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Happy Sinterklaas

 

Girls at play.

(at my nephew's house in Michigan)

 

Today (not Christmas!) is the tradional day of giving and receiving gifts in the Netherlands.

9 years ago today I moved to the Netherlands for my new life with Astrid,

which I have never regretted for one second.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

 

 

 

Happy Sinterklaas

 

Girls at play.

(at my nephew's house in Michigan)

 

Today (not Christmas!) is the tradional day of giving and receiving gifts in the Netherlands.

9 years ago today I moved to the Netherlands for my new life with Astrid,

which I have never regretted for one second.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

 

 

 

comments (26)

Happy Sinterklaas.

A beautiful photo to celebrate the occasion smile
Ginnie Hart: It's a fun day for us all, Cherry. Thank you.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 5 Dec 2018, 01:40
Happy Anniversary!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie. It's one of 4 that we celebrate: the day we met on SC, 31 August 2007; the day we met in real life, 30 November 2007; the day I moved to the Netherlands, 5 December 2009; and the day we married, 5 February 2010. You can never have too many anniversaries. smile
A charming photo Ginnie, a very happy anniversary to you both.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank.
Happy Sinterklaas, Ginnie!

I love this photos... yes - that girl is ever curious (the little one might be as well...)!

Congratulations on this wonderful anniversary! XOX
Ginnie Hart: Always curious, indeed, Elizabeth, and so full of life. Thank you.
  • robin
  • United States
  • 5 Dec 2018, 04:54
Wonderful capture! Happy Sinterklaas!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Robin!
Heureux Sinterklaas. C'est une fête que je ne connaissais pas.
Ginnie Hart: It's probably more important to the small children who are Believers than Christmas day itself, Martine.
Beautiful photo Ginnie. Happy Sinterklaas for you and yours
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2018, 06:20
Fate smiled upon you Ginnie. As it is doing so with this little girl..
Ginnie Hart: Years and years ago someone on SC (Kerrin Maher) said: "It looks like she's your destiny, Ginnie!" That was before I knew what to do with the choices in front of me...and I never forgot it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Dec 2018, 06:28
"Yes, Virginia, there is a "Sinterklaas"... wink... This will always be a special date, Ginnie.
Great picture and I love the selective colouring. We had so much fun with the magnetic toys HA..
Ginnie Hart: Always, always, Astrid. This has become one of my favorite celebrations. smile Bedankt.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2018, 06:56
How excited you must have been 9 years' ago, Ginnie - and just has excited now. Have a happy day
Ginnie Hart: I can still remember that day as though it were yesterday, Lisl. And as you know, it just gets better year after year. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Dec 2018, 07:03
Well I knew that (or, rather, I've probably forgotten that I knew that). Looks like Astrid is having fun; it was good of her to let the little girl join in.
Ginnie Hart: All the things we know that we also forget are filed away in one of those drawers, Alan. HA! This was totally up Astrid's alley, for sure. smile
Wat een 3-dubbelfeest...deze foto, je aankomst en Sinterklaas.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Marjolein. It's one of my happiest anniversaries! smile Bedankt.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Dec 2018, 07:57
This is such a charming photograph Ginnie, I like it a lot. Astrid looks so engaged with the young lady. Happy Sinterklaas.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. You know Astrid. She's a kid at heart. smile
Saint Nicolas est encore bien présent dans pas mal de Pays.
Adorable cette photo.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, he is, Pascale. A happy day for many! Merci.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 5 Dec 2018, 08:12
On fait tous les mêmes activités avec nos petits enfants
JP
Ginnie Hart: We are all kids at heart, I hope, JP. smile
Très jolie prise de vue , joyeux anniversaire à  vous deux !
Je découvre aussi cette fête , merci
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. It's always a good thing to play with the children around us.
what a pretty picture! i love the foreground colours against the clean black and white apartment... have a good day!!! not sure on the santa claus front tho lol happy moving to the Netherlands anniversary day! xox
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Elaine, this was a lot of selective coloring (in the foreground) but I'm not sure you can really tell it. It was a fun day there with my nephew's children. Thanks.
A very special day for Astrid and you. I can't believe how rapidly that 9 years has passed Happy Sinterklass to you both
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill. Time really does fly, doesn't it!
What a deligthful picture. A happy day to both of you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 5 Dec 2018, 12:36
A cute capture of their interaction together! Happy Sinterklaas and Happy Anniversary as well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Steven. That's Astrid on the left with my great niece. smile
How touching a moment captured here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie. That's Astrid with my great niece. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Dec 2018, 14:52
Strange thing happened. When calling your picture of today, for a view, I received one with a little girl that drew a mill. One Pascale also managed to comment on that. The date for the pic reads "Unassigned".

I hope that Sinterklaas treats you nicely ...
Ginnie Hart: Man alive, Louis. Indeed. I have discovered that the new SC defaults to "other" when you post a new image (instead of "unassigned"wink and because "other" has today's date until you change it...well, you get what happened. Astrid caught it immediately, so I fixed it. So you can imagine my surprise when Pascale commented on it, AFTER it was "unassigned." (sigh) Oh well. The plans of mice and men!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 5 Dec 2018, 16:08
a wonderful scene and the processing really magnifies the important part

love, love
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. It was a fun day while watching this at my nephew's house in Michigan. Astrid fit right in. smile
  • willy
  • België
  • 5 Dec 2018, 18:08
Happy Sinterklaas, Ginnie!

9 jaar al, een prettige dubbele feestdag gewenst
Ginnie Hart: A great day for an anniversary, Willy! Thanks.
Sweet...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2018, 07:30
What a nice scene - what a love-ly anniversary! My congratulations! We have today Nikolaustag, not comparable with Sinterklaas dag. Some little sweets from the neighbours in our house are just in front of my apartment door.
Ginnie Hart: I know that the Dutch celebrate a day earlier than the Germans, Philine...close but no cigar. HA! Bedankt.

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