Part one here!
Let’s hop back to it and see what my rusty memory can recall from the trip months later…
The next morning we woke up early to head over to The Chapel of the Miraculous Medal for Mass. It was so surreal being there where St Catherine Laboure’s incorruptible body lays at the alter where Mary appeared to her.
Next to her houses the heart of St. Vincent de Paul and on the other side of the alter is St. Louise de Marillac. Outside and all throughout the chapel are plaques that say “Merci” for what I am guessing are all the miracles and answered prayers attributed to there.
We bought a big pack of medals from there so if anyone wants one, let me know!
Afterwards we went and got coffee at Honor Cafe in Paris 8, super bougie area. We walked around and saw the Luxor Obelisk on our way to Musee de l’Orangerie.
Monet’s Water Lilies were not overrated at all and definitely worth any line you might come across to see it. We spent a good amount of time circling the oval shaped room admiring this masterpiece. I also had to include this painting of fruit by Raoul Dufy because it is so cool.
We had a super busy day ahead, so we left and headed over to the Arc de Triomphe. 250 steps later, we got to the top which was amazing. We also found an elevator at the top that we could of used but alas… too late.
Wow, what a nice long blogging break. So much has happened— trips, holidays, birthdays, events have come and gone. Felix is 3 months!? We are still mentally bouncing back from the Thomas Fire which seems silly to still be “recovering” from when people we know and so many others in our community lost everything and we, thankfully, are just recovering from 2 weeks of toxic air and late nights scourging every social media for updates on the progression of the fire.
This blogging break was partially intentional because I have been questioning what I want to do with this space. I initially started this blog as a way for me to journal and document our family life basically only for me and my family to read and look back on, but it has kind of deviated from that in the sense that it isn’t just people I know in real life reading it anymore which has caused me to feel hesitant to post or write certain things about my day to day personal life which to be honest, is why I haven’t posted much. That is sort of how I use Instagram now, but I still want to keep this space special and different. I have had plenty of time stuck under a nursing babe to try and figure out what I want to do here in the next year and I think I know just the thing— I’m going to scale back a bunch and stick to monthly recap posts which will be primarily photo based. I still have a couple more detailed posts I want to hopefully get out soon (Paris part 2! Big Sur video!), but I think this planned monthly outlet will be good for me.
Anywho, thanks for sticking around friends!