First days in The Netherlands at Christmas

Maebh and I spent a few minutes exploring…Start with holding photos of three cousins who live in LA and won’t be here until Easter.


Then football…


Then relaxing…

And more….

Feeding the birds

We then visited the town of Boxtel to get wellies so the kids can play in the garden, etc. There was some free games set up so the kids tried them out.

Santa was waking around giving out oranges.

A stop to get olibollen to eat later with everyone.

In the shop, Maebh was really interested in the makeup.

I saw some cute cookies, we might need to try them in addition to the stroopwaffles.

Later we visited a pub in Liempde. Where the kids made a hot chocolate themselves.

Walking Nativity Scene Route

This village has a walking route to check out all the different decorated nativity scenes, which we will do one evening soon.




Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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