Tuesday, June 26, 2007

And back again.

Sorry I haven't posted in several weeks.

We've been busy.

Finishing up, packing up, saying good-bye.

Yelling at Neuf.

Remember how I said we were supposed to inform our internet company (and utility companies) in writing that we were moving, three months in advance? Well, we did it three weeks in advance thinking that we were really late. We got shut off a week before we left! Right when we had calls to make and e-mail to stay on top off. So annoying.

But here we sit in a hotel in Lyon with "free" wifi internet. We had to get two rooms, but now we have two TVs! We're watching American shows dubbed in French. And Mr. French understands what they're saying! I guess it was all worth it.

He graduated by the way. Got a diploma and everything.

And now we're going back home.

But check back for an update in a few weeks. I might even retro-post about France. I have a couple thousand pictures I didn't blog about. And think about us tomorrow. Getting up early to sit around in airports, twiddling our thumbs. The boys are totally psyched!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

He insisted...

He was NOT tired.

He did NOT need a nap.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

French Choir

One of the Mr. French's fellow students has a kid's choir that our kids attend. They learn mostly French songs and some silly English songs. They love it. About a month ago they performed at the Nursing Home here in our town. Mr. French took this video. (Va was there, but not in the video because he was out of the line of vision where Mr. F was sitting.)

There he is.
No 'kid's performance' would complete without a picture like this.

(Sorry, it's blurry. Mr. F said he couldn't use the flash.)

Friday, June 1, 2007

The number one reason the French move less than Americans...

You're supposed to give three! months! notice! to utility and internet companies.



Favorite pictures

I do actually have a lot to blog about. Which is why there are no postings. It's the pressure of it all. So, in true procrastinator style, I'll post about something completely different.

This one is obviously because C just lost a tooth, but I like it because of how he's not looking at the camera.

This would probably be a better picture if Jonafinn was out of it (how can you say that?) because I especially love the expression on Seff's face. Plus, his red hair stands out, nicely.
It was taken in Geneva a couple of weeks ago. We had split up and Mr. F had these boys and I had C. Mr. F was trying to take a picture of something else. Something without little boys in it. But the little boys wanted him to take their picture. So, to get them to cease and desist he
took their picture.

I like the composition of this shot, plus the expressions on our faces. However, the reason it looks kind of fake is because the original was too dark. But I still like it lightened. In fact, it kind of looks like a painting, now. Yeah, it's not some low-class fake-looking photo, it's a painting. I mean it was taken in a Castle Museum in Nantes, France after all. And that ain't low-class.

(I'm so glad I live in 2007 with digital photography!)

Incidently, C has a new name. He is now known as "Va". So dubbed by Jonafinn. A lot of Jonafinn's sentences start with "Eff and Va ....". My favorite sentence so far was
"Eff. Owie. Va!" Smacking his hands together to illustrate. (Translation: S hurt (gave him an "owie") C. And btw, it was an accident. Certain fingers were in the wrong place when the door opened.)