Monday, July 14, 2014
I know a lot of y'all are lovers of all things French, so I should start by saying Happy Bastille Day!
One of our favorite rooms in this home is at the very front of our house, where you see the stone fireplace. It's my husband's study, a very masculine room. Here's how it looked last fall:
If you were to peek into the room today, here's what you'd see.
Take a look at the titles of the books on the ottoman:
This is most of our books about D-Day. The D-Day books are just part of our collection of books about World War II. The World War II books are just part of our collection of books about military history. Yes, we're history nerds.
Lord willing, this week will bring the fulfillment of one of our long-time dreams. We're going to Normandy!
My husband was a history major in college, and he has wanted to visit Normandy, especially the D-Day landing sites, ever since I've known him. I was a history minor, so I share his interest. And our children have inherited our love of history.
So this week the five of us will set off on the trip of our dreams. We'll be spending a week in Normandy, followed by five days in Paris, all of us together. It'll be the first big trip we've all made together since 2008. To say that we're excited is a bit of an understatement!
Have you ever traveled with kids? Have you ever visited France? Aside from Paris, we've never really spent any time in France, so we have lots of questions. Any tips to share? I'm all ears!