Please don't use any pictures of Noah and Kira with out my authorization

maandag 28 november 2016

... and there I am again..

Yes yes... one week later.. and here I'm again..
Thank you for visiting my blog :)

~ ♥  Family Time ♥ ~ 

Many of you said that the kids have grown so much!!
What I love about Facebook, is that you get older post to see as a memory 
Look at these:
♥ 4 years ago! ♥
( we went to the woods because it woud be lovely weather.. but it rained... Noah does not like that.. you can see it :) )
So cute are my sweet kids.. love them so much

Then a while back my joungest brother put a piture of us on Facebook
There you can see the younger me... :O
It was in my first house. 
Hubby just moved in. 
We had a Party. 
I think it was for his 24 birthday.. 
So this is me about 10 years ago.. 
I was in too the long skirts at that moment..
My little brother was in his Skate-board phase  :) :)  whahahahha
So funny to see old pictures

You all know Noah is doing Judo.. He still loves it..
Now he is 8, so he is in the U10 group
That means when he has a compitition he needs to go up to kids who are 8-9-10 years old. 
That's hard fo him.. but so far he still likes it!!
Here a picture of that one of the last compititions he did. 
After he lost all his matches.. we went to the real Judoka.. 
Noah got his signature and I took a picture
 It's a very big men... while we where there he talked.. and a host asked him to take off his shirt...
Ow my.. .......
I need to go more to Noah his mathes.. hihihi

Little Kira is done with swimming now she got her second diploma just before the summer..
So she wanted to do Judo too.
And she loved it!!
2 weeks ago there was a compition.. and after 1,5 months judo training so wanted to also join it.
So she did it!!
Togheter with Noah
She got her first diploma, she had so much fun.
2 lost and 1 a te.. I'm so very proud that she did it!!
That day we also baked Sinterklaas cake... as you can see here and carrot cake.. my favorite cake to bake.
It was a fun day.. soon both have another judo compitition.. 
can't wait!! the day for Xmas..

~ ♥  Running ♥ ~ 

Last post I told you I was going to enter my first ever Half Marathon!!
Yesterday it was that day

From around May I started to train longer runs.. Slowly was running more km's each time
3 weeks ago I did the 21.1 km.. for the first time
I walked from water to water... I live between it... so beautfull to walk...
AND...... I run it in 2 hours!!

So yesterday when I had my real run that was my mission
BUT... last monday I got sick... wednesday I got even sicker, and also had 2 night shifts... 
I worked them... then saterday evening I had a evening shift also.. but was feeling a bit better, only tired..
Then sunday (yesterday) it was THE DAY

Together with my running-friend we went to the place. got there in time..
The plan to run in 2 hours wasn't in my mind..
But I wanted to run the first hour in the pace then maybe I still will get it in time.. and it was going so well. so after 1 our of running I tryed to run a little bit harder..
I can tell so many thing how I felt the last 5 km...
But let me tell you I DID IT!!
Hubby made this picture of me..
You can see the time..
My official time was 1:57:11....... In the 2 hours..
And without any pain...
When I was training I had a lot of troubles with my knees a few time I could not run for a  few weeks.. This was only the secoond time I run without pain a long distance..
I 'm so happy I run the Half Marathon.. and also so glad without any pain!!
Really hope I can keep it up

Next run is in 2 weeks.. it's in a very big city. and it;s at night...Two of my least favorite things...
I don't like big city's and Im afraid óf being in the dark outside =)..
I will run 15 km. over 7 bridges... 
This one I also hope to run in 2 hours.. hihihi
You will see more in a next post

~ ♥  Stitching ♥ ~

Still need to look for another picture of my stitching piece.. but I do have one of the kids.
Kira is working on her piece for a few months new.. some time she pickes it up does a few stitching and put it in the basket again.. Slowly her Horse piece is getting there.
And she got a new one from her Grandma.. so for a while she will be busy.
With Noah I started a little dolphin.. but still have to finish it... will look to it this week!!

~ ♥  Crochet ♥ ~

I was working on a doll for Kira, and her dance teacher asked me to make one for the dance-school
As a Mascott
This is what I made for the Dance school.. and Kira in her dance-outfit
The wig, is a wig the dance-school used a while back.. but was sitting in a box.. 
I needed too cut it a lot to it.. but she is finished
She is so beautifull!!
Now deed to finish the doll for Kira.. she only still needs hair.....

