Thursday, July 31, 2008

Down Time

If there's one thing I appreciate after a long day, it's being able to talk about things to someone who can relate. That's why I really enjoyed my time with Isabella the other evening - we got through some really important stuff. As you can see here though, we hit a bit of a roadblock when trying to explain some of our findings to our mothers. By the end of our time, we agreed that although they usually mean well, sometimes parents just don't understand.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

South of France - Weeks 9 & 10 Photography

(Please forgive me if my new accent is a little hard to understand - I'm told it will wear off.)
First off, I think I've got planes figured out. From what I can tell, everyone loads into this huge bus called a "plane" and sits there for hours and hours while outside, they redesign the surroundings, bring in extras who sound, act & look different and then quickly change the weather. Fewer changes... less time in the plane... got it.
France was just lovely. The first week was with 14 wonderful family members in a beautiful villa in Velleron - great weather, tasty food, loads of French people and good spirits. The second week was 7 of us in Nice and Villefranche. It was nice to be on the coast - great view, good coffee & pastries, very relaxing. And it was so great to be with Brad and Angie during their special time - quality people.
All in all I have to say, France is definitely one of my top two counties so far.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Call it a Comeback

I hope everyone's had a wonderful couple of weeks - it's so nice to be home. It may not look like it, but I want to assure you that this is really me writing. I know you probably have some initial doubts, but the difference is I have done some serious growing over the 2 weeks away and, as you can see, I'm now proper tanned. More photos on their way.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

Just wanted to say happy Independence Day to all my friends South of the border. It's a pretty big year for you guys: I was born, I broke my arm, I managed to break through the tricky 14 lbs 3 oz barrier, and it's election year.
I've been staying fairly current on the candidates, and let's just say I'm undecided.
Off to the airport this afternoon. By the time I get back, I'll have spent 20% of my life in France. I wonder if I'll come back with an accent, or just an appreciation for good wine - we shall see. Au revoir.