• 04 May 2010
It's a miracle--for the first time ever, I am actually feeling well enough to travel during my second trimester. I am so grateful!! This little "babymoon" of sorts is about the most fun I've had in some time. I can honestly say it was worth the spending hiatus that was the past 7 months. Deciding to not spend money on birthdays, our tenth anniversary, Christmas, or Valentine's Day was one of the best decisions we've made. Skipping all the hype and opting for plane tickets instead is totally rocking my world this week.
1- Blue skies and warm weather in Paris...rare and very much appreciated on that first day.
2- A gorgeous carousel...I missed my kids when I passed this, but then I remembered how much fun they were having with friends and with Grandma (not to mention all the fun we were having staying up late and not worrying about naptime!). Perhaps someday I'll have the chance to let them give it a spin :)
3- Finishing up yummy ice cream from Berthillon along the Seine.
4- The backside of Notre Dame. How nice would it be to live in one of those apartments across the street and enjoy the sights and the bells constantly?
5- Papier Plus...such a simple, beautiful and colorful place to be (and so close to Ebouillante!).
6- Hats. I love that there were several women inside this shop and that women in Paris still don hats. I wish I could get away with a fun, feminine tradition like that.
7- Did you know the Eiffel Tower sparkles at midnight? It really goes nuts and it's super fun to see if you're still out and about at such an hour! A major advantage to vacationing with friends is always having someone there to take pictures of you and your honey and we are most certainly taking advantage of this situation!