dinsdag, januari 27, 2009

My creations of tonight

At OSU (Obsessed Scrappers Undivided) the board that is created after SG unfortunately stopped we are having a Secret Cupid swap. Tonight I decided to create a post-it notes holder and a valentines card for my Valentine, to whom I am the secret Cupid. I hope she likes it. The idea for the post-it holder came from paper popsicles board

maandag, januari 26, 2009

Queen & Co

Have you seen the Queen & Co Site already???? They are going to introduce the most yummy goodies at the CHA. Their buckets full of embellishments are so yummy, absolutely a must have.
I also found great ideas for use of their embellishments on their site (headbands for girls).NOw just wait till Julia is big enough.

go check it out!

I am finally scrapping

After being home for 6 months (ok, a little longer) and having scrapped just after Julia was born, I had a scrapping dip for a long time. But I finally scrapped this last week. Yay for me...

I am going back to work in just a week and now I am getting my mojo back...humph (ain't that odd??)

here is my last nights creation.

donderdag, januari 22, 2009

Have you ever.

Saw this on Danielle's blog and thought it was fun so I wanted to do this and encourage you to do this too ! Just copy and paste this entry and highlight the ones you've done.

  1. started your own blog
  2. slept under the stars
  3. played in a band
  4. visited Hawai
  5. watched a meteor shower
  6. given more that you can afford to charity
  7. been to Disneyland (Paris)
  8. held a praying mantis
  9. climbed a mountain
  10. sang a solo
  11. bungee jumped
  12. visited Paris
  13. watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. taught yourself an art from scratch
  15. adopted a child
  16. had food poisoning
  17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. grown your own vegetables
  19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. slept on an overnight train
  21. had a pillow fight
  22. hitch hiked
  23. taken a sick day when you're not ill
  24. built a snow fort
  25. held a lamb
  26. gone skinny dipping (in a sauna)
  27. run a marathon
  28. ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. seen a total eclipse
  30. watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. hit a home run
  32. been on a cruise
  33. seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors (well both my grandparents were from Rotterdam, so yes)
  35. seen an Amish community
  36. taught yourself a new language
  37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. gone rock climbing
  40. seen Michelangelo's David
  41. sung karaoke
  42. seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. visited Africa
  45. walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. been transported in an ambulance
  47. had your portrait painted
  48. gone deep sea fishing
  49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  52. kissed in the rain
  53. played in the mud
  54. gone to a drive-in theater
  55. been in a movie (I was a figurant (?sp) in Peter Greenaways "Not Mozart")
  56. visited the Great Wall of China
  57. started a business
  58. taken a martial arts class
  59. visited Russia
  60. served at a soup kitchen
  61. sold Girl Scouts Cookies
  62. gone whale watching
  63. got flowers for no reason
  64. donated blood, platelets of plasma
  65. gone sky diving
  66. visited a nazi concentration camp (Bergen Belzen Germany, very impressive there were no birds nor bird singing inside the camp. Outside full of birds)
  67. bounced a check
  68. flown in a helicopter
  69. saved a favorite childhood toy
  70. visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. eaten caviar
  72. pieced a quilt
  73. stood in Times Square
  74. toured the Everglades
  75. been fired from a job
  76. seen the changing of the Guards in London
  77. broken a bone
  78. been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. published a book
  81. visited the Vatican
  82. bought a brand new car
  83. walked in Jerusalem
  84. had your picture in the newspaper
  85. read the entire bible
  86. visited the White House
  87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
  88. had chickenpox
  89. saved someone's life
  90. sat on a jury
  91. met someone famous
  92. joined a book club
  93. lost a loved one
  94. had a baby
  95. seen the Alamo in person
  96. swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. been involved in a law suit
  98. owned a cellphone
  99. been stung by a bee
  100. read an entire book in one day

Ons mooie meisje is al weer dik 6 maanden/ Our beautiful girl is already 6 month old

Lieve Julia,
wat is de tijd snel gegaan en wat gaat alles nu snel. Zo lig je nog hulpeloos in mijn armen en nu ben je al weer een hele ondernemende jongedame met een heel eigen willetje. Dat je een pittige dame wordt dat zien papa en mama wel. Je bent heel vriendelijk van aard, maar kan behoorlijk nijdig worden als dingen niet gaan zoals jij het wilt hebben. De ondeugd straalt nu al uit je ogen.
Nog maar een paar maandjes (6 min een beetje) en dan word je al weer 1 jaar.
Kus, mama

Om bij terug te mijmeren terwijl het zo regent / to remember while it is now raining

En dan te bedenken dat deze mooie plaatjes nu zo'n 2 weken geleden gemaakt zijn. Als ik naar buiten kijk, dan wordt ik treurig zo niet half depressief (winterdepressie). Het is weer eens oerhollands regen, het lijkt wel herfst. Liefst kruip ik onder de wol tot het voorjaar.
Als het nou eens een hele winter zou kunnen zijn zoals dik twee weken geleden, ja dan zou ook ik van de winter kunnen houden. Geniet nog even met mij mee van die schitterende beelden van weleer.
Just imagine that these gorgeous images are made just 2 weeks ago. If I look outside my window, I am getting sad ... ehm ... not to say half depressed (winter depression) because all I can see is rain, rain and rain. It just looks like fall. I would love to crouch in my bed and slumber till springtime.
If winters were here just like two weeks ago, I definitively think I could love this season. Please, join me in watching those gorgeous images of the near past.

zondag, januari 18, 2009

Julia's eerste hapjes / Julia's first bites

Zo eind december zat ik met Julia op schoot een banaan te eten. Toen ik even niet goed oplette, dook mevrouw naar voren en beet in mijn banaan. Ik was compleet verbouwereerd. Ik brak een klein stukje af en stopte het in haar mond, benieuwd naar haar reactien en tot mijn stomme verbazing at ze het op. Kortom de kleine meid was toe aan iets nieuws naast de mama melk.

Op oudjaarsavond heeft ze dan ook haar allereerste fruithapje (peer) op zittend voor de allereerste keer in de kinderstoel in Putten. Ze vond het heerlijk.

At the end of December I was eating a banana with Julia at my lap. In a moment of not watching her, she bend forward and took a big bite out of my banana. I then decided to let her try a smaller piece of banana and she didn't spit it out, but ate it. I knew my babygirl was ready for her next step. My babygirl is getting big.
At new years eve she had her first Olvarit fruit (pear) sitting for the first time in a baby chair.