Photo of Christopher Yavelow Family ScrapBook

For our far-away friends

We created this scrapbook of photos and messages for our friends outside of the Netherlands in 1994. It was one of the first "family scrapbooks" on the web, and it was used by many organizations and agencies to show how the web could be used by families in the future.

You may click on each highlighted picture or on the words "JPEG" to load a larger JPEG version of the photo (averaging 30k each). All the photos were made with an Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera.

Click here to send Christopher, Celina, and/or Stephanie some E-mail (

On January 4 of 1999 Monique Fasel abducted my children. They escaped and she kidnapped them again in October 21, 1999. They were held incommunicado for 420 days. Photos of Monique have been removed for this reason.

The kids have their own home pages now so if you want to send them mail you should send it from there so it goes into the right mailbox or use their email addresses: CelinaYavelow or StephanieYavelow (note: names are all one word) both of which are "@" (they are not typed out here directly in order to defeat the spammers).
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YAV's house Our new house

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We moved to this house in a little village outside of Amsterdam in December of 1993. We're centrally located about 2 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from the center of town, and 2 blocks from the dunes (which are interlaced with bicycle paths and walking paths).

Photo of Celina and Stephanie Celina and Stephanie

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Celina (currently 14 but 8 in this picture) and Stephanie (currently 12 but almost 7 in this picture) are in a Waldorf school (Rudolf Steiner school) that is doing everything in it's power to brainwash them. We didn't have a camera when Celina was born but we did have a taperecorder so you can click to hear her birthcry (23k au format).

Photo of Boepoli -- the cat Boepoli Photo of Winnie the Pooh -- the cat Winnie-the-Pooh

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Boepoli (currently 9 but 7 in this photo) and her daughter Winnie-the-Pooh (currently 7 but 5 in this photo) arrived by plane about six months after we did. Remarkably, they remembered us. They are having no problem with the language here, just territorial problems with our new Dutch cat named Mopje (photo from November 1994).

Photo of Mopje -- the cat Mopje

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Celina and Stephanie adopted Mopje (pronounced Mohpya) about 6 weeks after she was born in August of 1994. Mopje has major battles with Boepoli and Winnie-the-Pooh.

		Graphics, text, sounds, etc.  Copyright © Christopher Yavelow  1994-2001