Visiting The Louvre in Paris

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During our trip, we made a point of visiting The Louvre in Paris. I could have spent days admiring the works of art in there.

From the minute we walked in, we were lost. The Nerd was our navigator, while I tried my best to wrangle Andrew into staying in the stroller. We were cranky and tired — this was the day before we left Paris. I knew time was running out, and I wanted to make sure we saw everything we could.

We had no idea where we were going (we were trying to find the Mona Lisa!) but we were together, as a family. It was frustrating at the time, but looking back, it was one of the best days of our trip. It’s funny how, in the moment, you expect things to go a certain way. When they don’t, your attitude shifts and the meaning gets lost.

I’m going to try to remember that from now on. But hey, I’m only human, right!?

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I was shocked at how tiny the Mona Lisa was. And how giant The Last Supper was. And the richness of the stained glass windows. And the polished feel of it all. To think that these items were held and created by some of the greatest people to ever live just takes my breath away.

One of my favorite memories will always be visiting The Louvre in Paris. I will never forget our watching our little man, who had had ENOUGH of the stroller, wander down the halls past paintings five times as big as he was. He paid no mind to the significance and the history around him. He was just a happy little boy, doing as he pleased.

We were there. We saw these treasures. Andrew won’t remember, but one day, I’ll show him these photos and tell him about the day. About how he played on the floor in front of centuries-old paintings, how he crawled close to The Last Supper. I can’t wait for that day.

 

Our Trip to Paris in a Few Photos

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It’s been almost two months since we went to Paris, and I don’t know how to tell you just how wonderful it was. I just can’t do the trip justice, so I’ve been hesitant to share it with you.

I posted yesterday about Disneyland Paris and just how great it was. After spending a week at Disneyland, we moved to a hotel in the city, literally blocks from the Eiffel Tower. I could see it from our window.

Don’t get me wrong — I was ready to come home at the end of the trip. Two weeks is a LONG time to spend overseas, especially with a toddler in tow. But I have wonderful memories of the trip with my two men that I will cherish forever.

I could do two weeks’ worth of posts about the trip, but I’ll just sum it up with a few of my favorite photos. I am, however, going to do a separate post on The Louvre (because, how could I NOT?) and a day trip we took to London.

Enjoy!

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Disneyland Paris Disney Dreams!

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A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit Paris as a family. It was such an amazing experience and I wanted to share it with you! For the first week, we stayed at Disneyland Paris for Minecon 2012. During our stay, we had to take Andrew to Disneyland!

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The Eiffel Tower At Night in Paris, France

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One of my favorite things to do while we were in Paris was walk around the city at night. The lights were beautiful and the city was quiet. And the Eiffel Tower at night — oh, it took my breath away.

Our second night in the city, we walked to the tower from our hotel. I’ll never forget seeing it lit up that way. It was pure magic.

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More Paris photos to come!

We Made It!

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Well, we made it!

We left for Paris a week ago — and it’s been a whirlwind of activity since. First we had to get from the airport to Disneyland Paris — that was a feat in itself. Once we were settled, the work began in getting our booth set up for Minecon.

I’ve been working non-stop, with just a few chances to see Disneyland. But now, Minecon is over and we’ve moved to our hotel in the city for the remainder of our trip.

We arrived at our new hotel late Monday evening, and I have to say, I’m in love. The Eiffel Tower is just outside our window.

We decided to take it easy that night and most of the day on Tuesday, taking a rest from our flurry of activity since we arrived in France. We walked to a small market down the street, bought cheese and bread and cookies, and had a makeshift dinner in bed.

It was wonderful.

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Tomorrow, we’re boarding a train to London to spend the day. Then, we’ll spend the rest of our time touring Paris and experiencing this beautiful city.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with our trip. I’ll be posting throughout the week. There are already some photos of the Eiffel Tower!

Be back soon!



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