Friday, June 26, 2009

Merci

For my first decent night of sleep in a week, merci!


For Holly and Rich, who moved the Greengoose in to storage, merci!
For Tutu Ruth, who is keeping Betty, Chango and Benji company, merci!
For my mommy, who sent me Mary Jane Crocs in ruby red, merci!








For seeing Geoff and William stairmaster up the Eiffel Tower, merci!


For Alex ordering and trying escargot, merci!


For the scenic ride on the Seine, merci!






For sailing boats with Max and Maria in the Jardin des Tuileries, merci!


For standing slack jawed before the grandeur of the Louvre (without even actually going in,) merci!


For green salad with toasted goat cheese on slices of baguette, merci!


For Les Bouquinistes along the Seine, merci!


For new visitors, for dear visitors... merci!

For light on water and the light in their eyes, merci!


For curiosity, for stamina, for humor and humility, for comfortable shoes and single scoops of Berthillon ice cream and the Marche around the corner... merci! merci! merci! merci! merci! merci!


For the construction crew renovating across the courtyard from our hotel room, for their noise, and for bemusedly watching us eat our baguettes and frambois breakfast, we forgive you.

24 comments:

  1. I know how insomnia is so I can appreciate a decent night's sleep. I hope it continues!

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  2. Awesome photographs, I went through your complete blog, lovely blog. I had good time reading.Cheers:))

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  3. i really like your blog- don t know how you manage to find the time to write so nice and interesting posts every day... i m happy if i can manage to write a couple of decent sentences every once in a while ;-)

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  4. could i have some of that fruit?
    awesome photographs . good job man.

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  5. Great photographs! I like your blog. The salad with goat cheese looks delicious.

    -Elliot
    http://theblushingcrow.blogspot.com/

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  6. For keeping us all so magnificently inside the story of your vacation, merci!!!

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  7. Wow! It feels like you are taking us with you. It's nice to follow your family around via your beautiful photos.

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  8. Fantastique Maria. Merci beaucoup.

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  9. Great blog, very good pictures, I never tried the escargot when I went but the next time I go, I'm going to give it a shot.

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  10. Your blog is wonderful, the pictures are vibrant and your words really hit home. I loved the posting about your apron! You are an inspiration.

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  11. LOVE the blog updates. Make sure to enjoy yourself and just keep a journal... :) Then come back and update blog. Unless you are wonder woman and can do both enjoyably at the same time. muahahahahhhahahahaaha xoxox

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  12. For the wonderful European vacation, Merci!

    Yvette

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  13. Dude you are going to need OMSH to revamp your website to hold all the comments, it's so fun to see so many from all over the world!!

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  14. Awesome photographs.....looks like you have gr8 photography skills too ;) besides writing ofcourse

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  15. Just found your blog this evening as a "Blog of Note." You are a great writer, photographer & very creative. I love the outfits you've made for Maria. I'm bookmarking you to follow you & your family on your vacation.
    Del
    ;o)

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  16. Love the photos! I am glad you are having so much fun! I am glad you got some good sleep.

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  17. I came because of the chickens. I'm staying because you are hilariously funny! Found you on Blogs of Note, congrats BTW! You are one funny lady! You would like my friend Ruth's Paris blog.

    http://paris-deconstructed.blogspot.com/

    I'm putting you on my bloglist. Can't wait to read more!

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  18. Very nice photos. Europe is so nice.

    http://alitllebitofthisthatandthose.blogspot.com/

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  19. I too checked out your blog because I like chickens, and we've had three bunnies live with us over the years. The first picture of the Tower was nice. I was confused by the box of yummy fruit, was that a gift basket? What most impressed me about the vacation was obviously you found someone to stay behind and take care of all your four legged and fowl friends. Whoever did that task for you deserves a 'merci!'

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  20. Wonderful pictures! Your blog is amazing. I really enjoy reading it.

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  21. your blog is one of my fav. blog. Your kids, your pet, your photography...amazing..!! i don't have words..but one thing i like most...that is MARIA

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