La Tour Eiffel

First things first… The Eiffel Tower was top priority when we arrived so we decided to go ahead and see the main attraction pronto.  It was just as glamorous as I remember it being when I went for a class trip in high school, except this time the weather was absolutely perfect!  Oh, and when I went in high school I don’t think I took one picture of myself in front of the darn thing…

We got our tickets in advance so we wouldn’t have to wait in the horrendous line, but you still have to wait in line… of course it was a much shorter line but still!  The sights from the second level were spectacular (I don’t think Husband could have gone all the way to the top- he’s kind of a scaredy cat… jk!  I’m the scaredy cat! ).

La Seine

We probably sat here just soaking in the sunshine and the beauty of everything around us for about an hour.  Before we left for vacation, a lot of people told us to do a river cruise and believe me… we had EVERY intention of doing so, but we completely forgot!  There were so many places we wanted to eat at and sights we wanted to see, and we had planned on doing the river cruise/ dinner thing on Thursday night when we got back from London, but it just completely slipped our minds… so sad :(

(That paragraph probably has so many punctuation errors… don’t judge- I’m jet lagged!)

This was just the beginning… part 2 later…

Paris & London :: Part 1


And our jet lag is in full force… After all the wine, carbs, and dirty metro navigating, we are exhausted!  But we had a fabulous time, and I can’t wait to share all of our pictures with you guys!  Until then… here’s a little teaser.

We’re Back!


I think in another life I would have been a photographer, and I would have loved to have taken some pictures like these.  Oh what the heck, maybe I’ll train my dogs to sit still in front of the fireplace and try to get a perfect shot! Yeah right…

Maybe, when Husband & I go to Paris this fall, I will have him hold an umbrella and force him to do a split in the air in front of the Eiffel Tower! That would be a sight to see…

But more than anything, I hope that when Dietrich Babies come along I am able to capture precious moments of full on meltdowns like the one pictured below…

Elliott Erwitt is obviously not a up-and-coming photographer.  He has been around for quite some time now, but his images definitely maintain a flare that will be around for years, decades, centuries… I am always admiring these beautiful captures, each one telling a different story…. I also love how he incorporates so many dogs into his work.  Maybe (just maybe) it’s because I’m a dog person.  Just a thought… :)

Have a great weekend!

Inspiration Memo.