8.24.2009

I Have a Secret...

I do, it's a big secret. One I've been holding inside for about a year. It's exciting and a little scary. I've fretted over it and dreamed about it. Okay, ready?

I'm going to Paris!!! In September!!!

Yes, you read that right. The Big Guy is taking me along on his conference this year to the land of Ooh La La!

Why have I kept this a secret? Well, I had no passport and I had no babysitter. These two things are really important when you're planning a trip to Paris. The Big Guy bought my plane ticket about 4 months ago and said "You better get on it, girl!" So, I got my passport last month and it really began to seem real. I thought, "hmmm, I might really be going to Paris!" Then I thought, "oh yeah, I have 3 kids..."

I've been calling and begging and bribing and begging and now I have most of my vacation covered as far as child care goes. I have to cover 2 1/2 more days and I'm of to Gay Paris!(and unbelievably, a very nice lady - who is a retired school teacher I met last- week expressed some interest...OH YEAH!) I haven't been able to plan a THING until I worked out the kids. To tell you the truth, I really didn't believe I would really go. But now, I'm ready to pull on my vacation-nazi boots and start planning!

I want to kiss here:


I want to see this while holding my sweetie's hand:


I want to eat this:


I want to wear this:



I want to...Okay, I need your help! What do I want to do??? Much of my days are scheduled in the "spouse program", but we do have some free nights and some whole days to fill here and there. I know Aimee will have some fantastic ideas for me (what was the address to your favorite street again?) but what about the rest of you? Tell me what you always dreamed about as a little girl, tell me where you've actually been, tell me where your aunt's best friend visited while in college...I want to hear it all!!! I'm going to Paris, people!

20 comments :

  1. ohhh I am j-e-a-l-o-u-s! What a great vacation.
    Hi, stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!!

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  2. No WAY! That's fantastic!

    I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous. I'm not jealous. OK. I'm totally jealous.

    What an incredible vacation...just you and your man. Sooooo romantic. Sigh.

    Kimba

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  3. I'm so jalous too!
    I can't help you much with the visiting part of Paris...
    But I can learn you french!! :P

    Alors oui je vais prendre des pates sauce bolognes avec une entrée d'escargot à l'ail......

    Hope you take TONS of picture and show us after!

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  4. Oh Madmoiselle!!!! You will truly Looooovvve it!!!!!!! I have been there several times and every visit is fabulous!!!! We need to chat...........

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  5. When you have a better idea of where you'll be, let me know. My brother in law just moved back from France and spent a lot of time in Paris. I can get a list of the best places to eat.

    I don't know...food is SO important to me when on vacation! Ha-ha!

    Have fun and take LOTS of pictures!!!

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  6. I've heard that Fauchon pastry shop is the best bakery...but very popular (crowded). Can't wait to see all the wonderful photos you'll take.

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  7. Wow...that is fantastic.

    Umm....I'd love to have coffee at a cafe..actually more than one. Would love to sit and watch the ppl.

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  8. I am so unbelievably jealous. My heart is pitter-pattering just thinking about it. Paris is the one city I must see before I kick the bucket. I can't wait to see yor pics!!!!

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  9. so exciting for you! i've never been, so i have no input there, but you can't miss out on this trip because of babysitting!! bring the boys here for the last few days! i'll watch them for you!! do not miss out on this! have fun!

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  10. That is so great! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  11. What a fun time you'll have! I can't wait to go back there again...when I don't have to worry about attending classes and homework and can just walk the little streets as I please.

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  12. I am jealous, Paris.. That will be so much fun I'm sure!

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  13. This is so exciting! You are going to love it! I love Paris and have been there twice.

    Check out this post of a story in Paris http://ontherefrigeratordoor.blogspot.com/2009/08/blueberries-in-paris.html

    Just get a guide book and you will be set. It is so easy to get around and see everything.

    I think a must see is the Eiffel tower at night. Take the elevator up and just enjoy the view!

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  14. How wonderful! I hope it all pans out :D

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  15. Yay! How fun! I have always wnated to sit in one of those street side cafes drinking a cup of coffee and people watching.
    I have always wanted to visit The Louvre.

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  16. I'm so disappointed! I read your tweet first and thought for sure I'd get to your blog and find out you were coming to SC! Oh, what the hell, Paris is great, too, I guess! You're so lucky!

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  17. oh la la! Lucky you, girl!

    Stopping by from SITS.

    Enjoy yourself in Paris!

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  18. OH you'll have so much fun!!! I went 30 years ago (seems like last month!) and blew through a new pair of sandals in four days by walking EVERYWHERE. And we pretty much saw EVERYTHING. Of course, my nose was in a map for a good part of that time so that my husband, mom and little sister would have a memorable trip, but you know how that goes. ;-) I will definitely go back again. And maybe take a cab or two. :-)

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  19. Awesome. Should be a lot of fun. You should have your husband tell you that "you're the one" (even though you're already married) just like Big did to Carrie at the end of S*x and the City - which, if I'm not mistaken, was in Paris. Yes, I watch the show ladies. LOL.

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