What’s Up: May 2022

Hi friends, welcome back and hello from London! Jon and I had a blast in Paris checking out all of the major sights and eating all the baguettes. We are looking forward to seeing London and visiting Windsor too. I’ll keep this post somewhat Paris themed as a preview because my vacation posts will probably take me a bit to finalize. Our favorite parts of the trip so far were a day trip to Versailles, going up the Eiffel Tower, exploring the Louvre, and touring the Paris Opera House.

On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:

What I’m eating: If we stayed in Paris any longer I might have turned into a baguette based on the amount we ate. We had one every day and they were delicious!

What I’m reminiscing about: our one-year wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the big day, the time has flown by! I hired a Parisian photographer to take anniversary pictures so I’m excited to get those back.

What I’m loving: travelling abroad! I’ve dreamed of going to Europe again ever since Jon and I got back from our trip to Scotland in May 2019. I love seeing the world and exploring new places and it makes me so happy to be travelling internationally again!

Favorite post of the month: my Angels Landing hike! Even though I didn’t complete the hike, the journey up there was beautiful!

What I’m Up to: currently on our much anticipated anniversary trip to Paris and London

What I’m working on: finishing my blog posts from my trip out west before I forget anything! My Paris and London posts will take me a while so stay tuned 🙂

What I’m excited about: we’re heading to London today so I’m excited to see the city. I’m also excited to see Mamma Mia one night, I love the movie and I’ve been wanting to see the play for years!

What I’m watching/reading:

We’ve been watching Under The Banner of Heaven on Hulu and love it! It’s a murder mystery based on a true story. We’ve also been enjoying the final season of This Is Us, the final few episodes have been tear jerkers and now we only have the finale left! Next we will watch Working Moms and probably Outlander.

Books I read this month:

  • The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth – the copy of the book I had included over 15 grammar mistakes, I have never read a book edited so badly. I thought the story was entertaining, but I couldn’t believe how so many mistakes were missed in the editing process.
  • Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover – I think this one might be my favorite Colleen Hoover book so far, it was a lot different than the prior ones I’ve read
  • The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – this mystery was enjoyable to get me into the spirit before my trip

What I’m doing this weekend: we will be having our last full day in London and then flying home. I’m looking forward to rehydrating once we are home and I don’t have to be out all day. I’m also looking forward to getting back on my yoga mat. We’ve been walking about ten miles a day and I can feel it.

What I’m looking forward to next month: we’re seeing Billy Joel in concert, spending a long weekend in Montreal, and celebrating Jon’s birthday! This summer is jam packed with fun and it makes me a bit exhausted thinking about it, but also super excited!

What are you looking forward to in June?

27 thoughts on “What’s Up: May 2022

  1. Happy travels Lyssy. Glad you enjoyed Paris and that you 2 have learned how important it is to celebrate anniversaries with something significant. Enjoy London and Windsor. Allan

    1. Thank you! I believe the first anniversary is paper, and I can’t think of better paper than a plane ticket 😃 I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on when I’m back!

    1. Thank you! We did mostly tourist sites, but if you haven’t toured the opera house I’d highly recommend. It was one of the best tours I’ve been on

      1. I visited the Opera House last winter and I agree that it is a beautiful place. Often very crowded, the trick is to go at the end of the day when the visitors are gradually decreasing. This is a trick that works for many places.

  2. Sounds like a great trip. I want to know how you get so much time off from work to travel. We are in New Hampshire learning how to off road our new bronco soft top. We spent the day doing unbelievable obstacles. I need to take less intense vacations. This was not for the faint of heart but Jerry was in Heaven.

  3. Glad to see you had such a wonderful time in Paris. I’m sure London will be just as good provided the weather holds. Happy anniversary! Time flies, indeed.

    1. Thank you!! We’ve been so lucky with weather on this trip and have only had one day of rain in paris. There have been a few downpours but we’ve been inside and weren’t affected. I felt very comforted when I got to London and heard English everywhere 😂

  4. Oh yes, when I went to France I think I age baguettes for breakfast and lunch along with a croissant most days too! Sounds like you are having a wonderful anniversary trip. Happy anniversary!

    1. Thank you!! It would be wrong not to eat baguettes and croissants all day in Paris 😃

    1. Such a great month filled with amazing memories. It’s so great to be traveling again!

  5. So nice to read about someone traveling in Europe again, and seemingly carefree from all we’ve dealt with in the last couple of years. Teaser for your future posts: What cathedral is behind those soaring stained glass windows – Chartres? Notre Dame?

    1. It is so amazing to be traveling in Europe again! It does feel like old times, especially since we just had Covid and can let our guard down a bit. The stained glass windows are from Saint Chapelle, Notre Dame is still under construction so we couldn’t go in.

  6. Wohoo to the long weekend in Montreal!! Hope to see you 😉
    Oh la la I miss my baguette! Bakeries are everywhere in Paris and we don’t have much here, but I get to enjoy more when I’m in France!
    Girrlll Angel’s Landing was on my to-do list and I can’t believe I didn’t climb it last time I was there! Well … next time! Thanks for sharing 😊

    1. Hope to see you too! Im thinking the bakeries all taste better in Paris too. I’ll have to see if nyc has anything comparable. Hope you make it to angels landing one day!!

  7. Whew, I’m tired just reading about all you’ve been up to! Catching up on This Is Us is next on our list as well so it sounds like I should expect to do some crying.

    1. May was quite the month! We were watching the second to last episode and tearing up, but then we couldn’t check-in to our Paris flight and were a bit nervous so that killed the mood a bit haha. We still need to watch the final episode.

  8. Mi marido y yo elegimos varias veces París para escapadas románticas y alguna otra vez con nuestros hijos, para celebrar momentos especiales. Los relatos en el blog nos permiten recordar con detalle aquellos momentos muy felices. Gracias por compartir tus momentos con nosotros. Saludos.

    1. Thank you! It is so nice to have these blog posts to look back on and remember the great memories. Paris is a special place!

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