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Thursday, August 13, 2009



  • 6 days
  • 5 different hotels
  • 3 crazy little girls
  • lots of treats on ice cream (bribes)
  • 4 different countries (Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and Netherlands)
  • van Gogh, Vermeer (Girl in the Pearl Earring - oh my!) and Rembrandt
  • Anne Franks Diary - yes the actual diary - who knew it was a darling book covered in Red plaid
  • emails from Harold and his wife checking in on us, we will meet them for dinner next week.
  • yummy waffels and dark wonderful chocolate
  • when you ask the girls their favorite part so far - playing at the park and hanging out at the apartment we rented in Amersterdam - kids!
We are off to France tomorrow to spend a week in Paris. (oh my did I just type that?- this is a dream) The girls can't wait while Jeff and I have died and gone to Heaven as we discovered Brugge, Belgium and could live here forever!

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I knew you would love Brugge. I could live there forever too!

Jill said...

This is so exciting! I love it that you guys get to do this, and that we get to live vicariously through you.

I have seen the painting of The Girl With The Pearl Earring and was amazed by the beauty and size of it. All of Vermeers paintings are stunning to me.

I had no idea Anne Frank's diary was red plaid!

Melissa said...

oh have fun and enjoy! we are planning the same trip for the spring... my hubby wants to see the tulips --- post the details when you get back- i'd love to stick them in our travel file...
soak it all in!
Melissa

sorichfamily said...

so fun! i hope you continue to have a wonderful time! some of my most favorite memories are from these places! enjoy them and "lock it in"! and don't miss les jardin de tulieries! your girls will love it! and it is a great spot to see the eiffel tower light up the city at night! oh, europe...how lovely!

Jen said...

Brugge!!!! i love it there. we did the whole germany/luxembourg/belgium/france roadtrip over a long weekend when k was 6 weeks old. awesome trip. exploding diaper on the side of the road and all. :)

Alisa said...

I love that you mentioned that the diary was red plaid!
And I love reading about your adventures!

Traci said...

sounds like great fun! my friends husband is from Luxumberg!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Such fun times with Jeff and your girls! I can not wait to hear and see more of this amazing family vacation.

Liz said...

SO fun! So many things you have done in 6 short days! Can't wait to hear more!

michelle said...

Wonderful! Marc and I went to Bruges for a weekend once when we were in Paris and it was just delightful.

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

Sounds like you are having a grand adventure! Enjoy!

I love the diary trivia!

Sharon C. said...

Such a wonderful trip, and we will be very interested in all of the places you visit. I love Vermeer paintings, and I hope to be able to see some of the places you have visited. Give big loves to the girls, and hope the rest of your trip is as great. Love you all....

Tasha said...

Sooooo happy for you all!

Claudissima said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh have so much fun, it has been way too many summers for me w/o europe...this must be remedied soon!

Claudissima said...

don't forget to have the fries in Brugges! They are unbelievable.