Of course, the above photo is of the furry member of the family. I find it very difficult to get a photo of Florentine. Unlike Victoria, who would pose whenever the camera came out, I have to be sneaky with this kitty. The one photo I took that was not blurry was a keeper.
If you follow me on Instagram (@coffeeteabooksandme), you already saw the above photo and this photo of Piper. Obviously with the whole eye thing going on, I haven't posted to Instagram as much but sometimes I throw in a new photo. Her daddy sent this one to me. ;)
The first of two photos is of the grandchildren in Rome (walking with their dad). The second is... now that will be hard to guess... the grandchildren in Paris.
What an amazing trip that was for them. It was possible with careful planning, research, staying in Airbnb rentals instead of hotels, and very inexpensive airflights.
Those cheaper tickets were possible because they traveled light. Yes, three weeks in Europe while taking only what fit in each person's backpack.
Stephanie sent this photo to prove they were packing light.
They posted a lot of beautiful photos of the trip but one of my favorites is this photo of Billy the Bull. Stephanie knows how I love cows and there was a field next to the first place they stayed in England. Billy had quite the personality so I loved his photos.
Stephanie was in Oxford when Sarah (formerly Clarkson) arrived back from a trip so they were able to see each other. I love this photo even though they were both squinting with the sun in their eyes. She not only wanted to see Sarah and her husband but also baby Lilian. I hear that is one cute baby.
I agreed to be on the launch team for Sarah's new book (of course) so you will be hearing about it soon. It is called Book Girl. She gave Stephanie an Advanced Copy and she says it is amazing. Release date is September 4th. I added it to the Amazon Widget on the sidebar since it is available for preorder.
So I hope you liked catching up a bit with the family. I will be back on Sunday!