Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls rule in our house this weekend. 
Daughter #1, Miss Christine, is coming home for the winter holidays.
The University year is over in New Zealand so it is home sweet home 
for her until the end of January and we are so excited!

Daughter # 2, Miss Claire and I will remember our trip to Paris last week for years to come.
Claire shares my enthusiasm for photography and she was keen to make the most of it.
We stood side by side looking thru our cameras each interpreting the best of Paris.
We shared ideas and taught each other a few things along the way.
Autumn was in the air and we were looking for the best of it.

Claire had three wishes for this trip. 
She wanted to go to the top of the  Eiffel Tower,
see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and eat lots of french pastry.
The french pastry was easy. 
For Mom, thinking of the lines to get to the rest was not so easy.

When we got to the top of the Eiffel Tower she gave me her Mona Lisa
smile and it was worth all the hours we waited in line to get to both.

With that I send my best wishes to one and all for a lovely weekend.
May something extra special come your way!




  1. Oh what a lovely few months you are going to have Jeanne. Everyone at home and Christmas on it's way.
    Have a lovely reunion with your daughter and have lots of champagne !!!! This is a really good reason to open a bottle. XXXX

  2. Your pictures of Paris are beautiful {for lack of a better word!} and I am so happy that Claire's three wishes were granted! I have never seen the view in a photo from atop the Eiffel Tower!

    I hope you enjoy your time with Christine as well. What a nice long break!


  3. Beautiful, I alke it!
    Nice and interesting blog!

    Big kisses from Croatia.

  4. I could not agree more Jackie...thank you!

    Jane..I added the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower for you. For someone who does not like heights (me), it was quite a feat :)

  5. What gorgeous girls and photographs. Beautiful, both. Enjoy your girls!

  6. I was able to get a voyeuristic view of Paris. Absolutely delightful views and perspectives. I love the way you have combined the personal and the bigger picture of Paris.

    I wish you a splendid weekend full of joy and peace,

  7. your photos of the city bring me back to one of my very favorite places. I haven't been in the autumn so it is lovely to see it with those gorgeous colors.
    thank you for sharing!!! have a lovely weekend and enjoy your girls~

  8. I can never see enough of Paris! How lucky you are to be so close to it. Your daughter has the best of both worlds - New Zealand all year and Europe for a few months. That's my aim in life - a mix of both hemispheres! Perfect. A x

  9. Fabulous photos of a wonderful time with your lovely girl! Claire is a beauty! How special that you were able to travel together to such a grand place! It will be sometimg you always remember. Having your children close no matter if at home or abroad is just....~the best!!

  10. Jeanne - how brilliant to spend time with both your daughters. Love Miss Claire's 'Mona Lisa' smile1

  11. Thanks for posting the Eiffel Tower pictures. Stunning view!


  12. Oh Jeanne, what happy times! Your daughter is beautiful and the photography of your Paris can just feel the energy!

  13. Definitely time for those facials then. I'm so impressed by your energy and envious of your travels. Lucky girls! What a reunion it will be.

  14. Oh, Jeanne. Thanks so much for sharing - they are stunning. And I really appreciate the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower - you must have read that regret of mine! Now you've made two Janes happy ☺. Enjoy your girly time. J x

  15. Beautiful Jeanne...
    Your photos and your sentiments.. I remember those lines well.. and.. only ever say part of the Mona Lisa achieved by jumping up and down to see over the heads in front of me..

    You must be excited to have both your daughters with you.. a wonderful Christmas it will be.. Have a lovely weekend ciao xxx Julie

  16. Enjoy the time with your daughters. Your pictures of Paris are fab! I would be way too scared to take the pictures from the top... I think they would look very shaky! Lx

  17. Love your shots taken from the river Jeanne, so glad you were able to share this trip with your daughter.

  18. Jeanne,
    Thanks for sharing these lovely moments of your life.

  19. Such wonderful photographs. Paris in Autumn. The Best. Enjoy your time with your beautiful daughters!

  20. Jeanne, your pictures are so beautiful! If I may ask...what camera do you use? I have been researching what to buy. thanks!

  21. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. You certainly took some wonderful pictures!

    How wonderful to hear that your other daughter will be home until January. You must be over the moon!

    Best wishes and happy week,

  22. Fantastic pictures and lovely post! Welcome home to your daughter! Girls rule!! Gosh, now you're making me miss my Mum and sisters. ;)

  23. Love the Paris pics, it's the most wonderful city. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  24. How wonderful! I'd love to visit Paris one day...just beautiful to visit with daughters!



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