Saturday, May 15, 2010

Play with the Lanclemps

We had a great time with our friends from Paris on their way back from vacation in Italy.  Sophia & Constance have been friends since Sophia’s 2nd birthday (Constance’s first party at 1 month old), and as the years have passed the girls have had such a great time together…  Alexandra & Phineas are only 6 weeks apart, and so far so good!Phinneas, Constance, Sophia & Alexandra - all checking out the Nintendo DS. Sophia reading Constance a good night story Constance slept in Sophia’s room, Sophia’s first real sleep over, and everyone slept really late!! (almost 8:30!!)2010-05-15 2010-05-15 001 002 Saturday was a rainy day at the play park next to our favorite beer garden (which still isn’t open because it is so frickin cold!!!!)2010-05-15 2010-05-15 001 006 2010-05-15 2010-05-15 001 009 2010-05-15 2010-05-15 001 021 So the kids played with the dads, while Kate & I ran downtown to do a bit of shopping, and then we all met up for lunch at the Park Cafe in the kids section.  Which meant that we all were happy!!

It was as they were leaving, and Sophia was asking “when?,” that we realized this is probably the last time that we will be dropping in on each other for vacations.  Yes, the east coast isn’t all that far from us in Seattle, and maybe that will become our new focus over the next few years – lets face it, jet lag will be a lot easier.  But we look forward to seeing all of our Paris friends very soon! 

(GIRLS weekend in Boston next year?!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The man back on Campus…

Photos for the new job

After 5 years & 3 months our adventure is coming to an end.  Troy has recently accepted a position back at corp HQ, and we will be moving at the end of the school year – which also happens to be the end of the fiscal year, so it’s a nice time to break.

Paris Week 2 034 It’s amazing to look at the beginning of this blog, my first entries, and our first adventures.  Sophia had just turned a year when we arrived in Paris, and now we have Alexandra – born in Munich, and has never lived in the US!Assisi

I know things are about to get crazy with packing (selling a kitchen, figuring out air shipment vs. containership, repainting, cleaning to high German standards, etc), plus we are sneaking in one more vacation (Troy will hit the ground running & we probably won’t see much of him once he is in the new role), so posting is going to be a little delayed over the next few weeks.  On the other hand, I may have time while exhausted in the evenings to go back & fill in some missing holes – so if you have an RSS feed & you see dates from 2005 & 2006, that is why.

We are really excited to get back to life where we can think  longer than 2-3 years out…  And maybe hang up some artwork!