Third Time is the Charm – Michelle is Back to Visit!

This is the “year of the visitors” for us and I, for one, couldn’t be happier.  First Josh’s parents, then Caryn and Urs and now Michelle has been here (and we still have more visitors to come!).  With this being her third visit, it feels more like she’s coming home rather than coming to visit.

While we were always busy with things to do, the pressure was off since she’s been here before.  That doesn’t mean we didn’t have adventures though and it doesn’t mean that we didn’t keep busy.  And the little over a week that she was here absolutely flew by. Continue reading

Quick Escape to Andorra

Since Josh’s parents have been here, they were kind enough to offer to watch the kids for a few days so we could enjoy an adult getaway.  After much debate as to where to go, we decided on Andorra.  We went to Soldeu last year for our anniversary for a night and it was beautiful.  And after so much travel in the last 3 months, neither of us really wanted to get on a plane again.  Just a 2 1/2 hour drive away, Andorra seemed the perfect solution, though this time we would go to Escaldes-Engordany and Andorra La Vella, the shopping center of Andorra. Continue reading

We Adore… Andorra

Nestled in the Pyrenees between Spain and France lies the Principality of Andorra.  It is the smallest of the European Union (about 1/5 the size of Rhode Island) and only about 1/3 of it’s 83,000 citizens are actually from Andorra, but that doesn’t mean much when it comes to what it has to offer… great shopping (much of it tax free), lots of outdoor sports, fabulous weather and pristine views of mountains and valleys as far Continue reading