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france: sunday 091309

france: sunday 091309

In the morning, we stopped at the Monkey Forest, where we had croque monsieurs for breakfast and then hand fed popcorn to Barbary Apes (which are actually macaque monkeys, not apes - yes there is a difference!). I can now check off something on my ToDoBeforeIDie List...

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france: saturday 091209

france: saturday 091209

After our wedding, we drove to the Chateau de la Treyne, on the Dordogne River - another breathtaking place. This day included a pre-breakfast breakfast (with strawberry juice!!), a hot air balloon ride at Rocamadour, breakfast (with kiwis and personal quiches!),...

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france: friday 091109 v2

france: friday 091109 v2

We want to share with everyone a special thank you for: Joi Mahon, at DressFormsDesign for helping me pull together ideas and designing my gown and boys suit. And for introducing me to Megan. Megan, at PrincessLasertron for creating an awesome corsage and boutonniere,...

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france: friday 091109 v1

france: friday 091109 v1

Okay, okay. These upcoming post have been delayed an unreasonably long time. But without further adieu....This is the day we got married! (Well, as you would have read before, we were legally married on the 9th, but had our symbolic ceremony on the 11th.) Originally,...

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france: thursday 091009

france: thursday 091009

We landed at the Charles de Gaul airport and it was absolutely huge. We walked so far to get to our next flight, but the staff were all friendly. We were able to get our tickets changed without a problem so that we could continue the rest of the flight together. We...

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france: wednesday 090909

france: wednesday 090909

Bright and early, we headed off to the courthouse as sneakily as possible. Although we were the first people there, the offices communicated to each other about as well as eggplants do to dogs. So, after an hour and a half of waiting, we finally met with the judge and...

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nyny day 6 and 7

nyny day 6 and 7

DAY 6 In the morning, my brother had to run an errand, so I stopped at the Young Designer Market, which was literally like 3 doors down from his apartment (as was a big group of graffiti). No photos were allowed, but I saw a lot of cool things. He was right - it was...

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nyny day 5

nyny day 5

We got going super late today - i slept in, spent some time doing nothing, and then got a very important call from....my realtor! The last showing I had, on friday, enticed someone to make me an offer. It was a little lower than I wanted, so we decided to counter and...

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nyny day 4

nyny day 4

This didnt actually occur in New York. A few years back, i met a chica named Ruthy on my fieldschool in Peru. She happens to live in New Jersey so we coordinated a day during my trip here to get together. Carrie took me on the subway early in the morning on her way to...

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nyny day 3

nyny day 3

My brother had an appt so luckily it was right next to Central Park. I explored there for a bit while he was busy. After his appt, we wandered through the park to get to some other area of New York. Here are some random photos from the park: So on this day, I walked...

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nyny day 2

nyny day 2

Bro and I walked around Nolita in the daytime so I could see it better, and stopped over at SoHo (South of Houston - pronounced "House-ton", not like the Texan city). One of the places we stopped at was The Evolution Store - it was really cool, but I dont know how I...

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nyny day 1

nyny day 1

I have this teeny weeny laptop boy sent with me, rather than my macbook. It is a lenovo s10, and althrough he really likes it, and it fit better in my carry-on, i kinda sorta hate it. So bear with me if I dont keep you up to date as much as i had hoped. Day 1 My...

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france itinerary

Today, I called the country of France. I have to do this several other times, all for reserving the hotel rooms, but it was probably one of the most stressful things I have done. (Kudos to Vonage for giving us free Europe calls;) I intended on speaking French and...

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committed

committed

I have no crafts to speak of, nor photos to share, but after much delay in deciding our france trip, we have finally committed. Our tickets were quite a bit more than originally budgeted for, but I hope to pick up an extra hour here and there at work before we fly. We...

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