While living in France I learned a little French, watched Lauris grow, discovered some of the secrets of French cooking, and utilized our time in the center of Europe to travel throughout France and the area. Now that we are back in the United States I wish for my boys to get to know their grandparents and family that were so far away while we lived in Europe. We will explore our region one piece at a time, hopefully instilling in our sons a love for the outdoors and a respect for the world we live in.
*My grandparents are originally from Latvia, in eastern Europe, and while I am second generation American born, I still consider myself American-Latvian. My first language was Latvian, and my husband and I speak to one another in the language of our grandparents. The Latvian folk dancing, choirs, girlscouts, trips to Latvia, schools and camps all have influenced me and my life, and I hope this comes across in my blog.