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Sunday, May 22, 2011
I loved all of France, but my favourite part was visiting the south. Maybe because Steve lived there for 2 years and new all the little things that touristy places don't have, maybe it was because I was getting better at the language at that point, or maybe it was because Manosque is such a sweet little village where all of the little shops at centreville are closed for an hour and a half for lunch, but it was beautiful.
le Chateau d'If (think count of monte cristo)
March-Versailles and Paris
In March, Steve and I celebrated our early 10 year anniversary (in August it will be officially 10 years) and went to France. Best. Trip. Ever. Steve served a 2 year mission there for our church, and I'm Canadian and was a few classes shy of a minor in French at BYU. It was SO FUN to speak French again. And hear French again. I seriously could live there a couple of months a year, I love France. Oddly enough, I think it gave me a new perspective into Joshua's problems with communication. I could understand 95% of what was said to me. My speaking ability was at a 60% (though if I was there for a month or 2, I think I'd be fluent again), and if two people were speaking the same time to me, I was lost. I really think that's how Joshua's mind works with language. I read once that Temple Grandin said that English was her second language, pictures was her native language. I think I understand what she means now.
6 month snippets
Looks like if I'm going to keep up blogging, it might be at a six month interval. School and kids and life all fill my time in wonderful ways. So here is our six month check-up. School's out, so there might be a few posts in between. The prose is short, because I need to spend all my prose energy for class (which hopefully you will see sometime too). Let's start with Christmas.
Our Christmas Card Picture:
Whitney loves parties. She makes up different parties for different occasions. This party was a "ball." We had to dress up and dance. It was pretty fun, as you can tell from the pics.
Yes, I am wearing socks because it was January and I didn't want to put on nylons
And the dancing ended with confetti throwing
Whitney loves her easy bake oven from Santa