Sunday, January 31, 2016

Freedom a Sunday-School lesson

a Sunday school lesson about freedom
starting in Egypt, with freedom from slavery

and freedom from worshiping idols

The plagues were not random but targeted certain "gods"
like the frog-headed god was targeted with a plague of frogs

the cattle had all kinds of boils

and the god who was supposed to protect the Pharaoh's offspring couldn't

with play-dough we made "freedom pictures 

freedom comes in all shapes and sizes

but the best kind of freedom is freedom from sin

and that comes through Jesus Christ

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Empty Play Pen

Looking forward to see Elijah, he may not spent that much time in this Play Pen
but it is available for him

Friday, January 29, 2016


This was all delivered at Eric's instead of our place

so I got to use the lunchroom for sorting,
it actually worked well

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Peter came to make sure we can plug in the new appliance

somehow we need new appliances once in a while
we have lots of stuff plugged in with surge protectors
yesterday the power went out and came back with a boom
wonder what appliance we need to replace next

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


It was Rien's birthday yesterday

Made "bowl"

we almost fit in one room

Saturday, January 23, 2016


On Friday Marc went to school on his snowmobile

Rien took a video

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sun Pillar

It's cold and the light pillar looks shoots up in the sky

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Cardinal and a woodpecker

today the Cardinal was a the feeder
love my new camera lens

Trying to focus on the eye
I took these pictures while talking to Olga on FaceTime

We've had a couple of Woodpeckers all year

Birds at our Feeder

I love Cardinals and when I saw one by our window 
I filled up the feeder again

The Cardinal has been rare but

there have been several Blue Jays

They are kind of fun to watch

and to photograph

the nuthatches have been there all the time
at the peanut feeder

but I like to get more time to take better pictures of these little guys

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Snow Days

We've had quite a bit of snow

Marc still woke up early, so he did some blowing 

but it soon filled up again

lots of snow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A few more from Holland

Marc and I went biking, we had hail

it was very cold

still nice

we only went past 2 windmills

this one was the nicest

then a visit with oma

with a yummy treat

Wim was feeling better, so he came by with Els

Margreet and Marian brought us to the airport

Monday, January 18, 2016

Home over Iceland

leaving my parents

Flying with Iceland Air 

 Flying over the harbour

Bye, bye
we even could see the afsluit-dijk

Iceland, you can have a stopover there and explore
the blue lagoon and the golden circle 
were the recommendations 

Iceland air is less expensive
but they don't serve food, but you can buy it for a few bucks

We ate at the airport,
I had smoked salmon with a yummy sauce
Marc had lobster pizza...
...only in Iceland