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FOUR DAYS IN BERLIN

FOUR DAYS IN BERLIN

   Every time mom comes to town we plan to take a journey to a new European city. The first on our list was Berlin, Germany. We spent four days in Berlin doing a lot of walking, sightseeing, eating, and of course, had an occasional German beer. We walked 32 miles...

TWO MONTHS LIVING IN ROME

TWO MONTHS LIVING IN ROME

   Today officially marks two months that we’ve been living in Rome. After reaching out to over 50 places, talking to a dozen realtors, viewing over 10 apartments, and placing offers on five apartments, we finally have a place to live. It’s a beautiful 2,000...

THINGS WE LEARNED OUR FIRST MONTH LIVING IN ROME

THINGS WE LEARNED OUR FIRST MONTH LIVING IN ROME

   It feels unreal that we’ve been living in Italy a little over a month now. The days leading up to leaving still feel so fresh. Having breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day with all our close family and friends. Packing up the remainder of our belongings in...

FOUR DAYS IN BARCELONA

FOUR DAYS IN BARCELONA

  Catedral de Barcelona Las Ramblas A perk that comes with living abroad with the military is that we celebrate American and Italian national holidays. For President’s Day weekend, we spent the weekend in Barcelona enjoying mouth-watering tapas and Gaudí’s...

RIMESSA ROSCIOLI FOOD + WINE TASTING DINNER

RIMESSA ROSCIOLI FOOD + WINE TASTING DINNER

   Last weekend, we decided on something a little different for dinner and signed up for a food and wine tasting at Rimessa Roscioli. The Roscioli family is well known in Italy and have a bakery (Antico Forno Roscioli), restaurant (Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina),...

USING PUBLIC TRANSIT IN ROME

USING PUBLIC TRANSIT IN ROME

   Last weekend, we decided on something a little different for dinner and signed up for a food and wine tasting at Rimessa Roscioli. The Roscioli family is well known in Italy and have a bakery (Antico Forno Roscioli), restaurant (Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina),...

ONE WEEK LIVING IN ROME

ONE WEEK LIVING IN ROME

   After our first week in Rome, we decided to put on our adult pants and brave public transportation. Here in Rome, the most common modes of public transit are bus, tram (trolley), and metro (subway). Being new to the city and with each having multiple lines it...

FIRST DAYS LIVING IN ROME

FIRST DAYS LIVING IN ROME

   The adjustment and culture shock hasn’t been as hard as we anticipated, but we’re still currently living in a hotel and Jaime hasn’t returned to work full time so it’s been more of a mini-vacation/honeymoon. Our sleep schedule is finally starting to normalize....

ONE WEEK UNTIL ROME

ONE WEEK UNTIL ROME

   Fiumicino Airport We’re here! We’ve arrived! The reality of us living in Rome is still sinking in. Jaime had to go to work the morning after we arrived, but is off until Monday so it’s felt like a vacation having him home every day to explore the city. The...

PACKING UP OUR LIVES

PACKING UP OUR LIVES

   6 more days. It’s real. It’s go time. 90% of our belongings have been shipped to Italy, our suitcases and sea bags are mostly packed, we’ve said our “see ya laters” to friends and family, our hotel in Italy is booked, and dog kennel reservations have been...

3 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

3 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

   Wild. Mind-blowing. Excited. Sad. A few words that describe how we’re feeling these days. Less than 60 days until the big move. We still don’t know the exact date we’re leaving the USA. First, the military told us our flights wouldn't be booked until 20 days...

4 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

4 MONTHS UNTIL ROME

   THREE. MONTHS. LEFT. It’s kinda blowing our minds. If you know anything about the US Navy, it’s hurry up and wait. And then you wait some more. And then it changes again. Jaime’s sea schedule has changed more times than I’ve thought about us moving to Italy....