Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend! And Vacation dreams!

Long weekend is finally here and it is so much needed that I can barely get straight sentences together. Needless to say, it's been a loooong week at work and both of us Lacys are in need of a vacay. Unfortunately for me, that won't be possible any time soon, so I'll settle for a three day weekend, thankyouverymuch Memorial Day.

Speaking of Memorial Day... Some history behind this holiday:

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Originally called Decoration Day as it was a day of reconciliation, when the graves of fallen soldiers would be decorated with flags, etc.. in remembrance.

It's a good reminder of why we have this federally recognized holiday. We watched Cold Mountain last night which is a movie set in the south during the Civil War, and talked at length this morning about the tragedy of this war and the hundreds of thousands of lives lost. Petesie read me the Gettysburg Address. Boy, are those 256 words powerful and important. RIP President Lincoln (we've been on sort of an Abraham Lincoln kick in the Lacy household lately... not sure why really...)

On a side notes, we've gotten a little burned out this week. Lots going on at work and with family. We desperately wish our families weren't so spread out throughout the country and we miss everyone who we don't get to see on a regular basis so much. The family we DO get to see on a regular basis however is going up to the cabin for a weekend getaway and after reading the weather forecast, we've decided to get our act together this afternoon and head up ourselves. Weather forecast for Seattle is upper fifties and rainy for as far as the eye can see while tomorrow at the cabin it looks like we might get up to 78 degrees or so and cloudy. I'll take that over the crap we're dealing with now any day.

And speaking of vacays... there was a lot of talk about France at the office this week. One of the women I work with is taking two weeks to go to France and another decided to host a lunch on Friday where we talked about our trips to France. She brought in baguettes and madeline's from a local french bakery and even though I didn't make the lunch, it made me think about our amazing honeymoon in France. It was the best vacation ever for so many reasons. We spent three nights in Provence and three in Paris and even though it was way too short, we had such a blast together.

Petesie speaks fluent French and tried to teach me... (I was a good student).

The food was beautifuland I was in awe.

My favorite non-wedding picture of us:At the farmer's market in Aix. Gorgeous!!

Paris was picture perfect, even in the rain:
If we ever needed proof that Petesie used to live at 19 Rue De Something-or-other:Look no further. Here was his front door (see above!)

Even though it was our honeymoon, it wasn't the most relaxing of trips. We really tried to cram in a lot during our seven day vacation:
We were so exhausted on the last night, it was difficult to even get up and turn off the light: (he may kill me for posting that picture! soo funny...)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. President Lincoln said "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Boy, was he wrong. The G Address is Big Picture thinking of the most moving sort. It doesn't get any more stunning. I recommend TEAM OF RIVALS.


  2. hey -- that photo was never supposed to see the light of day!!

  3. I'm so jealous. Rusty and I would love to go to Provence in the next few years. How long did Peter live in Paris for?