The travels I forgot to write about…oops!

So much happened in the last year.  I barely remembered to write in this blog period, let alone remember to write about all the places we had seen and explored.  Now that I have more time (thanks unemployment), I can catch up. Cinque Terre and Lerici, Italy Cinque Terre, Italian for “Five Lands,” is absolutely beautiful.  It…

Hello love

Is the title confusing?  I blame it on “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” since I am watching it right now again for the millionth time.  Do you have any books/movies/music that you can watch or listen to over and over, yet they never seem to get old or lose interest to you?  I have so many of…

And the procrastination continues

Remember last month when I wrote about how awful I was at committing to my blog?  And how I was going to be more diligent?  Well, I failed already since it is February 5, and this will be my second post for the year.  I like to believe that when you love someone or something,…

What? It’s October?

I cannot believe it has been so long since I wrote on this blog!  I feel like the last three weeks have slipped by so quickly.  We have had so much going on, but the biggest event was the arrival of Grandma!  My mother-in-law visited us for almost 3 weeks, and we packed all of…

We’ve been here, we’ve been there…

…at least, that’s how I feel.  We took the last few weeks before school begins to relax and spend time together.  Here are a few highlights from the past couple of weeks: – Andy received German and Spanish jump wings when he participated in International Jump Week up in Germany.  Spanish, Italian, German, and American…

Day trip – Volterra and San Gimignano

Anya and I were able to sneak away for a day trip to Tuscany (Andy took on the younger girls and surprise, surprise, they were fantastic for him).  We took a trip through the base travel office to Volterra and San Gimignano.  While I did not enjoy waking up at 3:00 am and spending many…

Day 163-172: I suck at blogging

When your own husband, who is deployed to another country, points out that you are not writing in your blog, you know that you are neglecting it.  I am a huge procrastinator and even though I intend to write after the girls go to sleep, I usually end up busy or falling asleep on my…

Day 125-126: we’re going to the beach! :)

The title is kind of an inside joke – we have a friend that used to say something like this whenever he would imbibe a little too much.  He would hop on his jet-ski (in his garage, mind you) and yell “We’re going to the lake!”  It was too funny and it never got old. …

Day 103-104: Day Trip – Aquileia

  It has been a wretched Spring Break here – all rain, and the few sunny days we have had, the girls and I have been tied up in other activities.  I told them that we would go somewhere on Friday, rain or sunshine, and I had picked Aquileia.  I knew Addie could go to…

Day 76-77: school, sushi, and sea life…

Confused by the title?  So was I when I tried to think of some catchy way to explain the past two days.  It’s been busy, eventful, exciting, scary, and adventurous.  So let’s get started: 1)  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Did you wear your green today?  I love all holidays, so of course we wore our…

Day 56: first day trip of 2012 – Cittadella

Now that Martina the van is fixed, the girls and I are free to travel outside of the local area once again – hurrah!  I saw a commercial for a town here called Cittadella, a fortress town about an hour and a half away from here.  The weather was supposed to be beautiful again, so…