HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Dear Friends, Family, new Friends, Readers and Bloggers,

WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS, MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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from the

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LIGTENBERGS,

Adriaan, Swanica,
Roland, Maarten en
Arjan.

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Yet another year went by so fast. Those pictures were taken when we celebrated Christmas and New Year last year in Japan.
Since then the boys all studied very hard and Roland as
well as Maarten should be done in June with their bachelors.
Maarten and Mindy are still very happy together. Arjan and Katie still make it work with Katie studying in Chicago and Arjan in L.A. Katie is accepted in Med.School and Arjan will be a senior next year. Arjan played in the Water Polo Junior National team in the World Championships last August. They became 6th and had never scored so high for the USA.

Adriaan and I traveled a lot. Adriaan’s work is still in Japan, in America and in Holland.
Adriaan is becoming a pro in Japanese with the help of his Japanese teacher Lenna-san.

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And Swanica is tremendously enjoying Japan with her expositions, workshops, and Japanese. On her website you can read more: www.swanceramics.com

Greetings and love from us all

Horses

HORSES, magnificent animals!
Now being back home in the US, I often drive through a part of the hills where there are a lot of horses. I on purpose choose that road, because sometimes you see them standing on top of a hill as a dark shadow against the sky. Such an incredible and wonderful sight. I don’t ride a horse myself. Did it 2 times in my life at my brother’s farm all the way in Edmonton, Canada. He rides a horse every day. That never really attracted me, but I know they are wonderful animals.

And I use the hair from those magnificent animals to burn on my pots!

I want to show you a movie from a rescue from horses who were stranded on a little island because of heavy rain in the Netherlands. It is beautiful!



YOU TUBE MOVIE
(click here!)