sand, stripes and pastries

Don't mind me.....I am just hanging out on Cloud 9 today.
It's warm here, my toes are in the sand and I'm devouring soft, stinky cheese and crusty bread.
Mike and I are venturing in and out of markets and sipping delicious wines.
I wear the cutest high-waisted shorts
as I ride on my adorable little bicycle full of flowers, wine and fresh fruits.
Two of the cutest toddlers I know are laughing, singing and dancing with me.
I am in paradise.
Ugh summer of 2013.. are you here yet?

We've just booked a trip to Normandy in this cute little abode

and hopefully we'll get to see this cute little family

I am seriously dying with excitement.. and I have over a year to wait? UGH!

for those of you that don't know.. this is my sister and her family
they live in germany
I am {slightly} obsessed with them
they are beyond inspiring, fun and loving
their love of Christ and obedience is amazing
they inspire me to be better, stronger, more passionate
they laugh as a family
they play as a family
they pray as a family
they know how to live life to the fullest
while always glorifying God

Now about my niece and nephew.. I'll have to do a whole separate post
{of incredible cute-ness.. you seriously have no idea}
Sofia is the coolest girl on the planet.
One day, she is going to make an AMAZING woman of God.
She is hilarious, smart, sweet.
I could squeeze her to pieces if she would let me.
Levi is the cuddliest, cutest baby boy.
I want to eat him up every time I hear him or see him.
He is so snuggly, warm and precious!
I can't wait to watch him grow up into a strong, loving father like his own.

I am already starting the countdown until summer 2013. That is just way too long to wait.
Especially for the girl that always opened Christmas presents and rewrapped them.
Patience is not a gift of mine..
at... all
Perhaps, picking out {dream} outfits will ease the waiting period:

vive la france

Have you been to Normandy? Fav spots? Foods?
I love recommendations :)

Jigsaw crew neck top
£45 - jigsaw-online.com

Flat front shorts
$70 - topshop.com

Seychelles strappy heels
$70 - dsw.com

Givenchy summer handbag
€630 - lindestore.com

Kate Spade chain jewelry
$99 - katespade.com

Michael Kors face jewelry
£200 - harveynichols.com

Kate spade sunglasses
$128 - piperlime.gap.com

Forever 21 brim straw hat
$15 - forever21.com


  1. what a sweet family! the family that prays together, stays together! :)

  2. Love the family pic!! Those babies are so cute!!!! :) I'm so glad I got to snuggle your little nephew!!! :)

  3. Your trip sounds amazing! You'll have plenty of time to plan the perfect wardrobe. :) LOVE the pics!

  4. How pretty is that outfit inspiration! xo


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