And April is almost over, so I figured I would just do a an "April Highlights" post with some of the pictures that I have taken this month. Shorty, enjoy all of the pictures. I was thinking of you.
A few weeks ago, Halle and I took a walk in the "kansas" of our neighborhood.
I loooooove this barn. Aren't the colors awesome?
This is a 2-lane road.
Aunt Terry, I'm including this picture just so you can show my dear UG what the wheat looks like here in April. :)
On April 16th, Tara celebrated her 27th birthday! Halle, May and I took her to an American 50s diner in downtown Rennes. The owner has tried very hard to make it as authentic as possible. It's pretty good!
You can sometimes buy cans of Dr. Pepper in the store, but I've never seen Mountain Dew or Root Beer. And what is Mountain Dew Voltage?? One can of pop = $4.62 Hmmmm.
That looks like a pretty American plate of food, doesn't it? And the birthday girl!!
A couple weeks ago, Rennes played Nice and beat them 4-1! Dan, his boys, Jeremie and I went to the game. It's quite an experience watching the game next to Efrem. He's hilarious; "carton rouuuuuuuuuge!"
The BIG project of the month was taking down the ugly green wallpaper in my bathroom, and painting it a light light gray color!
I learned many things during this project:
1. It's fun working with someone; Halle was a great help and spackled to her heart's content.
3. I become an ultra perfectionist when it comes to projects such as these...
The walls look yellow in these photos... oops. They are not. I will try to post some updated bathroom pictures soon. But it's REALLY hard to get an accurate picture of the color gray that it is, as it's very very light and there is not great lighting in the bathroom. I'll try.
Did you know that Halle (front and center) is a ballerina? The best there is. She dances quite beautifully and Saturday night she had a dance recital.
She had so many fans come to see her that we took up almost an entire row. We are VERY proud of her!
Mrs. Thompson, we wished you could've been there!! You'd have been VERY proud of your daughter!
A little B&W... Love these girlies! Lovely picture, isn't it?
I felt as though I passed a great milestone in finishing the first half of Les Miserables en Français. This edition is about 1000 pages. But it's soooooo good. If you're thinking about reading it, or wanting to read it, or haven't heard about it, or are deciding which book to read next; READ THIS BOOK!
And then yesterday, was oh so fantastic. I went to see The Avengers. I know it hasn't come out in the US yet, but let me tell you -- GO SEE IT!! It was soooo good! I loved it. Made me want to watch all of the Marvel movies again. Linds, aren't you proud? Oooooh, we should have a Marvel Marathon this summer. Ooooh, and we can call it, "Melissa's Marvel Marathon" :) Aliteration! Flatty, don't you think Timmy D would be proud??
After the movie, these guys all thought they were superheros and could do just about anything.
There ya have it. A few April snapshots.
In less than 2 weeks I'll be in Kansas. Crazy. It's been 2 years since I've been in Kansas. Wheat harvest!! Cousins -- get ready for all my questions!!