Paris Walking Tour

After the paintball tournament ended, Chris and I went to Paris for the day. It was an awesome sunny day after a week of rain and clouds, so that worked out pretty well. Now let me explain that when Chris and I go to a city together, there is usually a rough plan of where…

Paris Yard Sale, Dali, Lots of Walking, Missed my Train!

I decided to go back to Paris another day. I went to the train station and bought my ticket, then realized I had twenty minutes to go find some breakfast. I walked around Chantilly until I found an open bakery and bought my favorite new pastry. It is like croissant dough folded with cream and…

Chantilly – Chateau and Museum

I showed Chris a little of the town of Chantilly on Saturday and we found an awesome farmer’s market set up, complete with tons of raw fish! Yum. There were also some fun clothes and I got a new scarf. Happy Birthday to me! As we walked through town we saw this shop that makes…

Paris Solo

I took the train into Paris on Friday and went to meet my friend Andrea. On my way there I met a couple on the train who had just come from New York. The husband was from America and the wife was French. They were nice and fun to chat with (it was a long…

Chantilly

  The tournament was in a little town called Chantilly – famous for cream, porcelain, and lace. I decided to explore the town rather than hang out at a paintball tournament. This bakery is so adorable and also had the best pain au chocolat I have ever eaten. Ever. And I have eaten many. There…

Ah, Paris!

  I love shopping in grocery stores in Europe. Maybe there are stores like this in the US, but I have never seen one. I loved all the different kinds of tomatoes, but mostly I love it because of the rows and rows of bread and cheese! It was nice having fresh baguettes to eat…

Trip to Paris

  Chris went to a paintball tournament in Paris over my birthday weekend, so I decided to come along. I haven’t left the kids this long EVER and haven’t left even overnight since Marion was a little baby, so this was a little stressful for me. I got to the airport already missing the kids…

Kanab Water Park

  Kanab has a super fun splash pad at their park. My kids always want to play there and I NEVER remember towels or spare clothes. Usually Elora figures that is reason enough not to get wet, but Oliver always gets soaked anyway and is cold the whole way home. This time I remembered spare…

Demolition Derby

  We went to the demolition derby for the first time this year. Chris was one of the firemen on call, so we all went. The kids sat with Chris on top of the fire truck until the lightning and rain started, then we all climbed inside the truck.     The rain did not…

Kids Triathlon

  There was a triathlon for the kids in the area and our kids signed up. Elora did it last year and had a hard time, so we were excited for her to enter again this year now that she knew what to expect. Oliver was sad last year that he was not old enough,…

What We Do, Part 2

  I titled these posts “What we do” because we live an interesting life full of random moments that I love to take pictures of. These posts are a glimpse of the things that go on in our house on a normal day. Here is Elora trying on a prototype of a goggle Chris’ company…

What We Do

  My neighbor Ila Mae gives my kids a cookie every time they go to her house. This is one of my favorite views – my kids holding hands while they cross the street to visit my neighbor. They are so cute. This day was especially great because Oliver was dressed as a top gun…