It's been a month since our visit to Barcelona. Here are a few of the favorites from our weekend getaway to meet up with some of our dearest friends from Los Angeles.
We went camping in Southern France for the first time. And it was glorious. We have gone camping many times, with kids and without, in summer and in fall, but this was hands down most impressive campground we've been to. We've been told that camping is very popular in France (and Europe), and people take two or even four weeks off to go and camp. I can see why! HOT TIP: go camping in France.
I am thankful for a restful weekend at home. We were all sick, and taking the time to rest, sleep in and take care of ourselves was just what the doctor ordered.
Beyond thankful for this girl. She is so funny and animated, so caring and sensitive. She doesn't usually like kisses, but loves her brother more than anything in the world. She feels the safest and happiest when all of us are together, in one place and preferably within sight. She is our troublemaker.
And for this amazing boy who is so emotionally mature and smart. Who is so active that we can barely keep up with him. Who is also creative and kind. He is my trainer and motivator. He is daddy's right hand man in everything that they do. His teacher recently mentioned that he talks a lot about his sister at school, and that he sounds like he is a very protective brother. She is right. He is one awesome brother. However, they still fight, and don't always want to share toys, and chase each other around until someone cries (or mama gets mad). And that is all how it should be. Perfect chaos.
I am oh so thankful for my husband who puts up with my craziness, my short temper, my wild ideas and the never ending planning of our next trip/adventure. He is so patient and kind, and he (usually) goes along with it all. He also says that he still loves me.
Thankful for all our friends (old and new) and family (close by and far away) For all the visits. For all the impromptu dinners. For Facetime sessions. And Skype calls. For surprise packages and cards. We are so lucky to have amazing people in our lives that inspire us, and love us so much.
*** All pictures were taken on a gorgeous Monday (in Port Marriane) when we escaped the house from being sick for the last four days. Dominykas fell off of his skateboard, hence the "one arm of the jacket hanging lose". He said it hurt to get fully dressed. At least he didn't break his arm. And Liepa's hair tie broke, so poor girl had her messy hair in her face the whole evening. At least it looked good in pictures. And I am thankful for all of that!