Friday, August 29, 2008

Claire goes to Kindergarten

Today Claire had her first day of kindergarten. It was such an exciting day for all of us. We had Luc and Derek with Claire and I as we watched her board the bus with the rest of the kids in our neighborhood and head off to school. We're so proud of our little girl as she starts this important part of her life!
Hope you enjoy the photos and big hugs to you!

Claire and I waiting for the bus.

Derek and Claire.

Claire and Luc. No bus for Luc today!

Claire all dressed up and ready for school.

What a fun day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Birthday!

Last week we celebrated my birthday here in Stamford, CT. We had Derek's Mom visit us for a few days from Newport and spent some "chill" time down at the beach and having a really nice lobster dinner at home. No big parties for me this year, but it was nice to spend a relaxing couple of birthday days with family and friends. Derek surprised me with a nice dinner out on Thursday night and a "special" gift that I've wanted ever since I was a child growing up in Paris. So sweet!

Enjoy the photos and big hugs to you!



Derek surprising me with a double chocolate cake!

Sharing my birthday cards with Claire and Luc.

Preparing our lobster dinner with the children.

A nice shot of Derek and I - do you like it?


Friday, August 08, 2008

Week in Las Vegas

The whole family and I spent last week in Las Vegas for David Neagle's ERS. It was a great time and we really enjoyed being able to spend time both with Derek and the kids and some of my closest colleagues/friends. The weather was *so* hot and dry, not like the weather we usually have back here on the east coast. We spent almost every day at the pool, either for lunch with the kids or on the days off from the event. You can check out more photos and videos on my Facebook link.

Talk to you soon and big hugs to you!

Taking a stroll on the Vegas strip with the kids - it was hot and sunny!

Derek and the kids keeping cool at the pool.

Claire and I at the pool during a lunch break from ERS.

Here I am with my personal coach/mentor, David Neagle.

Derek and I at the ERS VIP reception with David Neagle.