Over the last few months, I have started to feel like this is actually happening. No more weird, long vacation in Europe with the dog; my own furniture is in place; the holidays have passed. And Max is nine months - how did that happen?! (more…)


We are so lucky to have so many visitors here in Amsterdam already! It's been just over three months, and I'm pretty sure we are on record pace. Funny how family is more excited to visit us now that we have Max and live in Europe... (more…)

No Rain in Spain

On the second day of 2016, we headed to the airport in Paris to continue our European holiday - and to check off the next bucket list destination - in Barcelona. We knew Paris was going to be hard to top, but this crew is always up for a challenge! (more…)


I have officially checked off the first item on my bucket list - a holiday in Paris. And it will be near impossible to top! (more…)

Max’s Baptism

Max was baptized on the second day of Christmas at Vredeskerk (Our Lady Queen of Peace)church. We started going to church when we arrived here, and it's a big, old, beautiful Catholic church in our neighborhood. A few small hitches...mostly that everything is in Dutch. (more…)

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from Amsterdam! We are having a grand time with Nana, Papa, and Auntie Kara. Enjoy the holidays with yours! (more…)