Taking Off

February 1, 2011

Phew, I can hardly believe we made it. Today we’re boarding the plane (all 8 of us!) and embarking on our adventure to France. Send happy thoughts our way for our kids to survive the entire flight. Hopefully the iPad doesn’t get old. : )

The pretty photo is from Cori Kindred, the plane just needs to be directed slightly south.

And don’t worry, I have a lot more great guest posts lined up so there won’t be any radio silence.

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1 nikki February 1, 2011 at 7:09 am

Wishing you a safe flight and much warmth and happiness as you settle into your new home.

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2 Victoria February 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

Bon Voyage! Wishing you a wonderful adventure ahead and a safe and easy journey.

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3 elena February 1, 2011 at 7:13 am

have a great adventure!

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4 Ashlea Walter February 1, 2011 at 7:14 am

Bon Voyage, lovelies!

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5 Robin February 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

Safe travels and lots of love to you, Gabby, and all the Blairs.

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6 Katherine February 1, 2011 at 7:22 am

Good luck Gabby! I’m sure the kids will do great on the trip– can’t wait to see pictures of them seeing their new “chateau” for the first time!

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7 Erica February 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

What a perfect date for the beginning of an exciting adventure!

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8 bdaiss February 1, 2011 at 7:34 am

Eep! Bon Voyage! Looking forward to seeing their first impression of La France.

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9 Boston Mamas February 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

Have a wonderful trip luv! I have an email I need to send you but I’ll hold off for a bit. :-) xoxox

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10 Ashley Rae February 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

happy and safe travels!

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11 Sandra Gonzales February 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

Go Blairs GO!!!

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12 Amy3 February 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

Safe travels, Blair family! I can’t wait for your European adventures to begin!

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13 Mary A. February 1, 2011 at 8:26 am

Happy trails! Fingers crossed that all the logistics go smoothly.

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14 Morgan February 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

Bonne voyage! Hope you are able to settle in quickly. I am drooling thinking of all the wonderful bread, cheese & wine you will get to enjoy over there!

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15 Courtney February 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

Oh, the places you’ll go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost feels like I’m getting to go, too… as I know how great you’ll be at blogging about it :)

Bon Voyage!!!!!!!!

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16 Chassity (Look Linger Love) February 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

Safe travels, Gabrielle and family!!

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17 esperanza b February 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

my best wishes on this adventure!

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18 Damaris @Kitchen Corners February 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

oh this is so wonderful. have a peaceful transition to your new life.

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19 Rachael February 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

Congrats on finally making it! Hope it’s smooth sailing (or flying) all day.

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20 Deborah February 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

Best wishes for a wonderful flight and fantastic adventure! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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21 nicole @ deliajude February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

life is about the adventure…bon voyage!

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22 Emily February 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Bon courage, both on the long flight and in getting settled! Very excited to read all about your family’s adventures while you’re overseas.

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23 Rose D. NJ, USA February 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Wishing you a safe voyage to your new life and looking forward to hearing all about it!!! Blessings to you all… ~rose

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24 Diane @ kitchen-dreams February 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

Bon Voyage! Can’t wait to read all about your very inspiring adventure! Merci.

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25 Alicia W. February 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

Thinking of you today! I am excited to take part in your new adventures!

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26 Betsy February 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

fun! Good luck and have a safe trip!!!!! thecoolkdsblog.com

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27 Naomi February 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

be safe! good luck! have fun!!!

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28 carolyn February 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

Safe travels to the bunch of you — looking forward to reading all about your adventures!

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29 Jo February 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

Bon voyage to the Blair Family! Sending best wishes and many blessings for a wonderful adventure! :o)

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30 Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids February 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

Best wishes on your grand adventure!

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31 Megan February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

Bon voyage! May it go quickly so you can start your adventure.

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32 marta February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

Good trip and wishing you the best in this new adventure!

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33 Ren Lady Of The Arts February 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

Have a good safe trip!

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34 ginny February 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

safe travels Blair family. thanks for taking us on your family adventure. I can’t wait to hear about the settling in process. bon voyage!

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35 Wendy February 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

Wow! That came up so fast! Enjoy your time in France! Have a safe journey!

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36 kimberly February 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Good luck with everything! You’re such a daring and amazing woman!

