My Vacation to the Netherlands, April 2014

  • Posted on: 11 May 2014
  • By: Anna

Even though I was able to visit the Netherlands in October and Mark was in the States in December, I was able to visit the Netherlands again in April of this year. I questioned the sanity of buying a ticket when we'd just seen each other and would be seeing each other again shortly...but I'm so glad we did. Don't get me wrong, I love spending the time with Mark and want to be with him every.single.second...but since he wasn't even going to be able to take the time off of work {due to taking so much time for our wedding}, I wasn't sure it was wise to spend the money on a ticket.

We have a house!

  • Posted on: 9 May 2014
  • By: Mark

It was a really blessing that Anna was able to check some house when she was here on trip. I started, what others would say, late to find a house. It was like the week before Anna came to The Netherlands when I start with some researching. I would say it was God's plan because now was Anna able to watch the house that I picked applied on, and not only I because Anna could help me to find a house that she liked. Our first visit was a really nice house, close to downtown, like 2 minutes walk form the downtown square!

Engagement story

  • Posted on: 8 May 2014
  • By: Mark

Let me think where should I start. There was a plan for my trip in December '13 to go and visit Anna. This was my third trip to the States and my second trip during which Anna and I were dating. Prior to this tripe, we'd discussed a couple of plans for an engagement in Europe around the Spring, but all of this was still vague and for sure not official. One thing that was for sure was that we would look for an engagement ring in the States during December. Another thing that was certain was a talk with her dad.


Our Love Story

  • Posted on: 22 March 2014
  • By: Anna

We've had several people ask how we met . . . so here you go. :)

Looking at our 'love story' as a whole, it's hard to know exactly where to start. Maybe we need to start back when I was 12 and wrote my country report on The Netherlands {. . . just kidding. No, I really did do that . . . I'm just not starting my story there! ;) }