We started the year off right with a trip to Amsterdam. A visit from the Fulytars took us to Barcelona and Cadaqués.
Newly pregnant, I took a solo trip back to the States to meet my newest nephew and help my sister plan her wedding.
We celebrated One Year in France with an exciting announcement! Michael and I took a trip back to the homeland of Prague.
We spent 6 days in Sardinian Paradise: Villasimius. I wanted to stay forever.
Carcassonne and Toulouse.
July was an exciting month! We celebrated 3 years of marriage and had more visits from best friends. First we picked up Marq & Dawn in Barcelona and spent the night in Roses. One the way back to France, we visited the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres.The four of us, plus 2 babies, went to see Radiohead at an ancient arena from 70 AD. We went back to my favorite place in France... and checked out Switzerland, where I had a very strange experience. Devon came to visit at the end of the month and we took her to Les Baux and Arles to experience ancient Provence, and St. Guilhem to eat gelato and visit some caves.
Hello Third Trimester! I spent this month being extremely hot and uncomfortable. It was the hottest summer in 10 years, but we worked tirelessly to prepare for Bonbon's arrival.
We welcomed a few more visitors - my Aunt and Uncle from Maryland, and our friends from Austin. We finished preparing la chambre de Bonbon, I turned 31, and we became giddy at the thought of our Bonbon's birthday.
After a lot of anxiety, Ramona Rose made her grand entrance. We fell in love.
We continued adjusting to life as new parents. Michael's parents came to meet Ramona and celebrate Thanksgiving and Michael's 35th birthday with us.
We welcomed my parents back to town and celebrated Ramona's First Christmas. New Year's Eve was a quiet night at home with sparkling rosé and a Speculoos Crumble. A mellow way to finish off a whirlwind year! Looking back on 2012 leaves me feeling extremely grateful. I don't know how it's possible, but every year seems to be better than the last. Once again, 2013 is already full of big things for us and I can't wait to get it started. Here's to a happy, healthy 2013! A look at years past: 2010, 2011