Nothing makes the whole world serene like snow falling quietly, covering everything high and low in one shade of white. I adore hot summer sun and bright shades of blue and green, but there's nothing quite as peacefully beautiful as a fresh snowfall. Usually I see snow covering fields, bushes, trees, and suburban houses. … Continue reading paris in the snow
This is the second half of my parents' visit to Paris at Christmastime. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. Strasbourg Two days before Christmas, we boarded our (very first!) European rail and headed to Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas. We devoured our way through the Christmas markets, took lots of … Continue reading christmas in paris: part ii
Warning: This is a long post. And I still had to split it up into two. Although, I don't think I should be warning you, you should be excited... not many blog posts are long these days. I miss looking at a whole big post of people's travels and adventures! Regardless, you were warned. Not … Continue reading christmas in paris: part i
Busch Gardens: Europe in Williamsburg has a petite section of the park set up to look like a quaint town in France. A street lined with faux bakeries, patisseries, and shops is painted pastel shades of yellow, pink, and blue. The streets are cobblestone and the small sidewalks force you to walk in the middle … Continue reading colmar, france: a fairytale village
Hey, friends! It's been awhile since I've even thought about writing a blog post - any free time I've had in the past, oh, six months, has been quickly gobbled up by trying to really rest. It was only yesterday that for the first time in six months I've felt like I been able to … Continue reading coming up for air
I wrote a little bit about how I've been feeling about our move in my last post, but I thought I would share a little more about what it's been like for us to move to Paris. This might be interesting for people thinking about moving overseas, or just for those of you who are … Continue reading what is it like to move to france?
Hi! Seven days ago Whit and I packed up all of our bags and traveled across the Atlantic to start our new life in Paris. It has been exhausting, exhilarating, unbelievable, and everything in between. On the first few days when we were SUPER jet-lagged, I reminded myself that I can feel a range of … Continue reading bonjour from france!
So, I have some big news... We are moving to France!! Eight years ago when I learned about the Paris office for our organization, I immediately put it on the top of my "dream staff life" jobs/locations. It sounded like the perfect blend of ministry for me, and it was the one location overseas that I … Continue reading Paris is Always a Good Idea
Hey, wow, what do you know? I'm blogging again! It's been quite some time, for very good reasons. The one advice I got for the summer before grad school was to "get rest," as was my biggest goal for May-August. Apparently, life happened differently than I would've planned on, and most of that rest wasn't … Continue reading Doing Stuff and Baking Bread