We said Sayonara to our good friend Audrey with a friend/family bbq. They moved Monday to the land of the Beatles and the Beckhams where Tony will be a dentist for the Air Force for the next three years. She will be missed, but hopefully she can host our next fish fry (with chips) in her beautiful British abodeJ
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The summer night weather was perfect, the view of the city below was fantastic, and John as my date was the icing on the birthday cake... and sometimes I think to myself, what a wonderful world:)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Paris was as pretty and as picturesque as every postcard I’ve ever seen! The architecture…the romance of the city-scape…the marvelous artworks…the culinary experience of the cafes…. It will be years before my soul soaks in everything we were able to see and experience.
To observe the masterpieces I studied about in college and to walk where artists were inspired was surreal. And the shoes!!! They could have been chiseled by Michelangelo himself!
After hearing all these years that the Mona Lisa was a disappointment I was pleasantly surprised by its size and beauty.
I was so lucky to go with my mom and sisters who were so motivated to pack in as much of Paris as humanly possible. We woke up before sunrise and came back every night after the midnight sparkling of the Eiffel tower. Yup, right when I thought Paris couldn’t get any more perfect, the Eiffel tower started to sparkle like a diamond from De Beers.
At the Louvre, I was looking at a painting of a baby when I became completely homesick for James. I felt like a horrible mom for leaving my baby for so long. Then my mom told me of an analogy of mother birds leaving their nests to find twigs for their homes. She said, just like birds, moms need to leave their homes occasionally to gain experience and expound their horizons in order to be better teachers and caregivers. So from that point on I told myself James was in good hands and I let Paris be my playground for 5 perfect days. I will be forever changed by this sublime city in France . A Bientot! -I’ll be back soon.