Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 was paradise!

videoI've been missing in action around here for the past few months... In the meantime we have been having a great time as a family!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spanish memories & churros

Hi there,

sorellinachamy just shared an Instagram photo with you:


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"I had a flashback while walking in mid May Pouring rain the other day- I was suddenly transported to Salamanca Spain, 2005. Studying Spanish, visiting amazing cities, laying out at the park, tappas touring at night, flamenco dancing lessons, snacking in tortillas , Spanish guitar lessons & of course this sudden flood of memories brought on a craving for churros dipped in hot chocolate! So perfectly Spanish! The rain let up, so we left out the hit chocolate part, but loved making and eating churros! Check out those sugary fingers if you don't believe me!"

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Local farm

A few days ago we met some friends at a small local farm. Very close to the city selling locally produced produce, milk & cheese. The kids had fun watching the cows chow on hay, the ducks quacking, the goats gnawing on fingers stuck through the fence and watching the horses give rides!

It was great to get out and do something different! The kids loved running through the wide open spaces. Even while we were walking to the car Lottie found some muddy puddles and started jumping up & down! Ikey found a hill & started rolling down it! It took us a while to make it to the car, but we did make it.

Oh yeah, btw we now have a car. Bought a used Peugeot while in Sicily this summer. It's a great car!

Art or mess??

I found about 10 photos exactly like this on my phone. I guess Charlotte was inspired by her brother playing and then abandoning toys!

Friday, August 3, 2012

some words on a sicilan summer

Ciao family, friends and fellow bloggers! I wish I had access to more photos that we have taken on our yearly Sicilian summer trip; I sent the previous photo from Gio’s phone as he left for the airport. I only have my film camera and Gio has the rest on his phones; meaning who knows if you will ever see them- sorry, but it could be true! Making plans to come to Sicily was in our minds, but there were plans to travel to the states earlier in the summer and arriving in Sicily just as summer would be drawing to a close; however, our plans quickly changed and before we knew it we bought a flight leaving just a few days later! Giovanni is headed to Korea for work soon and with nothing to do in Milan but sweat, I chose to stay with the kids in Ragusa to hang out with Italian family and play in the Mediterranean. While here we have gotten a lot of Sun time, eaten the BEST fresh ricotta cheese, collected beautiful sea shells, indulged (at times more than once a day) for amazing gelato or granita (a granita is like a slushy, but as in true Italian style like eating/drinking an iced fruit or nut just picked from a tree- pure BLISS, some of our favorites are: toasted almond, pistachio, ricotta, pear and coconut with chocolate pieces) taking walks to admire Ibla (the oldest part of Ragusa)or along the board walk at night with the rest of the beach goers, homemade fresh ravioli thanks to Zia Maria, shopping the sales, playing with cousins and kittens at the farm house, wondering the local markets and celebrating birthdays with Nonni! It is such fun to listen to Charlotte speak Italian that is improving by leaps and bounds converse with everyone here, she pretty much refuses to speak to me in Italian, but that is ok by me. Isaac too, has quite the growing vocabulary! He seems so advanced for being 16 months (today he is 16 months, really already?) but what else would you expect his mother to say. We are truly enjoying our time here. Even if we miss Giovanni.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A few pictures

Just thought I would share a few photos of us from 2012 thus far. I have put blogging LOW on the list of things to do... maybe that will change soon, then again maybe not.