Au Revoir & Accueil!


After four years of French, I will finally see with my very own eyes these iconic sites: the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and the Louvre. I have a feeling this is going to be quite a bit better than the photographs in my textbooks, the photos on my wall and my Parisian-themed calendar.

Packing is proving to be a tad difficult considering the time I went to the lake with Sterett and Tess my sister asked me if I had a dead body stashed in my bag. Love you too, Er. Anyway, I'm trying to limit myself as much as possible in hopes that the family joke of my overpacking will fade. Makenna and the Van Liew family may not think it's possible to redeem myself after I brought a European suitcase to California for two weeks. Goodness people, you're dealing with a clothes lover here. What do you expect?

Lana! You remember Lana right? Well, we ended up crossing paths here in Houston. We made a run to Best Buy so I could purchase the 4th season of One Tree Hill (yes I've made major progress!) and will say another farewell (unfortunately) tomorrow at breakfast. She's glad to be home. I'm glad to be leaving. But it is fun that we'll get to exchange stories from our Parisian adventures. And if our emails from her time away are any indication of whether we'll keep in touch while I'm gone, I have no doubts that it'll be like we were never apart! And as for the rest of YOU.. I hope I can say the same!

I am going to try my hardest to update my blog as much as possible. I've formally invited a few more friends to view B.O.D. to keep them in the loop of my travels. Please please mes amis (pardon my french...hehe) write me! Comment on the blog and/or email me at As anxious as I am to leave this hot, humid city called Houston I want to keep in touch with all of you that I love so much! So to the oldies, thanks for all your faithful following. And to all the newbies, welcome! We're glad you're here. Haven't you always wanted to read someone else's diary? ;) --that smiley's for you, Keeks.



Lana B said...

Oh, Paris. I so wish we could've been there together. However, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it! Have fun, Lolly! I'll miss you but a little less now that I GOT TO SEE YOU!