Monday, June 22, 2009

Bonjour! Comment allez-vous?

No...you didn't happen upon someone else's blog, I just happen to be in Paris! Yeah, it's been a long time since posting I know, but it has been VERY busy:

We sold our house
We moved temporarily while looking for another house
Leon graduated from Stanford GSB
We went to a wedding on Saturday
On Sunday we left on vacation

This all happened in the same week...really I wasn't kidding about being busy! :)

Here's a quick pic from the wedding. It was Nick and Lorianne who got married at St. Patrick's Church followed by a reception at the St. Regis hotel which was AWESOME. We had so much fun, and get this...the biggest dessert bar...EVER.



It was almost a bittersweet time as our friends Brett & Annika and Brad & Heather will be making a permanent move down to SoCal. Having all that fun at the wedding makes us miss them already! Good luck on the move guys and we really hope to visit..not just say it!

So cut to Sunday and here we are in lovely Paris. What is good about taking a laptop on the trip? Well, I'll get to blog about it. After a four hour nap due to jet lag, and taking a final online, we roamed around our hotel and elsewhere. We ate a very yummy dinner which consisted of a salad with melted brie, followed by chicken & potatoes for me, while Leon had skirt steak and frites. Washed it down with a carafe of wine. Then dessert was this sort of french toast concoction with vanilla ice cream, followed by espresso....whoo hoo. Can't wait to see what the rest of our meals are gonna' look like. The waiter was super nice, and patient with us Americans who were clearly underdressed for the affair.

We then headed over to the Eiffel Tower and took the stairs up to the first viewing point (elevator was closed). It was quite beautiful to see in person and at night.


postcard perfection


up close and personal


ok...this scared the crap out of me. doesn't he look creepy even though he was not real? here we are taking a romantic stroll on the viewing point and this guy is staring at me.

Tomorrow is more wandering around museums and monuments. Until then, au revoir!

1 comment:

brettandcakes said...

Aw! We are going to miss you guys so much! I can't believe you're over there after such a crazy week! What a much needed vacay! Enjoy it! :)