S: Peter and Tara's Fairytale Journey! !I love you Baby!
BC: Made By Cruthis Creations 2012
FC: ...and always believe in miracles!
1: Made with lots and lots of Love for Peter! | By, Tara "Butterfly"
2: Our Journey Began... | In the summer of 2009 at Camp Fairlee Manor in Chestertown, Maryland. | On June 6th, it was chemistry at first "handshake", or perhaps the second! | Our very first picture together | First date in Ocean City, Maryland | At the Driftwood | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Goofing off in Annapolis, MD | Our first time playing golf | Creating memories in Washington, D.C.
3: Camp Fairlee Manor & | Our Favorite Meeting Place | Waterman's Pier | The Manor House | The Med Shed
4: I welcomed Peter into my world with arms wide open! I was so excited to share my "bubble" with him! He brought a huge ray of sunshine with him to the great state of NC! We made so many lasting memories and celebrated my 31rst birthday together. We also took a trip to Boone for a few days of rest, relaxation and laughter....along with lots of hugs and kisses of course! At the close of the trip we decided we were going to give 200% at making our love for each other last.. We knew we had something special and wanted to continue getting to know each other. I lost the pictures of this trip but at least we always have our memories! | Peter's First Visit to NC to see me!
5: OuR fIrSt ChRiStMaS tOgEtHeR!! 2009 | It truly was a magical Christmas! | P.S.- I did tell Santa that all I wanted for Christmas was Peter.!! | Peter's back in America!
6: On January 19th, 2010, I stated to Peter that I was ready to take a ride in the relationship boat. That night Peter and I decided to make it official...we were sailing off onto the sea of commitment. We were both very excited and knew that the road ahead wouldn't be easy. but would be well worth it in the end when we could be together forever. Peter once told me that in The Netherlands that had a saying. He said that every jar had a"lid". Peter said that I was his "lid". How precious is that? I love you so very much Petrus Coenen!!
7: Peter and I went ice skating at the Ice House in Greensboro during his visit to the states. We had a great time! I just knew I was gonna fall! Peter was such a pro on the ice. It must be the Dutch in him! We topped it off with a great big cup of hot chocolate! What an adventure!! | February 2010 | Saying Goodbye at the Airport
8: Surprise! | Peter gave me a dozen roses for our one month anniversary! I was so shocked! They were truly beautiful!
9: A little bit of this and a little bit of that... CREATIONS BY ME | “Falling” Consumed by the fire within My soul yields to take flight Caught up in a moment Desire weeps from within To portray my heart blindly The fear of the unknown whispers Forthcoming as the wind in silence A rush of emotion floods my existence Falling so helplessly into this realm Effortlessly seeping into the warmth My heart consumes the fire within Your love -Written by me on January 12, 2010
10: My first trip to THE NETHERLANDS! | In March 2010 I took my first overseas trip to see Peter! I was so excited and very nervous! It was truly a magical trip. I had many firsts! Of the many things I did on the trip, tasting all of the yummy food was great! I learned about krokets, and stroopwaffels (which I love). And I can't forget the cheese!! Peter took me to several places! He even took me to Germany and Belgium! I had an awesome time! I loved getting to meet his family. They were all so friendly. I learned how to use the public transportation system too! I had such a wonderful time and I didn't want to leave. I tried to get Peter to come back with me in my suitcase!!! :)
11: There's nothing like a walk in the woods with your sweetheart!
12: Castle | Limbricht | What an awesome opportunity! This bowling experience was nothing like I had ever had before! I felt like Cinderella with her prince! We had a great time filled with lots of laughs, gutter balls (haha) and of course a few strikes! Peter, you are my knight in shining armor! XOXO
13: A | sterdam | We had a lovely time here! We did an overnight stay, a tour of the Madame Tusseau Wax Museum, a beautiful boat tour, and of course we took in lots of scenery. It was a magical adventure with my Baby. I love you Peter!
14: Peter' is back! Baby we had so much fun celebrating your 29th Birthday! The picnic at Oak Hollow Lake was so romantic! It was also great celebrating with my family! | Peter's Birthday Celebration!
15: May 2010 Fun in the Sun! | At Damon's | Myrtle BeacH | Broadway at the Beach
16: Take Me Out To The Ball Game! | Peter is my | ! | We had a great night at Newbridge Bank Park! It was my Baby's first official American baseball game that he attended. The night was full of fly balls, strike outs, and even a homerun! If you ask me, our love homerun record even beats Babe Ruth's! | May 2010
17: "And now abide faith, hope, love. these three; but the greatest of these is love." -I Corinthians 13:13 | October 29, 2010
18: Guess who's back in The Netherlands?! | Waiting at the train station | The beginning of a new adventure! | Just arrived | So in love with him!
