Monday, May 5, 2008


While staying at the cottage, we visited the small village of Exloo. This very cute statue was there. We saw another statue of a Gramma and a little girl, but didn't get a picture of that one.
The weather here is just not what I am used to in Holland. It is warmer than home according to George. Today is going to be in the 70's.
Tomorrow the two ladies from England and one from Pennsylvania will arrive. We are going to take a boat trip through Amersfoort. The last time we did that it rained, tomorrow and all week it is supposed to be very nice. Tomorrow evening we are going to one of the places I love best in Holland, the Pancake House. The pancakes are large, flat like crepes and you can get any topping. My favorite is Apple, cinnamon. Yummy.
I don't think I will be posting again until I am back in Ohio. See you all then.

On a much deeper note, my Grandson, Mitch is going to Iraq this week. Please pray he stays safe and the time flys by for him, Kristy, Haali and Mitchell. They are very much in my thoughts.


Carolien said...

Hello Nancy,

I know Exloo, we have been there too. I hope you will have some nice days with the English and American friends before you leave! I am glad the weather will be good the coming days.
Saartje is sitting on the wooden chest in the hall. She greets everybody who is passing, but also likes to sit in the garden or in the arms of her big sisters. Of course she will get some applepie, being part of the family ... LOL

Hugs for you and Heidi, Carolien

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are having such a wonderful time. I am envious of your trip as Holland is on my list of places to visit.

Enjoy those pancakes :)

Nancy said...

It sounds like Holland is having South Carolina weather! It has been in the high 70s here.

What a wonderful statue, and have the time of your life with the ladies!

Stay safe Mitch, and I will keep you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hello Nancy

In two days I will meet you! Look forward to it.
I will pray for Mitch and all the other men and woman. Especially during this two days 4 and 5 May!
Groetjes, Elly

Lilysmom said...

We're thinking of Mitch & Kristy this week! Glad you are having fun!

Kristen said...

Have fun Gramma. I just want you to know that I am ok. I know that you are worried and while I am more sad than ever right now, I also know that everything is going to be ok! Thanks for your support and love!

Carolien said...

I made the Dutchwood placemats with great pleasure, Nancy!

And of course we will pray for Mitch and the family!

Hug, Carolien

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Nancy, so glad you are enjoying yourself in Holland, the backyard of Cranberry Cottage is so nice.

As I write this you all are together having a great fun time I know. Enjoy the pancakes.

My prayers and good thoughts for Mitch and his and your family.

With love and friendship Roberta

Linda said...

Hi Nancy, I'm glad you are having good weather and a wonderful time. Enjoy your pancakes....they do sound yummy. Your grandson will be in my prayers...blessing to you and yours. Linda

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your Grandson will be in my thoughts and prayers..I pray the Lord bring him home safe and sound.

Enjoy your time out there with looks like one adventure after another!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Nancy,
Sounds like you are having a blast! Mom was happy to get your postcard! Hello to Heidi and have a safe trip home!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Nancy

I haven't visited you in ages, but hear from Heidi that you are enjoying your stay.

Thinking of you all as Mitch heads out and praying that they all return safely.

Marie x

Carolien said...

Hello Nancy,

I hope you will have some nice days in Brugge! And I wish you a safe trip home. I hope you come back soon, it was a great pleasure to meet you!!!

Hugs, Carolien

Mary said...

Love that you've been to spend precious time with Heidi, however am anxious for you to come safely home - and then we can get back to normal for a while!!

Safe journey Nancy - please hug Heidi for me until I get there in person to do it! Thanks.

Happy Mother's Day today!!!

prape said...

Hi Aunt Nancy!
Sounds like you are having soooo much fun! Love the pictures of all the places you have visited!
Heidi's cottage yard looks so pretty! Mom showed me the postcard you sent to her! Enjoy the rest of your visit! Have a safe trip home! Give Heidi another hug for me!
Love, PJ

Linda said...

Just checking to see if your home yet. Looking forward to your return, hearing more about your trip and pictures too. Hugs, Linda

Elizabethd said...

Praying for your grandson, that he will be kept safe.