~ ♥  Sewing  ♥ ~

Last year my neighbor got her 4th baby, I made her a surprse.. she asked me to make another one.
2 months ago she asked me to make another one.
And I did!!
It's such a cute - pie!!
I wanne make more of these!!!

~ ♥  Sinterklaas  ♥ ~

Just a pic to show some of my Sinterklaas decoration.
I put it all in one pic.. 
I love t so much

With this cute pic, I end this already to long post!!
Have a great week all

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 20 november 2016

Hi there......

So again.. as I hoped not to leave blogland to long, it has been more then 3 months again.
I just went looking to a few bloggers pages..
Blogloving is still not my friend.. every time i look i see very little new post..
Or just like me many have it to busy with other things
I will see.. but I really missed it, so again going to try to post more often.. not as often as I have done the last years..
I notice my Englisch got a bit worse too.. so need to work on it all.
In the last months I haven't sit still.
The ones who follow me on Facebook or Instagram ( btw I love instagram.. I learned so much in a year) Have seen some things I have done.
At the moment I work a little bit more ( just had a 42 hour work , normally I work 16 hours a week)
I have a few colleagues who are ill, some of them for a long time. 
As I can help a bit more , I work a bit more.

I will try to show you in this and the next posts what I made the last 6 months or so

~♥~  Stitching  ~♥~

A while back, my neighbor girl, celebrated her birthday, I always make something for her birthday, I really had now idea, so asked her what to make, she asked for a pillow, like Noah but then with dolphins. I found this alphabet in my stash, and started.
Used pink fabric so sewn it in to a pillow, only can't find that picture ( while I was looking found so many old phot's of the kids.. so it 45 minutes later that I started to type.. lol)
Really have now Idea where i put the pic.. who knows, I will find it again..
But I;m stitching a bit again as you can see

~♥~  Crochet  ~♥~

My neighbor boy ( brother of.. ) also had hs birthday and is crazy about dino's
Anyone seen the new move The Good Dinosaur??
He loves it.. so I made the Dino Arlo with the little boy Spot for him
You can imagine he was very happy with it 

~♥~  Sewing  ~♥~

Ow boy I found my love for sewing back.. totally back ..
The school picture was coming up last month.. and I wanted to make them both something new for the pic.. ( did the same they where 4 months old... )
I found the most aweosme STARWARS fabric for Noah, and horse for Kira.
Noah is sweater is only that fabric, the one of Kira is only the front horses tje rest the grey.
Both are made with the same pattern the Thor shirt from teh magazine La Masion Victor. My NEW favorite magazine.
For Kira I made it a bit longer so it's a dress
Just made a fast pic of one of the school-pic
Aren't they getting big??  ♥ ♥

~♥~  Running  ~♥~

I'm still running every week. Mostly I try to do it 3 times a week.. but with work and many appoitment in the week, sometimes I need to cancel a day
But I had a few races.
This summer had one a few towns a head.
Is was 10 km.
I did a awesome job.. ( I sat in the nightshift, but wnated to do that race)
I had the 156ste place from all man and woman
I had the 12th place from only the woman
And the 3the place on my age ( i'm still in 20+.. whahaha)
Also walked a PR .. it's my best time on the 10 km so far


Then I started to train with a friend on the beach For THE running event in the area
She took all the pics from me ( also the one from the 10 KM)

That training went vert well and the 30th of September I had 2 races on 1 evening.
First the 5 km.. that was the important one.. I was hoping to get a place in the top 10.. 
 I did a awesome job again!!!
I got the 7th place of this Ladiesrun!!
I'm really so proud on what I did 

A few ours later I did the other run, but that one was for run, did it with my running-friend
We just wanted to walk a fun time the 11.5 km..
As we got over the finish, we saw we did a great job
Last year did that race also in 1 hour 20 minutes, this year for the first time there was a time registration
I got 199th place from all the man and woman and the 41th place from only the woman..
So proud, as we just walked it to walk it

For that evening got two beautifull medals and flowers from my friends
It was so fun to run.. 

In between I was training fo my first Half Marathon that's 21.1 km long running..
Its next Sunday......   :O  :O
I'm so nervous..
Will let you now how it was!!!

