We are Nico and Marlies Wobben and in February 2008 we moved from the Netherlands to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Nico is an RN at the General Hospital and I (Marlies) work from home, as an administrator at Canada Life and for my own web design business Feel The Fire. And we have 6 cats!

Wij zijn Nico en Marlies Wobben en in februari 2008 zijn we verhuisd van Nederland naar Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Nico is verpleegkundige in het General Hospital en ik (Marlies) werk thuis als administrator bij Canada Life en voor mijn eigen web design bedrijf Feel The Fire. En we hebben 6 katten!
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Dad Made It… 100 Years Old!

What a great celebration! The reception in the home was busy, lots of family and veterans, which meant a lot to him. The deputy mayor was also there and there was a royal letter with congratulations from the king and queen!

Europe Trip – Eindhoven

On our way from Weilrod to Eindhoven, we visited Annie (Nico’s late dad’s girlfriend) and popped in at dad’s new digs in the care home! Today we visited newlyweds Miranda and Rob and we had drinks with highschool friends Yvon and Bernie. So great to catch up after so many years!

Annie met pap! frites and snacks we miss visting newlyweds Rob and Miranda having drinks with highschool friends Yvon and Bernie

Europe Trip – Frankfurt Area

Time to get back to the old country for dad’s 100th (!!) and a week of Crete (!!). We flew to Frankfurt this time and are spending a night with Markus in Weilrod.

autobahn weilrod usingen with markus in usingen

RIP Tess

Rest easy Tess, our sweet little diva. 10 beautiful years together ❤🐾🐈


Paddy & Steffi Visit

Our friends from Brensbach, near Frankfurt, Paddy & Steffi came to visit us as part of their Canadian vacation! We visited friends, Paddy got to meet Stu and we even went camping for a few days at Crooked Lake!

Bender Wedding!

Justin Bender and Shari Braun got hitched in the Science Centre!

Glenbain Roadtrip

Friday night we went to Kincaid for wings (no pics), Fred serviced the motorhome on Saturday while we visited Debbie and Hank in Assiniboia and on our way home we visited Toos and Darcy in Gravelbourg.

RV in Fred's shopNico has a new friendJackie with one of their kitties, they are our Shelly and Penny's family!

Wascana Park Walk

Finally a nice day and we did the 4k walk around the city side of the lake, the Blue Trail!

RIP Ton Van Duren


Our old friend, rock, helper in so many situations (like this pic, DJing and so much more at our wedding in ’96!) is no more :'(

He fought his cancer hard, but the new stem cells wouldn’t have it 🙁 Ton van Duren, you were one of a kind! We’re blessed to have 30 years worth of memories with you ❤

Wishing Dinie, family and other friends strength to deal with this tremendous loss..

Rest easy Ton van Duren (May 3, 1965- April 7, 2018)

Winter Updates, 10 Years Canada And Vacation Plans!

Winter has been dry and cold, we’ve seen -36 without the wind chill!! Our New Year’s Eve party was a success again and so much fun! Then I was busy with making Valentine’s Crittens and then there were the Winter Olympics and oh yeah, it was our TEN YEARS IN CANADA anniversary on the 18.. wow!

We also planned our next vacation. It’s going to be a double exciting one! Dad hopes to turn 100 on August 24, we will be there for almost a week. Then we add a week of Crete to that trip… going back there after 13 years! Back to Kalives, to Christi Apartments this time.