Highlights from our trip to Paris
We had a really fun time in Paris, seeing our friends, walking around our old neighborhood, and visiting our favorite parts of the city. The last time we were in Paris was last February and it was a very difficult trip for the both of us, so it was sooooo nice to be able to enjoy the city with our old friends without having to deal with any real ISH (issues, in case you have forgotten).
There ended up being a bit of drama before we left and I had to take the train by myself (Justin’s flight was cancelled from Barcelona to Amsterdam, so he just met me in Paris). I managed fine thanks to my friend Jeanie! The train was 40 minutes late though and they kept announcing it would only be five more minutes. So I waited and waited and waited OUTSIDE while it was snowing (but thank goodness it was covered). My toes literally had to defrost when I got on the train. Brrrr! Converse just are not good winter shoes!!!
Once it Paris it was GREAT!!! We stayed with our friend Katherine, who is seriously such an amazing girl! She wins the hostess of the year award! We win worst guests of the year award. Maisie broke a little cow, messed up her magnets on the fridge (which I did not fix), and I left a dirty diaper right next to the toilet paper (but at least it was just just a pee diaper). We spent lots of time with her and we both appreciate her friendship so much! Actually, Maisie loves her as well!!! Here’s a pic of Katherine!!!
Justin and I got to do lots of walking around in our old neighborhood. We walked by our old apartment, where I took Maisie “home” for the first time. Tears welled up in my eyes as I looked at it, but they soon went away, knowing that it was just a season, like the other five thousand places we have lived. 🙂 I also went crazy trying to find something to take from Paris for gifts for my mom and sister, but had no luck. I also wanted to buy something for Maisie, but again, had no luck. Everything was sooooo expensive, then I remembered that when I lived in Paris, I only shopped during the sales, which only happens two times a year. Bummer. Here are some pics from our walking around times.
Yes, we went to the Louvre and the pyramid was lit up so cool (although you can’t tell in this pic).
I got to see one of my best friends in Paris, Nadine! It was so much fun getting to hang out with her and watching our girls play together (or play next to each other).
All in all, it was a nice trip. I realized that as much as I love Paris and my friends there, I would not want to live there again (at least for a while). It was nice, healthy closure to that chapter in my life. I am really looking forward to the next chapter, but can now look back with happy memories to the chapter called PARIS.
What a wonderful entry. I can see a healthy closure from the past and your faith for the future. God bless you Jen!
I’m so glad you had the opportunity to see old friends and spend some time in your ‘old hometown’. (can Paris be considered a town?). Your bird picture is so cute!!! I love you Jen.