Thursday, March 3, 2011

Slideshow #3 & Blog Sprucing

If you are a regular follower/reader of my blog, you may have noticed that I have made some changes to my blog. I replaced the header photo with a new one, added some pages, a new background, and made things look a little cleaner. It bugged me how cluttered my blog looked, but I never took the time to do anything about it.

Turns out, this didn't take as much time as I thought it would (yippee!), and though I still haven't hired someone to design my blog for me, it was free to do and is now a little bit fancier than it was before, but not crazy/blow-your-mind/out-of-this-world/elaborate fanciness that it could be had I hired someone who actually knows what they are doing (because I don't really). I still plan to add another button for more variety, but that's taking a backseat since today we are leaving for a weekend couple's retreat with our Fusion group (so excited!)

I hope you like it, 'cause I really do (and so does David actually, HA!).

And now onto a very special slideshow: Paris.
I have been to Paris three times now (possibly making it four this summer, but that's still up in the air). I know this makes me super lucky. I don't take it for granted!

The first time I went was in high school through my French class where we also visited Holland & Germany.

The second time was in college with two girlfriends. We also toured Italy.

The third was on my honeymoon. I always knew that my ultimate dream trip to Paris would be on my honeymoon, so we made it happen. As you may already know, we started the trip in Ireland (view the slideshow here), made our way to London (slideshow here), then to Paris and lastly a tour of Italy.

When I was making these slideshows it was difficult for me to not play favorites and to avoid taking a little extra time with Ireland and Paris. As such they have become my favorite of the four slideshows. It's probably the music.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy a little trip to Paris... I know I did!

Per usual, please press play immediately followed by pause to let the video load a little before pressing play again to view. Thank you!

Honeymoon: Paris from Andrea Carpenter-Heffernan on Vimeo.
A video slideshow with music of my honeymoon in Paris with my husband, David.

Music by:

Édith Piaf
Christopher Gunning
Frédéric Foret
and
Yann Tiersen
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