France

Dreams

I'm having dreams of Airstream Travel Trailers every night. 

NEED. Must have!  I can picture the four of us all cozy in it already...

 

Images from Paris, France. 

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2013 World Tour

We are excited to announce our first destinations for our 2013 world tour.  The signup pages are going live today and you can find each destination for the first half of the year on the left sidebar.  

We are SO thrilled. 

Here are the places we'll visit for the first half of 2013, not including within the states:

Brazil (Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo)

Bahrain

Sri Lanka

India

Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney)

Jakarta

Hong Kong

Shanghai

Japan

Toronto

Ottawa

England

France

Ireland

Belgium

South Africa

Italy

Germany

Spain

Norway

Sweden

Iceland

Buenos Aires

Some of our favorite images from our previous world tours:

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Tokyo, Japan

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Costa Rica

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Brasilia, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Paris, France

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Jasper Park, Canada

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the ballad of Mona Lisa

Isaac and Isabelle are mad at the Mona Lisa.

We were discussing it yesterday in the car. And by discussing, I mean, Isaac was completely irate about the painting and Isabelle just kept saying, "I don't get it! I don't get it!"

You see, our car had just passed a billboard with the image of the Mona Lisa on it. Isabelle said, "Isaac and I reneckerize that lady!"

Isaac chimed in, "Yeah, I rememberize her all right."

HOMESCHOOL FAIL.

Tyler and I laughed and laughed. 

But anyway, they remember the lady because we visited the Louvre two summers ago for the first time, and like all other tourists in the Louvre that day, we headed straight for the Mona Lisa, you know, why not.

And it was deathly hot in there, and the entire world was in this one room all jockeying for the best position to see the Mona Lisa, and nobody would take turns, and WOW there were so many bodies in there, and did you know the Mona Lisa is pretty small? And you can't get near it? And your children will get trampled underfoot by 1,000 strangers if they try to get a peek? And then they will cry? And simulaneously sweat?

It's true. And then when we brought the kids away from the crowds and the people and tried to expain the significance of the painting, tried to make it a little better experience... they just shook their heads, and mumbled stuff like, "But it's so small" and I think I heard Isaac say really quitely, "She's not even pretty."

Hilario.  I'll always reneckermemberize this funny conversation.

From our time in Versailles, the day after that fateful Louvre visit. :)

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Palace grounds... we took a really, really long walk all over Versailles. And for those of you who might like to find cheap lodging near Paris, check out Huttopia Versailles, which is a campground with tents, cabins, etc. So fun.

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 Ferme de Gally

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and doing who knows what!

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Happy 6th birthday, Isabelle!

(3 months late).

Hard to believe Isabelle is now SIX.  Isabelle- a beautiful, bubbly, giggling, muscular, lean ball of energy and intelligence.  The best sharer. The best laugher. The best at constantly walking on her tippy toes. 

This year we were in Texas for Isabelle's birthday- but we had an idea for a shoot in mind that did not exactly work for Texas.  So, we had Neva Fells make her up a sweet little Jane Austen era dress to take to Europe with us, so we could photograph Belle in a beautiful garden setting. 

Then, time went by. It just disappeared from sight. We suddenly found ourselves in Normandy at Gabrielle (designmom.com) and Ben Blair's house for a family sleepover, and realized their house and property was an exceptional place for Isabelle's birthday shoot.  

The results are below... isn't Izzy adorable? She looks sooo cute in her Regency period dress by Neva!

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See Isabelle's 5th birthday shoot here, and her 4th birthday shoot here.

 

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