Last year, we had a “Spring Party” planned for Willem, the non-religious variation of the catholic First Communion. At first, we rescheduled it, but in May, we cancelled it all together. “Let us have a big party next year! We will be married 10 years then. Let’s go all out then!” And behold, a year […]
Corona Chapter 2: Winter
This day brings the first sun of the year after some very dark and very cold days and it feels like the world around me sights in relief. The daffodils started peeking through the leaf blanket under the oak tree and the kids are playing outside. A very delicate beginning of something new that we […]
Before and After. In two different ways.
Seattle is one of the greatest cities in the world! I am not exaggerating! But being the home town of Microsoft and Amazon comes with a big downside: it is crazy expensive to live in! When Frederik first got the job as a postdoc at the University of Washington, we did not even question his […]
A Birthday Gift for my Cousin: A Horrible Dentist Horror Story!
My baby cousin has her birthday this week! And in this very special year for her, I want to give her a very special gift. You see, my youngest cousin is a dentist specialized in treating children! Therefore, I present you: a Horrible Dentist Horror Story! As a kid, I never brushed my teeth. Wait, […]
My bug loving girl. Really!
My girl and I share a lot of characteristics, but when it comes to bugs, we are the opposite. Because she actually loves them. And I really didn’t. But kids do not only learn from us. I learnt from Janne to marvel at these miniature creatures, slowly overcoming my own fears for them along the […]