Wednesday, June 1, 2016

April Vacation!

the past month and a half
has been crazy!
For over two weeks now
I've been laid up with 
a pinched nerve that has caused
severe pain and limited mobility.
I'm finally healing..with the help
of traction, anti-inflammatory's
and a lot of help from my family.

Enough of that!

The kids have two weeks off in 
Hannah went to Romania with
her Habitat for Humanity club..

So proud of you 

Steve and I took the two 
boys on a whirlwind trip of
Southwest/central France.

We flew into Bordeaux to maximize 
our time.
We rented a car and drove straight to
Saint Emilion.

We spent 3 days here..
eating and drinking delicious wine
and even took a wine tour!

From Saint Emilion
we drove a few hours inland
to the Dordogne region.

We stayed in the 
charming town
of Sarlat-la-Caneda
and for the next few days
drove all around
the scenic towns of 

We visited castles
and took a boat tour
along the river.

And after three glorious 
days in Dordogne..
we drove about 3 hours
west back towards the coast.

We made a stop at the biggest
sand dune in Europe!

We had fun climbing all the way 
up and running down!

A great way to spend the day
and break up the trip!

Headed south to Biarritz!

the weather was 
wet and windy
and cool!
But we were happy to visit!

We did a day trip
to San Sebastian Spain!
A quick trip from Biarritz!

We loved San Sebastian!

The next day we headed up the coast
to the island of 
Ile de Re!

I loved everything about 
Ile de Re'!

It was a fabulous trip and 
we were able to see a lot
more of France!

Two days after we returned 
to Paris..
I was on a 12 hour flight 
with the three kids to 
LA to house hunt!

We spent the next week of 
vacation out in Newport Beach!

Lots of sun
and house hunting!
A whirlwind few weeks!


  1. What a great post, and your photos are beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour, thank you so much for sharing. Your header is stunning. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  2. Wow, you weren't kidding. What a busy and wonderful time! Hope you are feeling more well. Looking forward to more move stories!

  3. I love going on virtual trips with you! Looks like you had a wonderful time, your photo's are always stunning...and your little guy, OMG he's too cute for words. All your kids are gorgeous, like their mama!

    I hope your pinched nerve heals soon and that your house hunting went well:) I heard there's a big heat wave in So Cal right now so hopefully it's cooled off by the time you move!

  4. Wonderful! Continuing the dream! I SO love all your pics! Can't wait to see what CA holds for you. Hugs and love, Dolly! - MA

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