My name is Kimberly today I am visiting from across the sea, OVER HERE. I am so excited to be here, although, truly, I would rather *really* be there, with Ange and her beautiful family (which, as some of you may know, have been my second family for some time now...).
|smiling while cutting herbs...|
So, as you know, Ange is away this week, and I am quite certain that you have been missing her because, to be honest, she hasn't been posting as much as all of us would like lately. She has been so incredibly busy - what with summer holidays, and putting in her fabulous new atelier (studio) where she will be creating more of her absolutely stunning work. (I have seen it first hand and trust me - divine.)
|laughing while removing confit~|
Now, what some of you may not know is that today is actually Ange's BIRTHDAY!!! Yes indeed, today, right now, Ange is celebrating a milestone. I won't say which milestone - I will let her share that with you herself, but let's just say that I will be celebrating that same milestone in November...
|she dances while cooking...|
So today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos of Ange from when we spent a week together this past April. You can read about the first day of that trip HERE. That very first day really solidified our friendship and showed me how incredibly blessed I was to have met her, and in turn, her family. The second post is HERE - more to come, I promise!
|laughing hysterically - maybe next time we will leave a bit more room to get out when we park....|
One thing about Ange that you should know is that she is nearly ALWAYS smiling or laughing. Really, she is quite honestly one of the happiest people I know! I don't know if I have laughed as much in one week as I did with her, ever. She has a wicked sense of humor, she laughs easily at herself, and she sings and dances all. of. the. time! Being with Ange (and her family) is like a constant state of celebration. It is what I wanted most to bring back home with me when I left. (okay, that and her entire family, and her linen collection, and have I mentioned French Husband?!?)
As you can see, I miss her terribly, I wish every single day that she was closer, and I am already looking forward to my trip back next summer. Ange - I wish you a marvelous birthday today (yes, I know you are already half-way through it as I am just beginning), and that the year ahead is an absolutely magical one. I love you with all of my heart my friend, and I can't wait to see you again~