It's becoming somewhat routine to come back to my blog after a few weeks away and toss out the excuse that life has been SO CRAZY lately, and then promise to try and do better. Would it help if I brought you flowers? Or chocolates? What about baby photos? I guess it's finally starting to sink in that crazy is just the status quo now, and I can probably stop referring to it as such. Life = Crazy. Moving on.
In the past three weeks
- My parents arrived for a visit
- The girls turned 6 months old, started sitting unassisted, "eating" solid food (still a work in progress), went swimming for the first time, and were supermodels at their 6 month photo session
- We spent a week on the French Riviera with my parents and my aunt
- We had a lovely weekend in the beautiful city of Nuremberg
That's an awful lot of excitement, and life won't be slowing down much any time soon. My parents are on a cruise now, so we have a slightly quieter week, then they and my inlaws will arrive on the 26th. My inlaws will stay through June 9th, then my sister arrives for the summer on the 11th. We're planning trips to Prague, Berlin and Paris, and some of our bestest friends are coming to visit in July. I guess I should amend my previous conclusion to state that Life = Crazy = Awesome.
Our week in France was absolute magic. We rented a villa in the little town of St. Aygulf, about an hour from Nice, which meant that we were close enough to take in all of the touristy sights and far enough away from the hustle and bustle that we were able to completely and entirely decompress with a stunning view of the Mediterranean from every window.
We spent a couple of days just lounging around the house in pajamas and out by the pool, and a few days touring Nice, Antibes and Monaco. I fell even more in love with France on this trip. I love their approach to life--they work just as hard as they have to and are serious about relaxation and enjoying the good things in life. My kind of place.
And now, for a little armchair traveling: