Where has the time gone?

I haven’t posted here in quite some time. My original plan for this blog was to keep everyone up to date on our travels, but we have stopped traveling. Don’t worry! It is all good! Let me update you on the major changes over the past two years. Left England (sad, sad time for us)…

Une semaine en Normandie Deuxième Partie

Translation:  A Week in Normandy Part Two: Finally able to post part two about our adventure in France.  I am still skipping Day 3 as I plan to post more about that later. We had originally planned to spend day 4 in Rouen, but when traveling with 10 and 6-year-old boys, there are just so…

Une Semaine en Normandie la Première Partie

Translation:  A Week in Normandy Part One: Way too many pictures and memories for one post.  I know that isn’t a very exciting way to begin a post and pull in the reader, but we had such an incredible week in the Normandy region of France that it is going to take at least two…

A Glorious Week in Ireland – Part 2

Days 1 and 2 were spent in Belfast and on the Northern Coast.  Highlights of these days were the Titanic Belfast museum, the City of Belfast Monster Mash event complete with live music and incredible fireworks show, Carick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and Giant’s Causeway.  We also stopped at Belfast Castle for a walk in the Cat…

A Glorious Week in Ireland – Part 1

Finally!  A week off from work and school and time to really enjoy each other.  This was why we came to the UK.  To make memories and learn and explore Europe.  Most American kids (and adults) don’t get the opportunity to do what we are doing.  We have been making the most of our weekends…

Lichfield Cathedral and Bolsover Castle

We are still exploring our shire and are seeing some incredible things! So last Thursday, dear husband left work a little early and we drove to the village of Lichfield.  Lichfield is home to one of the prettiest, oldest cathedrals in England.  Here is what the cathedral website says about it. Lichfield lies at the…

Castles, Knights and Princes – OH MY!

So it has been a great week!  Awesome weather – some sun, some true misty, cool, English days, and a thunder storm with no lightning.  And to top it off, the new prince was born yesterday!  So exciting! We visited our first castle this past weekend.  It is only about 15 minutes from our house…

Things That My Granny Taught Me

So adjusting has been easy and hard at the same time.  We are finally over the jet lag and are moving into a little bit of a routine every day. I never realized how much I take things, like a washer and dryer, for granted.  I had to wash our clothes by hand the first…