Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trends we missed out on while in France

After spending a week at camp with 150 teenagers, it has become apparent that we missed a few trends while abroad:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Moving day

We were so blessed to have help on moving day!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Last days in Lyon

During our last week in Lyon, we visited a chateaux for lunch and the Gallo-Roman museum in Vienne with the Hendrixes and with Nathan, an American studying French in Lyon during June.
We had our last church potluck.
Wandered the beautiful streets of Lyon for Fete de la Musique. (see album pictures below)
Fete de la Musique

We closed our bank account.
And had our last bike excursion to the park.

Then we had a day of airplane food...
and a few long hours in the Newark airport, comforted by our first frappuccinos in a year...

Friday, July 16, 2010


We were in Nashville for about 2 weeks between moving back from France and moving to Atlanta. We visited with friends, saw new babies (precious Andrew, for example!), and visited Centerville. Our other highlights were...

Cooking Class
Our first day back from Lyon, we went to a cooking class at the Curious Gourmet.
Mom was an expert crepe maker!
Doug enjoyed having a tasty meal after a day of airplane food.

4th of July...

family picture
Nana's layered dessert
Mom and her teacup that Nana decorated for her 16th birthday party
The 4th of July menu:
-Sliced Watermelon
-and, Nana's layered dessert!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

We moved!

Well we are all moved (mostly!). We were so blessed that Shawn and Holly came over on Tuesday and helped us unpack and put together beds. So now we have unpacked everything except for books and office stuff... which we'll tackle when we get back to GA. Right now we're in NC visiting Doug's family and then for a week at camp.
Tonight marks 3 weeks that we have been back from Lyon. We miss it terribly!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Anniversary #3

For our third anniversary, we went to the Mad Platter. It is absolutely delicious! It has a great atmosphere and is more like a European restaurant where your courses are spaced out well and you don't feel rushed. It was a 5 course meal with soup, salad, appetizer, main dish, and dessert.
The third anniversary gift is leather, so since Doug's Bible got ruined in France (long story, but it fell in a bowl of water and then started stinking), I got him in a new Bible. Coincidentally, he also bought me a new Bible! Great minds think alike...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Au Revoir to All That

I finally gave Doug his birthday present (over a month late, oops! oh well, he had a big birthday week anyway!). I got him a book that was on his Amazon wish list, Au Revoir to All That. The book is about evolving French culture and society, but I thought it was kind of fitting, since we are saying "au revoir" to this chapter in our lives, and moving (literally) on to another. We will miss our year-long adventure, and our lives seem extremely boring right now. Hopefully once we get over the move we will have some energy to start planning something exciting.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

First week

We have now been back in Nashville for 1 week. We've seen some friends, spent time with my parents and grandmother, gone to the pool a couple of times... but not much else. It still seems weird that we are back for good. Maybe this is just the calm before the storm... the next few weeks are going to start getting really busy with looking for a place to live, moving, a week at camp, visiting with Doug's family, and then I go back to work at GAC on August 1st.