Friday, March 30, 2012


Well, hello there.
Ready for a little peek into our week via my cell?

Here we go.

It was open market time in the city center of Luxembourg.
That means lots of pretty fresh flowers, fruits and veggies.

One of my favorite stands at the open market is the fresh pasta. 
I was actually able to place my order in French.  I know!
But you buy it by the gram and if you remember, I’m not so good with the metric system so I second guessed myself and hesitated. 
My telltale American accent gave me away, and the man knew exactly what I was trying to figure out. He smiled and said, “Cinq cents grammes.  You want one pound?“
Right.  Five hundred grams.  One pound. 
I’ll get it eventually.


Speaking of French, here’s my devoirs de fran├žais, French homework.
My goodness, it’s been a long time since I’ve had to study or do homework.
It makes me giggle because when my teacher speaks English (which isn’t very often because the entire class is in French) he calls it “homeworks.”


We’ve had some beautiful days here lately, perfect for bubbles at the playground.

When my husband travels, he is the master of packing a suitcase about an hour before he leaves the house. 
Me? I like to pack little by little over the course of a few days or even a week.
We’re going to the US for Easter and Spring Break and I’ve been slowly filling this laundry basket with things that must go into my suitcase. 


Want to know one of my little travel secrets?
I use Space Bags.
Yes, sir, I do.
I know that the commercials are super cheesy but they totally work.
You put your clothes in the bag, turn on the vacuum and voila!
Your stuff takes up about half the space in your suitcase.

So that was a bit of our week.
Next week we’ll be home with our families and we can’t wait!


  1. Woohoo for ordering in French! You are going to be fluent by the time you move back home.

    That flower stand is GORGEOUS. I don't know if I could refrain from buying enough flowers to start a shop.

    I'm happy to hear that you're getting to come home for Easter. That will be so fun for y'all.

  2. I would be buying flowers every week if we had cute stands like that!!!

    And I totally use Spacebags, too. They? Are amazing!!!!