Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who's 27? That's right!

My Brother is!!!! Happy Birthday Brrrrrother.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My mom comes to visit = presents

My mom arrived in Amsterdam this morning and we're so excited to see her! We were also excited to see the entire suitcase filled with goodies she brought for us. A highlight: our Skype phone! WOO HOO!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Delayed blogging

Sorry for the lack of blog posts... I'm blaming it on my computer being out of commission. Good thing I got a call today saying that it's ready to be picked up!!! I'll get it this weekend and then normal blogging should resume.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stuart's new friend

Today Stuart made a new friend... Katie! Or, well, maybe Katie just sat in his favorite spot and he decided he would be willing to share.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy birthday baby cat!

Today our baby, Emerson Grace, turned 2 years old. WOW! Good thing she's still a baby, and good thing she's still up to her usual tricks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

cake cake cake!

The ladies celebrated Gabrielle's birthday by going out for cake!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Out taking pictures

I was out and about exploring and taking pictures today. There was a break in the rain so I took advantage of it and strolled around.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Not much new to report

Today it rained. Again. Today I did homework. Again.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's double date dinner in Utrecht

To celebrate this day of love, we decided to go to Utrecht to have dinner with our friends Paola and Peter. Paola served us this amazing 5 course Dutch/French/Italian style meal. We were so full of delicious food and we had so much fun! Thanks again guys!

Come on people, can't you just feel the love?

Happy Valentine's Day

Do I have a sweet husband, or what!? Purple tulips... the guy knows me.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dinner with Will

This weekend we have our first visitor, Will. We decided to take him out to Indonesian food for dinner... because that's what you do in Amsterdam when you don't want to eat Dutch food. YUMMERS!

RIP Macbook

Today I said goodbye to my Macbook. Suddenly on Wednesday night my hard drive started making an awful sound, then, my computer wouldn't boot up and all I saw was a blinking folder with a question mark. Basically, my hard drive died. I was told these things just happen. Unfortunately for me I had gotten lazy with backing up my data and had not done so since Thanksgiving. I lost everything on my hard drive... school work and every picture I've taken since we moved to Amsterdam were the biggest losses. When my computer returns (should be in 10 working days) it will have a brand new hard drive. "New soul, same old body," I call it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hond in de goot

Dog poop is a real problem in this country. No one picks up after their dog. So, there are signs all around (on the sidewalk) asking people to have their dogs poop in the gutter at least. It doesn't work. There is poop all over the sidewalk anyway.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I had to do something!

The lack of cupcakes in this country is killing me people. So, I decided to make some of my own last night. Yes, that is a shake-n-pour you see in the background. I decided to start basic, but I'm sure the longer we're here the more creative I will have to get because I'll be missing cupcakes like crazy. Next time I'll need to hunt down some frosting too.