Friday, October 20, 2006

Visit from the Stork ;)

Cook and Mary Campbell welcomed their little bundle of joy yesterday... a baby girl!!

Congratulations to the new parents!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


A couple of my friends got engaged on Sunday! I'm so happy for them!! Here's to them! ;)

Congratulations, John and Sarah!! Best wishes!!

Bonjour de France encore! ;)

Hello all!

I hope you are doing well. I'm surviving my return to France. ;) My return finds me "out of work" and looking for a new family for whom to nanny. I've got at least one prospective family, maybe two, but things aren't looking as bright as they could. Fortunately, the first family for whom I was working is being VERY nice about it all and they are allowing me to remain in my apartment (which they were leasing for me) until I find a new position. Unfortunately, no work means no income and things in Paris are very expensive, so I'm hoping that this will be resolved soon. Still, I want to make the right decision and do God's will, so I'd appreciate a prayer that I will know what the Divine Will is. Thank you so much!

All in all, though, I'm doing well. It's good to be immersed in French again, even though it takes a little adjustment! But I want to learn French and the way to do it is by immersion, so here I am! :D

I'll be in Lyon next week and perhaps the week after as well, so if I'm not back to the blog for a little bit, never fear! :) I'll let you know how it goes...

Over and out!

(taken at the airport on October 15, while I was waiting for my flight to Detroit)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Life Continues

Joe and Linds made it to their home in *mumble, mumble* last night! They will now be out of pocket for about a week. ;) In the meantime, Mom, Rose and I spent about 4 hours mopping the reception hall... we really, really could've used a zamboni (ay, ay, ay)... and cleaning up after the reception. And today, we spent 12 hours going to, driving around, and coming back from KC. *yawn* LONG DAY!! Especially considering Rose and I were up until 2 am getting her packed for France... except that now she's leaving on Sunday, as am I! Life continues...

Please stay tuned! :)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeLallo

This evening, we bid adieu to my sister and my (now-)brother-in-law. They're on their way to Minnesota! So happy for them!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Just Married!!!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeLallo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I now have a brother-in-law. My parents have a son-in-law. My sister has a husband... and 10 sisters-in-law... and a niece! Amazing what a few words can do. :O
Except, it's more than just a few words. It's so much more. But quite frankly, it's too late for me to delve into that subject! So I leave you with the promise of pictures when they are available. :)

Today was a beautiful day. It went off wonderfully - as far as I could see, from my rather biased point of view. :) We had a LOT fewer hitches than I was anticipating, so that was great! :)

But I'm EXHAUSTED, so goodnight! More later... ;)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Life Change

MY SISTER'S WEDDING IS IN 14.5 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She'll be married - a "Mrs."

It kind of sunk in today at the rehearsal. (Yeah, I know - it's only been coming for what? 5 months? And it's just now sinking in? *lol* That's Monica for you! :D) It's such a beautiful thing to pledge one's self to another. Love is self-sacrifice and that's what marriage is about. I have no doubt that Joe and Lindsey will run into some hard times, but the sacrament provides them with the grace to get through the sketchy areas, and it is my sincere wish for them that the good times will out-shine the bad!

An entirely new stage in their lives starts tomorrow. Wow.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


It is 12:15 am on Thursday, October 5 and there are now fewer than 63 HOURS until Lindsey's wedding!!

Monday, October 02, 2006