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37 Kira February 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

I’m so excited to hear more about this adventure!

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38 Torrie @ a place to share... February 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

Good luck!! I can’t wait to live vicariously (in France) through you!!

Safe travels to your and your family:).

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39 Melissa February 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

you make anything seem possible….bon voyage and say hello to France for me!

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40 amy February 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

good luck! can’t wait to read about your adventures in france.

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41 Karen M February 1, 2011 at 11:37 am

Bon Voyage! Wishing you the most amazing year! Truly a dream come true!!

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42 Ana February 1, 2011 at 11:43 am

Bon Viyage, my dear! Enjoy your adventures for all of us!
xx

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43 Souris February 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Have fun. France is a wonderful place for children, especially Paris (we were there over the holidays visiting family)!

http://www.tinyironfists.com/2010/12/christmas-in-paris-with-kids.html

If you need local help, feel free to ping and I’d be happy to introduce you to some very helpful Parisian locals (with kids)!

Enjoy and eat for all of us!

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44 vanessa @ silly eagle books February 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

How exciting! Have a wonderful flight and enjoy all the new experiences with your family. :)

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45 Stacey February 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Good luck with the trip…looking very forward to your updates and experiences!

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46 Jill V. February 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Can’t wait to read all about your adventures!

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47 T February 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

You’re moving to France, oooh la la! What exciting times for you! I have a friend who moved there several years ago and I can’t help but envy her charmed life in that glorious place. Have a safe journey and can’t wait to hear about your adventures in France!

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48 Sarah Fritzler {Daily Design Inspiration} February 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Whew! I don’t envy your packing up and loading/unloading the kids on the coldest day of the year! I hope your flight is smooth and there aren’t too many delays at DIA! Looking forward to lots of fun France posts!

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49 Robyn D. February 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Best of luck Gabby! I’m so jealous!!

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50 megasimple February 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Best wishes! Believing in Ohio that the ipad will serve its purpose well for you and your children!

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51 Wendy February 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Best wishes and traveling mercies to all of you!

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52 Jessica February 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Good luck!!!

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53 Heather Jones February 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Safe travels to you and your family can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures.

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54 Suzanne from pretty*swell February 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Awesome! Safe travels and best of luck!!

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55 Christina February 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

What a grand adventure! Wishing you all a fantastic year and excited that we get to follow along!

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56 Sara February 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Wishing you safe, safe, smooth travels and tons of fun settling into your new French home!! It sounds like no one could be more prepared; I’m sure all of your organization will help you all enjoy your amazing experience to the fullest!

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57 Avril February 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Good luck!!! We are thinking of you. Have a wonderful adventure! This will surely be a highlight of your kid’s childhood. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

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58 Tanya February 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Safe travels! I’m so excited for you guys!

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59 Rosa @ flutterflutter February 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Two thumbs up! Fly safe, and enjoy!!!

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60 naomi February 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Thinking of you today and praying for a wonderful beginning to your grand adventure.

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61 Anna February 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Happy Travels! Wishing you all a wonderful adventure in France!

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62 Sarah February 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Bonne chance Blair family!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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63 Emily February 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Have a very safe, very wonderful, very adventurous (minus the lost luggage) trip!

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64 Debbie D February 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Many blessings to you Blair family as you partake in a new journey!!

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65 Stephanie Smirnov February 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Gabby, safe travels. I absolutely can’t wait to see and hear all that you have to share once you’re settled in France.

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66 Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook February 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

good luck! i’m sure you will have an amazing year in france!

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67 Lindsay C. February 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

What a fabulous and fun adventure for you! Good luck and sending prayers for safe travels your way :)

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68 lakshmi February 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

Bon Voyage ! Good luck with the flight and settling down .

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69 doris c February 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

Wish you all the best on your flight and settling in!

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70 Michelle February 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

Bon voyage, happy + safe travels.

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71 Autumn February 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Many many congrats to you guys, I hope all is going well now!

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72 Marci G February 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Wow! That did go by fast! It seems like just yesterday you were posting a beautiful French cottage saying you could totally do this! And look, there you are! Just keep dreaming big!

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73 Carmen February 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Wishing you all the best in this new adventure! all the positive thoughts!!

Hugs and au revoir!

Carmen

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