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Aug '09

Getting Back to Normal

We got back to The Netherlands on Friday afternoon.  We were greeted at the airport by friends.  They were cheering for us as we walked out.  It was really nice to feel welcomed.

Welcome Home Balloon

This was a balloon some friends gave Grace.  It says Welkom Thuis/Welcome Home.  It has some very typical Dutch things on it.

When we got home, one of the life groups from our church had food and flowers waiting on us.  What a pleasant surprise!  We also had a very special guest waiting on us, our dog, Boomer!!!


He has been with friends here for 14 months.  We thought that it would be some time of adjustment for him and us as well, but he acted as if he had never been gone from us.  He ran straight to Grace and they loved spending some time with each other.  He had almost all of the same old habits – including running when he heard the ice maker.  Boomer loves to crunch on ice.

Today, we got to spend some time at the beach with great friends.  Grace got to enjoy some of her favorite things from The Netherlands.

Grace Jumping

I can’t tell you how many pictures I have just like this!  She also got to enjoy one of her absolute favorite things – Italian ice cream (coconut flavored).

Coconut Flavored Italian Ice Cream

I won’t lie.  I had some too.  We also got to learn a little bit about how to play Cricket.  Playing in the sand wasn’t always the easiest, but it was really fun!  If you look in the background, you can see that Grace was more interested in making a castle than playing cricket.

Playing Cricket

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