Merry Sinterklaas!

I don’t think that’s a thing people say, but ya know what? I like it so I’m going with it. It’s December 5th which means it’s pakjesavond (present evening) and if you were a good little one throughout out the year, maybe Sinterklaas replaced that carrot in your shoe with some treats! Tonight is the […]

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Utrecht, the Netherlands

Guys, we did it. It’s taken us 5.5 years, but we made the long and treacherous 1 hour and 56 minute train ride from Groningen to Utrecht! I know our days in the Netherlands are numbered, so I have an unofficial Dutch bucket-list running in my mind. We’ve hit a number of the major Dutch […]

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5 Reasons to Love Groningen, the Netherlands

I can’t quite believe what I’m writing, but this weekend marks our 5th Dutch-iversary! The whole reason we sold all our stuff, packed up the cat, and moved across an ocean was for Shane to start a Ph.D. program at Rijksuniverseteit Groningen (aka: the University of Groningen). I’m beyond thrilled / proud / insert other […]

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Keukenhof & Koningsdag

We are just rockin’ and rollin’ on our Netherlands bucket list this year! A few weeks ago, we finally made it to the renowned Keukenhof gardens! We were lucky to have some family visiting the Netherlands, so we met up in Amsterdam and headed about 30 min south to Lisse, where the gardens are located. […]

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The Siberian Bear

IT HAPPENED! The canals (and ponds) froze! We’ve heard rumor of this, but it hasn’t been cold enough for long enough to make it a reality. I don’t think the canals in Amsterdam have been frozen enough to skate/walk on since 2012, so I imagine it’s safe to say that for Groningen as well. But, […]

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Groningen Round-up 3 (Plus Some Extra)

So, remember that time we went home for Christmas? …probably not, because I never actually blogged about it! (facepalm) In short: We flew home – we had Christmas with our families – we celebrated New Year’s Eve – I turned 32 (not too keen on seeing that in writing) – we saw as many friends […]

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The Best Darn Mom & Sis Trip: Video Version

Hi all! Considering we took this trip in September, these videos have been a long time coming. They’ve been ready for a little while now, but I was waiting until after my trip home to the U.S. before I posted about them here. I wanted to share them with my mom and sister first! πŸ™‚ […]

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