~♥~  Family Time  ~♥~

In de meanwhile, we had some celebrations..
Noah had his 8th birthday on September the 16th
He is getting such a big boy, he started this year in the 3th grade ( groep5).
Here he is giving treat in his classroom
For the family party I orderd a dolphin cake.. 
Can you imagine he was very happy??
For his kids party we went with his friends to the wood. made wapens from wood and elastic, and 'tryed'to catch our diner.. his had so much fun.
Back home we had a little BBQ back home.
Noah and his friends loved it


2 weeks ago hubby and I where 12,5 years togheter
We wanted to celebrate it on a special way
 In front of the Castle in the sun
 The firework show at the Castle
 At diner with the Snow White
 Hubby and me at the Castle.. 
Noah the photographer
The last evening in a Diner called Annette's Diner.. we had to eat there

We stayed 5 days, and had the tiemof our lives!!!

~♥~  Sinterklaas  ~♥~

It's my favorite time of the year again..
Today we went to see Sinterklaas on Hubby's workplace.
So need to face-paint the kids.
I can sit very still.... ( sometimes) 
Kids where happy.. had a  awesome time!!

So I;m going to go to bed early tonight.
Hope you will have a great time reading my post..
It was so fun to write it..
Some things where months a go, some things just happen...
It's a long post I see.. have fun!!

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!! 
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

woensdag 10 augustus 2016

It's my birthday!!

Hi all!!
There I 'm after all those weeks!!
And on a good day too
I'm telling everyone, I turned 23.. but as you all know.. I;m a bit older :O :O :O
This morning came out of the night shift, after some sleep went for grocery's.
My grandma came over with some beautifull flowers, and I started cooking.

Look at in what it turned out:

Scallops with lemon butter

Holland fish stew

Creme brulee  ( not selfmade, but self bought )

As you can see I'm a big seafood lover.. I bought fish I had never eat of cooked before..
I loved it so much.. mmmm
With the Kids I made agremeent. If they eat it all without to nag.. They got a yummy dessert.. bought something with chocolat..
All plates where took them a while.. but they deserved it!!
Noah eat with his eye's and nose closed hihihi


I had a very busy time, a lot of working, helping at school, activitis with kids.. etc etc etc 
In the evening I was tired.. to tired to read blogs, to tired to write a blog
Did some crafting.
I decided to take a break from blogland.. sometimes read some small blogs.. last week did some more reading, but I can find as many blogpost as I think that where written.
We are in our 3th week of the summer vacation, and mostly I saw rain...we had some lovely days, but not much.
I hoped in the vacation it would be a bit lesser busy.... NOT
Hubby is at home walking with crutches.. today he got gypsum ( my birthday present.)
So he can't do anthing.
normally I would say darling do you do this or that.. but now it's all on me, and as my vacation is over, I have to work a lot again, summertimes, many are on vaction or sick!!
I miss blogging al lot, but I need the time for me, I'm trying to get back on track, already posting more on facebook and Instragram.. seeing more are followng me there ..
But I will be back here too.
In september my schedule is a lot nicer... then you will see more of me again..
I have so many small projects to show to you..
I'm not crafting a lot.. at the moment the last time was a 1,5 week ago... but I'm enjoying my time!!

I hope you all have a lovely summer, for those of your who have sun and heat.. please send me a bit..
I'm dreaming of a real summer.. it has been years ago!!

Now of to bed .. a new day tomorrow!!!

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!!
 ♥ Have a great day ♥

zondag 5 juni 2016

Sewing, crochet, ladiesrun and even some stitching

Hi all, how are you doing.
It has been a while.. to busy work, to busy with all kinds of things..
So I think it will be a long post!!


I first wanne start with today 
some of you saw it already on Facebook or Instagram
Nearby today was organized all kinds of runs... kids did the kidsrun .. for them the very first time.. the other times, I had to cancel it.. but now.. they had a run that was long.. it was 1.31 km.. ( next time need to look for a shorter one). Noah got the 38th place and kira the 55th place. 
As you can imagine I'm a very proud mom
And I.... I run the ladiesrun 10 km... it was my first 10 km.. and i did a very great job. 
I got a 2nd place.
From 4 km till 8,5 I was the number 1. but the woman who I walked the first 4 km with past by me for the last 1.5 km.. and she earned it.. I got 2nd.. it was awesome!!!
I got a medal and a trophy... So today I feel so lucky

My training for the 10 km stopped today.. tuesday I starting the traing for 15 km.. 
Since a week I have a inflammation in my heel ( hubby has a bad one for 9 months now) .... you can almost think its contagious.. hihi.. both was because of bad shoes... so buy good shoes.. it's very painfull.. thankfully I can still run

