There and back again.

Mom and Rob left yesterday after a wonderful trip. I am so thankful that they could come! We had a blast!

We finally got to the top of our fort. It was so cool to see the city from so high.

We love Huy.

We also made it to see a real castle, something that was high on Rob's list of things to do :) Daisy recommended Bouillon, and it did not disappoint.

It was seriously one of the most beautiful settings I have seen here. Gorgeous.

Such travelers, aren't we? :)

Friday was Mom's birthday, and Dad, Q, and Gma through her a party over ichat. I have a feeling they enjoyed the cake more than we did. It was so cute.

Off again! This time to Paris!

This is the view from the apartment we found to stay at. SO awesome.

Here is Rob trying out his fold-up bed. We laughed so hard! He ended up laying the (1 1/2-inch thick) mattress on the floor. After traveling with Rob I can say that he is easily one of the most easy-going and good-natured people I know.

Our first view of the Eiffel Tower. We were kind of in awe. You hear about something your whole life and then there it is.

We did a bike tour that night to get an overview of Paris. Ok, I am really bad on a bike. Like really. A&M is probably still littered with debris from my many falls. You can imagine my trepidation upon agreeing to this bike tour.

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. The birthdaygirl herself, biking past the Eiffel Tower in a glowing vest. Oh how we laughed!

Aren't they the sweetest?

Mother and daughter outside the Louvre with Rob whizzing past.

The bikers relaxing on the river cruise after the tour.

Doesn't get much better than this.

Oh, wait... yes it does :)

In front of the Sacre Couer. We could see the top of this church out of our bedroom window.

Mama trying a crepe filled with Nutella. Crepes are basically the compilation of all food dreams. You love something? Put it in a crepe and rock your world.

There she is.

Where's Megan? Oh, she's on the OTHER side of the track where she was left after the doors shut on her trying to get on the train.

The doors shut on my arms and I actually had the thought that I was about to get dragged through the Paris underground flying alongside my family's train. Luckily I was able to extract myself before my feet left the ground. Oh, can you even iMAgine?

One of Clay's favorite places in Paris, Notre Dame. The central carvings are some of the most beautiful illustrations of Christianity we have seen. I am so thankful to have Jesus!

Some Eiffel loungers.

And Rob had to see the Arc de Triomphe. I think it met up to his expectations.

We did some walking around town...

...and then settled in for what really counts when you're in Paris- finding out if MacGyver will be able to outsmart his predicatment THIS time. (So far, so good :)

And then, as quickly and beautifully as they appeared, the mother and son duo from Texas turned in their Europe shoes and returned from wenst they came.

We love you two dearly! Come again any time.


Jocelyn said...

WOW... what an amazing trip! I cannot believe all the things packed in to it! The pictures are MARVALOUS! I really have no words for the beauty that is over there- both in Huy and Paris. What an incredible visit your mom and Rob had... and your journeys are continuing! I'm just in awe!

Kerrie said...

Paris, ooh la la! It looks like you had a wonderful time! I am sick with envy!