Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Confession #372

When your work day starts by picking up 3 dozen hot delicious fresh doughnuts at Pips, you have a sweet job...

Bike Town

Portland, you just keep getting cooler. Thank you Nike. 


Oooh la la

I really enjoyed this article -

The Real Reason You’ll Never Be Able to Parent Like a French Mom



Which reminds me to give you an update on the real real reason I may never be able to parent like a French mom. 


I can't even remember the exact reason why I am not French enough to be French. But I remember leaving the French consulate in Amsterdam in tears. 

It was something about how my French husband isn't French enough. Despite having a French passport himself, and piles of very detailed French paperwork...there is some certificate that is missing from his file which I would need to have in order to become french. I can get it, and I will...but I am giving myself a bit of a break from this exhausting process. If I know anything about this process, I know that getting that little certificate will not be fun, or easy.

A fun sidetone, my test results have since expired. Which means that if and when I do track down that little certificate, I'll get to take the test again. Taking the test is a humbling experience.

I look forward to my next attempt. That last sentance was a lie.

Yuccie

This.Is.So.On.Point

Monday, July 11, 2016

Photos du Jour

The view from our deck doesn't suck
Walking home from (fish taco) dinner
Table for four...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hola

It's summer time yo. If we learned anything in Europe it is that summer is a time for long and amazing vacations. So...we are heading here, tomorrow.
PS - read this. It is so good. Trips are fab, but they are not vacations.

The Dutch Way

We feel so grateful to have experienced Dutch parenting first hand. We learned so much from the Dutch ways, and miss being surrounded by their refreshing approach...

This thoughtful essay made me a little homesick for the chaotic, free-for-all play ground scene that I used to call home. Reading it was a great refresher course and a great reminder to chill out...




Sunday, July 3, 2016

Amsterdam Map

I am so proud of my friend JM, who is so talented and hard working (as I have mentioned)...I knew this map would be worth waiting for! I'm in love with it, cannot wait for mine to arrive so that I can frame and hang it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Naked Ride

One year, I hope to be in town and full of enough courage to do this ride. Portland does a great job of keeping itself weird. I adore it all.




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