Pink Trees

Just got back from a bike ride before bedtime with Mary Kate. She wanted to see more pink trees while sporting her pajamas.


Celebrating Palm Sunday with Lane and his First Communion class. I had to go here to learn more about this sweet Palmpasenstok tradition. After mass the kids deliver their Palm Sunday crosses to someone special. We chose a good friend from church, Margot. Truly a gem to be with.  

Bakkeri Bekkers

Lane and his class on a field trip to a bakery in Veghel! Mijn lieve bakker Lane!

Love Y’all to Texas and Back

Our love letter we send to friends and family back home… Hoi from the Gerngross family! We are sending our LOVE again from the Netherlands! We continue to enjoy our journey even amongst the rain puddles that we step in occasionally or the strong winds that try to knock us off course. God is good […]

The Royal Dutch Princess

Mary Kate’s first carnival at school! She was just thrilled to wear red lipstick, a princess dress, and crown. And she begged me to make her hair like Aunt Katie’s. After kids race to their classrooms each morning, parents then go outside by the windows to wave goodbye or blow kisses to their kids. Mary Kate […]

Serious Swimmers

Our kids have definitely become some serious swimmers while living in Holland! Having them master the Dutch swim diplomas has truly been one of the best things we have done! Lance has completed A, B, and C. Maci and Lane have now completed both A and B. This spring they look forward to finishing and […]


Pannenkoekenhuis (pankcake houses) are popular in both Holland and Belgium. These pancakes are much thinner and larger than the American pancake and is served with an unusual variety of toppings, like brie, walnuts, apples, and honey…my top choice! We have enjoyed several in the past year and we really don’t have one particular pancake house […]

Role Reversal

The kids and I have just made it home on  our bikes from school. Backpacks and shoes scatter the entry way. We promptly enjoy an afternoon snack of fresh bakery bread smeared with a hazelnut chocolate spread and a glass of cold milk. I opted out on my normal greek yogurt and museli go to […]

Five Favorites

Compared to our backyard in Texas, we have a tiny teeninsey backyard here in Holland. We are Texans through and through and I think it is just in our blood that we need wide open spaces. I am not complaining by any means. I promise. It takes Royce or our new lawn mower, Lance, all of […]