Sunday, April 19, 2015

only good news

Today Nicole gave away 100's of plants she started from seeds.  And people were very generous towards her.  She has raised over 500 Euros towards here missions trip to Cyrus in the fall.  I’m very proud of the hard work and love she has put into this project. 

I also talked a long time with my brother.  He and his wife Amy are going to come to our Anniversary party this fall.  And they will travel with my sister Dianna, Nicole and I to Italy for a 10 day trip.  We hope to go to Venice, and all over Tuscany.  It is going to be Amazing!  And Amy’s sister is also considering coming.  A few more friends of mine are also considering the trip.  So a total of 6 to 8 of us will go on this trip.  My van can only hold 8 people.  But I am really happy about this great adventure!  We will have BIG FUN!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


I booked a house in Texel for one week.  So we will have a family vacation (God willing) this year.  Texel is an island off the coast of Holland.  It's beautiful, with sheep and large white sandy beaches and thatched roof houses.  I'm hoping Juergen gets to go windsurfing on his birthday.  And we will try to build Super-Size Sandcastles!  And of course I'll bring back tulip bulbs and lots of chocolate sprinkles.  Texel is beautiful when it’s not windy and raining.  But you cannot reserve good weather.  So I hope we are blessed with sunshine.  All these photo's are from past trips to Texel.

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the garden


I love peonies (Pfingstrosen).  They bloom in late May, early June.  But I just found out you can keep them for 6 months in your refrigerator.  You have to cut long stems of the flowers  when they are still buds.  Wrap them in newspaper.  Then keep them in the refrigerator until you want to use them.  Bring them out, put them in water and you have peonies out of season.  I'm trying to win a small refrigerator on eBay.  I want to have them in September for my Anniversary.