Europe was such a whirlwind of a trip! It was even more special getting to spend time with my in-laws in a different country. The word of the trip was "beautiful", because around every corner was something even more amazing, something more jaw-dropping, something more beautiful! Paris was our last stop of the trip. By this time, Eric and I finally got to spend one on one time together and explore the city of love! Paris will always have a little special place in my heart because this was the place where Eric and I shared our exciting news that we are EXPECTING A BABY GIRL due in October! I'll speak more about this later, but just in case you missed it!
 photo IMG_2888_zpsnlbwhhcw.jpg Back to Paris... We only had 24 hours in this incredible city and I didn't want to waste any minute of it! As soon as we got off the plane, we took the metro to our hotel, changed clothes, and hit the ground running! First stop was the Notre Dame. Because we had limited time we didn't go inside, but we decided to climb to the very top to get the 360° view of the city. We also got to see the bells and gargoyles (that I couldn't help but secretly wish would come to life like in the movie).  photo IMG_2892_zpsmmqfip2f.jpg
^^ While we waited in line to climb up top of the Notre Dame, Eric ran across the street to grab a yummy ham and grilled cheese sandwich from one of the food vendors. Thanks for the recommendation Allison! We also were fully entertained by a street performer who was honestly one of the best I had ever seen. So fun! ^^
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^^ Oh hello Eiffel Tower. I'll be coming to you soon!! ^^
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We were debating back and forth whether or not to go inside the Louvre. We only had about 1 hour until it closed but when it started pouring rain, we thought, why not?? Lucky us there were no lines (because we were so late) and we walked fast through the entire thing. We're both not huge museum poeple so it wasn't too disappointing to spend such a short time, but man, that place was HUGE and incredible! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Heads up, they are closed on Tuesdays. Why?????
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^^ Look Mom, I saw Mona Lisa!!! ;) ^
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^^ The original first selfie. I don't know why I cracked up so much after seeing this. ^^
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^^ All Eric had his heart set on was a baguette. The next morning, while the sun was shining, we walked two miles from our hotel to the cutest little bakery. I had read such great reviews. Eric was satisfied, and I nabbed myself this scrumptious apple pie concoction that I wish I could remember the name of! ^^
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^^ During another downpour we took advantage and headed straight to Angelina's for some hot chocolate and dessert. This lemon tart was A++++++. And I wish I had taken a picture of the inside, it was so fancy! ^^
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^^ For some reason, when I saw the Arc de Triomphe it reminded me of the MK&A movie Passport to Paris. Gosh, I love that movie! Needless to say, it made me excited. I wish we had time to have climbed to the top! ^^
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^^ Stealing smooches on top of the Eiffel Tower. ^^

Aw Paris, you were too short lived. I guess it's just another excuse to head back someday and see you again, but with more time! Miss you already Europe, but can't wait to see what our next adventure will be!!


  1. CONGRATS to you both!!! Your baby bump is just the cutest! And OMG Paris is such a gorgeous and breath-taking city :)

    xo, Bev

  2. Congrats! Also Paris looks amazing! You guys will definitely have to go back!

  3. Congratulations again! So happy for you! Loving your trip updates as well! x

  4. Oh my gosh I'm so happy for you babe, that's fantastic news! :) Looks like you had a lovely time in Paris! x

  5. Congratulations! I'm really enjoying this post. It looks like you had a wonderful time in Paris.

  6. Congratulations on the baby GIRL! Your baby bump is so precious.
    Gorgeous photos! I am dying to visit Paris someday. Those lemon tarts have my stomach growling, too. YUM.

  7. Congrats on your baby girl, excited to follow along :)

    I am having total vacation envy, Paris is at the top of my list!

  8. lovely pics
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  9. Love the last photo! too sweet :)

  10. I want to visit Paris, gorgeous photos. Love them all!

  11. Yay! So glad to hear about the baby! :)


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