Friday, April 27, 2012

{4 Reasons I'm Really Excited for The Weekend}

Happy Friday everyone! I am very excited for this weekend for a multitude of reasons…

#1 We get Henry back today! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know he’s been gone at a doggy training camp for three weeks. That’s a really long time to be without your child – errr, I mean dog  :)  – I can’t wait to be reunited with him!
#2 I’m getting my hair done tonight! This is kind of a silly reason to be excited for the weekend – but it’s been 4+ months and my hair is in desperate need of some TLC. It’s the first time I’ll be trying out a Dutch salon, but fellow expat bloggers Jeanelle and Ellen both approve of my new stylist – Walter – so I’m feeling pretty confident!
#3 It’s my birthday on Sunday! I’ll be celebrating my 26th on a very special (and wild!) holiday here in the Netherlands called Queen’s Night. We’re having some friends over for drinks before we head out on the town to celebrate both my birthday and the Queen’s birthday!
#4 It’s a three day weekend! Wahoo! Queen’s Day falls on a Monday this year so we get the day off work. Now, how anyone makes it into work on Tuesday I’m really not sure! On Queen’s Day, the day after Queen’s Night, all the Dutch people deck themselves out in orange and party all day long. I’ve heard it’s quite the ordeal and I’m excited to finally experience it for myself.
I’m looking forward to a fun and exciting weekend! What are you up to? I’d love to know!

I'm linking up with Ellen from Company of Clever today!

{Queen's Day photo by Merlijn Hoek, all other photos ©  Liz Denfeld}

36 comments:

  1. ah, Walter at long last! tell him i say HI and give him a message for me? ...that I am going to Basil, Switzerland with my parents afterall.

    SO EXCITED for this weekend...see ya Sunday night!

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  2. Your weekend sounds like fun and you have a weekend Birthday, those are the best. This weekend, I have prayer service at church, a big game night with my friends and family and of course church on Sunday. You have a wonderful B-day weekend!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this sounds like a weekend for the books!

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  4. Happy Early Birthday, Liz!! Have a super fantastic weekend!!

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  5. Wow that Queen's night sounds super fun! jealous! I miss those crazy festivals abroad, such a fun chance to learn about other cultures.
    http://sawatdeeyall.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love getting my hair done by someone new ... so many possibilities! Have the best weekend, Liz!

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  7. OMG Queen's Day in Amsterdam is soo crazy :) Forget the public transport on that day ;) I was once there on Koninginnedag and will never forget! I had a lot of fun and wish you the same :) Great music, funny fancy dresses but I saw too many young, drunk people as well. Amsterdam on the day after the parade looks like a huge garbage mountain. That's the price;))

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  8. Sounds like such a fun birthday weekend!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Just added you to my daily reads on the right column of my blog!!!
    velvetcupcakes

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  9. if only we celebrated President's Day with as much spirit...

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  10. that sounds like a wonderful weekend - i'm excited to see the post about queens day :)

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  11. a great weekend for your birthday to fall on!

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  12. Sounds like you will be having a birthday weekend to remember!

    And how exciting that Henry will be back--can't wait to see lots of photos of him :)

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  13. This is so exciting! I hope you have an amazing weekend, and an amazing birthday! I know I couldn't go three weeks without my pup!

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  14. Yay! So excited to celebrate with all of you guys on Sunday :). Hair appts are always a treat, I think I'll be next to pay Walter a visit!

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  15. Those are great reasons to be excited for the weekend!! :) I hope you have a great birthday.

    iwanthappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  16. Yay for Henry coming home!! Hopefully the class was great and he made lots of friends at dog camp :) Have a great birthday, too! I can't wait to hear about the Queen's/Liz's Day celebrations!

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  17. Have such an amazing weekend! Happy birthday!! How fun to celebrate your birthday with a big bash for the queen, i mean just pretend its all for you :)

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  18. Hope you have a fun weekend celebrating your birthday!

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  19. It will be a crazy crazy orange weekend in AMS. Enjoy!

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  20. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! And you have the cutest dog in the world. :)

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  21. Happy birthday on Sunday!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Can't wait to see pictures :]

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  22. 3 weeks of training?! I'm not sure I could live without my pup for that long. But does he come back fully trained?

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  23. This sounds like a blast! Why aren't I DUTCH?! Have so much fun!

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  24. Happy birthday for Sunday! Sounds like it's the perfect way to celebrate. Enjoy!

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  25. happy B-day :D
    Have a super fantastic weekend!!

    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

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  26. happy birthday, my dear! what the heck is queen's day? sounds like something we would have in england! have a great time... i know those weekends at home are almost as lovely as the ones on the road! ;)

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  27. happy birthday!!! just celebrated my 26th on the 26th!! hope you have a great birthday weekend!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you this Sunday dear girl! And I hope your salon experience goes great too :)

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  29. you are quiiiite the brave and strong lady to be without your pup for that long!! i have serious separation issues with my little minnie, i will confess.

    and hair appointments are always a reason to be excited!!

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  30. sounds like a great weekend! hope the birthday was awesome :)

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  31. HAPPY birthday for yesterday liz!!!! sounds like the most amazing weekend! so good to have henry back too :) xx

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  32. Hope you had a great birthday! Queens Day sounds like one big party - enjoy!

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  33. Hey! I hope you had a great birthday!!! Mine was on Queens Day, and I kinda liked being here in the Netherlands and everyone being so happy for my bday!!! I was in Amsterdam on Queens Night and saw the parties warming up - hope you had fun!! And, thank goodness the sunshine came out!! Sally xoxo

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  34. so fun!! can't wait to hear about your weekend birthday festivities!! i'm just a week behind you - my bday is THIS sunday! happy belated!! xoxo

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  35. You are such a trooper for surviving without your pup for 3 weeks. It's clear how much you love him!! We are thinking of doing a similar camp with our pup (but in the US) before we expand our family. Although the company and experience will be somewhat different (and Henry's only been home a few days) were you happy with the results/outcome of the camp?
    I hate to be without my pup for so long but if it will help him in the long run, I want to do what's best. Thanks!

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a brilliant weekend and the hairdresser has definitely done a good job....you look lovely!
    Your blog is really lovely too and I like how cheerful you are! Hope you are enjoying Europe!! Now following you and looking forward to your new adventures!
    May x
    walkinginmay.blogspot.com

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