Welcome to Anybody Home!

Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chatting with Hertsje

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Hertsje tells it like it is!

A Taste of This Week's Artwork

A flag
A tiger and a penguin
A penguin named Waddles
This
A sailboat  
A police car
A lemur and a house
A girl in the mountains
Sandra Boynton inspiration
 A barn
A display of art

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Back to Reality

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Vacation is over.  It's back to reality.  Vacation was amazing, but I enjoy my reality too!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vacation Wednesday Afternoon


And just like that, it was over.

Time to pack up the car and head down the road.

Back to reality.

But really, we are fine with our reality.
Time for good-byes.
This is Kado, finally agreeing to let Pake nibble on his ear.
It was very hard to leave.

We had such a wonderful time.

But I am sure you noticed that.
 Feintsje came to the car for one last hug and kiss.




One would think that since we were in Holland, a lovely town, we would shop around there before we went home.

But, no.

We went to Ditto!

I even found some treasures there.

But none like the treasures we left behind at the cottage, to finish out their week with Son-in-law's family.

Vacation Wednesday Morning


 Tuesday night a storm blew through, but Wednesday morning was beautiful!
Tiny white caps dotted Lake Michigan as far as the eye could see.

 But then those tiny white caps grew to an enormous size.


 Son-in-law wanted to get out into it.
 Oh, yes.  Those were some GOOD waves!

He had instructions for Jonge.
Because waves on the big lake are nothing to mess around with.

They can be deadly.










Oh yes.  Someone had a VERY good time riding the waves.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Vacation Tuesday Evening


 Tuesday evening was a bit hazy.
There were boats, but they were hard to see.
 Of course, that didn't stop us from trying.
 Famke still has pretty toes, from her birthday pedicure.
She was looking for things to make that would work in a fairy garden.
 So many possibilities!
 Of course, we had ice cream.  Of course.
 There were ant hills everywhere.  So if there were ever the off chance that someone might have been bored, I would have pronounced, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard!"  But I never had to do that.  No.  I never did.
 Because there was always something to do, or someone to chat with, or something to see.


Vacation Tuesday Afternoon



There was time to relax and reflect after lunch.

From the oldest (me) to the youngest (Feintsje) we did that.
 Then it was time to get back into the water.

Pake got there first.

Putting on sun block is a family affair.

I read in the shade.

Yet, I turned red.  In the shade.
Pake is still floating.

Such a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

For them, and for me, who was reading and watching them float.


But all good things must come to an end.

I really don't think anybody minded getting out of the water, as it was still right there and could be gotten into again at a moments notice.

And, there were PUZZLES!
On Tuesday Daughter and Son-in-law went on a date night into Holland.

They had dinner out and walked along the pier.

I out did myself by making macaroni and cheese.

With a side of sliced cucumbers.

These kids LOVE cucumbers.
 Hen and Chicks?  I believe so.
Gone are the days that I could twist myself up like a pretzel, but it is still quite entertaining to have a deep conversation with Kado while he does just that.