scenes from the loire

we have arrived home from a two-week stay in the beautiful loire valley with alex's parents and brother who've come over to visit and treat us to a holiday. it has been so refreshing; so lovely to spend time with family face to face, celebrate my 23rd birthday, contemplate easter, gaze out at all those blooming canola fields, under blue skies, with fresh produce from the markets, olden ruins and chateaux nearby, thick wooden beams to sleep under, books to read, puzzles to hover over, fresh cups of tea, a fine husband to recline with, and of course - a smiling babe to hold and kiss...

happy happy weekend to you