August 16, 2010

4 YEARS IN FRANCE!


Today is the start of my 4th year in France! Can you believe that on Aug. 16, 2006... I arrived here to stay in France? Wow, time DOES indeed fly!

Well, I have to say... that France is my home and it's a great country to call 'home!" J'AIME la FRANCE!!!!!!

18 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO Congratulations ... 4 years in France .. now how many months have you actually been away on vacation in that 4 years ??? :-) :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Well done Leesa. I am sort of close to you, but as I am only here for summer perhaps that does not count:) We bought the house in Sep 2005. I 1/2 moved in during April 2006. Diane

garcal said...

Joyeux Anniversaire mon coeur :D

Lisa Petrarca said...

happy anniversar leesa! did you speak french when you moved there? what made you move? yes i'm very nosy!lol!

http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/08/jazz-angels.html

Nadege said...

Wonderful!

Ron said...

Congratulations, Leesa!!

4 years!!!!!

Doesn't time fly? I've been back in Philly for 9 years already. It feels like yesterday.

Have wonderful next year, my friend!

Viva la France!

X

au soleil levant said...

Congrats on four years! Here's to the next 40!

Leesa said...

To Anne, Diane, Alex, Ron, Nadege, Lisa, Mira--

Thanks so much!! It DOES feel like it went by really fast!!

Lis-- Yep.. I studied French in school from age 14 - 20. My husband is French and I have always wanted to live in a French speaking country to become fluent in French.... So, before we got married, we discussed me moving HERE, instead of him moving to Cali... It was an easier move ....

Take care,
Leese

Barbara said...

Hi Leesa,

Joyeux anniversaire!
A very good sign if you havent seen those years fly. It means they have been happy...

XX

wcs said...

Happy Franciversary!

Notes from Noël said...

Wow - time flies!

Justin said...

Congratulations! Here's to many more incredible years in France! *hugs*

Sunshine Girl said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary Leesa! We should have made a birthday cake yesterday as well as pancakes!!! Now I love decorating birthday cakes!

Leesa said...

Barbara, Walt, Noelle, Justin and Jilly!


Thanks so much for your anniversary wishes.... A very special day for me!! I'm very happy to be here.

Jilly-- We had the plum cake the day before-- does that count!?!! Take care, Leese

LindyLouMac said...

Joyeux anniversaire!

Leesa said...

Thanks LLM!!!

It's been a joyous 4 years here!!

The Writing Instinct said...

My dear Leesa, I miss you!Congratulations to you on your 4 years! I have missed 'visiting' you. We have been so busy since we got back from Paris and my blogging has fallen way behind. I have not even sorted out all of my 'Paris trip' memorabilia that I plan to make into an album. I will post about that when it happens. Meanwhile though, now that life has settled into a routine with our surgery (and working fulltime) I have started writing my book, something which has been in my plans for the last 18 months. I am absolutely loving doing this.

I have had a look through all the posts that I have missed and I must say that, as FABULOUS as you always look, you have that extra twinkle in your eye and a beautiful glow. Keep doing what your doing!

Take care and lots of love,
Mervat
xxoo

Leesa said...

Hellllllo Mervat,

Just getting back to your comment now months and months later- My oh my!
Thanks for comment and I am sooo glad to have met you briefly this summer! I really hope you guys make it back here and then we'll get to spend a bit more time together...
Thanks so much for your lovely words- you're a real sweetheart..
Hope you had a great fall season... and the writing is going well..
Lots of love to you and your family the New Year...
Leese