paris 2004

so today marks 5 years from one of the most special, magical days of my life.  after almost one year in paris, today marks the anniversary of my last night there.  i spent some time debating how i wanted to spend that evening, and i’m so glad i chose what i did. after a day of wandering around my favorite city, brandon and i had a picnic on pont des arts, the only pedestrian bridge.

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i can’t even emphasize how special this night was. we just got some meat, cheese, bread and wine from the grocery store and went and claimed a spot on the bridge. it was a very warm evening, so there were a lot of people doing the same thing. we were able to sit and watch the sun go down on my special city, and my special time i was privileged enough to spend there. i’m so fortunate to have spent that evening with brandon.

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there were this italian family with two little boys running around and being ridiculously cute. i will never forget the perfection of the moment–gorgeous sunset, amazing city, warm weather, the sound of laughing children, everyone just enjoying the moment and not worrying about anything else.

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a day late (but not a dollar short)

so, this is a day late, but happy quatorze juillet (aka bastille day)!  this week is pretty special for brandon and i because it signifies 5 years of our dating life–friday will be our 5 year dating anniversary.  as some as you know, we met in paris, and paris is where we decided to start dating.

that said, we were fortunate enough to be in paris on bastille day 5 years ago, and what a celebration it was!  seriously, one of the most memorable/happiest days of my life.  here are a few pictures from that amazing day…

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bastille rewind_02oooooh to be back there…