July 2011

One week in Umbria by Lauren

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The second half of our vacation was my mom, dad, and I (the help of Jane, our GPS) touring around Umbria. My friend Michele’s parents have a 2 bedroom flat rental right outside of Todi -Casa Betti- that we stayed in. It’s available for rent all year round. The village that we stayed in, English [...]

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A week’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast by Lauren

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Sorry for the delay for the follow up guide to my two weeks in Italy.  I’m actually still going through all of the photos from the trip, but have some relevant ones to post.  As I wrote about in the last post, my family and I just spent two wonderful and warm weeks in Italy.  [...]

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A Charmed Life by Hilary

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I lead a charmed life.  I’ve been hearing that a lot this week, and from different people but using the same word.  So I think to myself… it must be true.  Though honestly, even when it is true, I forget.  I have a tendency to focus on the bad, the things that are going wrong [...]

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I’m having an Italian Bambino by Lauren

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I’m having a baby. An Italian baby. It’s about 7 lbs 5 oz and I’m carrying it around like a spare tire. I clasp onto my mid-section and am amazed with the chunky flesh that fills my hands. This is one large food baby. It’s being born from two weeks of Italian food consumption. Pizza, [...]

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Fourty-one, by Hilary

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I turned 41 this weekend. F o u r t y – o n e.  Forty-one. FOURTY-ONE!!!  I’m forty-one.  Seriously… I really am forty-one.  Okay… phew… I feel better. I admit it.  I’m having a hard time getting older. Why? For one… I’m fatter.  I can’t just decide to not eat cheese for a week and walk [...]

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