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Dec '13

Snow Day (Ok, it’s really an ice day)

Not too long ago, someone asked Grace if she liked her American school or her Dutch school better.  At the beginning of the school year, she would’ve said her Dutch school because it’s familiar to her.  However, she’s adjusted and really likes her school and all her friends.  She quickly said, “My American school.”  When […]

Aug '13

A Foot in Two Worlds

We’ve been back in the States for a little over three months.  Sometimes it feels like it’s been longer, and sometimes it feels like it hasn’t been that long.  There are many days that we miss so much about The Netherlands!  Practically every dog that I see makes me sad and miss our crazy little […]

Sep '12

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Grace is now in Group 7.  That’s 5th grade for Americans.  She was so happy to go back to school; sitting around with us all summer wasn’t that fun.  Her summer here is 6 weeks long.  Imagine how she would’ve felt if she had an American summer break.  🙂 One thing she started in Group […]

Jun '10

Things You Only See Here

There are some things that we see here that we now take for granted.  When we first moved here, these things would’ve been very strange, but now, they’re normal.  Here are a couple of things I’ve seen this week: With the World Cup going on, it’s normal to see plenty of orange or Dutch flags. […]

May '09

A Whole Year

I can’t believe we’ve been in America for a year.  Sometimes it seems like it’s been less time than that; sometimes it seems longer.  Grace is nearly finished with her year at school.  First grade has been wonderful for her.  She’s also gotten to experience some things that she never has at school before like […]

Mar '09


This year, Grace is in the 1st grade in America.  She essentially finished that grade last year, but because her birthday is at the end of September, they wouldn’t budge on it.  So, besides doing her normal 1st grade homework, she’s been doing some extra work. We learned a while ago that Grace is highly […]