Pake’s 64th Birthday Party

As Pake turned 64, we all came together to celebrate with a little party and some Indian takeaway.   This was the first time, our family has ever been around to celebrate Pake’s birthday as we’ve always been in the States in May and Nils’ first time in I think he said 15 years!!  But I think there was one time, over 10 years ago which we stayed at the beautiful, Karel V Hotel in Utrecht and we celebrated both his and my SIL’s birthdays with Tepanyaki Dinner and Bowling…

Beppe made her amazing appeltaart which is her mother’s recipe!  I must get right away! It’s so yummy, not too sweet, and apparently so easy to make.

The kids each bought Pake a special present for his garden.  Maebh chose the fun, pink butterfly and Soren the yellow lady bug.   They are a bit cheesy, metal garden things, but as they came from the kids, they were fun!  We have a red one in our garden too, which Maebh got with her friend.












They have such a beautiful, organized garden with so many flowers, I took a few minutes to wander and take photos of the cherry tree, bluebells, lilies of the valley, delphiniums (was told the names, still a flower virgin).










Lilies of the Valley – one of my FAVORITES!!

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