Tag: America

  • Happy Birthday Twins

    I am so so SO thankful you’re turning four because we have NOT done much for your birthday – unlike your older brother’s birthday back in October – it’s just been a LOT. First of all, there’s Thanksgiving – which will always be at some point at the end of November, just before your birthday. […]

  • Our STUFF Is HERE! (Almost!)

    We officially sold our Dutch house back in mid-July but our stuff was removed from our house the first week of August but our flight to America was 07 August but our American house closing was 29 August but we moved into it a week later but all our stuff has been making its way […]

  • You’ve Been BOO-ED!

    [COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Two] This is one of the very first oh so American activities I totally signed First Minion up for as soon as the sign up sheet went round – during the month of October, kids in each grade get a surprise Halloween bucket full of treats – and since I […]

  • Holy Crap

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Twenty Three] It’s been like ten forevers since I’ve blogged. Oke, but seriously, I am sorry I’ve been missing in action, but also it’s been #LikeThat THAT stressful. THAT busy. THAT low priority. Also, the site’s been broken – 503 – a LOT. And then the Add New and […]

  • When In Rome?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Sixteen] I love this phrase and, seriously, it’s not THAT funny when you’re actually IN Rome, saying it about EVERYTHING until you come a cross someone shitting by the side of the path in a public park. Then it’s HILARIOUS. Ever since moving back to the States, it’s woken […]

  • Vegetables? As a Closing? What?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Thirteen] If you read “yesterday’s” post all the way to the end you may have noticed that I closed it with “Vegetables”. It’s a Dutch Thing. Sort of. More of a Rain Thing. But first the news: Two military personnel banned from foreign tours for refusing vaccine Lower immunity […]

  • Groningen Emigration and De-Registration

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Twelve] I’m still not ready to talk about Zoe but I’m ready to talk about other things. Like how we just emigrated from the Netherlands and deregistered. But first the news: Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know (August 13) Access testing will no longer be free […]

  • Moving Back to the States: Jet Lag

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Six] First of all, Zoe totally came with us to America! And second of all, it’s seven twenty local time in Ypsilanti Michigan United States which means it’s one twenty in the morning back in Haren Groningen Netherlands and OH GOD I’M GOING TO THROW UP FROM EXHAUSTION. But […]

  • Moving Back to the States: Amsterdam

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Four] Lots of tears. So much sweat. And one train ride later. The twins are NOT sleeping and it’s WELL past their bedtime. #understandable We’re in Amsterdam. But first the news: Dance teacher, holiday firms bring in vaccination requirement More flights with Covid-positive passengers than previously thought: report Coronavirus […]

  • Moving Back to the States: The Movers And STRESS

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Three] The movers came and went and YES there were totally times when I lost my goddamned mind. Besides the movers coming, my second most stressful event about this whole event happened this morning – the entire family had COVID tests. Plus $25k disappeared. But first the news: Coronavirus […]

  • Moving Back to the States: The Last Walk

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Two] This morning I woke up at 0330 because of a panic attack and also because I went to bed at 2130 and also because jet lag is a punk. I struggled to go back to sleep but at four I gave up the ghost, pulled myself out of […]

  • Moving Back to the States: Packing

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred] Today is all about packing the things that are going on the actual plane with us – things we’ll need short term that we can’t go without for a few days. This is mostly clothing and toiletries for the big people but also ipads and laptops and diapers and […]