19: Out and About for my 32nd Birthday! | This was my first birthday being in another country! It was a truly magical birthday! I was with the man of my dreams and couldn't be happier! I loved every minute of it! Peter took me to an authentic Spanish restaurant called Gaudi's. It was great! We then followed up dinner with a walk through the city! We made some great memories!
20: STUD | Hot | PC and TC 4ever | At Peter's college TIO | G E R M A N Y | What a packed day we had! It was an awesome Saturday! It started with a presentation day for Peter at TIO. I was so proud of him. Then we loaded up the car and headed to Germany to meet the rest of his family!
21: Banneux, Belgium | Yummy! Chinese for Dinner! | So in love! | You are my heart! | I love you Baby! | We had a great time! | Last stop for the day | October 2010
22: And | Maastricht | The Movies
23: The Efteling! | Tea Cup Time! | 4-D Movie! | This was a truly magical adventure! From the enchanted walkways to the carnival ride...it was so much fun! As all good things must come to an end, I had to say my goodbyes a couple of days later. No worries though....I will be back!
24: I got Peter tickets to his first NFL game for Christmas! He was so surprised! It was a really cold day that day...but that just meant that we could snuggle closer! We had a wonderful time with friends and the Panthers won! It was a great day in Charlotte!
25: What a great Christmas we had! It just doesn't get any better than this!
26: A Match Made in Heaven! | December 2010
27: Peter and I wished for a white Christmas and that's exactly what we got! It was so beautiful! Having the love of my life with me to enjoy the snow was so wonderful! We had to throw snoballs at each other for sure! We headed out on this very day to go on a romantic getaway to see the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC! | December 2010
28: Christmas at Biltmore | Peter and I traveled in the smow and ice to a winter wonderland adventure! U[pon our arrival, we saw Biyltmore Estate lit up at night and stayed at a beautiful hotel. It was so cold but we kept each other warm!
29: Biltmore Tour Day 2 | What a day! So many things to see and do! The tour was unbelievable! Being there with Peter was the best!
31: What a lovely time we had! It was so awesome to learn about Biltmore with my Baby!
32: Back in the Netherlands! June 2011! I couldn't wait to see my Baby!
33: Geocaching Adventures! | June 2011
34: Peter's 30th Birthday!
35: This was a wonderful day with my Baby! The Dutch windmill was truly breathtaking! It was so big! It was my first time seeing a real one! I had a blast learning about them.. Peter was a great tour guide. I love him so very much!
36: Peter, you are my..... | Peter took me for a walk in the city and a romantic dinner at a Mexican restaurant! It was deliciosa!
38: In Germany
39: You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so....get on your way! | - Dr. Seuss
40: Three Points | Quote of the day. | " How do we get out of here?" | Crazy Maze
41: rd | Peter made my birthday so special! He designed my cake, gave me a party with his family, and even gave me a trip to PARIS!! Thank you Baby!
42: October 2011 | Breakfast, Saint Peter's and the Park
43: I have never felt as honored in my whole life as I did when I was Evy's guest at her school. It was so wonderful to talk to those children about America and to have my man by my side the entire time! I love you! | 2011
44: Precious Memories to Treasure | November 2011
45: Always Kiss Me Goodnight | November 2011
46: November 2011
47: To the world you may be just one person, but to me, you are the world!
50: Our Trip to Paris, France!
52: 11-11-11 | Carnaval Season Kick-off in Maastricht!
53: My Dear Sweet Peter, I truly hope that you have enjoyed this book that I have made for you. I am so glad that God brought you into my life! As I created this book, I realized just how much you and I have been through in the past two and a half years. We have made some amazing memories and we have so many more to make. I love you more than you will ever know. Thank you for being the wonderful man that you are. Even though we are miles and miles apart...my heart is always with you. I can't wait for the day to come where we can share our lives together forever. Who would have thought that this boy and this girl from two different countries were made for each other? Baby you are the reason that I know what love is. You complete me in every way! I love you forever and always Peter! I found my prince charming when I found you! Your Butterfly, Tara | You Have Left Your All Over My Heart! Ik hou van jou! | Our Journey Continues on in | You are my heart! | My heart is yours! | Peter,