French Alps – Una Settimana Bianca

One week of skiing with friends in Morzine France... What a blast.  Traveling with friends is always … [Continue Reading]

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A day in Napoli Jan 15′

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Christmas in Vienna 14′

I'm in love with Vienna Austria.  I don't think there is a more perfect European city.  We spent 8 … [Continue Reading]

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Bratislava Slovakia for a day 14′

The train system in Europe is pretty incredible.  We decided while in Austria to spend the day in … [Continue Reading]

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Paris 14′

What a perfect way to spend a long weekend with Mommy away... Paris!  Every girl dreams of going to … [Continue Reading]

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French Alps – Una Settimana Bianca

One week of skiing with friends in Morzine France… What a blast.  Traveling with friends is always fun.  But going somewhere we were pampered with delicious food and stunning views is a memory of a lifeltime. We were pretty luck to have fresh powder… Our resort was ski-in ski-out and came with a gourmet chef [Read On]

A day in Napoli Jan 15′

It was finally a sunny day so we decided to venture out for a morning stroll along the waterfront.  Exploring Naples never gets old.  There are so many sites and smells that we don’t get to experience back in the states.  To Piper this is all she knows, but Scott and I know this isn’t [Read On]

Christmas in Vienna 14′

I’m in love with Vienna Austria.  I don’t think there is a more perfect European city.  We spent 8 magical days exploring all this city has to offer, and it’s a lot!  From classical music on every street corner to gluhwein, Christmas Markets, amazing architecture, and a wealth of European history this city should not [Read On]

Bratislava Slovakia for a day 14′

The train system in Europe is pretty incredible.  We decided while in Austria to spend the day in the neighboring country of Slovakia.  It was such a cute and quaint country.  We did get swindled by the taxi driver… but that’s on us.  The sunset was the best one of the trip.

Paris 14′

What a perfect way to spend a long weekend with Mommy away… Paris!  Every girl dreams of going to Paris.  What’s better than Paris? Euro Disney!  Yup, Scott took Piper to Euro Disney while I was back in the states for the NAR Convention in New Orleans.  I missed them a ton, but I’m pretty [Read On]

Piper is 2!!!

We can hardly believe our baby is two.  Where does the time go?! Having a birthday on Halloween makes for a pretty exciting birthday.  Luckily this year it fell on a Friday.  So we had time for Halloween on Friday and a proper birthday party on Sunday with friends at the park.  We had a [Read On]

Amsterdam 14′

Piper and I flew back from the states into Amsterdam, so Scott joined us for a long weekend. It was a great way to get over jet-lag. What a charming city. It was much larger than I expected, and I have to say the red light district wasn’t all that I imagined… I much prefer [Read On]

Wedding Time!

We were so lucky to be able to fly back to Texas to be apart of Ross and Kaley’s beautiful wedding!  It was such a blast spending time in our old city and heading out to the Texas wine country.  It was even more fun catching up with friends and spending quality time with my [Read On]

Croatia 14′

Croatia – the land of 1000 islands is simply stunning. Our photos don’t do it justice. It’s the one country so far that we know we’ll visit again before we head home in a few years. The cities are unlike any in Europe that we’ve seen. It’s almost as if they take the best of [Read On]

Belgium for our Anniversary!

When we decided to go somewhere for our anniversary we had no idea how amazing this city would turn out to be. We loved Brugges! Not only is it story book charming, but the Belgium chocolates, beer, and waffles made the trip memorable. We can’t wait to go back!

Car Trouble

It’s bad when you put unleaded in a diesel car.  Mind you, here in Italy they pump your gas for you… but we’re guilty for not catching it I suppose.  It’s even worse when it’s at 11pm Saturday night.  Thankfully we had made it to the edge of our section of the city right after [Read On]

The 4th of July – Italian Style in Sardina

So the Italians don’t celebrate the 4th?!  Go figure.  But they sure know how to celebrate summer.  They all hit the beach!  The one thing I’ve loved the most about where we live is the easy access to beautiful Mediterranean towns and islands.  But the one that I miss most are the beautiful sand beaches [Read On]

Father’s Day in Rome

Why not?!  Our friends Wendi and David were in Italy for 3 weeks with Wendi’s family and ended their vacation in Rome.  Being so close we hopped on the one hour fast train on Friday after work and were checked into our appartment, changed and ready to eat with Wendi’s family at 8:30.  The Italians [Read On]

First Brave Friends Visit Bella Napoli

Nobu and Shay were brave enough to see how Italians really live.  Most people don’t live in the touristy parts of Italy- which is what I thought living in Italy would be like- btw it’s totally different.  Most Italians don’t speak English, the use their hands to talk, and they generally have raised voices to discuss pretty much [Read On]

G’ma and G’pa King visit

Two weeks with G’ma and G’pa was simply not enough time.  Piper LOVED having them here and hasn’t stopped talking about “KING” as she so fondly refers to them.    Their trip was a perfect blend of travel and relaxation.  After a few days of getting adjusted to the time change we hit the ground [Read On]

Buona Pasqua

Living in a country that celebrates religion as a holiday is an amazing experience.  It makes me pause to think that we in the US truly separate State and Religion.  While it’s hard to recognize, it’s evident when you live in a country that doesn’t.  We started the weekend off by making it a three [Read On]

Bella Capri

The weather has been beautiful this week – around 70 each day!  We decided to get away for the weekend and take the fast boat to Capri.  Such an easy commute for us – take the funiculari down to the port and hop on the 40 min. hydrofoil.  In less than an hour and half [Read On]

Carnival Anyone?!

Carnival in Italia? Yes please!  With Piper in tow?  Why not?!  Italians LOVE babies and children.  They pretty much do everything with them, including celebrate carnival.  We decided to make a long weekend out of it.  And spent our Valentines Day in Rome.  We hopped the fast train up to Rome on Friday night and [Read On]

Sicily and a Saint

Sicily is huge!  Who knew?  Maybe those who aced geography or world history. I always thought of it as a smallish island.  Not true.  We only had 4 days to explore so we chose the East side of the island.  Sicily is known for it’s beautiful beaches, but since it is the dead of winter [Read On]

2013 in Review

Happy New Year! Well almost anyways. From the sound of the fireworks that have been going off all day you would think it’s already midnight. These Italians LOVE LOVE LOVE their fireworks – day or night…. Not sure how they can see them during the day- I have yet to figure that out – but [Read On]