Before Miss V was born, we had already decided which method we’d be using for our kids. We decided on OPOL (one parent one language) and luckily enough, it has worked very well. I hear stories from other parents where the community, (and/or family) aren’t supportive of the minority language. This makes me so sad because … More Bilingual Babies
Day 18: Today I am thankful for my church family. Words can not describe how much I LOVE my ward. It is seriously THE BEST WARD this side of the Atlantic. I can’t say it’s the best ward I’ve ever been in because that wouldn’t be entirely true. My home ward was pretty rockin’ and … More 30 days of Thanks: Day 18
Before Elisabetta was born Carlo and I had already discussed what our wishes would be concerning Betta’s big day. My dad blessed Valentina and this time around we thought we’d shake it up a bit and ask my brother Jose to do Betta’s blessing. If we have a 3rd baby (which we plan on it), … More Eli Kate: Blessing Day
So far, motherhood is exactly what I thought it would be. Pure joy and a lot of crying.. from the baby. We’ve been lucky enough to have a “brava bambina” who only cries when I have to wake her up to feed her and when she’s extremely tired. I know that will change soon but … More 1st Mother’s Day
I actually had a whole other topic I wanted to blog about but let’s face it… I’m lazy! I’ve got 3 more weeks until this baby makes her debut and I’ve just been too tired to blog. However, I found that this topic was too good to pass up AND… well, it’s just nice to … More A friend indeed…
I thought about posting some of these pictures earlier but, I wasn’tquite sure what to say so I thought I’d just wait and do one big, long post about Christmas. (instead of several small ones). I’m happy to report that our first Christmas in Italy has been wonderful. It started with our Ward Christmas Party. … More Christmas Celebrations
This morning, before I went to Carrefour, I got a call from Sorella Smith. She called to say that they were going downtown and do some sightseeing and asked if I wanted to join. I happily said yes and we decided to meet at 2:15.** ** side note- every time I see the Sorelle, they … More Sister Missionaries know how to have a good time!!
Sunday, 11 January, 2009 Today was my first Sunday in my new ward. It was unbelievably amazing. I took the #33 bus which is on the corner of my block and drops me off 3 blocks from the building. I leave the house at 8:58 and I’m at the stop 2 minutes later. The bus … More The Greatness that is Church