Happy French Friday!
I am afraid I have a rather short and sweet post for today. We have been very busy…and out of town…the past couple of days so I have not had time to work on a post. But we all love Paris, don’t we? So I thought I would share some memories with you from the time we visited in 2004.
We went there for our 10 year anniversary. My dear husband “surprised” me with the idea of going in early 2004 (we didn’t travel until October)…he set everything up quite romantically. While sitting in a very elegant restaurant, he had me open presents (that proved to be clues) as to what the BIG surprise would be. I remember my heart beating faster with each unwrapped clue. Once I realized the destination was Paris, I was overwhelmed with feelings of excitement…and love. Since he knew that Paris (or France) was my very dear dream, he left the planning and particulars up to me. Happily, the room we stayed in the entire week we were there had this view (ironically, I am typing this as I am watching “A Room With a View”–ha!):
As we spent our week there, we both carefully collected our memories and little souvenirs–ticket stubs, receipts, sugar packets, etc. Once home, I wasn’t sure what to do with them all. Just stashing them into a drawer seemed pointless. Having them in a scrapbook was unoriginal. Instead I wanted something I could see every day–so I could remember every day of that wonderful, special week we shared in Paris. I decided to make a shadow box which I have displayed in my “travel cabinet”.
The close up photo helps you see how much we did during our week there. I really had thought that the eight days would be more than enough to do “everything”. We certainly did a lot but not nearly everything, to be sure. It’s OK though… we have much to look forward to on our next visit.
How do you showcase your memories?