Wednesday, July 07, 2010

El Año Pasado

Last year.
I cannot believe it was a year ago.
We were in Barcelona, having driven from Paris,
through Belgium,
and the Netherlands,
zipping through Germany,
and seeing dear Switzerland,
popping back in to France
and then finally driving in to Barcelona... our original, planned destination.

**side note**
I read a comment on another blog about archaic bloggers... 'only bloggers who "still" write their own html code are archaic.' I am the archaic blogger, so when you see half a dozen links in my post, know that I am writing a lot of code. lol

And tomato on toast.
And just being together.
Remembering that I enjoyed my time here with my mom, that I was eager to return with Geoff and our children.

My first time on Las Ramblas, oh, man... I was so messed up with jet lag, robo-exhaustion, and homesickness... all of those original posts are pretty raw. What a blessing that I could go back and see all of it again, feeling more confident and clear headed.

Seeing these pictures and recalling how much fun the children had... it makes me so glad we made this trip, and I can honestly say I am glad my Mom and I made our scouting trip too... we did good.

Yes, I am partial... I love Barcelona and Villarreal. So, yes I will be cheering for España!!! today!

I will also be doing laundry. Thankfully it will not be by hand.

The little knitting shop I discovered was as much fun, and help, as it was the first time I found it. A year later and we still have lots of wool to play with.

Ah, I don't know if I had a point in writing this post. Just feeling sentimental and grateful, happily recalling last year, our family together, our own little Friducha. Funny, it's even raining today, just like last year.


Dallas said...

Great timing linking to your Barcelona posts. I'm going there this weekend and will read your old entries for tips on what to see and do. I'm looking forward to some Spanish food!

mtnchild said...

I remember following your trip to Europe and just holding my breath for the next post. Such a wonderful trip! Where are you going next? LOL

The Words Crafter said...

What beautiful pictures and I love wandering around in nostalgia! I do the same thing-I have some stuff from a few years ago that I'm going to post about soon...

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, Natalie. Where is your next adventure?

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I missed this post! Lovely pictures and memories!