Thursday, April 16, 2009

America is my country and Paris is my hometown - Gertrude Stein

I think I love my husband a little more now than I did before. Ok, ok. I know I do. I have more reasons to love him the longer I've known him. He is a wonderful man. But why have I decided that I love him more now... meaning why am I telling you in my post. "Because he gave me the world. Not really, but he gave me a stamp in my passport." He took me to Paris (and various other beautiful parts of France.)






It is strange to go somewhere you have never been and feel so at home. I could only understand about 80% of what was being said; could respond at the level of a 15 month old (maybe); a wallet was stolen; and my feet ached from walking ALL day. I LOVED IT. Paris is always a good idea. I can't wait to go back. The beauty and grace of the country is undeniable. And the pastries..... oh I miss them very much. We had a wonderful boulangerie at the corner from our apartment with wonderful selection. I think I ate more chocolate during my stay in France than I have in the past 4 months combined. How can you not love a place when you are doped up on chocolate? Seriously I would go back tomorrow if I had the opportunity. Any takers? Who wants to take me to France? I must admit that this is the first time I've travel off of the American continentant. I am certain there is a lot of the world that I would love. But Paris had my heart since childhood and part of my heart shall always remain in Paris.

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Terresa said...

ooooh, I want to go! I was almost able to swing a trip to Italy in a few weeks, but the only road block was that my husband wanted to go w/me! :) So, as soon as I find someone to babysit my 4 little kids, I'm there. And France & their chocolate & pastries are on my list, too! (I'm a huge chocolate fan, but that's another story)

Btw, I found you on Mormon Mommy blogs, and uber-glad I did.

Amber Lynae said...

Terresa it is great to have you. MMB is great isn't it. Italy is a place I would love to go as well. It is amazing to walk through the history of our planet.

Merrianne said...

i want to go there!! :)

Cel and JP said...

I love this picture. It reminds me of when the two of you first met. :) so romantical!

Amber Lynae said...

Yeah taking my dream vacation was definitely a refreshing time for Paul and I. We got to be Husband and Wife instead of Mom and Dad.

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