Ya’ll, we’ve been busy!
If you didn’t already know, we moved to France on the 24th of December. Yes, you read that right, the day before Christmas.
Needless to say, our Christmas looked a little different this year, but you know what? That’s okay. We didn’t have a Christmas tree, or any decorations, or a big Christmas breakfast.
But we had each other. And as cheesy as it sounds, our lifestyle requires that we are apart more often than ‘normal’ families (whatever normal is) and we hadn’t seen Daddy in a month. So our simple Christmas was wonderful.
Then the craziness started. No wait — continued. The craziness continued. We arrived the 24th, went north on the 26th, another home game on the 28th, left for the south (the city we were last year) on the 1st, visited friends, hung out, & had fun, and back up north to our current city on the 5th.
The map below illustrates our travels. Crazy huh?!
Needless to say, I am looking forward to having a bit more of a routine. And ready or not – it starts tomorrow when my baby starts his French school.
I wanted to keep you guys updated because moving to France is kinda a big deal & it might be fun if you want to follow along with me. I didn’t take any pictures on our vacay, I just wanted to enjoy the time without having to document everything, but I do have a few from Instagram I’d like to share with you.
This is the view from our apartment. We live in the center of a small French city, about an hour outside of Paris in a 3 bedroom, 3rd floor walk up. It’s lovely.
If you didn’t notice, the bottom left of the left picture says “Joue Club” which is a toy store. Yep. We live right above a toy store. And we pull up & there’s a huge Spiderman in the window. This should be interesting…
Christmas in Europe is always done so beautifully well. They decorate the whole city & in most cities in the centreville they have a Christmas Market. I think our city is beautiful, but that could be because I am from Southern California & the oldest thing we have there is like maybe 100 years old.
Quite the opposite here!
There was a beautiful little merry go round that the kids loved. It was all kind of vintage looking too. So pretty. I still don’t understand what’s so exciting about merry go rounds for kids, but hey – they were happy!
This picture cracks me up. Like father like son. Except one is playing with super heroes & one is making a grocery list. Can you guess which is which?
This restaurant is a building with an old train car that they turned into a seating are in the restaurant. Complete with a little train going around above. This is where we spent our New Year’s dinner. No fancy party for us, just some good old fashioned family time & a movie!
That’s about it! It’s been amazingly fun but I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. I am going to start blogging more about ‘lifestyle’ subjects including my kids, travels, cooking adventures etc. instead of just beauty. Don’t worry, I will still include hairstyles & makeup tutorials, I just wanted to include more of myself as well. I hope you enjoy it!