Friday, September 18, 2009

Trip: Part 1, Paris

Ahh, Paris... What can I say. Ian and I had an amazing 3 days in this beautiful city before heading off to Stockholm. We knew that we would have time to visit one other country besides Sweden but didn't know which to choose. Paris was kind of a left over city (when we were choosing). Ian wanted Spain, but for more than 3 days. And I wanted Italy, for more than 3 days. So naturally, we chose Paris because who knew when we would ever go. Once we got there, we were so glad that we had gone. The people were so nice (despite what we had heard) and between English, Spanish, and Ian's slight knowledge of French, we were able to communicate pretty well.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was all of the amazing food. I was a complete pig the whole time. The breads were amazing. I could have survived completely on bread. That or creme brulee. I won't even start on that one. But seriously, the food was amazing!

The architecture was gorgeous. We seemed to take hundreds of pictures of buildings because they were all so beautiful. It was definitely like stepping back in time. And we just couldn't get enough of it.

(Another pretty scene)

Of course, we saw all of the tourist sites.

Notre Dame

Arc de Triomphe

The Louvre

The Louvre definitely put every single museum, that I have ever been to, to shame. It was so amazing. I felt like I could have spent all 3 days in just that one museum.

A picture of me calling the girls.
Thanks to my parents, Ian and I were able to do this 12 day trip without the kiddos.

Paris was beautiful. Everything about it was beautiful. We loved our time there. But I do have to say that my most favorite part of the trip was being with:

It was definitely like a second honeymoon.
Thanks hun. It was perfect.


Abby said...

That looks like an amazing trip. I am so glad you got to visit Paris. I took French for three years instead of Spanish and I hope to one day to visit there as well. I love the pictures. Can't wait to see more from the rest of your trip.

Abbie said...
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Abbie said...


I miss you, Anayansi. Umm, when ya coming to visit me?

hoLLy said...

all i can say is WOW! what an amazing trip-can't wait for more pics!

and your hair is so long now(i love it!)

can't wait to see you girls tomorrow!!

Cindy Ben said...

How nice! What great parents you have to stay with the kiddos! I love the pictures! :)

Tiffany said...

How exciting for you guys! My folks have been a couple of times and they both said some of things you said: it was beautiful and that easily needed a couple of weeks at the Louvre! Hope to see more photos!

Liz said...

I am so happy to see some of your Paris pictures!!! It was wonderful to share the Swedish part of the trip with you both- but I am also so glad you enjoyed Paris! A well deserved trip for you both!

blanca said...

looks all so relaxing...hey i need to talk to you about something. can you email me..., then we can exchange numbers...ttyl

MartyE said...

What a fun trip! How fun that you and Ian could go just the two of you.

Rebecca said...

I love the picture of you calling the girls and the sweet shot of the Eiffel Tower. And what a sweet thing to say about are the best wife! I hope to go back to Paris some day...when I went I was too young to truly appreciate it all...however, I do remember appreciating the crepes on average 3 times a day:)

Christy said...

How fun! I love traveling, it's awesome. And to go to Paris. :) The food looks delish!

fourballerinas said...

Wow, I'm just ozzing with jealousy- oh wait, I guess that's just milk running down my shirt. Looks like you had an amazing trip. You're so lucky to have such great parents to come and watch the girls. How great that you were able to have a second honeymoon. I'm waiting for one of those and it will be great when it comes. Did you really get to take a picutre of the Mona Lisa (sp?) Amazing!! Glad you had so much fun.

Sarah said...

Wow! What a great vacation! I love your pictures - it makes me want to book a trip right now...