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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

I’m Baaaaaack!!!!!

 

 

Hey there, my dear friends and readers of this blog. I’m so sorry, I’ve been such a bad blogger lately. But there is a good reason for this, my little notebook died on me while I was staying at Melli ‘s house, and getting online became a huge problem.
I was able to log in on Thom’s notebook during my stay at Quilly’s house but by then I was so behind with all my stuff I did not even had time to download my own pictures, let alone answer comments or read blogs …
I’m going to have to MAAR  ( mark all as read ) most of the posts in my reader, I’m sorry. There is no way I’m going to get caught up again if I don’t do this!

 

I’ll try to download a couple of pictures from the last days of my trip, starting with my arrival in Chicago early in the morning. My good friend Lou was there to pick me up at the airport, and together we drove off into the sunrise. Ten pictures can be seen here.


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The photo walk we made was very inspiring for the both of us and more pictures will be available as soon as possible. I PROMISE !!!

Meanwhile I’m back in Belgium trying to fight off my jet lag. Please don’t get angry with me if I’m not around as much as I want to, there is still loads and loads of photo work to be done right now. I still have not seen all of my pictures yet , can you imagine that?

To all my dear friends I met during this trip, THANKS again for all the things you did for me. You were great, and you are all in my heart. This was such an overwhelming experience! Thank you so much for making it possible to live my dream …

27 comments:

Rebecca said...

Glad you are home safe and sound, missed hearing your updates and posts. So happy for you! Lovely shot, composition, sun flare.

hip chick said...

Oh Sweetie!! I'm so glad you are back! I missed you. I look forward to seeing all your pictures. It will be fun to see the states through your eyes. Welcome home.

Leora said...

You sound like you had a fabulous time! Look forward to hearing/seeing more after you get some rest.

Loree said...

Ahh, Chicago. It's been a while but it is still one of my favourite American cities. Great pics.

Wanda said...

Just thankful you are home safe Jientje, your excitement is catching, I felt like I had to catch my breath after reading your post, so I will be patient while you rest and catch up!

LceeL said...

From now on, when I need inspiration, when I need a reason to stay on my diet, I am going to refer to this picture. And I AM going on a diet. I am going to lose 50 pounds.

kaye said...

glad your back, and can't wait to see the pictures.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Glad you are home safe Jientje, looking forward to seeing your wonderful pictures.

moneythoughts said...

Glad you are home safe, and that no Indians attacked your stagecoach while you were in the States. Sorry, I could not make it up to Chicago to meet you, but I may be coming to Amsterdam next year (2010) to visit a few art museums. And, I notice you don't live very far from there. Nice shots of Chicago, it is a great city to visit. Did you get to the Chicago Art Institute?

The French Bear said...

Get some rest pumpkin!!! It will be a treat to hear all about the trip and see the amazing pictures!!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

James said...

I'm so glad that you had a good time. I look forward to seeing more pictures. I just hope that you post them before I leave on my trip to Europe. :)

Maribeth said...

Glad you are home, safe and sound. Rest up and then thrill us with your beautiful pictures and memories!

Kristi said...

Glad you had such a nice time! Sorry to hear about computer but at least you made it back home safely :)

Willow said...

Take your time, Jientje. We can wait patiently because we have all been in your position--jet lagged, glad to be home, overwhelmed with gratitude, wanting to reconnect. AND knee deep in photos! Welcome home.

spacedlaw said...

Welkom t'huis!

Avril said...

welcome back !!!! Missed you!

VioletSky said...

Just from reading everyone else's accounts of your time with them, it sounds like a whirlwind trip!
Glad you are safely home. Now, put your feet up, while you download all those photos.

Kim said...

Welcome back!

Kim (frogpondsrock) said...

Take your time, Jientje. Take your time. I am pleased that you are home safe and sound. xox Kim

Lilacspecs said...

Oost, west, thuis best, nee?
:)

Linda Higgins said...

Everyone is excited to relive your adventure with you, I would love to know how many pics to took total without going through them and discarding any? That may take weeks! LOL look forward to your stories!

Jientje said...

@ Rebecca : Love the sun flare too!
@ hip chick : Missed you too !!!
@ Leora : I had a fabulous time, so true!
@ Loree : Chicago as from now, my favorite city too!
@ Wanda : Yes;I know. Then of course there is also the home the garden, the laundry ... ROFL!
@ LceeL : Maybe I'll need to send this one by snail mail hmm???
@ kaye : so am I!
@ Bill : Yup, it's good to be back and meet up with my blogger friends again Bill!
@ moneythoughts: No Indians Fred, no Indians. See you in Amsterdam, I'll be there if you want me to? Art Institute? I'm afraid not. Hmmmm...
@ The French Bear :It will be, promise!
@ James : When are you leaving?
@ Maribeth : I will, promise!
@ Kristi : yes well, the computer... RIP.
@ Willow: Knee deep, that's the word!
@ spacedlaw : Dank u!
@ Avril : Missed you AND my sweetheart Connor!
@ VioletSky : put my feet up? How would I do that? LOL!
@ Kim : Thanks dear.
@ Kim (frogpondsrock) : I am, feels good
@ Lilacspecs : Absoluut, but then again ....
@ Linda Higgins : Rough estimate 9600 pictures. ROFL!!

Alida said...

:)

Christine said...

Welcome home. I bet after being away that long it feels good.

Jientje said...

@ Alida: ;-)
@ Christine: Yes, so true.

The Retired One said...

I am SO glad you are back home safe and sound...don't worry about rushing to post the photos you took. As long as we eventually see them, we will be happy! I am sure the ones you took were breathtaking.

Geert said...

Moet toch wel een belevenis geweest zijn. Als ik het goed begrepen heb dan was je voornamelijk bij blogkontakten, mensen die je eigenlijk niet echt IRL kende ?
Aan de ene kant spannend, aan de andere kant misschien niet echt iets voor mij: ik heb het niet zo begrepen op onverwachte, ongekende dingen...
Zo was ik bvb. dolgelukkig dat mijn 50-ste verjaardag voorbij gegaan is ZONDER surprise party. Ik ben in staat om op mijn eigen surprise party weg te lopen....

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