Friday, June 29, 2012

France trip highlights (June 14-25)

We traveled to France for Aunt Karie's wedding to Stelios Alvarez on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Fontainebleau, France.  It was a beautiful wedding, and fun to introduce Kate to more family members!  First we flew to Altamont, then drove to Montreal, then flew to Paris and stayed for a couple of days, then took the train to Fontainebleau for the wedding (and stayed for about 3 days), then did it all in reverse before coming back to Omaha.  Kate did AMAZINGLY well on the plane flights...she's had 10 now between this trip and the one to Boston, including 6+ hour international flights.  Here is just a small sampling of our traveling adventures...
sitting on the porch in Altamont
strolling through Altamont in a borrowed stroller and new sun hat!
meeting Great-Aunt Peg at the airport in Montreal
bassinet on the overnight flight - Kate slept better than anyone!
meeting Uncle David in Paris!
out to breakfast with Uncle Stelios and Aunt Karie
walking around the Tuileries gardens
in front of the Louvre
sleeping through dinner with Grandma Luidens
in front of Notre Dame
sleeping through dinner again...thankfully she did this a lot!
Luidens family dinner in Paris
with Great-Aunt Carol
snuggled in the baby carrier on our walk to L'Arc de Triomphe
new skill acquired in France: grabbing feet!
at the Chateau in Fontainebleau
the "grown-ups" baby-sat Kate while her parents went out for the evening with the bride and groom!
Aunt Karie and her college friends
The wedding and reception were right at the Hotel Napoleon where we all stayed.
with Aunt Athina (Stelios' sister) and their grandfather
Guess who we're looking at?
with Grandpa Luidens
lots of beautiful photos taken at the castle after our wedding feast!
reading for a post-wedding dinner out
back in Altamont!
Grandpa Luidens makes her smile
Kate's "talking" face - she had fun and is glad to be home!

1 comment:

  1. Love the bride's dress! lace is so elegant and classy.