Z’s 3rd Christmas!

Personally, my Christmas week meant only working for 8 hours that week:  I was on Care Leave on December 22, worked 4 hours on December 23, worked yet another half a day on December 24, went home at 2PM that day, proceeded to get some last Santa presents for Z, and was on off the whole week – until Monday the next, December 29 – to which I was on Care Leave again.

Why Care Leave?  (Zorgverlof in Dutch):  Z’s crèche was closed for the Holidays.

Christmas Eve dinner was at 5PM that day.  Papa A came home early from work to have the dinner prepared for all of us: his parents included.  We spent that evening with us in our home opening gifts and watching “All You Need Is Love” (a Dutch Christmas Special TV Program) till 11PM – when Z decided that it was time for her to hit the sack.

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL


Obviously, I am the only one (I AM A FILIPINO!!) who loves to  for memory keeping.

The Nelissen’s? Haha! They are all camera shy.  (Except Simba, now that I see it!)

Papa A – busy installing his new E-cigar; Oma and Z with their eyes on the TV programme; Opa with his eyes on me, perhaps reconfirming that his daughter-in-law is really crazy).

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Oma and Z busy building the tracks for Z’s new train – from Oma and Opa!

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

Family Christmas Eve Photo – taken by force and with our Papa smashed with Mama’s weight!

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

They are the reason of my existence!

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

Christmas Day:  December 25.

Z running directly to the sock she left the night before for Santa Claus!

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

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Happily showing her new lip shiner! (Finally, she will not be taking Mama’s from Mama’s purse any more!)

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

Christmas Dinner at De Graaj in Beek – some 20-25 minutes away by car.

My first Christmas Plate! Hmmmm…. Spare Ribs with Pepper Sauce!

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Z with her first dinner plate:  Chicken Schnitzels with Potato Fries.

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

As my whole Dutch family made sure that they will eat the all-time-favorite Rabbit meat dish, Oma made sure that Z also gets the chance to taste it.  This was her first facial reaction when she tasted it.  (I was silently praying Don’t eat it. Don’t eat it!”)

Unfortunately, she is half-Dutch.  She enjoyed it.

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Dinner and drawing with Oma Eef.

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We looked cute once! Haha!

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My Dutch-Filipino Family.  I love them more than my life.

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At the Playroom.

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

We followed Oma and Opa at their home for coffee and cakes.

My Princess! (Dress was bought in Zamboanga City in one of the new shopping centre for 350 pesos (some €7,50 only)

A dress like this would cost somewhere between €35 to €50, I think. (That will be somewhere between 1,892.00 pesos to 2,700 pesos.

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

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And oh, Mickey turned 2 years old on December 25!! Happy Birthday Mickey!

Christmas 2014 - Conquering NL

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http://www.degraasj.nl/
Restaurant de Graasj
Stationsstraat 113
6191 BC Beek Lb
046 4371817

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