Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
He was happy to get coffee maker that he can take with him when he moves out and some money to buy anything else he needs.
Then on Sunday we went to church and then headed out to eat again to celebrate a cousin's 40th birthday. Then home to start the moving process. My son who thought it would take him a half hour to move all his stuff out of his room was in there five hours and is still not done. Good life lesson. Things always take longer than you think and especially when you have spent the night at a friends house and not slept in two days.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Vanves flea market that we went to was full of very expensive antiques but there was this little boutique that I found this necklace in. I loved the pendant but will take it off the necklace because that part is hideous.I also bought a silver ring at the very first flea market we went to. It was when I realized that buying something at a flea market that is not priced is really hard to do especially when you don't understand a word of what they are saying to you. I didn't do too bad with this item but when I tried to find out how much an old leather bound Le Miserables in French was I knew I was out of my league. The lady just kept saying a word that sounded like garon, over and over again almost yelling at me and I just wanted to run and hide. After that I just enjoyed looking and didn't buy anything else. I'm so glad I made it home with at least a few items to remember my trip by. OK, I promise to try and not talk anymore about my trip to Paris. I imagine by now you have glazed eyes after days of photos and my rambling on.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is the backside of the palace about half way to Marie Antoinette's Chateau. It gives you a good idea of how huge the palace actually was and the enormous grounds. Nothing was in bloom yet when we were there but I could imagine how pretty it would be in a few weeks.
This was just one of the paths leading away from the palace. I loved the trees all trimmed into perfect rectangles.
We went out to see Marie Antoinette's living quarters. One was called the Grand Trianon and one was the petite Trianon. They were quite a bit smaller than the main palace and less opulent but still stunningly beautiful
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
They have light drinks not diet there.
The buildings are neutral but the doors are very colorful and the doorknobs are in the middle of the doors.Yes they do have McDonalds in France. I don't know what happened to the second arch though. I only walked by, I did not eat there. Too much good food in Paris to stop here. I wonder who actually eats there? Maybe the teenagers.
Monday, April 13, 2009
As you can see by his face, he was not too sure about this big ol" dog. So we took the picture fast and left. Next time we will be there early. Church was on Sunday and I attended both services to help welcome everyone. It was so fun to see all the little girls dressed up. I remember those days and miss them. All my kids came and that was a treat for me. Then we headed over to the in-laws for brunch. Too many sweets for my taste but it was nice. I got to share my Paris pictures to a few unsuspecting souls. My uncle fell asleep half way through and then woke up toward the end and said how nice my pictures were. It makes me laugh. There were about 17 of us and it is always interresting getting all those personalities together in cramped little house. It went well though and was a pretty nice day.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I am looking forward to church tomorrow. I have been gone, as you know, and I have missed being there. Our pastor is such an amazing teacher and I look forward to hearing the story of hope, salvation and redemption on this Easter morning. We will be going as a family and that is a rare thing these days. My son broke his arm today and so instead of working he will be able to go too. I was surprised that fast food is actually open on Easter. When did that happen? Who goes to a fast food restaurant on Easter? How sad that seems to me. I have always been blessed with lots of family around and the ability to cook a meal on the rare occasion when we stayed home. I'm just glad my son will be joining us at church and for the family meal. It just warms my heart to have my family close and sharing life together each holiday. Someday my kids may all have families of their own and we won't be together regularly. I am thankful.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Interspersed with the new books were some really old ones. I should have bought something while I was there but with all the people it was hard to look around. We were really only there for photos anyway. As we were getting ready to leave it started to rain and the person behind the counter started playing the song, Raindrops keep falling on my head". It was hilarious and everyone started laughing and he said it was a tradition of sorts. This was a very interesting place, for sure.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
After we left the tour of the inside we walked around looking for Shakespeare & Co. As we did this we looked across the Seine river and saw the side of the Notre Dame cathedral. It was more spectacular than the front and I am so glad that we did not miss this.