Thursday, November 27, 2014

Homesick Today

(view from the top
of the ferris wheel..
the best view of Paris,
in my opinion!)

Paris is home.
It's been home for 3 
Thanksgivings now.
always on this day..
I want my American home.

I am homesick.
For family and friends.
For traditions
old and new.
For familiarity.

And for an oven
big enough to cook
my French turkey in.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hannah's Soccer ISST's and Other Stuff

A few weeks ago
I went to Munich to 
help cheer on Hannah's soccer
team at ISST's.
...Hannah has never played soccer
before. The team needed bodies
this season and she joined!
It was so fun for her..
and for me..
to watch her out there with her friends.
Paris came in 4th out of 8 teams
from all over Europe.

The first two days were 
freezing and we actually had

The International school of Munich
hosted this years girls soccer tournament..
and the girls were housed by some
very generous parents of those students.

So..some of the traveling
moms got to stay in a hotel
in Starnberg and make a weekend 
out of it!

It was cold but the foliage
along the lake was beautiful.

This reminded me of
Stephen's rowing days
in New England.

Taken at the ceremony at the end
of the tournament before 
our flight home.
A great weekend!

I never have my good camera
with me anymore!
I was picking up our daily
baguette at my local boulangerie
recently and this sweet lady was 
in front of me picking up hers.
I love that she let me take her picture.

Wednesdays are half days for 
Griff and his little friend Oona
at their school.
Oona and her mom Anna invited us
to go have Korean food with them
Griff and I had such fun with them
and loved Korean food!
Can't wait to go again!

More random iphone pics..
sporting my new gorgeous gray
wrap/scarf from  Cat at Sunday Brocante.

Had to stop to take a picture
of the foliage along the Champs du mars
during my run..

Visited the flea market this 
past Sunday with a few friends...
even second hand, that
Birkin bag is too pricey.
But man I didn't want to
take it off my wrist!

My goal this trip to the market was 
to find a coffee table.
I really loved this one..
with a fitted piece of glass over the top..
But I ended up with this one..'s just what I had in mind.
And, I got a great price!
Nothing better than a day
at the flea market.

Griff's been home sick for a few
Sore throats and bad coughs going 
The weather has been dreary
and gray and cool.
Perfect Paris weather in my opinion.

Happy Thanksgiving week!