Normandy For A Week

Happy New Year! Hope that you had a wonderful holiday season spent doing things you love with people near and dear to your heart. We spent about 10 days in France, most of it in my happy place, Normandy. It’s always a little different to see a place you love at a different time of …

52 Weeks, Week 33

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2015 We came back to the US yesterday after having spent seven weeks in France.   All throughout the weekend, I kept hearing in my head that beautful song by Madeline Peyroux called “J’ai Deux Amours.” In the song, she talks about her conflicted love …

Getting the Hang of It

We tried to truly take advantage of the nice weather and local goings-on in town this weekend. It is so much easier now that the girls are much bigger. I remember how much planning and effort were involved when I was alone with Chiara and Ines in France when they were little. There were cobblestone …

Country Dancing and Native American Teepees at a Chateau

We recently went to a horse show at the Chateau de Beaumesnil. Normandy has a long tradition of thoroughbred horse racing and elite horse competitions. Even beyond these competitions, many local farmers have horses, cows and donkeys on their land.  The girls were thrilled to see the horses and see the horse show except we …