Look Who We Found !

The Sufrinkos! 😊 And they were here for 9 days of Shwitastic European fun! The trip was split into three parts. We started in Groningen, jetted off to Rome for a few days in the middle, and ended in Amsterdam. I’m going to take The Netherlands portion of our adventure. Shane will continue with RomeContinue reading “Look Who We Found !”

We’ve been here a year !?

It’s hard to believe but we have officially been in the Netherlands for a year! To say time has gone quickly would be an understatement. It seems like just the other day we were packing up to leave…. ….now, a year later, here we are: In honor of one year, I think it’s necessary toContinue reading “We’ve been here a year !?”

Fijne Koningsdag !

or in english, Happy King’s Day! Today is King Willem-Alexander’s birthday and the whole country celebrates! This is actually only the 2nd King’s Day. Until last year ‘Koninginnedag’, or Queen’s Day, was celebrated on April 30th to celebrate Queen Beatrix’s birthday. As you can see, I think Meatball is the most excited about it. TheContinue reading “Fijne Koningsdag !”

Can You Spot the Difference?

Yuuuppp. Someone stole my bike. Luckily, I took the cat inside first. 2 weeks. It took 2 weeks for me to be one of the 450,000 bikes stolen each year. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself. They were kind enough to take 2 sets of bungee cords and my lock as well. IContinue reading “Can You Spot the Difference?”

Super Bowl Sun…..Monday?

So it’s officially Super Bowl Sunday! That means most of you back home are gearing up to watch the game, preparing various goodies and treats for the night ahead. To be honest, I’m jealous. Because of the time difference, the Super Bowl doesn’t start here until 12:30. That means if we were to stay upContinue reading “Super Bowl Sun…..Monday?”

Sinterklaas has Arrived !

Sinterklaas arrived today! He, as I’m sure you probably assumed, is the Dutch version of jolly ole’ St. Nick. The story goes something like this… Sinterklaas comes to Holland on a steam boat from Spain, and he brings with him his ‘Zwarte Pieten’ (Black Pete) helpers. Together, between his ‘intocht’ (arrival) and his birthday onContinue reading “Sinterklaas has Arrived !”

Happy Taylor Swift Day !!

Ok ok, that’s not the point of the post. Her new album did come out today, though. Which means I’m obsessing. Can’t help it and I’m not even a little sorry. Which leads me into my next piece of news. Shane is STILL in Africa. He was supposed to be home on the 20th, butContinue reading “Happy Taylor Swift Day !!”

We’re Still Here !

Sorry for the lack of posts… things have been pretty quiet around here the past couple of weeks.      A few pieces of news though. I interviewed with a biotech company at the beginning of July, but since July/August are big vacation months I was told not to expect to hear anything until oh… now-ish.Continue reading “We’re Still Here !”