Liberty. Equality. Fraternity.

All over Paris, buildings are engraved with the French motto:


Fortunately, Greg was able to translate the French for me.

And then Greg and Abby helped me create a visual aid so I won’t forget.


Thanks, Greg.

I know I can get a little eye-rolly when I have to admit that you’re smarter than me, but I want you to know I’m always glad you’re here to teach our family important, cultural facts.



ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
  1. What?! Only one kid?! Amateur! Hee Hee! Your photos are making me nostalgic. I haven’t been back to Paris since I was there at 18 with my then boyfriend, now husband a mere 26 years ago. Oh, those were the days! I keep dropping hints that it would be a PERFECT 25th wedding anniversary present (in 3 years). I’m giving him plenty of time to get the hint and plenty of time to plan! We’ll see if he picks up on it. If not, I just might have to give myself that anniversary present and bring him along!
    Glad to have you back and yes, we missed your posts so feel free to blast away!

    1. Right?? One kid is practically a grown-up vacay anymore.

      And I’m very glad to BE back, although we did truly have a great trip. (P.S. Let me know if you need me to email your husband. ;))

  2. ^Ditto Fiona! I can’t wait to hear about your travels. 🙂

  3. Hahahaha! Love it!

    Welcome home. You were much missed by your readers 🙂 x

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