Paris!

Well this week has been busy. With sick kids, and me trying to get everything ready for this weekend I feel like I have been running nonstop. The weather here has been so great since last week! It’s so nice and warm (not hot). It has only gotten up to 80, and Alexandre said that will be the normal temperature for the summer. Which is so great because NC gets much much hotter! I am enjoying a warm summer as opposed to the crazy heat there. It’s hard to believe that on Saturday morning I will be getting Stacie and my grandma from the airport!! And we are staying in Paris for 6 days! Then they will be at my house for 4 days! It’s unbelievable! I am super excited!
Today I was the only person in my french lesson, so I spoke french with my teacher, and I had to do a project. So from now on, I will write at least one paragraph in french for my blog. 🙂

Samedi, ma sœur et ma grand-mère arrivent à Paris. Je vais prendre ma voiture à l’aéroport. Je vais partir de Mezeray à 4h! Je vais arriver à l’aéroport à 7h. Nous allons dans l’appartement après l’aéroport. C’est possible nous allons visiter Montmartre. Mais, s’il y a de la pluie ce n’est pas possible de visiter Montmartre. Dimanche, nous allons visiter Versailles. Lundi, nous allons visiter Disneyland Paris. Mardi, nous allons visiter beaucoup de musées. Mercredi, nous allons visiter la Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame, La Conciergerie, et la Sainte Chapelle. Jeudi, nous allons visiter le Musée Grevin, et l’Arc de Triomphe. Vendredi, nous allons aller au Mans, et à ma maison à Mezeray. Dimanche, c’est possible de visiter le château de Chenonceau. Lundi, ma sœur et ma grand-mère vont retourner aux Etats-Unis.

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Smells like home

Well this weekend we celebrated Benjamin’s birthday. He asked for, of all things, a black chicken. So Sunday we ended up with a total of 5 hens and a rooster. We had a great time this weekend with family over and we even put up a trampoline. The kids are really enjoying that so far. Of course I’m probably enjoying the trampoline just as much as they are. Haha.
Today was another day of french classes. I have to park a few blocks away to have free parking. While walking to class, watching the ground as I was walking, I suddenly smelled a very familiar smell that just screamed home. I just stopped and looked around, and there growing over the edge of a wall was honey suckle. It was so funny that as soon as I smelled that I immediately associated it with how home would smell. Of course the smell of that honey suckle didn’t fit in with the smell of the city, but it was a great reminder of North Carolina that I was glad for today. 🙂

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