Christmas in Paris
Christmas in Paris was something that I had looked forward to all year. We had booked this trip way back in February, when flights were a whopping $400 round trip. At the time, it seemed so far away, but it definitely snuck up on us. We couldn't have been more grateful to be able to spend some time alone together in a new country, exploring the streets of Paris. 2017 was a really hard year for us and I personally soaked up every second I had holding onto Mitchell, creating new memories, and anxiously waiting to see what 2018 would bring.
We had planned to do this photoshoot all along, but when it came time to packing and planning for our trip, I have to admit that it was the last thing on my mind. With spending time with our families and with my brother leaving, I was just drained. We got to Paris and I realized that I really only had packed cute shoes (you know, the kind that give you blisters after walking around Paris for, oh, 12 minutes), but didn't have an outfit for myself (cue the happy sad crying tears, ha). Luckily in Europe there is a Zara on nearly every corner. I had been eyeing this dress online for so long but was nervous about how it would look on me. I tried it on and fell in love, and that's the end of that story. I'm so glad I bought it, too. Because had I not, Mitchell would have been in his cute business casual outfit and I would have been in jeans... Or my pajamas.
The morning of Christmas I woke up at 4 am, as per usual. I couldn't sleep while there and I was super sick. I finally got out of bed around 7:30 and ate some breakfast, then crawled back into bed for a few hours to get the rest that I had missed out on the night before. Mitchell woke me around 12:30 and we got ready to take some photos at the Eiffel Tower. Our friends, Mike and Kelsey, were traveling at the same time and were willing to snap a few photos of us while there. These photos are treasures to me!
After a freezing cold photo shoot, ee got lunch all together, then Mitchell and I made it back to our hotel. I hopped in the shower and then back into bed for the rest of the day. Definitely not an eventful Christmas day, but we were able to spend time together, taking photos, eating yummy pizza, and talking to our families + missionary brothers.