Friday, April 25, 2008

Catch Up

The last few weeks have been pretty busy. As my time here winds down I find myself spending more time at work. That is unfortunate as the weather here is finally turning around. We are having some really nice days lately. We also have borrowed a barbecue grill from some Belgian friends and have really been enjoying some much needed burgers and brats.

Last week a friend of mine from high school, yeah I know all the way back then, came to visit. I took three days off and we went to the Netherlands and saw the flower fields, Delft, the north sea, and Amsterdam. In Belgium we also managed to show him Leuven, Brussels, Gent, and Brugge. He really got a whirlwind tour with two kids in tow, it was crazy. Here are a couple photos of those adventures.

Keukenhof, the Disney of flowers in spring.

Windmills of Kinderdijk.

Flower fields, yeah, these are breathtaking. All of that beauty packed into field after field after field. Thank you Lord!

A couple weeks ago Mindy and the girls brought in some chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and rice krispy treats for the lab to thank them for the gift they gave us when Carmen was born. The lab raised a sizable amount of money with which we bought Carmen (and Mia) some Belgian counting books, blankets, stuffed animals, and a new much needed diaper bag. It was fun to see so many of them trying to figure out the rice krispy treats. They don't have marshmallows here, so we had to import those. Here is a picture of Luc holding Carmen with many other people from the lab in the background.

That's all for now. Enjoy Lente (spring).

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