After 13 years....

(the short version)
Hannah and I have a special story together! Our moms met eachother in the hospital while they were still pregnant of us! They both had to be in the hospital because in both pregnancies the baby was in danger. My mom had a bloodproblem and Hannah's mom had to stay in the hospital during her whole pregnancy. My mom became friends with Hannah's mom, quite unusual because Hannah's mom couldn't speak a word of Dutch and my mom couldn't speak a word of English. Unfortunately, through the years my mom lost contact with Hannah's mom, but the stories about Hannah and her mom were always a big part of the years that I was still a kid. It made me curious and I wanted to get in touch with Hannah again, I tried to find her on the internet. I didn't expect to find her, but I did. I found her through the Namedatebase, somewhere in the end of last year.
We started to e-mail eachother and last week she was in Holland to see her dad and I got the chance to meet her and her boyfriend!
The funny part is that we are so much alike in personalities. Also, Hannah became a christian a couple of years ago and I'm a christian too! We both have the same opinion about christian subjects, which is amazing! I also believe (actually we both do) that God is the reason of all of this, we might not would have met eachother of would have been in touch again...It's so amazing! Hannah is back in England again, and I can't wait to fly over to see her and her boyfriend again. Hopefully in december.....

New addition to the Van der Plas family :-)

Early saturdaymorning 23rd of september a new baby was born into our family:-) My brother's wife gave birth to their 4th child and only daughter, her name is: Maartje.
I don't have any pictures yet, but I've seen the baby, she's adorable, and her three older brothers are very proud that they have a baby sis.
It's the 14th grandchild of my parents, and I'm 14 times aunt! Thanks to God for this little miracle!

New addition to the Hanson family:-)

When I first heard the news I could hardly imagine that Taylor Hanson (at age 23) is a father again for the third time! River Samuel Hanson born on september 4, 2006.
When I was a teenybopper teenager I was a huge fan of Hanson, they were a huge part of my teenage years, I hade penpals from all over the world and I collected everything from Hanson. My wish was to go to their hometown Tulsa (I even had a map) and I knew every tiny bit of them (I was so strange!!). I said in an earlier post that I was born crazy but I definitely was crazy! I even met them twice! Yeah (I know hard to believe)
Well the craziness has disappeared but once in a while I still listen to their music, and I appreciate the fact that they make their own music and that they're independent artists! So congratulations to the Hanson Family for the birth of River!


I found this picture after 17 years! It's hilarious, It proofs that I was born as a crazy kiddo!!

Tonko, Els, Marijke, Jacoline and Alda

>>>>>>>>Getting some ice tea in downtown Utrecht :-D

Pictures of Chris @ Soulfest

I made some pictures with my videocamera at Soulfest, and I finally found out how I could get them of my videocamera..LOL..So here they are...Enjoy!

What's new?

So....I have been spamming my blogpot,but it's all for a good purpose:-)

What's new in my life? Well at the moment my parents are reinventing their marriage again, I guess ;-) They are on a vacation to Prague, their third vacation this year! I'm happy for them, they finally have the time to see a little bit of the world.
My grandmother keeps on asking if I already found myself a new boyfriend...(Nope and not going to happen for a while..lol) My brother in law said to me last week: 'your different, different than your sisters, you are the kind of girl that is going to have a career and travel a lot...." So, yeah.....probably not, but hey it was fun hearing that from his mouth...and probably he says that because I'm still single..haha
The thing is that I'm happy with being single, and being single is just so much easier...esp. right now..I have to graduate from college!
And today, well I went to see some dolphins in the 'dolphinarium in Hardewijk' (a kind of zoo for sea creatures) together with my sister and her three kids. It was warm and crowded (I didn't like that at all!!) But seeing the dolphins doing their tricks made it all a bit easier. Those dolphins are so smart and so beautiful, wow! After we came back from Hardewijk we ordered a lot of McDonald's food and ate it at home (the guy at McDonalds looked at me and he was like: are you hungry?! Ehm...kind of...I just need a lot of food for my family...LOL)
So, yeah I had fun:-) Have a good week!!!


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