Monday, August 1, 2011

Barcelona 2011.. part 1

We are back!!  Gosh it so good to be home.. energized, inspired and ready to get back to work!!
It is because of these little angels (and the rest of the family too) that we go to Europe.  We think it is important for them to have a strong relationship even though we are oceans apart.. here we have my nephew Mathis (8) with my son Brice (9) and then my niece Romaina (12) with my daughter Olivia (also 12).  They got along extremely well even with the language barrier but I have to give extra credit to my daughter for actually trying her hand at French.  She impressed the whole family and made some great improvement with her language skills.  Bisous Olivia!!
We spent 4 days in Barcelona and boy it was not enough time!!  We crammed all that we could though starting with the Park Guell which was created by Antoni Gaudi between 1900-1914.  This crazy park is like a mosaic mecca with everything from roofs, ceilings, benches, windows, chimneys, stairs, and fountains covered in small little tiles. 
Here I am with Brice and my sweet hubby walking around the  park...
 And if that wasn't enough color for the day, our next trip was to the St. Josep Boqueria.. outdoor marketplace.

Yep, I nearly gained 10 lbs just looking at all the yummy foods.  Walking through the streets of Barcelona we were constantly entertained by the Street Performers.  The kids were hesitant at first so it was up to me to step right up to the winged creature to get my photo taken... as you can see we shared a moment!!
So enjoy the photos for now.. most of them were taken by my sweet Olivia!!
I'll post soon with part 2!


  1. What a beautiful place! I can't wait to hear about it all in person. how can you not be inspired by such amazing sights, sounds and smells?

  2. It looks like a fabulous trip; how wonderful to have family abroad. You daughter is so pretty!