This past summer has been a beat down. Not just for me but for all of us. Not us as in my family but us as in humans living on this planet. Things are looking bleak and sometimes it feels like it’s a bit too much. The beginning of the summer had so much promise, … More Finding joy in the journey
*disclaimer- I apologize for not posting this earlier but.. i’m on vacation. (i know i’ve been on vacation since i got here but, it’s August! All of Italy is on vacation) to find out who the Rodriguez family is… click here for their mention in the Milan post. Last month, (July 24th to be exact) … More Rodirugez Family visits Torino!
It’s that time of year again! August in Italy is my least favorite month. It’s hot and lonely. When you don’t have air condition, the weather is hot no matter what the actual temperature is. Lonely because almost EVERYONE takes off on vacation. You have people who go into the mountains and those who take … More Italian Summer Vibes
Good bye and Thank you Scuola Materna. You have been good to us. Thank you for 6 years of the same amazing teachers. You have not only prepared my girls for the next chapter in their lives but have taught me as well. You have taken a shy, new mom and foreigner and turned her … More Back to School: Elementary school
It’s time once again to sit and review the past year that didn’t pan out the way I had hoped. Last year, I had high hopes for 2017. I still remember writing my post and being so excited. My theme was MORE. MORE knitting- I was going to start knitting again and try to pick … More 2018 One Word Theme: ME
We’re in the peak of summer season and the Italians are getting ready to hit the road. Many have already been ‘Chiuso per Ferie’ which means, Closed for Holidays! Back in the good ol’ days, everyone would shut down the entire month of August and head out to the beaches or mountains. When I … More Chiuso per ferie
Part 1 was 2 years ago, when I posted a video from my all time favorite TV shows. Today, I wanted to share another one. I used to watch this show when I was younger and I don’t think I ever missed an episode. Even now, if I happen to catch it on TV, I will … More Special Announcement: by Uncle Jesse & Aunt Becky
This past Saturday, we took a day trip to Stresa which is located in northern part of Piemonte. It’s located on beautiful Lago Maggiore. Carlo joined his company’s Recreational club and this was an excursion that we thought would be fun. It’s only 2 hours away by bus and it was a really good deal. … More Lago Maggiore: Stresa