Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Warm weather

We had very nice weather in Holland and went to cool off in the water basin
Esmee & Marc

This rainwater is used to water the plants in the greenhouses.


Rien planted this tree when we lived there, it was about 50cm

Monday, June 29, 2009


Silvia, Arie & Rianne

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Broad Beans making freezer ready

We used to not like them but if picked at the right time they taste very good.

To the sauna with Nel, Ada & Jolanda
It was a whole day outing and a lot of fun.
I saw 5 different sauna's here (we tried 2)but maybe there were even more. We had a good lunch and were outside most of the time.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Family

Marc, Rinze, Bart and Anne
Gaby Marc & Sanne


Arie, Arjo,Huib, Paul (Ammerlaan) Anniek, Jose(v.Dalen), Henk, Marije & Ma
Nel, Arie, Pa, Monique, Arjo, Huib, Paul

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sign of the times

I've never seen this many houses for sale in De Lier
Many people want to live in this village, all our brothers & sisters live within 5 km of each other, so does most of our extended family

2 for sale near my mom & dad.
The prices are still very high though

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's day

My Dad
Rien's dad

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Windmill and water birds

Groeneveldse molen

I biked a lot with my mom

Blue Herron

Nest from meerkoeten

't Woudt


Marc would like to drive a car like this


We met Rien's counsin Jozien in 't Woud Our family follows her "Keeper of wild places" blog

Lots of bikes in 't Woud for the "Boerol" an art festival.

Fly to the Netherlands

Lots of leg room
Sunrise in Amsterdam

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Grade 8 Graduation

Last Monday's Practise for today

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Kingdom of Heaven is like purple Loostrife

The mustard plant in the Middle East is like purple Loostrife here.You can't get rid of them and they keep advancing even against your will. Interesting comparison, we learned this from RVL in Waterdown. Luke 13:19

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Downtown Drayton

This is obviously a farming community

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bonnie Lou's

After the swimming pool we went to Floradale for coffee

The restaurant is in the old hardware store/post office

The table legs were old sowing machines

We had the only one that still moved

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Country Bait

Dirk & Teresa farm worms

They also sell the droppings as fertilizer

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, Church and BBQ

Sometimes on Sundays we see a buggy on our road

A nice day for half sun / half shade


Making clear pictures in the shade with the new camera from some of our friends.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday night Haircut

Outside so no messy clean-up

Visiting with Karina & Trish

We were not supposed to visit with Jaden but he had other plans