Every time Dad was discharged from the hospital in 2013, he would promise my daughter, Baby Girl, that he would bring her to Disneyland Paris one day. Unfortunately, he never got to. In the summer of 2013, we thought we could go on Baby Girl’s birthday, but Dad was hospitalized again and things went from bad to worse for him. Sadly sometimes, even if there’s a will, there’s also no way. Which is why ,we included a trip to Disneyland in our Paris trip. This meant we would spend one less day touring the city of Paris, but for our daughter we were capable of much more. This was also the Husband’s and my first time in Disneyland and we were quite excited to see what it felt like to be in « the happiest place in the world ».
As promised in the previous blog post (click here for the post), the next ones will be all about our Paris trip in August 2014. I was shocked when I realized that this was our one and only time to be together in Paris. Since then, I’ve been back on my own a couple of times, with just the Husband or with just Baby Girl.
Baby Girl’s communion was probably one of the best and proudest moment I’ve experienced this year. Contrary to her baptism, where we held her in our arms as she was bathed with Holy Water, this time Baby Girl accepted the Holy Sacrament of God all on her own. And she shined!
I take great pleasure in cooking for my family. If you take a look at my Instagram account (click here), you’ll see exactly what I mean. Since I got my Thermomix TM5, I’ve been making regularly Waffles for Baby Girl. Actually, I make them on Saturday mornings. We eat about 2 each and I freeze the rest. These are eaten during the week for breakfast or sometimes Baby Girl brings some as a school snack. This saves us so much time during the week and money too!
My daughter, Baby Girl, is 9 years old now. How time flies … !!! This year, she decided to have her communion. A lot of her friends had theirs last year, but I think she wasn’t ready then. As her parents, the Husband and I are behind her 100% in the religious ceremony and the celebration we are planning with our friends and family.
While we enjoyed immensely our stay at Doha, I have to be honest that the main reason we went to Doha was family. We love traveling, but there are so many other countries on our to-go-to list. But like I mentioned – family was our main purpose for this trip.
As a teenage girl, one of my weekend activity was « malling with my friends ». As we got older, we preferred going on road trips, going to the beach, and having parties, but I’ll never forget that part of my life where I would get all excited about meeting my friends (and boys …. ssshh!) at the mall. It’s funny because we wouldn’t even shop for stuff, we just liked walking in circles around the mall. Oh and the drama – we loved that a lot too!