Thursday, April 28, 2011

Forget the red light district we went to the green light district...

Its good and slightly sad to be back. I miss Europe and the time that husband and I were together with our boy. We were slightly exotic parents to daxton as we put him through the war by traveling so much- however he was a happy camper and probably enjoyed the sights as much as we did or at least he seemed like it. we took a bum load of pictures and so your just going to have to see each place one at a time and sit through all the pictures. Fair warning!

To start off we got the opportunity to visit  Elder Chris Osmond (he is serving a LDS mission in the Netherlands) He saw Daxton for the first time and they immediately were best friends. Don't mind Daxton in this picture the poor thing just got off the 11 hour plane ride)


 Dad Osmond got the great opportunity to do 3 fireside or church meeting for people out in Chris's area. The firesides were truly inspiring and hopefully the song we sang in Dutch didn't detract from that feeling. haha We met a lot of great people, and enjoyed a lot of Belgium chocolate. yum 


here is Kuekenhof- yes try saying that without knowing dutch. For those who don't know dutch let me translate- an vast amounts of flowers in one place that are bbbeeeaaautiuful! 























bbbeeeautiful right??

Well we got to explore the gorgeous city of Amsterdam, see Ann Frank's home and tried to fit into the netherlandian way of life. 








Dank u wel

18 comments:

Jospeh and Brittany said...

Shelb, you are so pretty, I hope you had fun, you need to come shopping with me, you have the cutest clothes;)

Robin L Greenslade said...

Oh my gosh! I want to travel with you and your family. It looks like much fun was had by all. I could almost hear the laughter and happy chatter in the pictures! The picture of Daxton with Elder Christopher is totally adorable. Thanks for sharing the fun!

the momma-kana said...

yep, going to agree with post above posts here. Can you PLEASE live closer to me.. like next door?

marcia said...

Oh my goodness it just looks like so much fun and it's so beautiful. You definitely went at the right time to see all the tulips in bloom. GREAT PICTURES. Each one is spectacular.

Katrina said...

What a fun trip Shelby! And what a cute little family you guys are:-) Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

*Stephanie Lance* said...

Oh my gosh! so jealous!!! Beautiful Pictures, beautiful family, beautiful place! I just love everything! That looks like SO much fun! I'm so glad you guys got to go! What a fun memory and experience! Yay! I love all the pictures!!

Juls said...

Beautiful pictures.

There is a city in Michigan named Holland...and in May, Holland, MI has there Tulip Time Festival and various Dutch-themed attractions nearby Lake Michigan shoreline. I have lived in Michigan for 13 years and have never been to Holland. I keep telling myself maybe this year, since May is around the corner.

Can't wait to see more pictures of your fun vacation.

Anonymous said...

Loved to see the pictures of the Netherlands, where I live :-)
I nver went to the Keukenhof ;-)
I'm glad to read that you enjoyed yourself.
Ria

Anonymous said...

Shelby

These photo's are fantastic - you all look like you were having a great time. I particularly like the ones of the whole family together. And Daxton is so photogenic - he steals the scene in every photo that he is in!!!

Glad that you had a great time in Holland - look forward to seeing more photo's of your trip

Caroline

Cody and Kylee said...

Dang girl what a dreamy life yall get to live! It looks like yall had such a great time, you, Brandon and Daxton are so sweet. I love to see the pictures of your with all of your family. : ) I hope all is going well in your neck of the woods haha... Love ya, and Take care!! : )

carolyne b said...

I went to the Netherlands 6 years ago and the pictures bring back some wonderful memories. Glad you and your little family had lots of fun seeing all the sites.

leslie said...

Shelby - you all looked like you had a fantastic time, I have never been to the Netherlands will definitely have to put it on my travel list!! Pictures are gorgeous - all those beautiful gardens. Glad you had a good time and Dax got to meet his uncle.

Linnea said...

Gorgeous!!!! Everything. That picture of you three with the tulips is diving. Please blow it up big and hang it on your wall. :-) It looks like you guys had such a great time!

Jenny Alama said...

So I've always wanted to visit Holland, Denmark Netherlands or Belgium, but these pictures just REEEAAAAALLY made me want to go there!!! Beautiful!

Forwards Fun! said...

Those were a lot of fun . . . it's been 28 years since I've been to these places . . . Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures!

Just curious . . . did you have a third person with you, or did you have the camera on a tripod for the family pics?

Sarah said...

I love all the pictures - you have such a great talent for photography! And, all those flowers are so gorgeous!

Gail Chambers said...

Shelby, the sweets you are holding in your scottish photos are called "Fruit Pastilles" made by Rowntrees. Great photos. x

Unknown said...

I love all the pictures... What beautiful flowers.. and the pictures of your family are so well done. I love the picture of you , Brandon and Daxton along with Brandons family in the field... Thank you for sharing..I love your Blog... it sasy this is from unknown..I don't know why... but I am Jane