Friday, October 26, 2012

More of Ireland...

Dartfield Horse Museum in Loughrea, Co Galway...

Bronwen's first solo ride...on a Connemara pony no less!

Alex was more interested in the kittens than the horses


Rooftop view

Shop street

Alex licking the sugar off a fresh made donut at the farmers market
 National Aquarium of Ireland, Galway...

Playing with the Fennessys...

B actually walks better in these than I do:)

 The Irish National Stud, Tully, Co Kildare...
(For well over 100 years, the pride of Tully has been a working stud farm, its central objective being to produce for Ireland thoroughbreds capable of being crowned champions at home and abroad.)

These aren't the studs ;-)

One of the retired super stars

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Just a few pictures from our action-packed adventure in Ireland...
Getting ready for our drive from Dublin to Galway

Dunguaire castle in Kinvarra

The famous Cliffs of Moher

Drive to Doolin

Watching the surfer off the shores of Doolin

kids fish n chips

Rocky beach in Doolin

Sunset over the Atlantic (in Doolin)


Aran Islands in distance


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bronwen speaking in Dutch....

I guess I better sign up for the next level Dutch course so I can keep up.  Alex is even speaking it now, and yes, they speak it together which could quickly become a a problem.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bronwen singing in Dutch...

The lyrics so you can sing along...

Naar School
Eentje wenen, eentje blij
Alle kindjes in de rij
Appel, peer, banaan, ook koek
Spelen in de poppenhoek!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Race for the Cure

Our friend, Lut, just celebrated 1 year post chemo tx and treated herself (and us) to a lovely 6k race through downtown Antwerp. It was a first for Bronwen, Alex, and I and we kicked butt! The kids ran the last part and I'm proud to say I ran the entire thing in a semi-respectable time (yes, it's only 3.7 miles but that’s 3.7 miles more than I usually run). It was a very humbling experience running with 5000 people of all ages and fitness levels,  and many of whom are in the midst of chemo treatments or have fought the ugly beast and WON! I teared up when I was explaining to Browen why we were running and that all the women wearing pink shirts are fighting or have fought breast cancer and how incredibly brave and strong they are, like Oma! Here are a few pictures of our morning in Antwerp...

I run/walk for Oma

Lut & I

zumba warm up

more zumba (Steve got in on it some too:)

Bronwen's perspective of the race from the back seat of the stroller

celebratory beer & wafel with our support team

Lut, Diana, & I