Saturday, June 20, 2009

Flooding in Holland

So Dirk and I came home (back to Holland) for fathers day weekend. We came home Friday afternoon and decided to parade of homes with my parents. The second to last home we went to it started to downpour outside! We ended up heading toward home at about 9pm and by that time it had been raining about an hour!

When we arrived on our street it was flooded! It was hard to even attempt to get to our house. We ended up taking a side street to get home (not a good idea!) Well the car ended up getting stuck! The water was DEEP and it was flooding my moms car! Some nice man in a truck pushed us out and pushed us to our house! During all this it is still raining HARD CORE!

Friday night many cars got stuck in the water on our road. We ended up letting 2 random people leave there dead water logged cars in our driveway overnight.

All over Holland is flooded, roads have washed away and basements are a mess (our included!) Hopefully no more water comes, and Holland starts to dry out! These are pictures of what happened this weekend!This is Aniline! That water right there is where many cars got stuck the night before, and this is after it went down a lot!

This is Garfield, its off of Aniline, This is where my moms car died! Look how far the water is up on the fire hydrant!This is my parents back yard, the lumber that is floating, is from the neighbors house who just took down his pool!This is where a lot of cars died

The water is starting to go down, you can see where the water used to be!

A van decides to risk the water! Is it to deep! Nope successful!
This is part of our yard, and the neighbors and then it goes into Garfield! What a MESS! That is what ended up in our basement, and many other basements in the neighborhood. Lots of work ahead of a lot of people in Holland!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Furniture and Blinds and Such

So Dirk and I have been busy moving into our new place and unpacking boxes and getting furniture and such. Here are a few pics that we have taken this past week and what we have been up to

Dirk put blinds in up in our apartment this weekend, he did a really good job and they look

This is Dirk building our new kitchen table and chairs that we bought on Sunday when his mom and brother came to visit! Dirk also put my sign up in our kitchen! This is my favorite sign ever!

Dirk and I stayed Home Saturday night, i made panini's and salad and then we made marshmallows over the stove!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wedding Pictures!

So our photographers have uploaded all of our wedding pics that they had taken on our wedding day! Here is a link!

They were great photographers and Dirk and I are so happy with how the pictures came out!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Unpacking and Moving

Dirk and I have moved to Indiana, and so i have decided to start a blog so that our family and friends can keep up with our lives and what we are doing.


Dirk and i moved on Sunday and everything was just put into our apartment and we had to leave again the next day. We unpacked a little on Sunday night ( really only the kitchen! My favorite place in the whole apartment!) and then we went back to Michigan Monday morning so that Dirk could finish his last two days at Best Buy.

Well we arrived back in Indiana Wednesday night and did a little more unpacking. Dirk left to start his new job today at Notre Dame and i am left home to unpack and clean house (not one of my strong points in life.)

Here is what our apartment looks like right now..

That's our living room/dinner room! MESSY!!!!

This is our Kitchen, the only truly clean room of the apartment right now

This is our bedroom..full of boxes, still needing to be unpacked..

That's all for now. Hopefully more updates when the apartment is clean and all unpacked and beautiful!