Monday, March 24, 2008

finally, the promised pictures of our holiday in...


The Sergeant had to spend a week in Belgium for work. Since he had his own hotel room we were going to go with him...but I was sick. :( Fortunately last Monday, just before he had to come home, the Little Mister and I were both feeling well enough to make the three hour drive to Antwerp. Hooray! are some pictures. Hope you enjoy them!

In the hotel room, just before we left to catch the bus;
the Little Mister wore green for St. Patrick's Day. :)

Walking down the street, a glimpse of the Cathedral of Our Lady towering above everything

ceiling detail

pretty pillars

standing outside the cathedral, looking up

lunch in a little Italian restaurant...
the Little Mister charmed everyone by clapping and saying "hi!" to all.

one edge of groenplaats

another edge of groenplaats

fountain detail...
I actually took this picture for Rose Daughter, I thought she might like it.
To me it looks like a cross between a horse and a dragon...or something. :)

Het Steen...literally "the Stone"
Antwerp was at one time a fortified city, but Het Steen is all that remains.

Me and my little boy...isn't he cute??

We wore the Little Mister out!!
But he had a great day.
We all did!


  1. Wow! Those are amazing pictures! Absolutely beautiful! And the last pick is just precious!

  2. Wow, I'm so jealous!! I love old cathedrals...I saw about 5 when I was in Europe and they were my favorite thing!! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!!

  3. Those pictures are fabulous. It's so neat that you are within such a short distance from all these fabulous places. Glad y'all were feeling well enough to go.

  4. Great pics! thanks for sharing them with us :)

  5. I'm so glad you got a chance to go. The Little Mister looks absolutely darling! Great pics - wish I was there.

  6. I know you would love to be home in the US but the pictures are beautiful.

  7. Those were great! Antwerp looks like quite the picturesque city. And your boy is indeed cute!

  8. So glad you guys got better and were able to get out. I never have been to Antwerp myself and the pictures were lovely.

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I'm glad you were able to make it a family holiday afterall.

  10. I love it . . . and I'm so jealous you got to go to such a fabulous place! WAY better than where my husband recently had to go on business . . . the sandy scorpion-filled type place . . . ;-)

  11. Such a beautiful place--I'm envious!

    The photos are gorgeous, and I'm glad you shared them.

    Your son is so adorable. Love the sleeping picture.

  12. Oh you've got to love the one of you with him! And yes he's too cute. Love the first one, his green coveralls and red couch, and the sacked out in the stroller one. LOL What an amazing looking place. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Gorgeous pictures! I'm so glad you were able to make the trip in the end!

  14. Amazing photos. Your little fella is going to have some great travel memories from them!

  15. oh beautiful! I am sooo jelouse. I love europe and can't wait to get back their. Espesally with my husband! Hope you are having fun!

  16. i love the pictures--sounds like a great time. i'd love to visit there someday.

    Running on empty

  17. how amazing to be living in that part of the world! Your baby is more cultured than I am!

  18. I just have to say... as a former Army Wife, I know your job isn't easy. But holy crap, Mama, you live in such a cool place!! I'm glad you were feeling good enough to get out and enjoy it and hopefully that's the last of you being sick for awhile! You looked awesome!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures... I love living vicariously through you!! :)

  19. Great pictures but I think the best one by far is the last one!

  20. Hi Dragonfly...glad you're feeling better.

    Your little boy is adorable. Your photos capture his cuteness factor so well.

    And, yep, get out there and see as much of Europe as possible.

  21. Fabulous pictures. I've never been to Antwerp...but I'm rethinking that now :)

    The Little Mister ALWAYS makes my ovaries ache. My husband would like you to stop posting pictures of him...but I say, BRING 'EM ON. He is precious.

    Glad you felt better soon enough to enjoy a little getaway!


  22. Wow! GORGEOUS. It's so wonderful to be in a place that has so much history. It was also good to see your face.

    And that last picture...adorable.

  23. I just LOVE cathedrals and other old architecture.

  24. Okay - that last shot is a hoot!