What France Taught Me |
Mar 21st, 2013
On Tuesday afternoon we took a break from packing and went for one last walk down to the River Lez. We brought with us a small token to take part in a tradition that couples have been doing for years on the Pont des Artes in Paris and has recently started here in Montpellier – locking up our love for...
Ramona Rose at 5 Months |
Mar 10th, 2013
Sweet Ramona is 5 months old today. What a difference a few weeks makes.
Ramona’s first month of life was difficult, like it is for most newborns. Unbeknownst to me, our battle with evil, evil thrush had begun and our poor, Little Miss had her days and nights mixed up. By her second month of life,...
Countdown: 2 Weeks |
Mar 8th, 2013
On Monday I looked around our apartment, at the stacks of built but empty boxes, the piles of things we want to get rid of, and stacks of books and clothes that needed to be packed, and I started to freak out. It all seemed really overwhelming. Also, 2 strange men had been in my apartment for the last 5...
Countdown: 4 Weeks |
Feb 22nd, 2013
Holy shit, we’re moving in a month.
For the last few weeks we’ve been stuck in this weird place where we know we’re moving, but it’s just a little too early to start packing things up. However, we’re starting to realize that we need to Start Doing Things. And oh my, is there...
A Day in Provence: Aix |
Feb 18th, 2013
We’ve often heard that the best parts of Aix are outside the confines of the city, and I think this is probably true. A year ago we may have visited the region to go wine tasting and have a fancy dinner out on the town, but those kinds of trips have been put on temporary hold. Instead, we decided...
Ramona Rose at 4 Months |
Feb 10th, 2013
Four months. Already. I think I’ll be using that word a lot. I never knew time could move this swiftly.
We have a very happy, smiley baby girl these days. And quite the little chatterbox! She literally spends hours babbling ooh, ooh, agoo, agoo, gah, bbrrr, ahh! One time she even sighed,...
Countdown: 6 Weeks |
Feb 8th, 2013
Thank you all for your well wishes! It’s really happening. We really only have 6 weeks left until we move back to the U.S. When I think about it in those terms, it feels overwhelming. How will we pack up all of our stuff, tie up all our loose ends, and squeeze in a few more trips, in just 6...
Feb 6th, 2013
On a cold Ohio evening in November 2002, I signed an offer letter that put me on a path to where I am today. The letter that I signed that early winter morning promised me to a city I knew very little about. A city I’d never experienced. A city that, for a small town Ohio girl, seemed as far away...
Pont du Gard: Day and Night |
Feb 4th, 2013
The Pont du Gard, located about 80 km from Montpellier, is a 3 tiered Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century A.D. Since it was on our way home from Avignon, we decided to stop there and check it out. It was getting to be late in the day and we arrived at dusk, which turned out to be a pretty cool time...
Baby’s First Passport |
Jan 21st, 2013
We’re 15 weeks into this gig and, to be honest, Michael and I are still pretty Nervous Nelly first time parents when we’re out and about with Ramona.
Ok, so maybe it’s just me.
I don’t know if it’s being in a foreign country, parenting in a different culture, or the fact that we...
Posted on Jan 16th, 2013 in Featured
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We’ve been a bit housebound these last few months, me especially, and I was itching to get out and do some exploring. Michael and I are really trying to continue to take advantage of our surroundings...
On New Year’s Day, just shy of 12 weeks old, Miss Ramona Rose rolled over.
I know, I know. She’s the first baby ever to do this. We’re sending out autographs upon request.
Michael and I...
Posted on Jan 7th, 2013 in Featured
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So, I know I’m a bit late in this Year in Review post and that these types are posts are pretty superfluous, but I really wanted to do one anyway. 2012 was a really exciting year for us, for obvious...
Posted on Jan 6th, 2013 in Featured
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Hmm, January 6th today. Am I still allowed to write about Christmas? I hope so because it was a special one – Ramona’s first! Last year we spent Christmas Eve driving home from our Italian...
Posted on Jan 5th, 2013 in Featured
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In mid December, Grandma came back to Montpellier. And this time she brought Grandpa with her!
I was really excited for Ramona to finally meet her fourth Grandparent. She immediately greeted him with a...
Do you remember when you used to be able to wait for visitors at the gate in the airport? You would sit in the hard, plastic chairs watching the plane land, waiting for the jetway bridge to be attached,...