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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,a grandmothe and 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!


Heaven is in Belgium

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Weekly Winners, It does not get any better than this …

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This week was all about …

Wrapping presents …


Comparing recipes.


Making chocolate mousse …
Belgian style! 


A mail delivery from Down Under! 
Woohoo THANK you Kim!!



Almost white sepia Christmas.  


Keeping an eye on things …

A  Christmas toast to good health and happiness.   


Unwrapping …

just the right presents …


And …


… good food and sweet apple pie …
Life does not get any better than this!

Merry Christmas!

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Bientje said...

I totally agree!
Big hug,
Your little sister

quilly said...

It looks like you had a fun and tasty celebration. I hope your Christmas was a joyous as it looks.

Denise said...

What a wonderful series of photos!!! I love this... all the high points and telling the story. My favorite is the chocolate and the package from downunder! GREAT reflection in the table!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Gattina said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas ! I too was very lucky, we spent Christmas in Malmedy together with the dutch parents in law. It was really one of the nicest Christmas ever !

Jientje said...

@ Bientje: Hugging you right back sis!
@ Quilly: It was!
@ Denise: Thanks!
@ Gattina: I'm glad you had a wondferful time too!

koreen (aka: winn) said...

Great captures of family .... and the food really looks good. :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Looks wonderful.

Wanda..... said...

Life is good! I love the photos of your happy smiling family, Jientje. We had apple pie too!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a wonderful time. I love the sepia shot.

Jientje said...

@ WackyMummy : I was too busy helping out in the kitchen and I had no time to photograph the food!
@ hip chick : It was!
@ Wanda : I agree, life is good, especially when you have apple pie on the menu!
@ Secret Mom Thoughts : It's a natural sepia and i'm happy with the way it turned out!

Tara R. said...

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. The apple pie looks delicious!


What a beautiful exhibition of the holidays!


ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful collection of photos! I love the wrapping paper & the snow ones

Colleen said...

Wonderful photos. What a nice Christmas. I love the shot of everyone with their glasses full of cheer! Happy New year!

Rachel said...

I love, love, love the outdoors shots. They're beautiful.

Your dress and tights.. adorable!

Looks like a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

I can see now that the recipe for the chocolate mousse was in my handwriting, although I don't remember writing it. But it was really delicious! Everything was!
Bye sis!
Your other sister Lena.

Brenda said...

I love your pictures, its great to see all that you did chronicled in pictures. I always compare recipes for my holiday meals as well, its fun for me. I love your daughters dress with the lacy stockings.

Jientje said...

@ Tara R.: That apple pie was to die for. But we didn't! LOL!
@ Mishelle Lane: Awww THANK you!!
@ ComfyMom~Stacey : I had fun in the snow!
@ Colleen : I like that one because it has my father right in the middle of the picture.
@ Rachel: That's NOT ME but MY LOVELY DAUGHTER in the gray dress.
@ Lena: It was written a long long time ago. It's a good thing I don't throw away much, is it?
@ Brenda : I love that dress too, she looks great in it. Well, as a matter of fact, she always looks great!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Love that top photo of the paper and ribbons...beautiful!

James said...

It sure looks like a great time. The pictures are excellent.

Jientje said...

@ Colleen - Mommy Always Wins: Thank you!
@ James: We had fun James, içt sure was a good time!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Looks like a wonderful week!

Unknown said...

You had a perfect week! But you always do! I love those chocolates! Yum!

United Studies said...

Your family is very beautiful and it looks like everyone had a very cozy time. :-)

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