Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Coming Home!

I'm back! And to celebrate my return my Katrina put on a little get-together for me. It was nice to see people again and to chat a bit.
I got presents!

With friends James and Kara,

Roz and Uncle John,

The Barrows and Lorie Martin,

AFS volunteer Carol,

Neightbors Gordon and Jeanie,

And Mom and Katrina!

"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it's the middel that counts."

-Sandra Bullock

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Last Day

Well. Its my last day in the Netherlands as an exchange student. Tomarrow I leave for the airport at 5:15am Holland time and then 9:45pm California time and Im home. Its so easy, flying around the world. And thats why I dont think going home is so sad. I mean, dont get me wrong, its sad, I love it here, but its not an ending. Its just another part of it. In a year or two Ill come back to Holland and there will be Hollanders coming to the States Im sure.
In this year Ive changed alot. If I hadnt come I still would have changed but Im glad I came because Im happy with how it turned out. Before I came I was me, you all knew me, and I liked who I was, there was nothing wrong with me. Now Im just more me. If that makes sense.
Something that I learned was how to stand by myself, who I am without my family or friends around me. I guess you could say that I became more confident in my iduviduality.
What I want to say is that this year was wonderful, hard, oh so hard, but wonderful. And that Im looking forward to what comes next.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010



Joyce, Jantine and I slept over at Agathas (theyre my friends from school) we slept in a tent out in one of the fields. Agathas dad is a dairy farmer, and so he let us help him with the cows. It was amazing. One of my happiest moments. And he let us ride in the tractor too.
Besides that it was your normal sleepover, movies, face masks, games, etc.

Monday, July 5, 2010



Friday Sarah, Julia, and some friends threw me a suprise going away party. They rented costumes (I got to be maid as you can see) and we played games, sat around, talked. It was my first suprise party and I really had no idea. Even after I had walked in and everyone was yelling I was thinking what are these people doing? but then I figured it out.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

More Zoo

I am happy to report that the zoo did not only have "exotic" animals. There were buffalo, turkies, and moose from North America, Californian sea lions, an entire rat section, and a farm animal part (for kids I guess).

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Class

Today was my last day of school. We only had one hour because the "sport day" that they (not me, Im free of all gym related activies) were soposed to have was canceled.

Wednesday I...

Went to the zoo!