If you've ever seen a sunset in Paris, then you understand why Monet devoted his entire life to painting the light in this marvelous city. The way that light reflects from the sea-foam green Seine river to the cream-colored buildings, the way it bounces off pebble paths onto marble statues, is simply dreamy. Standing on … Continue reading sunset in the tuileries
Looks like our weekly updates are going to be more like monthly updates! Here is what's been going on lately... As I had anticipated, having a routine again has been SO nice. The third or fourth day of my French classes (which are every day from 9am-1pm), I realized that the last time I had … Continue reading life lately
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
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