermania said...

Hermoso layout! Que gusto tenerte de vuelta!

5:56 PM

Blogger D@nielle said...

Good luck with bloglines, I have so many in there it's hard to keep up. Looks like you had a great vacation ! Can't wait to see all the great photo's.

12:19 AM

Blogger ~Nancy~ said...

So happy to read that you've had such a great time! The weather helped a lot too huh? WOW.. I wish we had that kind of weather throughout the whole year!!! Love your new layout.. gorgeous as always.. and such a fun pic.. hehe! XOXOXO

5:35 AM

Blogger Ilona said...

Wat een schattig gezichtje ;o)! Super layout weer!

12:48 PM

Blogger Beate said...

Wow, I love your work! :)

2:27 PM

Blogger Je@net said...

Heerlijk genoten van de vakantie dus, fijn zo!!
Gave lo heb je gemaakt Birgit!!
Fijn weekend gewenst!!

12:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Birgit,

Amaai, zoveel foto's genomen op vakantie! Dat wordt alweer veel scrapplezier! Toon er gerust maar nog een paar op je blog.
Op mijn blog zie je ook een paar foto's van het pinksterweekend.

Volgende week zaterdagavond kom ik een workshop bij je volgen in Destelbergen (België). Ik ben reuzebenieuwd! Moeten we trouwens iets speciaals meebrengen?
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

10:37 AM

Blogger bonnette said...

It is sooooo fun to have family get together s .... I see you (and grandpa/-ma/-kids) had a great time to....keep these happenings as a treasure!

2:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, so that make us both bad bloggers ;) I have the same thing going on LOL! SUPERlayout you posted! Looks like you all had a great time, what a wonderful tradition!

11:38 AM

Blogger sollie said...

Leuk dat jullie zo'n leuke tijd gehad hebben met de familie.
Tot vrijdag,

10:50 AM

Blogger Wiebine said...

Wauw, dat is een hele mooie LO zeg, en ook een prachtige foto !

2:17 AM

Blogger Iris said...

ooh wat een geweldige layout. Die foto! Haha, echt heel leuk!

11:54 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wonderfull, i like all.
you 're a great scrappaddict.


11:06 AM

Blogger Oward(e) said...

Oh! magnifique ! very hot!

11:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mooie layout!!

very nice layout, the combination of colors very nice and the picture is cute!!

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