How do you know when it's the right time to say goodbye, to something you love? To a city you love. The place that feels like home...
We have done this before (moving to Houston, back to The Netherlands and moving to Switzerland, just weeks before Zoe was born). So yes, it's been one hell of a ride these past sixteen years! But it all adds to our story, of living life your own way.
The story of a family that doesn't shy away of taking risks, or leaving their comfort zone (many times). But that doesn't make these decisions easier. It's not been easy every time for the girls or on our marriage. So even though this is our 16th year of living this global lifestyle, it's been sixteen years of changes. And that is a bloody long time, so yes, I'm tired. Not tired from adventure, but at the pace we have been living, it's time to slow down for awhile. Just a tad. Read More
I could have started this post without a curse word in the title, yep I could... but sometimes life hands you lemons and you curse (a lot) while making lemonade out of it all...
Last week, the bitter cold in the Netherlands caused three of our water pipes to burst. For those of you who are new reading my blog - our home is near Amsterdam, while we were in New York... Read More
"Don't be afraid to fail - be afraid not to try..."
Growing up, we learn that by the end of our school years, we must know where we want to go and what we want to do. Or better yet, we need to have it all mapped out. I can assure you, if you still don't know what to do when you grow up, you are not alone. Welcome to the club! Read More
'...and with just one click, she froze a moment in time...' -m.
Last week, it was four years since my daddy passed away. He was only 68.
When I was thinking how to start this blogpost, my mind wandered to a black and white photograph of me and daddy - sitting in a small cable car, on our way to rise high up in an amusement park. I have the photo, so my memory is still fresh of that day...
As a mama who is always behind the camera or snapping away with my trusty Iphone, I made myself a promise. This year will be the start of being more in the pictures with my girls... Read More