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Name: Danielle Almering
Date registered: September 5, 2008
URL: http://www.almering.com

Latest posts

  1. Hup Holland Hup!!! — July 6, 2010
  2. Family Visit — June 30, 2010
  3. Christmas in Mexico — December 30, 2009
  4. Nederland (in) Texas — December 27, 2009
  5. New Orleans — December 26, 2009

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  1. Daan heeft een baan!!! — 15 comments
  2. Wurstfest 2009 — 4 comments
  3. Biking! — 3 comments
  4. Vincent got his 2nd Master! — 3 comments
  5. Merry Christmas! — 2 comments

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Jul 06

Hup Holland Hup!!!


Thanks to everyone who sent us all the red, white & blue and/or orange accessories we could cheer for the Dutch team in style ;-)…   And… it worked! We won 3-2 from Uruguay and will be in the final on July 11th against Spain or Germany! Every Holland supporting football fan in Texas is …

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Jun 30

Family Visit

Cowboys in Texas

Danielle’s sister Stephanie and her boyfriend Nicky came to visit us in Texas. They did a lot of sight seeing all through Texas and to a real “Cowboy experience”. From horse riding jumping lessons, hiking, trail riding, and barrel riding to learning how to throw a lasso and “drive” a hay carriage. We had a …

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Dec 30

Christmas in Mexico

Maya temple of Uxmal

During our “Christmas break” we traveled to Mexico. We started at Mérida,  founded in 1542 and is the largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán and the second largest city in Mexico. From here we visited the Maya temple of Uxmal. The Maya civilization is  noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as …

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Dec 27

Nederland (in) Texas

Driving to Nederland, TX

On our way back from New Orleans to Austin, we passed a small town in Texas called “Nederland”. Nederland was founded in 1897 by Dutch settlers (Nederland is Dutch for The Netherlands). The more prominent families were named Rienstra, Doornbos and Van Oostrom, and their descendants still live in the area today. Tradition says they were …

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Dec 26

New Orleans

Thanksgiving with Maarten, Lori and her familiy

For Thanksgiving we had two days off,  so we could take a long weekend to go sight seeing. This time we chose to visit “New Orleans”. It’s about a six hour drive from Houston and lies on the East coast of Louisiana. The city has a French “look and feel” by the beautiful houses with balconies and …

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Dec 25

Thanksgiving 2009

At the end of November, the USA celebrates “Thanksgiving”. This year, we joined Maarten, Lori and her family. Everyone brought delicious food so the tables were filled with “big turkey”, stuffings and all kinds of cake and pie (including, of course, pumpkin pie)…    We would like to thank everyone for the great time, great …

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Dec 02

Holland visit

Happy to see Vincent's niece and nephew again!

In October we finally visited our family and friends in the Netherlands. We had a busy schedule trying to visit as many people as possible, in one week, but we were happy to see so many of you. We visited Vince’s sister Laura with her husband Bjorn and their children “Princess Emily” and “Price Robin” …

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Dec 02

Wurstfest 2009

The guys with pretty German girl

Since we liked Wurstfest so much last year, we wanted to go and have fun again this year. There was live “German” music, lots of food like Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Turkey legs, plus some ” Hübsche Deutsche Mädels”… And of course…… beer :-)!

Aug 27

Vincent got his 2nd Master!

Vincent Almering MSc RC

Yesterday, Vincent had his final presentation for his graduation project and he earned his 2nd Master title: Register Controller. CONGRATULATIONS!! He is celebrating his achievement with friends and family in the Netherlands and next week in Austin ;-)!

Apr 21

Daan heeft een baan!!!


Het was een lange spannende tijd, maar nu is het dan eindelijk officieel… ik ben aangenomen bij St. Jude Medical als ‘Contract Development Analyst’ !!! Het is een bedrijf gespecialiseerd in medische apparatuur zoals defibrilatoren, mechanische hartkleppen, hartoperatie apparatuur, hartritmemonitoren, ‘spinal cord stimulation’ (bij beschadiging van ruggegraat) en ‘deep brain stimulation’ (nieuwe behandeling voor Parkinson).  Ik ben …

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