Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From Corie

Alright, today was wonderfully beautiful.  We all rose early to eat the incredible French, country breakfast.  The fresh bread and Nutella dissolved delicately in our mouths and in our stomachs.  After breakfast we met out in the coach house to begin our first painting assignment, which Mrs. McCarty left us to after having a minor emergency.  We worked for about 2 hours in the hot sun.  Mrs. McCarty finally returned and then LUNCH!  Later we took a bus to the Chateau d' Angers.  This castle was built in the 13 century.  To our delight, we arrived to find camels, a donkey, pigs, horses, goats, and sheep, all in the area that once was the castle moat.  We saw the Apocalypse Tapestry ("the oldest surviving tapestry of its size") and we sketched at the chateau.  We are now ending the day with different activities of idleness, including watching "Sabrina".  We miss everyone and can't wait to see you all soon!!

Here is a picture of us at the Chateau.  


  1. I hope all is well with the emergency and Mrs. McCarty! The Chateau d'Angers is beautiful in the background. We are back in Bartlett from Little Rock; it is hotter here than in Arkansas, Andrea - xoxos, I hope you got a pic of those animals in the moat area for me! Everyone says hello. Love M,D,A,A,......

  2. Hey Corie!
    I am so glad you are getting to sketch and paint in Paris! You cannot just tell us Mrs. McCarty had a minor emergency. It makes me worried. :-) Tell Mrs. McCarty hello! I am so glad you guys are watching my favorite movie. Also, this blog has been a lifesaver. The family loves looking at the new photos each night. Mom says hello. Love you bunches and bunches and bunches.
    XOXO Corinne

  3. ASHHHH ....I misss you honey!!! I just found the blog today and have had so much fun catching up. I love the pictures.....beautiful smiles! Everyone looks like they are so happy. I know you are enjoying the French food.....This has been the most exciting day for me to see this blog, I can't wait for Dad and Tate and Mimi to see it. Now that I know how to do this you will hear from me everyday....Take in the beauty of everything and enjoy painting on that gorgeous land! My prayers are with all of you! Love you Ashlyn...

  4. We love hearing about all your activities and seeing the pictures. It is nice to know that you are getting some painting done along with all the sightseeing! Keep the reports coming.

    MP & PBill

  5. Okay Bloggers, I am having Blogging withdrawals! I know you all are busy, try to send us a snippet if you get is so fun to get your news and pics, it is still hot here, no relief! The biggest local news is that Mayor Willie Herrenton resigned, effective July 10, because he has big plans to run for the Senate against Cohen. so ya'll send me some big news...xoxos Andrea and everyone, Love, M,D,A,A