Thursday, January 21, 2016

December 2015

(image taken from the top of
Sacre Coeur)

It is COLD
here in Paris!!
I so wish it would snow.

Steve and I had tickets to
go see U2 here in Paris 
on November 15th...
two days after the attacks.
U2 postponed that show 
and came back to play
December 7th.

It was such an amazing show!
Emotional and powerful..
the picture above showed
all the names of the people
that were killed on that terrible day
here in Paris.

I didn't get many great pictures..
but on 
December 17th
Stephen flew home for Christmas
and Griffin's school
held it's annual 
holiday show!

Griff is in the green..
it was such a great show!
His school is small..
1st grade through 5th.
And the show was in French and 
We are so proud of you Griffy!!

The next day
December 18th..
our anniversary.
22 years!

Christmas morning!

I don't know why I don't
insist on a family photo
on Christmas.
Next year.

This was our 4th
Christmas in Paris.
I wonder where we'll be 
next year.

A few days later
my mom, sister and
niece came for a visit!

I think it's the best time
to visit Paris..
especially if the weather
is nice!
Paris is decorated beautifully
and the Christmas markets
are fun!

We did all the 
touristy things!

One of our favorite's was
spending the day 
in Montmartre.

Walking around 
the charming Place du Tertre 

And climbed to 
the top of 
Sacre Coeur!
What a view!


they are like sisters 

A great day!

And on January 5th..
we celebrated Steve's 

Stephen went back to Miami..
Hannah's college applications 
are all in..
Will and Griff are 
settling back in school
and I'm enjoying some 
quiet days!

I think I'm all caught up!!

Happy 2016!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy 2016!

And thank you for
the emails regarding our

I seem to need to take a break
from blogging from
December to January.
I hope to be here more often
now that we are back to 
school and work.

I'm going to go way back
to November to catch up.

I've been trying to visit as many
new places as I this is most likely
our last year here in Paris.

I found myself on this cold, rainy
late November day 
walking around the Palais-Royal in
the 1st arrondissement. 
I had gone over that way
to vist an herboristerie..
a little shop that sells vitamins,
herbs, teas etc.

I haven't been very good
about taking my good camera
out with me..
I'm glad I did on this day!

After walking around 
in the rain and the cold..
I went to Verjus for lunch.
I had been dying to try the 
fried chicken sandwich and 
it did not disappoint!

 we decided to fly Stephen
home for Thanksgiving!
This was the first year 
since living in Paris
that we celebrated Thanksgiving 
on the actual holiday.
Hannah and Will had a long weekend,
Steve took the day off from work
and we kept Griffin home from school.
It was so nice to be together.

And Griff lost his first tooth!

I'll catch up 
more tomorrow!

Happy New Year!