Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Christmas in Paris

we've been enjoying much family time.
it is wonderful to have us all home
together with no where to go.

christmas eve we went to mass
at notre dame. 
it was beautiful and peaceful
and hopefully a new tradition 
for us while we are here in paris.

after mass we went out for a 
family dinner and then
drove by the eiffel tower...
just in time to see it sparkle.

christmas day was just perfect.

we have so much to be 
thankful for.


  1. Merry Christmas! Isn't it just wonderful being surrounded by our families at Christmas?! And to attend Notre Dame on Christmas eve... beautiful! We just had our first France trip meeting... it looks like there will be no time for any of the markets. This makes me a little sad but that is okay as it will be an experience shared with our middle son that I may not have otherwise gotten. As of yet we do not know where we will be staying...

    Have a wonderful New Year and enjoy the holiday break! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

  2. Beautiful, Pam...all of it! Thank you for sharing...Enjoy that family time. It is the best, isn't it?! Merry Christmas to you all!

  3. Notre Dame on Christmas Eve. Wow. It doesn't get much better than that! Merry Christmas!

  4. Sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas Pam.

  5. Christmas Eve service at Notre fantastic! Merry Christmas to you!

  6. It seems like you couldn't have asked for a nicer Christmas--so happy for you! Now on to New Year's...

  7. Pam, just beautiful! So glad you had everyone together :)

  8. so glad you had a beautiful holiday and thank you so much for sharing....I am enjoying "going along" with you and your family in Paris..... Happy New year!

  9. Beautiful church! What a dream to be there on Christmas Eve. The photo you snapped is so peaceful. I'm glad you took it, and shared it with us.
    Your home is so pretty too. I'd love to sit there with you and have some coffee! Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

  10. The Notre Dame shot looks almost like a painting. Beautiful!......and your living room is glowing. I always love checking in on your blog. Happy New Year Pam.

  11. so much magical beauty!
    love the photo of notre dame ~ it is stunning.
    and the eiffel tower.
    but i love even more the glowy photo of your home sweet home ♥

  12. How wonderful. Years ago when I worked in London, we headed to Brompton Oratory for midnight Mass. It was very special to be in such a beautiful setting. I can only imagine what it would have been like in Notre Dame.