Saturday, January 10, 2009

Snow? Eh?

Despite our latitude, it doesn't snow very often here. These last few weeks though, we've had enough to keep a small layer of hard packed snow with a perpetual layer of ice under it.

When picking up Larissa from school on Wednesday, I was surprised to see several parents picking kids up via sled. We're not talking the big red plastic things you find in the US. These were all little wooden sleighs with strips of metal on the wooden runners. Very victorian.

Of course grandpa had one in the shed, so when we picked up Larissa on Thursday, we surprised her with a ride home.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Just a bit of info for anyone who stumbles across this who doesn't already know me...

I'm a 35 year old woman who lives in a smallish town, Enschede, in the province of Overijssel in the very smallish country of the Netherlands. I am married to a Dutch man named Tim (I know - about the least foreign-sounding name ever). We have two children, Larissa and Devin. We play with computers all day by trade.

2.5 years ago, I moved here from the United States to begin a family with the man I love. Culture shock and the stripping away of so many things I had previously identified myself as left me feeling quite lost. After going through some identity crises, I decided that blogging might give me a chance to reconnect with people, to share some of the weirdness of being in another country.

It also gives me an excuse to post lots of pictures and video of the kids :)