Bratislava Slovakia for a day 14′

The train system in Europe is pretty incredible.  We decided while in Austria to spend the day in the neighboring country of Slovakia.  It was such a cute and quaint country.  We did get swindled by the taxi driver… but that’s on us.  The sunset was the best one of the trip.

Paris 14′

What a perfect way to spend a long weekend with Mommy away… Paris!  Every girl dreams of going to Paris.  What’s better than Paris? Euro Disney!  Yup, Scott took Piper to Euro Disney while I was back in the states for the NAR Convention in New Orleans.  I missed them a ton, but I’m pretty sure they were having an excellent time without me.

 

Amsterdam 14′

Piper and I flew back from the states into Amsterdam, so Scott joined us for a long weekend. It was a great way to get over jet-lag. What a charming city. It was much larger than I expected, and I have to say the red light district wasn’t all that I imagined… I much prefer New Orleans to Amsterdam. But all in all it was a nice way to get back into the swing of things in Europe.

Piper loved the Van Gogh Museum where she tried her hand at painting, and the bubble expo they had outside. There were lots of parks to enjoy, and a really great canal boat tour that went by Anne Franks House. It was a great way to see a lot of the city. I enjoyed Amsterdam, but I’m not sure it’s going to make the – must visit again list….

Wedding Time!

We were so lucky to be able to fly back to Texas to be apart of Ross and Kaley’s beautiful wedding!  It was such a blast spending time in our old city and heading out to the Texas wine country.  It was even more fun catching up with friends and spending quality time with my family.  Kaley was a beautiful bride!  And Piper was a hoot being a flower girl in the wedding!  We made such fond memories of the weekend wedding.  One we won’t ever forget!  Best of Wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Williams. We love you both.

 

Croatia 14′

Croatia – the land of 1000 islands is simply stunning. Our photos don’t do it justice. It’s the one country so far that we know we’ll visit again before we head home in a few years. The cities are unlike any in Europe that we’ve seen. It’s almost as if they take the best of everything… The medieval walls of Rothenberg , the Cascading hillside towns of the Amalfi, the islands of Greece… the food was great, there were a modest amount of tourist for end of August, and the people were lovely. Needless to say, we loved it here!

Oh and yes, one of the highlights was our drive from Split to Dubrovnik- it was a late night with winding roads along the coastline. Poor Piper was car sick and we were all ready to get to Dubrovnik. Two hours into the drive we approach a boarder crossing… into Bosnia! What a hoot. So we not only visited Croatia, but we did manage to stop and buy some wine in Bosnia.

Belgium for our Anniversary!

When we decided to go somewhere for our anniversary we had no idea how amazing this city would turn out to be. We loved Brugges! Not only is it story book charming, but the Belgium chocolates, beer, and waffles made the trip memorable. We can’t wait to go back!