Friday, December 13, 2013

French bread on Friday...Tableau!

hello Friday!

i'll be dressing for The Nutcracker soon.

Mr D is watching Ben.

it's 7:00 am. Chrislyn just called to tell me

that she has already been to the store this morning

and has picked up all of  her Dad's and Ben's favorite foods.

 she was making their lunches and snacks.

she's amazing.


now on to French bread!

today i am going in a whole different direction.

how about Paris? 

via facebook?

i must say that i love facebook because it is a vehicle 

for me to watch the kids from our neighborhood living

their dreams.  every day i am "privy" to a new dream or goal achieved.

Visual Analytics For Everyone.

tableau vivant
faire un tableau

when the image below popped up on facebook last week, i knew 

it was meant to shared on a French bread Friday!

smart girls women marketing software in Paris.

(they are touring the site of a new hotel.)

hotels and banks are huge customers for Tableau.

the "lovely" on the right is one of Chrislyn's childhood friends.

she was also one of the best defenders on our soccer team.  

(i don't know if i ever told you that i coached girls soccer

when the kids were in grade school and middle school.)

when i gave Alaina an assignment, it was always carried it

 out to her ultimate potential.  

Alaina was a bridesmaid in Chrislyn and Jason's wedding.

she was present to help with the decorating details and for

moral support, (five weeks before the wedding i was diagnosed with

 breast cancer and had the first surgery the week before the wedding.)

i just have to stop here and say this...

my daughter and Alaina are strong and amazing women.

they both go the extra mile...always.  

they are passionate about their rolls in life and in the workplace.

when i saw this image on facebook, immediately thought...

"OMGoodness, there is Alaina donning a hard hat in Paris...

...I LOVE IT!"

minus hard hat and glasses, she is the epitome of fashion. 

a toast!

an embrace!

à brillant, beau, et analytique femme, façonné par Dieu et ...



  1. Your family is beautiful and I love that you can live it out thru Face Book. Its an awesome tool to share with those we love. Have a blessed Holiday

  2. Facebook, instagram, twitter and any other method of keeping up or finding old friends is wonderful. 40 years ago we lived in Jamaica and had a wonderful neighbor I joined every afternoon for tea. She now lives in Somerset, England and just got email - she is 75 years old - and sent us an email. Steve and I have commented that if social media had existed when we were in the Peace Corps, it is possible that we would still be live in our house on the Caribbean Sea and teaching in the bush.

  3. Isn't it so wonderful to see our children and their friends all grown up and doing amazing things?!!

    Have fun at the Nutcracker and have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

  4. What wonderful pictures of those beautiful girls! I love that they are still connected even though their lives have moved them along since high school. God bless you, Lynne. I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

  5. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post. There is a special place in my heart for the Nutcracker. My daughter danced so many of the roles through the years. I hope you had a wonderful time. Have a wonderful weekend.