Saturday, January 19, 2013


SUPER FUN SNOW DAY!!!! We've been hearing reports of snow back in NC, so it's fun to have it at the same time here in France! Of course, having a 2 year old and 4 year old... they are our very own personal alarm clocks which normally go off around 6:50-7am (if not before that!). 
So... after breakfast, we headed out in the snow around 8:30. YES... 8:30 in the morning. Call me crazy... but it worked. (Plus Stephen had to go to work!) ;-) 
So, here are some shots of us playing outside this morning....

 There is nothing on this little girl's face, but T.R.O.U.B.L.E!!!
(as she packs a snowball)

SNOW cake anyone? 
 The startings of a snowman!


The 3 snowman makers! 

Noah became attached rather quickly... even to give him a hug!

Then, decided to sit in his lap.   :-)

Time for some pull-sledding!

Fun. Fun. Fun day! WE LOVE SNOW!
(Good morning world... don't you love my 8:30 am face!)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Favorite Memories of 2012...

So, I tried to do a top 10 of pics... but it just wasn't possible. Looking through, it was so fun to remember, reminisce, and laugh at the past year. It was fun, sad, good, and amazing at all that we've done in the past year... our first FULL year in France.
Many of these have already been on the blog... but

So... in no particular order of favorite, more so just in the timeline of the year...

Sadie and Stephen's first ski trip... in the ALPS of France!

Sadie Mac and I went for a quick trip the States in April and had a super fun time... enjoying Krispy Kreme and enjoying family!

Fun memory of taking pepperoni to our local pizza place and asking them to put it on a cheese pizza...
it was AMAZING! Always a fun and special Friday night treat while we were in language school!

Sadie's end of year trip, hiking with her class in the most beautiful mountains I've ever seen!
And sweet memories of her little best friend!

Got to SEE the Tour de France... in our town!!!

Summer = Fun in the Sun at a beach/lake near Annecy

Move to PARIS in August 2012... first trip to the Eiffel Tower as a family!

Disneyland Paris... making Sadie's birthday dreams come true!

In September, we found out Baby 3 would be arriving in 2013!

Noah's love for Elmo... even in a pumpkin!

Date Night!!! Stephen took me to see West Side Story at the Opera!!!

Mont Saint Michel... love these two.

Of course when NanNan came to visit and pose with SM in front of the fabulous Tower!

Cuddles with Grandmommie! (Poppie being here too!) ;-)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Super Fun Family Outing...

In Boone, we use to (honestly before I was big enough to remember) have an ice skating rink called "Polar Palace"... and in France, this is our version of that! On Christmas Eve, the four of us ventured out and had a super fun time watching Sadie ice skate on something... that was NOT ice.
It seemed like some kind of plexiglas or something that worked for ice skates and made little shavings like ice skating would. 
It was nice because Stephen could just wear normal shoes and help her... she LOVED it! Noah also got to ride a couple of times and he was a fan! 

As night fell, they even had crazy fun lights!
This melts my heart to see them together... so sweet.