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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Matthew is 4 years

Time flew so fast. Today, Matthew is 4 years old. I would like to share Matthew's first moment in these past four years.

First photo of Matthew before we went home from the hospital.
Before went home from the hospital

First time snow for Matthew
Matthew's first snow

First time to go to the beach
At the beach

First time to go to kindergartenFirst day at school

There are SO many photos of Matthew's first time that I can't share everything in here. Happy birthday, Matthew. We love you SOO much.
Matthew is 4

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Thankful lists: last weekend

1. Saturday we went to the city and we bought strawberries & mangoes  to make smoothie.  

2. After that we went to the library and Jason borrow 5 books. I am SO happy that finally he found what kind of books that interest him to read. 
From library

3. Sunday, we went to a village call Tuindorp that celebrated their 100th years. We bought this food because it looks strange and we never eat that before. So... we would like to try it. I forgot the name and it was SO delicious. Too bad, we bought in small bag but next time we see it again, we definitely wants a big one.

At Tuindorp

4. There was a fun games. These are some of the photos that I took. 
At Tuindorp

5. After that, we went to the playground not far from there. The boys had fun played for a while the we went home for rest. 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Thankful lists: Random days in May

1. We had a great times at Legoland, Germany. I still have to sharing some experience and photos during our trip to this place. Coming soon. Check this post, if you miss blessed we received during our trip.

2. Jason's first Holy communion. Check this post, if you miss it. 

3. Great sales on all my stores.

4. We had nice weather in these last weeks, not too warm and not too cold. Perfect weather for the boys played outside.

in the garden
In the garden

playground
At the playground

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jason's first holy communion

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Jason's first holy communion. We arrived at the church around 9.15 am, the ceremony started at 10 am. We had to be there more early because the photographer was going to take a photo group. I was exploring the church and took few photos.
atchurch2

Around 9.35 am, all the parents had to go the seats. Just quick photo before we were heading to our seats. They supposed to be eight children.  Too bad, one girl was little bit late.
atchurch3

The parents were not allowed to make any photos during the ceremony, because there was a special photographer who made all photos during the ceremony. So, few weeks after now, we will all get a CD with all the photos. We didn't have to pay anything extra cost for that.

After the ceremony, we had a quick photo with a priest before we went home.
First Holy Communion

At home, we had lunch with few of family members and closed friend. These are some of food that we made that day. The rest, I forgot to make a photo. Too busy with preparing everything.
FoodFood

Around 2 hours after lunch, we ate this delicious cake that we ordered to complete this special day.
Cake

We were thankful for everything that made that day was SO special for Jason.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Blessed during our trip to Legoland, Germany

Legoland
1. The boys had a good attitude during our long 8 hours trip with the trains, especially Matthew. We knew he had tired but he keeps smiling. These photos were taken from our 1st train, I hold a camera and he asked me to make his photos ^_^.
Legoland
2. We bought our train tickets online, it said if we traveled with 1st class we didn't have to reservation our seats. But in real life, you could not get a seat without reservation. It was not easy for all of us during our trips from the Netherlands to Germany. But thanks God, there was a woman helped us gave seats to the boys. 

When we arrived in Germany, hubby direct book reservation seats for all of us back to the Netherlands. We had to pay extra cash for these reservation. 

I will tell more detail about how the reservation seats work on other post. 

3. We got on time for our last bus to the cottage. 

4. First day at the Legoland park, hubby almost lost his backpack. Thanks God, someone called me to remind about his backpack.

5. Train's personnel (Deutsche Bahn or DB) were having a strike. We knew that when we did arrive in Germany. The hotel's personnel said the  strike will take 5 more days. I was stress when we knew that, I pray lots those days and it was work.

6. We wanted to buy something for the boys while we were there. They might to choose one Lego with certain of price. Only Matthew didn't want anything. He said, "I do have lots of Lego at home. You don't have to buy me any Lego." In the end, he choose this lunch box. It was really cheaper than Lego toy ^_^.
Matthew's lunch box

6. On the day we were back to the Netherlands, from the cottage we took a taxi to the station. We went early, because we didn't want to miss our ICE train. They were in the middle of strike, remember. A day before, we asked the hotel's personnel to call a taxi and we asked the price. It said around 45 euro. In reality, we were really lucky because we paid only 50 euro instead of 90 - 100 euro. 

7. We arrived at home safely, faster and easily. Thanks God. 


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My name is Juliana RW. I am WAHM with two boys. I live in the Netherlands since September 2004. I use Nikon D3300 (start Dec 20, 2014)
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