Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's a new life

Ok, time to almost tell everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Also time to let everyone know we have a little addition to our family.

Here's Vin at 15 weeks.

Vin was born on 28th August 2010 at 3:58 am.

The first half of my pregnancy was horrible. I have never been as sick in my life. The following 20 weeks went better. The 3 weeks before Vin was born were horrible... AGAIN!!! Meaning, on 6th August 2010 I stopped working, thinking Vin would arrive on 17th August. Nevertheless, at the end of every doctor appointment we heard the same news: "No, it's not going to be for today. You may come back next week." Argh! It was hot outside and Erwin had taken vacation as well and I was growing bigger by the minute! We were on vacation so to speak, but you can't go and do active things with someone about to deliver :-). So to say the least, those 3 weeks before Vin arrived seemed VERY LONG! We saw about every movie at the theater that we wanted to see. Finally, on 26th August 2010, I went to the hospital to be induced the very next morning at 5 am. "Only" 23 hours later our little precious was born! Looking at him now and seeing him smile and make funny noises makes me forget those long hours. Heck, I might even want to go through it all again (just once though!! ).

In a few day's time it's going to be his very first Christmas and New Year! Time sure does fly!

I am back at work since 13th December, THE busiest time of the year!! It's like I never was 4 months at home...

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

- Kimberley

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Making plans...

It's been a while since I wrote on here. In the meantime, only good things have happened. We have finished remodeling the downstairs area of our house with a new floor, new paint on the walls and since a few weeks, new furniture. (small update: I moved in with him at the end of June). Our next project is a new bathroom. We are planning on living there for 9 more years, so why not enjoy a new bathroom for this period? We've noticed this project is quite pricy, so we'll see if we can get some good deals.

I've picked up my dancing again. A colleague of mine who was in the same class, sent me an e-mail wondering why I wasn't coming anymore. Uhm, let me think, longer distance, busier at work, etc... But all in all, I had a blast last night during my first class of this year and I'm so happy to be back. In the end it turned out it's only a 30' drive anyway, which is perfectly doable. :-)

So life is good and making plans is even better. We are planning one more mini vacation at the end of November. We'll spend a long weekend in Germany. :-) Until next time on here.

Oh, and before I forget, here are some pictures from our trip in the USA in May this year (the remaining pictures are on a different computer).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Ok, really need to update this blog of mine. Erwin and I returned on Sunday from our 3 week trip in the USA. It was perfect! I will post pictures of our trip soon and tell you a little bit more, but first, here are some pictures of the dansshow I participated in on May 1 and May 2 with the dance group I'm in. It was a ton of fun! Enjoy! (fyi: I'm supposed to look serious in these pictures as it's a furious spanish dance ;)).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Soccer and Holland

Hello there, time for another quick update (with pictures of course!). Firstly life has been wonderful and Erwin and I are looking forward to build a future together. We'll go on a 3 week holiday in May, which we are very excited about. It will be great to get away for a while, just the two of us. This Summer will be busy with moving and interior (re)decorating, etc. Anyway, here are some pictures of some of the things we did this past month. First, we went to see a soccer match live in 1st division. I had never seen a match live before, so I thought it was an awesome experience. Although, standing for 2 hours straight in cold weather, kind of made my legs hurt... 2 weeks ago, we went to Holland for a quick get-a-way. We took the car on a Friday and drove to Zeeland, got some rest, ate great food, visited old towns (Middelburg & Goes) and just enjoyed being together. We returned on Sunday and wondered what we did that weekend... (it all passes by too quickly). Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring's just around the corner

And the good life continues. I didn't make it to the next audition round as mentioned in my previous entry, which is ok. It was a fun experience and I wouldn't have had a clue on how to juggle this one anyway on top of everything else. My mom turned 50 on February 6th, 2009 of which I'm including some pictures. It was a fun get together with my family. Last weekend Erwin and I went to Oostende to see a National Basketball game. Oostende won, of course, with only 83-81. An exciting game! Before, we went to dinner and ate chicken with our hands...ah, the good ol' fashioned way! Life is good and everything just feels right. Love, Kim

Walking in the countryside where Erwin lives.

My mom and Erwin at her 50th birthday party and then of course Erwin and I.

A quick kiss before the game starts...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Excitement all around

This is going to be a short entry but I just wanted to share with you the following:

1) I'm going to audition for the part of "Maria" in "The Sound of Music" on February 18th, 2009 at the TV station VTM. My mom and a couple of friends said I should give it a try and so I did. I registered yesterday morning and the same day I got a phone call for an invitation to join the first audition round. This is only round one. Fingers crossed everyone! :-)

2) If all goes well, I'm going to be an aunt by the time this year is over! My brother's girlfriend rang me this morning to break the news that she is having a baby. I'm so excited!! :) My brother is going to be a dad! Unbelievable!!

3) I'm still happily in love with my guy :D (as if you had any doubt!)

Love, Kim

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A wonderful season has begun.

It has been a while since I wrote on this blog. Time to give you another inside look on what's been going on in my life. I have been the luckiest and happiest girl on this planet for nearly 10 weeks (NOT that I'm counting lol). Ever since I met Erwin life has taken a drastic turn. Not only am I amazed on how I can handle two agendas (his and mine to make it clear!!), but also am amazed on how full life can be with small and precious moments, happy moments, active moments, etc. I can't give you an update on what has happened these past 2 months. I hope the pictures will help a little with that. Ever since November every day has been special. Erwin makes every day a special one. Even if it's just by a short text message, a dessert he's brought home, a milkshake he made me in the morning, his countless hugs & kisses. I have never met anyone like this. Anyway, before we all go weepy here, let me give you a quick roundup anyway (of what I can remember). The Christmas holidays were crazy. We celebrated Christmas eve at my grandparents's house with my family. This was Erwin's big break. He was accepted right away. My grandpa and Erwin even made a walk outside at one point. Everyone slept over and the next morning (more towards 2PM), we headed over to his parents. That day we also visited his grandparents. They were great, and they liked me right away, which I was so relieved by! (You never know...)We had a fondue for dinner and exchanged little gifts. The next day we slept in a little and headed back to Erwin's place. I had to work in between Christmas and New Year's. Things were laid back at work, so it wasn't too bad. Erwin and I stayed at home for New Year's Eve. We made finger foods and had a great time together. The next day we headed over to his grandparents again where we had a bread lunch with the rest of the family. There I got to meet his nephews and uncle and aunt. Later that day we visited a lady called Jeannine. She's a great wine lover and we ended up staying until 3AM talking, dancing and enjoying the good things in life. The next day we were headed to Blankenberge. My Christmas gift from Erwin was a weekend at a hotel down by the sea. It was great being away from everyone and everything. Just the two of us enjoying eachother's company and having fun in the swimming pool and sauna. And since then every weekend has been a fun one. Or we go for a walk at castle grounds nearby, we go to the mall, we have dinners to go to, a birthday party, catching up with some old acquaintances, or just relaxing and watching a movie...you name it. Life has been awesome, crazy, filled with every good thing. Last weekend we went to the seaside where my brother lives. As he left today on a 4 month trip with the navy, it was good to see him before he hit the ocean. Well, that's all I have time for right now. I hope you enjoy this entry. Have a wonderful day.