Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We are back

We are back from our whirlwind trip to London and Paris. What an awesome trip. Traveling with 2 kids is not for the faint of heart. Despite a variety of hurdles, we survived and are back to tell the tale :).

From this trip I learned that London and Paris are not really small children friendly. How can you have a train station without an elevator, how do you expect me to get down the stairs with two kids in a double stroller, sheesh.

The wedding was awesome. My cousin looked amazing and her day was so perfect. We had a few hiccups but overall it was perfect.

I need to get through all the pictures (I took over 2,000) so that I can tell you all about our trip. In the meantime, here are a few highlights

Downtown London with the London eye and house of parliament in the background
We went to the Arsenal stadium because my hubby is a huge fan. I got my very own Arsenal jersey, I guess I am officially an Arsenal supporter
Me and my Tman in our matching shirt. Don't you love that it says 25 July the day I officially became a Mrs? We love to get coordinated things around here
In 2009, when they were redoing the Arsenal stadium, they were selling personalized brick stones to put in front of the stadium. Hubby's sister bought us a stone for Christmas and we finally got to see it. How cool is this
We saw a lot of hubby's family and friends while we were there. I am so happy that Jbird got to meet a lot of his English family

Then we hopped on a Eurostar train to Paris

We got to Paris and were busy with wedding stuff. My brother and cousins met with us in Paris for the wedding

We went to the Eiffel tower of course

Then it was wedding stuff. The wedding was absolutely beautiful despite the rain and the cold weather

With my brother and cousins

My kids were such troopers, luckily for us they napped everywhere as needed. I am so glad I purchased my McClarren double stroller before I left. The big stroller would have been such a pain while this stroller was perfect and could fit through a normal doorwhile still allowing the kids to nap everywhere

Jbird napping on the train
It was such a beautiful trip. We experienced a few hurdles but it was all worth it in the end. We love to travel and we definitely want to take our kids along for the ride. Little hiccups will not stop us from going places, it will only teach us to be more prepared.  Can't wait to tell you all the stories in detail.


  1. Can't wait to hear the stories in detail. Looks like you had a blast. You looked amazing in the dress you wore to the wedding.

    Love the family picture at the Eiffel tower. Everyone is smiling :)

  2. Welcome back! Looks like so much fun! You looked great in your dress by the way. Looking forward to reading about your trip.
    Thanks for the tip on the lack of elevators in train stations. I honestly, never even thought of it...most likely cause I have never traveled with a baby. We will have to try to figure that one out for when we go to the Netherlands/Germany later on in the summer.

  3. I'm glad you guys enjoyed your trip! Love the pics and can't wait to read all the details. The family picture with the stone is cute- Oh, and I love your mom's dress at the wedding!!!

  4. These pictures are just fantastic!! Your dress is so beautiful!! I especially love the Eiffel Tower pictures. I am in awe! This is on my bucket list for sure.

  5. 2000 pics?! Lol. You are a mama after my own heart!

  6. Pegster you look amazing in the wedding photos!! I'm glad you had a great trip (even with the hiccups). Do share tips on traveling with smaller ones!

  7. your dress is gorgeous...and look at how happy the kids looked at the Eiffel tower...so many amazing memories...

  8. Oh my goodness! You look beautiful! And your trip looks amazing! I'm jealous! :)

  9. You look amazing! That color is perfection on you!

    Yikes! That is hard carrying strollers on stairs.

    Looks like such a great trip though! Love all your pictures. I'm not surprised you took so many ;)

    Welcome back!!