01 May 2010


It is a common misconception that love is developed with unconditional love and understanding. Well that is one kind of love. But how come there is often so much friction in our family relationships? People are always saying, "oh, my sister and I, we fought like cats and dogs". Friction in relationships is an opportunity to realize our differences and accept that although we can never fully understand each other, nonetheless we accept and love each other. 



  1. Bonjour from a French Wannabe! I am visiting and following back from Friday Follow. Loved this post and all the pics. I especially like cities with coffee shops. Was reading your profile - did you go to Paris yet?


  2. Hi Lynn,

    Not yet! Cant wait!

  3. Such a neat story of you getting to visit Delft Holland. I had family in the military and I was sent a pair of wooden shoes. I still have them. Love Hema's website. Too cute.

  4. Oh what a wonderful trip that must have been! Everything looks so interesting! And the Delft is beautiful I have always loved Delft pieces. That tulip vase is so pretty and unique!

    I hope you are having a wonderful day!!

  5. Thanks for the humorous tour. It is always such a leap of faith when we book someplace for the first time.
    I do a lot of genealogy research on Quebec families. My own family lines being the main ones. My 11th great grandparents were Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet. There are statues of them in Parc Montmorency in Quebec City. I sure could have used a French teacher when I started my research as all the old documents are obviously in French.

  6. Looks like an amazing trip, what a great view you had and LOVE that flea market. wow!!

  7. Very beautiful post and photos! It's so nice to meet you! Your blog is just gorgeous.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  8. "Friction in relationships is an opportunity to realize our differences and accept that although we can never fully understand each other, nonetheless we accept and love each other." INDEED!

  9. Wow! You are a lucky girl! Looks like a wonderful trip! I love the Delft you featured...absolutely stunning!

    I am still in awe of your beautiful blog! I love it!


  10. I remember reading this post! I loved it then and I love it now!!

    Thanks for the sweet award too. I can see why you received 2 in one week-your blog is fabulous! Congratulations!

    Best wishes for a beautiful week,

  11. Hi Anne-Marie...

    My friend, I'm so happy that you could join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites...WELCOME!!!

    I loved reading about your trip to Holland! I have never been, although my husband had been there! I'd love to go! We honeymooned in Europe about 5 yrs. ago...Ohhh my, I had the time of my life! I just find the traditions of the Europeans so fascinating, don't you? Loved seeing all of your great photos...ohhh, and that Delft pottery...gorgeous!!! I love the tulip vase! Hmmm...I've never been to Quatar either but I suppose it might be a bit trickier trying to find fresh flowers in the desert! Hehe!

    Thank you so much for sharing this great post with us for Sunday Favorites Anne-Marie! I really enjoyed it!!! So sorry that I'm just now getting by for a visit...I was out of town yesterday!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  12. wow that's a lot of bikes!
    wow that's a lot of tulips!

    oh how I'd love to visit one of those coffee shops!

    and how I would have loved to have had a sister to have fought with! lol

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  13. Holland....another on my to-go-to list! Maybe even before France. Again, great job!

  14. Lovely pictures you took in Delft. I live in France now,(I am Dutch) when i go to holland to visit family, there is not enough time to visit these beautiful towns. I love Delft with the small canals, the coffeeshops and the people on their bikes.....
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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