Friday, January 4, 2013

Bonne Annee!

we've had my mom here visiting us
from martha's vineyard!
she had never been to paris
and we were blessed with 
beautiful weather.
sunny most days and 50!

we strolled the christmas markets,
rode the ferris wheel,
dined at some wonderful restaurants,
shopped the champs,
walked the jardin de tuileries,
visited the eiffel tower on new years eve.
there was so much more to see!
but, i'm hoping her visit here
was a nice one.
we loved having  you mom!

for christmas,
steve gifted me with a new camera!
i have been having so much
fun taking pictures with it.
i can't wait to learn more..
because i truly have no idea
what i'm doing!
i gave our old nikon d40 to hannah..
as she has shown interest in photography too.
my new one..the nikon d5100 is equipped 
with video..which i'm happy about.
i have NO video of my kids!

he also included the 300mm lens 
which i LOVE!

we are still enjoying time off.
the kids don't go back to school
until monday..steve went back to work today.

happy new year friends!
may this year bring us all
good health
and happiness.


  1. Happy New Year! Pictures are absolutely awesome!

  2. Happy New Year, Pam! And I agree with Marisa...the pictures are beautiful! Enjoy the time with your kids...mine went back on January 2nd... : (

  3. hi pam!!!
    happy new year to you and your family.
    wow! these shots are beautiful. and how lucky you live in such a beautiful place to try out that new camera!:)
    have a happy day

  4. Well, for someone who claims she does not know what she is doing, you seem to be handling the new camera just fine. Félicitations! I bet it was a special treat to show your mom around Paris, and with decent weather to boot. I am excited for you as you are about to start your first "whole year" in Paris and in France. I hope you get to visit many other areas in my homeland along the way. Happy New Year! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. Glad you had some quality time with your Mom.
    You are in the best place ever to practice with your new camera, but I agree with the others, the pics are great!

  6. That new camera is in the right hands. Love the shot of the pyramid at the Louvre. Happy New Year.

  7. i love all your pictures too Pam. Especially the ferris wheel. Have fun with your new toy! :)

  8. How fun to have all of Paris to practice with your new camera!! Such great shots, love the one of the statue!

  9. Hi Pam, saw your post on Missy's blog and finally got my act together to track you down. I Know you will do Paris justice with your photos as you take us through your new adventure. Have so much fun!

  10. Happy New Year!! How fun to have your Mama!! That lens is the bomb!! It is amazing what a lens can do..and you have a great eye!! Have fun!!

  11. so..are you shooting in manual??

  12. OH how wonderful that your Mom is able to visit! And Happy New Year! I love the ferris wheel! We have a similar photo from Niagara Falls and I can hardly wait to be able to photograph the ferris wheel in Paris. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy your new camera!!