Saturday, October 27, 2012

I've been on an adventure

Just checking in briefly. I don't like to publicize the fact that I'll be gone for a few days (not at home to protect my children and fabric stash), so thanks to the magic of pre-scheduled posts all appeared to be 'same-old-same-old' around here. But I've been away on an adventure.

My husband had business travel that took him to Geneva, Switzerland this past week and I got to tag a long! Since our flight connections just happened to be in Paris, we thought it would be a decent place to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary for a couple of days in the process. And it turned out we were right. We got home this afternoon and I'm already starting to pinch myself wondering if it was all a just a dream - a whirlwind of Renaissance painters and flying buttresses and people speaking French.

Maybe I'm in a crepe-induced coma. Or it could just be the crazy jet lag.  

So I'll share more once I've had some time to process the memories and pictures and conquer the mountain of laundry that lies before me.

43 comments:

felicity said...

Wow! How utterly fabulous! Happy Anniversary and welcome home!

♥Duff said...

Yeah! I can't think of anything better than eating a warm crepe with nutella and bananas while staring up at the Eiffel Tower, except of course, sharing it with a great guy! Congrats! Hope it was an anniversary you'll cherish for years to come!

Holli said...

What a bit of spectacular fun! Happy Anniversary, and many more! Looking forward to the pics and posts. And welcome home!

CitricSugar said...

Enjoy every minute!

Joyful said...

Congratulations on your adventure and your anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That sounds fabulous!! Congratulations on your anniversary too.

pragmaticpatchwork said...

I'm in Geneva! Come and visit! What a totally blissful thought to dream of sharing a cup of tea, and a chat. Or is it too late already and you are gone? The city is beautiful, despite all the local quilt shops having pretty much shut...

Juliet (an Anglo-Swiss)

Carin said...

Happy 15th Anniversary !!
I hope you enjoy Europe. I live in the Nethelrnads and I know how lovely Parijs and Switzerland are.

Michele said...

Good for you and what a grand place to celebrate your anniversary. Don't apologize for scheduling posts in advance. A lot of us do that too.

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary! and celebrating in Paris ooh la-la

Elizabeth Dackson said...

That is so fabulous!! I was loving the pictures that were popping up on Instagram from you yesterday :) Happy anniversary!

Sarah Craig said...

First of all, congrats on such a wonderful way to celebrate 15 years, but you crack me up - how do your kids feel about being lumped in with the stash in the category of things to protect? ;-) Good idea, though - I could be someone you need to protect that stash from!! I've got enough kids, though.......... ;-)

Jamie Lee said...

Oh, how fun! Congratulations and glad you had such a wonderful trip.

Svetlana said...

yay! how fun!!! congrats on your anniversary!

Ginette said...

Sounds heavenly! Happy Anniversary!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

What a lovely way to remember the past and look to the future! Happy Anniversary!!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

What a lovely way to remember the past and look to the future! Happy Anniversary!!

Peggy said...

How wonderful. I was in Paris last year and just loved it, from the Mona Lisa to the Eiffel tower to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy the memories.

sweetsueemily said...

Oh La La, how marvelous! You deserve such a wonderful adventure. Take lots of pictures to share with us, I've heard it is very beautiful.

Nedra said...

How Romantic! (the trip, not the laundry:)

Cassandra said...

What a fun adventure! Good luck with all the laundry! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girl! I can't wait to see more -- I hope it was fabulous!

Becky said...

Very nice! Happy Anniversary!!

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh, how FABULOUS!! Happy 15th anniversary. What a perfect way to spend it.

Lisaluvz2kwilt said...

Fantastic! I'm envious! Happy Anniversary :)

CathyK said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful gift for each of you!

Sallie said...

Happy Anniversary! Paris is such a romantic city!

Shop Girl said...

What a wonderful memory to cherish! I love it when those pesky business trips work out in our favor. Happy for you two love birds! Amour!

Mariana Nortje said...

Paris, Paris Paris!!! My favourite place on earth! I went there last in 2011 and I can't forget it. I am so upset too that I missed a really cool patchwork shop by about a block! Just a few blocks from my hotel, walked down the street and just did not go down that smaller street by one block!Sigh! Will I ever get back there? Probably not. But I will always have my two visits there. Glad you enjoyed it !

trish said...

Oh how romantic! What a special time.
Happy Anniversary to the two of you!
love, Trish xo

Lisa said...

How fun, lucky girl!

Marian Griffin said...

Ho wonderfully exciting! And congratulations on another happy anniversary!!

Angela Nash said...

What a wonderful, romantic adventure!

Rebecca Grace said...

Happy Anniversary! I love Paris; such a romantic city. I hope you had a wonderful time with your hubby.

nikki said...

terrific! happy anniversary to you and michael.

Nanette Merrill said...

You do get to some amazing places. Great for you. I wondered if you were going to market. fun fun

lifeinredshoes said...

LUCKY! Blessed :)

amy smart said...

Oh no! I am already home. That would have been so much fun to have had a visit and a local tour guide! But I will remember if I ever get a chance to go back!! You are so sweet to think of me. I'm sorry about the local quilt shops shutting... :(

Thanks for your sweet offer!

amy smart said...

Yes, lol, that did make it sound like the children and the fabric are on equal par, (which is not the case).

amy smart said...

No way! I didn't even think to look for Patchwork shops in Paris, but that would have been a fun discovery! Do you have the address? Just in case I go back again before another 19 years has gone by...

Mariana Nortje said...

I will look it up in the quilt mag where I saw it and let you know. It is a bit late here now almost midnight so my eyes refuse to see:D:D:D

Mariana Nortje said...

Paris quilt shops that I know about: Most well known - Le Rouvray, 6 Ru des Grandes Degres, off the Quai de la Tournelle. On the left Bank, 5th Arr. The road is almost exactly opposite the bridge, the Pont de l"Archeche that connects the Ille de la Citie to the left bank where the Museum for the Deportation of the Jews are,(very sad place , went to see it;breakes one 's heart)and it is also very close to where Boulevard Saint Germaine run into the Quai de la Tournelle. Considering the fact that I stayed in an hotel on the corner of Boulevard Saint Germaine and Saint Michel you can understand my frustration when I realized although I walked down the Quai quite a few times and Saint Gemaine, I just never saw it. Sigh, sigh, sigh.
There is also one in the 11th Arr., La Boutique du Patchwork, 37 Rue Saint Ambroise.

amy smart said...

Wow! We were right near there. Augh. That would have been so fun. Well, now I know for next time. :) I'm going to add that info to my Paris post so other people can find it too! Thanks so much for the info!