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Here are photos from out first moving attempt. We stayed in an amazing apartment in the 5th arrondissement, right off of rue Mouffetard. Waking up every weekend morning to bands serenading cafe-goers below was nothing short of magical!

Kai and I will be returning to Paris at the end of July for good with visas in hand (if the machine is working at the french consulate by then…) and we couldn’t be more excited. We have so many big ideas planned. We’ll be moving to another area but we’re both certain we will love it.. It is, in fact, closer to our very good friends and a 20 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. Oh Happy Day! Now to actually get our visas affixed into our passports. I’ve tried three times already and the printer is still out of order. At least we were approved.

Up next: registering Kai for her very first french school. Eeek!

  • Jason - June 10, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Hi Marjorie,

    you posted a comment on my blog about getting your talents et competences visa. congrats! what did you get it for?


    • Marjorie - June 11, 2014 - 7:32 pm

      Hey Jason!

      Thank you!
      I got it for a photography project/book I’ll be working on over in France. Horribly long process for me. The 27th will make it a year since my interview. I’ll probably be contacting you for information on getting the titre de sejour! Love your work, by the way!


Social media is used to share a plethora of moments, normally sweet times recorded to share with friends over Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, just to name a few. But it’s also used to share the less than stellar moments, like the loss of a child. And I can’t imagine the pain Jacqui and Dan are facing if whenever I think of their sweet boy, my heart sinks to my feet. Nothing prepares you for the loss of a little, but the outpouring of support has been unimaginable and even I can feel the love that Jacqui and Dan have been receiving. Kai and I will be releasing red balloons for Ryan. Hold your littles as close as you possibly can. Read Ryan’s story here.

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So the past month and a half as been absolutely chaotic for me, Kai has been oblivious to it all. Her main objective is to bask in all the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with as of late. Understandable. While immersing myself completely in setting up my business here, I noticed that I haven’t heard from the Consulate in NYC about picking up our visas. “No worries”, I thought, “I’m sure they’ll contact me soon enough..” Well one week turned into two turned into four turned into six, and still no word on the visas nearly 2 months after the visa interview. I was finally able to get in touch with the kind guy that interviewed me and he told me simply, “It’s August in France, you won’t get your visas for a while.” -dramatic music- There’s really nothing I can say at that point. The French Administration has left the building… for six weeks! Funnily enough, whenever I brought up the topic with my French friends, they all just gave me “that” look, that reads, “Well yea, it’s August. Duh!”

So Kai and I are heading back to the States for a little while as she completes a semester at her old school and I figure this all out. I don’t have the heart to take her out of school as we wait for the visas to arrive. An impasse if ever I saw one! At first I was depressed that things weren’t working out the way I imagined it would, but as days pass, I’m accepting it better. So what if I have to return.. It will only be for a few months, if that. Plus, Halloween, Thanksgiving in the States, which aren’t really celebrated out here…(These are things I tell myself to ease the blow) Sometimes it works.

French Administration:1
Marjorie: Zed!

Oh France, just let me love you!