Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Cuties and Amsterdam

 Look who is NOT responding to discipline (the squirt bottle of water aimed RIGHT at him!)

Aw, it's blurry but Bill with sweet James, Plum and Sam at our advent dinner last Sunday is so precious.  Not so precious:  I woke up with the stomach bug the next day.  Argh.  I'm better now. 
 Finally, Jenny's whole family is well.  Yesterday was a bit warmer so Plum drove to the park.  Today it is VERY cold.  I bundled up for a walk and some vitamin D.  
 I was searching for some old Christmas photos, but then I came upon the Amsterdam photos from almost four years ago.  I loved all the red and I adored the houses.  I didn't care if it was dirty (I really didn't notice) because it was so absolutely charming.  I thought you might like a little Amsterdam tour (I'm not a good detail-y tour guide - so you'll just have to enjoy the pictures!)










Bill's on the way home with my accounting work I do for him.  Better scoot.  
Sending lots of merry wishes and prayers your way, kind reader.
(HUGE HOLIDAY HUG!)

22 comments:

elizabeth said...

so beautiful!!! I love Amsterdam!!! So so pretty!

I am so glad that our cat does not go in our tree; Husband said he would chain her to something if she did! LOL!

I know all about the squirt bottle being of no effect...

Julia said...

I love your pictures of Amsterdam. Such a pretty place to visit. I've never been there but my daughter Nicole has been.

I hope the kitty will be better behaved next Christmas. There's so much to peek his interest on that tree.
Season's greetings.
Hugs,
Julia

Cat Lover said...

Ah, cats and Christmas trees! It wouldn't be Christmas without a tree mishap when we had cats.
Love your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Have seen a few pics this year of cats in christmas trees Pom Pom - bless Timothy, he thinks that is especially there for him. Amsterdam looks gorgeous - have never been but it is on my wishlist :-) Hope you are feeling lots better now my friend x x

Elizabethd said...

Oh kitty-cat! It must be very tempting for a cat. After all, it's just another tree to climb!
Sorry you were hit by a bug, nasty things seem to be around this time of year.

Happyone said...

You did well with your Amsterdam photos. I love all the houses, they are charming and so pretty.

Granny Marigold said...

Naughty Timothy!! I hope he doesn't tip the tree.

I love the touches of red on the buildings in Amsterdam. It's so cheery.
I'm glad your tummy bug didn't stay around long. Christmas is no time to feel unwell.
Take care,

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely photos from Amsterdam. They really love their bicycles! Naughty kitty...

Kit said...

Oh that first house with the shutters! I want! Great photos, thanks for the tour. Very cold here too. Snow coming in tonite. Enjoy the week! Kit

NanaDiana said...

Those are all great pictures- family AND Amsterdam. Look at all those bikes and that wooden boat. Amazing- xo Diana

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful pictures of Amsterdam, thanks for sharing.
Looks like kitty isn't listening to you. Great pictures.....

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mary

Gumbo Lily said...

Timothy the Cat, naughty boy, but he's having cat fun! Love the Amsterdam photos. I like the red shots of color too. Glad you're feeling better. HUGS back to you!

Henny Penny said...

Oh Timothy! :) Sorry, but that is the cutest picture ever!! Hang in there, he will grow up. The pictures of Amsterdam are beautiful. I did enjoy the tour.

Farm Girl said...

I love that picture of Timothy in the tree! He just has such a funny look on his face. I love your pictures of Amsterdam. I love those houses. I loved all of your pictures when you went there.
I am glad you are feeling better. I love that picture of Bill with all of the kids.
I hope you have an awesome day.

Melanie said...

Amsterdam looks like a lovely place. I love all the colors of the houses. I'm glad you are feeling better. No fun being sick during this time of the year.

GretchenJoanna said...

As much as you hang out with young children, it's a wonder you aren't catching even more bugs. I hope you get well VERY soon.

Was Amsterdam truly dirty? I thought the Dutch had a reputation for being clean.... maybe that was a long time ago, or I am confusing them with someone else, the Swiss, for example. I didn't notice the dirt in 1970, but I wasn't there long, and I was young - !

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely photos of Amsterdam. Happy Friday.
Amalia
xo

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh that Timothy! That face! What a little darling cutie he is, I bet he is having a blast with all the Christmas decor! Love the pictures of Amsterdam, all those bikes lined up, and that gorgeous wooden boat! Glad you are feeling better, those bugs are no fun! Have a blessed Christmas my friend!

magsmcc said...

I went to Amsterdam a very, very long time ago. Hadn't even graduated. If I were rich, I would have taken my boys there two years ago when Jo was studying Anne Frank in school. We would have ridden on a canal boat and maybe cycled a little. Sat in Museumsplatz between Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Sigh! Maybe he'll go some day himself with a friend by bus. Stay in the cheap Christian Youth Hostel, and marvel at his independence!

Kim said...

My heart is going pitty-pat at the sight of all those beautiful buildings. So many gorgeous architectural details. What is it with cats and Christmas trees? Everyone seems to have the same problem. I wonder if anyone has come up with a solution. So glad you are feeling better. Have the mmost wonderful Christmas, lovely lady.

Marcie said...

There is so much sunshine in these photos of Amsterdam! Makes me long to go there. Been a while since we've had a sunny day in my northern hills! Hope that you have a beautiful, joyful Christmas with your family. Sending love!

M.K. said...

How can it be four years since that trip? I remember how excited you were to go, and how much you loved being there. Good memories! Sorry you and yours have been under the weather. I hope you are all well for Christmas.

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