Kids are very active too.. last week we had the evening walks... it's organized in the whole country all on different weeks...... You need to walk 4 evening and can choose 5 of 10 km and then you get a medal.
last year I did it for the first tme with the kids.. and again we enterd.
The last evening was heavy.. but they did it.. #soproud
I also organized it that the patients from my work entered.
14 from the 18.. it was so great to soo so many volunteers wanted to help me, to push them in a wheelchair for 5 km. I feel blessed

Kids also go with me sometimes when they have the day off and  i have  a training
Here you see they went along for almost 9 km.. I also have done a 11 km with the kids.. so great
The first half always.. how far is it.. and the second half I can't see them.. they go so far a head.. but with seeing boats animals they always like it

 ~ ~ ~

Noah has yesterday another judo compitition
he got a very good earned 3th place!!!
Soon he is going on Judocamp.. it's "thankfully" only for 1 night... but he is looking out for it!!


In my last post I show a little bit of fabric. I made the kids some new clothing.. 
My godchild did his first communion and two nieces where baptized.
That means mommy needs to make something beautifull
I make Noah a Colbert from white linen and kira a dress with a heart on her back and a short pink jacket. as it was cold on the day of the communion I made her a white legging for under it
Aren't they looking pretty in it!!
Kids loved it
Kira is happy she can finally wheer it too school now.. 

At the baptize Noah went in the front of the church
He know what to see.. and it went very good... the pastorasked who know what he just told.. and Noah was the only who put his finger in the air ( as always:) )
I needed to be fast with my picture.. hihi... he loved it

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I'm still not stitching.. but Kira is.. last December she got a package.. and this week she asked for it again.. she know knows how to go it.. When we wnet to bring Noah to Judo , she sat on the floor and stitched.
While know was doing judo on the background.... ♥

My father in law is retired now, and for the farewell lunch 
I wanted to make a new top from satin fabric
Kira made the pic's of me.. I loved it very much . on the back a silver ribbon
Here you can see what I did with my hair
( it's hard to take selfies for me..:) hihi)
 The front
and a bit of the bac.
As you can see i closed the back a bit more.. I like to where a bra without everyone seeing it.. it was too far open.. now not anymore =))


A whle back I saw for the very first time a pancake plant or chinese mint plant also called..
I needed to order it on Instagram..a nd a week later it was in my mailbox.. look at the cute.. 
 Kids asked when we could eat pancakes.. hihi..
No it's called that way because the leaf looks like a pancake
My green garden is growing very well.
We already can eat out of it.. 
Her you can see the kids plants more in it and kira eating the radish ( did not made a pic of Noah.. he promissed me to try every thing, but he was eating like he was dying....hihi)
The arugula I;m eating almost every day.. so yummy!!!
Hope soon to et more things


A few weeks ago on 2nd Pentecost we went to a farmstead , theer where organized all kids of games and you could try all there products
They had a blast and earned some medals...
That afternoon there was a horse concour nearby, so we went to take a look
we could see dressage, jumping, riding with carriage and many more..
Can you imagine Kira had the time of her life!!!She also ride all 3 the horses that where for the kids
One woman aske dif she wanted to stroke the horse.. it was a big horse but see did it
It was a very fun and full day

~ ~ ~ 

2 weeks ago we celebrated the 65th birthday of my father in law
he took us too a kids amusement park and to Dolfinarium (dolphins)
Togheter with my BIL and SIS and ther 4 children we had a awesome weekend. 
Noah and Kira has so much fun

~ ~ ~

On Facebook I'm a memebr of some sell-pages. A friend tagged me a while back for a really girlie-girlie bed what would be perfect for Kira.
So I started too offer on it.. someone else got it, but she didn;t wanted it anymore.. so I got it.
Hubby and I took it o 2 days to put it togheter.. as you can imagine she is very happy with it 
It has a little WALK _IN_CLOSET!! and a desk.. so she is very happy with it.. and it's also pink and purple

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As you can see I was very busy.. hihihi..
Hope the next weeks are a bit lesser busy..
I opened my bloglovin.. and I'm getting there... still a few more blogs...
Keep it up all your beautifull carfts.. I'm going too do some more here too

I wanna thank everyone for visiting my blog and especially everyone who leaves a comment!!
 I love reading them!! 
 ♥ Have a great day ♥