This past year we have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know the Serrano-Milone family. There is Elias, Aurore, Maëlle, Gabrielle (Dada) and Joshua. They are a kind, wonderful family who live in Toulouse, about 3 hours north of us. We love them and we are hoping they will get to America in the next few years. We have had many weekends and short trips together. This past 8 days they came to stay with us in Sanilhac, except for Elias who came for the weekend and then met us at the beach on Wednesday. We all had so much fun together! Many hours were spent poolside, at the river, jumping cliffs, watching movies, playing card games, catching frogs and crabs, laughing and laughing for hours! Many tears were shed as we had to say goodbye! We feel so blessed and grateful to have met the Serrano-Milone’s! The kids all had control of the camera for 8 days and we have hundreds of photos so I have had to go through all the pictures and try to choose a few for my journaling.
It is that time of year again when we set out for La Baume! It is “right in our backyard” with just a few miles of hiking in between. We all love going down to the river. The weather is getting warmer but the water is still freezing! I don’t think the river ever changes temperature. It has always felt cold, even on the hottest of days! The kids LOVE the river, especially the three older boys. We wanted to show Becca one of our favorite spots. It was a beautiful day for a hike, plus, it helps that the summer crowd hasn’t appeared yet!