Since coming home I've spent some much needed time with my sisters, parents, (other) grandparents... and the help line at the French embassy. I have had A LOT of unforeseen issues with getting my Visa and -- surprise, surprise -- my family has been absolute superheroes in helping me get to France. This blip in my weekly emails is certainly not enough to thank them but I did want to let my tiny readership know that I certainly would not be half of the person I am without my family. So thank you Mom, Dad, Nanny & Poppy! And to you reading this, thank your loved ones!!! I don't do it nearly enough as they deserve. Oh, and by the way: since pictures from this week likely won't be developed until December, enjoy the above picture of a clearly thrilled Olivia at Sabrina's Cafe in Philly last month.