Thursday, October 10, 2013

Behind the Photos VII

My first spring in Le Petit Village. I had already gotten to experience summer, fall, and winter here but spring was the last. When we left France to go to the States to get married, snow was on the ground, but when we returned, flowers were beginning to blossom and Le Petit Village began to wake from its winter slumber. 

After a particularly snowy winter, it was nice to get out for long walks and feel the sun on our faces again. I've always liked this picture of Gregory, I'm not sure why especially since he looks a bit on the gruff side with the messy hair, stubble and toothpick hanging out of his mouth. But he is wearing the Texas hoodie I had gotten him for Christmas. And is it just me, or does Gregory look très Américain in this photo?

Every morning, before taking Fifty for one of his walks, Vicky would come over and wait outside for us. Every morning. See, that's her perched on the window ledge outside my old living room window. It was the sweetest thing. She was the sweetest thing. I really wish she would have been my dog. Vicky and Fifty were the best of friends.

Springtime also means spring cleaning time and with my new Dyson, bought with some wedding present money, I was all set and happy. I mean look at my face for heaven sake! A new vacuum cleaner shouldn't make anyone that happy. Well, unless you had been dealing with this before you got it.

My very first pâté day... translation; my very first 'stay as far away from the bucket of goo as possible and take photos' day. As gross as it is, I will say this about pâté day; 1. I think it's nice that the whole family gathers to do this yucky activity together, 2. I respect the fact that Papa is making sure the entire boar that he killed is used and none is wasted, 3. Having copious amounts of homemade pâté means I always have something to bring when invited for an apéro somewhere (seriously, if you know me, then you've been given a can of homemade pate), and 4. Pâté day meant that I got to capture the following photo, which is probably one of my favorite animal shots ever.

Ruby also preferred to stay as far away from the bucket of goo as possible. He is far too civilized for that. 

Bisous!
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23 comments:

  1. I like that picture of your husband as well...it must be that sweatshirt! I LOVE pate....shouldn't but do! Have a great day!

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  2. Ha! The day we got our dyson was such a joyous day too! Seriously, I was showing it off to everyone who came over to our house! I miss it! HaHaHa The sad thing is, I am being 100% serious!

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  3. Greg does look tres American in that photo!! Think it's the sweatshirt! LOL xoxo

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  4. I'm glad Ruby enjoys a glass of red wine too! ;-)

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  5. Dysons seem to ave that effect on people! But yes he looks almost like a fratboy

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  6. Spring looks lovely in Le Petit Village! And yes, Gregory does look tres tres Americain in that photo. Love that he's rocking the Texas sweater :)

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  7. That last photo is FABULOUS!! Ruby is adorable.

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  8. Yes, Gregory looks très Américain! And Ruby looks quite distinguished! Haha. I love your view on pate. I just am not a big pâté fan, even though j'adore French cuisine...

    XO

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  9. Ruby is great in that photo, and Vicky is missed, still. <3

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  10. That picture of Ruby is by far the coolest thing I've seen all day. It should be made into a meme for goodness sakes. Also, I'm actually a little jel of the pate tradition... is that odd?

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  11. Love that photo of G! I'm thinking of getting my man-friend a "Getting Lucky In Kentucky" shirt for Christmas... Because I'm classy like that.

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  12. Must be his texas jumper! I loved it when I got my first dyson - I was hoovering for the sake of it for ages!

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  13. I love your behind the photos!!! Keep them coming :)

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  14. My mom once received three vacuums as presents from my dad in one year. She still hasn't gotten over it.

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  15. I can testify to the can of paté!
    By the way, Sara, I must introduce you to Roomba the Robot vacuum cleaner.

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  16. Oh my gosh - that last shot of Ruby with the wine, hysterical!!! If that's not an, I'm-too-good-for-this-sort-of-behavior look, than I don't know what is! Isn't Ruby a female name, though? Maybe not in France?

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  17. He definitely looks very American in that picture! And I loooove all the dog pictures of course!
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Nice to take a couple of steps back and revisit your past! Thanks for taking us on your walk down memory lane. Have a great weekend.

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  19. the dog with the glass of wine made me smile :) there's just something about the look on his face...like the whole pâté-making process is just too unwholesome for him to bear. (on that note, I don't mind eating pâté, but I definitely think I'd prefer not to watch it being made)

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  20. I just love this series! Please keep it up :)

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  21. Just started reading your blog, and I wanted to comment on the picture of your husband in a hoodie. My husband is Spanish and I love it when he wears his (Indiana University) hoodie. He looks so American!

    Also I attended a chorizo-making event, and it may have been slightly less off-putting, but still a bit weird!

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  22. Hey, I couldn’t find an email address. I wanted to ask a question about your dog, so can you email me back?
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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