Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loving the Crisp Cool Fall Air

Here we are last year, just enjoying the beautiful fall air, having family time!

Monday, October 20, 2014

St. Tropez, part 2

Here's my true love and I, in a couple of the rare photos of the two of us taken during the trip.  True Love!

Here's Aurelien's Great Grandmother and her sister, Tadith, the Matriarchs of the family.  Awesome genetics!

Here's my beautiful boy with all his many facial expressions!  He was really starting to show his little personality in those days!

Here's my beautiful man!

The only selfie from the whole summer because I was a very sick lady the whole trip.  After we got home I went to the doctor and found out why-my pharmacy messed up my prescriptions and had me on a half dose of Thyroid the whole time I was in France.  No wonder I was sick as a dog the whole time.  Paradise was truly wasted on me...so unfortunate!  Well, at least I survived and I'm alive to tell the tale!
A super fun day trip to Monaco.  A couple of highlights of that were the Royal Aquarium and the ancient village.  Very cute place!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

St. Tropez, Part 1

Hanging out with les cousins francais!  

On the train to St. Tropez where somebody seems to have discovered an adventurous streak, much to the detriment of mommy's nerves!!!

William and his boy cousins.  Aurelien and his sister are very close, so it is really special to watch these boys spend time together.

So many wonderful moments I got to see between my 2 guys!

And here's some more!

Some special memories when William was discovering lots of new things, some of which overwhelmed him with joy!!!  Love to see THAT!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chop Chop

Here's William's first haircut.  It was such a big drama last year, since my hubby shaved it without my prior authorization. Well, fast forward to this year, somehow we all got lice a couple of weeks ago and I didn't even hesitate to tell my hubby, "Shave it all off"!  Guess I'm getting to be a little more used to this mommy thing!!!!  LOL!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our time at Montigny

I absolutely love these pictures of William and I.  We were just lying in the grass under some trees, with pleasant, mellow warm weather on a beautiful day.  I LOVED IT!!!!!!!  It's like I'd waited my whole life just to experience moments that felt that wonderful...so glad to be William's mommy!
Here's William with his French Auntie, Ninon.  He looks so much like her, and she loves him so much.  She is such a precious, dear person.  I'm glad whenever they get the chance to bond, unfortunately it is all too rare living thousands of miles apart...
Here's my beautiful guys, just taking it easy at the lovely place that is Montigny-sur-Loing.
Here's William bonding with all his sweet lil French Cousins, even Gabby, Le Chien!!!!
And here is where we had to say farewell to our beloved Auntie Martine.  I dearly love this woman, she has such a heart of gold and has been so good to us in so many ways.  I am sad that we see her so rarely as we live so far away.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Visiting Sarah

This was an incredibly important pilgrimage.  We went to the site where we buried my miscarriage in the fall of 2010.  I felt that baby was a girl, so basically we took William to visit his big sister's grave.  Very very sad and poignant.  It still hurts, and probably always will.  I am someone who has ALWAYS wanted to be a mom more than anything, so that little baby that we lost was so incredibly wanted.  Losing her really broke my heart.  I can't wait to meet her in heaven someday!  I know she's waiting for all of us, especially her little brother William, and that Jesus is taking very good care of her for us!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just the 3 of us...

All I need to be happy is my 2 guys.  Just the 3 of us...we can make it if we try...just the 3 of us, you and you, and I!!!!!  Family is the best part of life, hands down, no contest.  I've done a lot of things already in my 37 years, and nothing even comes close.  Nothing!  Love my guys!!!