Thursday, July 12, 2012

A visit from Germany!

Living abroad has some advantages and disadvantages. One of disadvantage is we seldom see our relatives from the Philippines. So when our cousin and her daughter came to visit us from Germany where they resides, we were all excited. And so they came!

From the left is Krystal and Bela from Germany and behind us is my brother-in-law. Isn't he nice?


And here together with my older sister!



We went for a walk to show them our place we called home. And we saw the cruise boat passing by.


As you can see, there are only few houses around here! This is the place where my older sister lives. Fifteen minutes drive from my place.


We live by the seaside and the view on top is really amazing.


We are really lucky to live in this place. And my cousin and her daughter lives in Koln, so coming to this place is a big change in their atmosphere.


Peaceful...no waves today!


Where, land, sea and sky meets......


The beauty of nature!


 After walking around, we are now so hungry. Here is my sister preparing the food  with my youngest daughter who waits for the food. Hi hi. 


Well, me  jumping before eating, so that I can eat more. Hi hi


                       


 Hmmmm. Foods are really good! We ate our dinner at the terrace.


And for the dessert, my two cousins picked strawberries from my sister's garden.


My strawberry girl:)



And before we leave, we must capture the rest of the beauty around.


Before I slept that night, the sky enchanted my eyes with these spectacular colors.



My gratitude to God for letting us have this wonderful day . 

How's your day?

39 comments:

  1. Wow--what a fabulous day you had, Joy... You truly do live (and so does your sister) in a gorgeous area --and have a beautiful home.... Glad other family members could visit. I'm sure they had a great time.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes we had a fabulous day and lives in this beautiful place. God's blessing. Thanks for the visit Betsy:)

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  2. Thanks Betsy. God's blessings!

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  3. Every time I see pictures from where you live I am taken back by the beauty of it. God is amazing in all that He created! There is such variety yet beauty through out! Many blessings to you and your family!

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  4. well extend my hello to your visitors! that's one great time with them. and I'm seeing one interesting plant among your photos again joy :) what is that strawberry-looking like bud?

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    1. btw, I've read your question about my address and real name. I'll send you to private message soon, but I didn't mean to bother you sending me the card, kakahiya naman (na-shy tuloy ako waaah)ha ha . but those cards are really lovely!

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    2. That is strawbwrry balut:)

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  5. Huwaw... I want to go to Germany. My friend and I have a dream of going there. :)

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    1. Yes, germany is a beatiful country too. I have been in koln:) thanks for the visit starr.

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  6. That was a nice family gathering! I love the place, by the sea and with garden where you can pick strawberries?Wow! Maybe, I'll try that jumping before eating too, hihi..

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    1. Yes joamne. It works. I have eaten more:)

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  7. nagutom naman ko sa niluluto ni auntie. salmon ba yun?

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    1. Yes, fresh grilled salmon my dear:)

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  8. I dream of living by the seaside. It must have been so fun and refreshing living in a place like yours, isn't it?

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    1. Yes Itin. Going gor a walk here is like having a vacation everytime:) thanks for a visit.

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  9. Hi Joy,
    I am so pleased that I stopped to visit you today and am able to see the incredible paradise you live in. It takes my breath away with the natural beauty. You have such a lovely family. Have you been to Germany? How wonderful for you cousins to be able to visit you and see your home and country. My husband is German, his grandmother came to the USA at age 16, along with her sister. We have talked about wanting to see Germany, if we should win the lottery some day. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post of family, home and country. Thank you for stopping by and for such lovely comments, as always. Blessings on your upcoming week.

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    1. Thank you lynn. Yes i have been to germany in koln. It is a besutiful city. Blessings to you lynn and your family.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful visit from your cousin here at "Tell me a Story." Your view of the water and surrounding beauties is so lovely! Your brother in law is a tease as you can see in the photo when he gives you rabbit ears just for fun! You are blessed to have one sister so close and also such a blessing to have a visit from Germany!

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  11. Thanks hazel. I thought i did not manage to link with your site. I am glad that it went well after all:)

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  12. Joy, isn't it amazing how God brings relatives for visits?

    I am also amazed that you don't look like a year older than your daughter. And she is grown. How many children do you have?

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    1. I have four . Three in the philippines and 6 grandchildern. I was a mother when I was 16 years old. Thanks for the lovely comment lolita.

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    1. Oo nga Arvid. I have bern lucky:)

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  14. Oh Joy, you have a wonderful family! I'm so happy for you that you had a wonderful day! I love all of your breathtaking photos as well. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lucy:: hope you a wonderful week end too:)

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  15. Ganda ng landscape dyan mommy Joy, san po yan banda? Gaganda ng kuha mo at wow sexy dun sa solo pic nyo po hehehe. I feel lucky din na yung tanim kong strawberries ay namunga at may natira pa after bakasyon namin then naka-2 basket akong maliit sa paghaharvest :)

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    1. Thanks gracie for d visit. My siste's place is called Garten. It belongs to ørland kommune. Wow, may tamim ka din pala jordbær. Ang sarap no? Ako sa pots lang:)

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  16. your pictures are so delightful!! what a beautiful family ... good for you!

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  17. I droll when I saw the grilled fish. You live in a very beautiful place I so love it! ^_^ Thanks for the visit!

    Kim,USA

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  18. How nice that your sister lives so close! I visited Koln in 1978 (a looong time ago) and I remember the Cathedral black with soot! Having relatives come over is a nice excuse for a party, and wow! That's a lot of food! Happy weekend! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  19. Thanks for the visit patsy.

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  20. Fab photos! Thanks for letting us have a glimpse into this wonderful day!

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  21. super ganda sa Norway, I wont get tired of looking at the pictures you post. It's great they came for a visit :)

    btw, I love your colorful top Ms. Joy, bagay sa iyong very colorful personality :)

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  22. Thanks ZaiZai. Nakakataba naman ng puso mga comments mo.

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