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We woke up in Nimes France this morning! I'm so glad Paul did some research and decided this would be a good stopping point, as I had no idea the rich Roman history behind this city!!! Our first stop of the morning was the arena/amphitheater that has been here since the first century C.E. and is the best preserved, continuously occupied Roman arena in existence. (And by continuously occupied I mean they STILL use it for events today.) out front they had a statue of the most beautiful matador, his clothes were made of found objects, and things like bike chain as his piping, etc. his little tassels were made up of screws embedded in the casting material. It was such an amazing work of art. The 4th picture is showing the before and after on the cleaning restoration they are working on. Anyway, we were able to walk all around inside, and it was awesome how like a modern stadium it felt, you could easily see how 20,000 romans were able to enter and clear the arena in a way that made sense. #backinfrance #thegreatgriffithmigration2017 #nimesarena #nimesfrance #worldtraveller #citizensoftheworld #airforcelife #airforcefamily #militarylife #militaryfamily #pcslife #parentingteens #romanbuilding #historybuffsdream
After 7 days of intense work outs with Shaun T, yoga was exactly what I needed! #yogadoesabodygood
It can be so easy to base your decisions off what other might think, but only you know what's right for you! Stop over thinking those big decisions, getting stuck in "analysis paralysis" and trust your instincts. You got this πŸ˜‰
I know I had my kids pretty young (I was 4 months shy of 21 when Isaac was born, and 22 when Emmie was born 20 months later.) but I wouldn't change a thing about our choice in the timing of having them. The greatest joy I have in life has been watching my kids grow, and having them be exactly where they are right now, is perfect for us. They make every sight we see more interesting, the trips go by faster and more easily because it's constantly like traveling with peers rather than children, and we genuinely enjoy each other's company. I've always hated the term "military brat" because it seems so negative to anyone who doesn't know how resilient, adventurous, and open to life these kids are. We're definitely not perfect (I sometimes get grumpy over the goofing off, and they bug each other a lot sometimes, AND it has taken a lot of work to get them here where they are not the crazy babies!) but we are perfect for each other and I can't wait to see what the next year holds as we hold Isaac tight, in preparation to let him go to college next year. #parentingteens #roadtrip #thegreatgriffithmigration2017 #germany #backinfrance #feelingnostalgic #airforcelife #airforcefamily #militarylife #militaryfamily #savorthejourney
I am so unbelievably proud of this young man! Tyler has just completed his hands on training with the #usairforce today! It's such an incredible roller coaster of emotions. On the one hand, you miss your child so overwhelming much at times, but at the same time you couldn't be happier that your child has found something that is truly making him happy and challenging him to succeed. There are so many times that I so selfishly want him home, but I'm so excited to see what is in store for him as he has only barely scratched the surface. I can't wait to see him; I'm so proud . . . #chefmama #airforcemom #airforcefamily #chefslife #denverchef #penelopewong #airmenscreed #servicebeforeself #excellencealways #integrityineverything #usairmen #soproudofhim #commitment #familyfirst #proudmama #handsome #girlsrule #galgadot #wonderwoman #badass #brunettesdoitbetter #grace
If we were going to drive 26 hours in one weekend, with a baby, these are the people we'd do it for. Lifelong friends, y'all. And did I mention we get to move back to the same town this Fall? Just the best. πŸ’— πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœˆοΈ #airforcefamily
I love awesome fun families! This session was so much fun we lost track of time! . . . . . . #family #familygoals #airforcefamily #thankyouforyourservice #blackandwhitephoto #beautifulday #fundaysunday #funtimes #allsmiles #ohiophotographer
Our last site of the morning in Trier (before we had to run back to the hotel and get Tiger and check out) was a Roman bath excavation site. From above ground it's neat, but doesn't really look like much (and the maps weren't the easiest to read, I think we're not experienced enough archaeologists to read the land.) πŸ˜‚ but apparently this is the 5th largest Roman bath ruin....so there's that. 😬 It may sound like I'm not being nice, but to be really honest, I think this was the highlight of the morning as far as coolness factor was concerned. Not because of the above ground (although it was still cool) but there was an entire network of underground tunnels you could just wander through! It was amazing, I've never been able to do anything like that before (not Roman tunnels, we've gone through lava tubes, and the Tunnels at the DMZ, etc.) I've imagined what it must have been like to be under the colosseum in Rome, etc. and I feel like today really had that feeling. It was cool and dampish inside, and went from wide to narrow in lots of places, but the ceiling was surprisingly high! I didn't feel as claustrophobic as I thought it would (I didn't love the DMZ tunnels because I "felt" all the weight above us.) Anyway, it was really fun, and got 8 thumbs way up from us. (Also Isaac thought to take a picture of me, so there's even evidence I was there!) #thegreatgriffithmigration2017 #roadtrip #trier #romanbuilding #romanbaths #history #therealdeal #militarylife #militaryfamily #airforcelife #airforcefamily #parentingteens #tunnels #travelbug #citizensoftheworld #expatlife
Completely gna miss this lady! #goodpeopledoexist #missingyou #airforcefamily ❀️
DAY 7 OF SHAUN WEEK βœ” And then I ugly cried because life is hard and I feel like a hot mess. I texted one of my besties, talked it out, showered and reminded myself that no matter what life throws my way, I have all the tools I need to come through on the other side πŸ’ͺ