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Stone’s last day

Stone’s last day

Today was Stone’s last day of school. I can’t believe that it’s already over and that we were able to find such an amazing school. The teachers at Sacro Cuore were so accommodating with the language barrier and Stone was always having a blast when I picked him up. Today when I dropped him off … Continue reading

Veni Vidi Vici

Veni Vidi Vici

I was quickly walking Stone to school this morning and thinking of all the things I have to do with packing and our trip back home. I looked up and I was walking down a side street with old doors and crumbling brick buildings and I started really looking around again. It’s funny how a … Continue reading

The Bulls head is here!!

The Bulls head is here!!

The bull’s head made it to our door in one piece! Stone was at school and Jesse was at work when the box came so Crosby and I opened it up! It was just as we had remembered from the market in Modena. Maybe a little bit bigger than we remember but we still love it! … Continue reading

Italian Hospitals

Italian Hospitals

  This post is a little late but we thought you still might want to hear about our adventure with the Italian hospital system. It all started about a week before Halloween when Liz got really sick with sinus congestion, sore throat and fever. Jesse came home early from work and Liz slept the afternoon … Continue reading

Markets markets and more markets

Markets markets and more markets

   I’m not sure if you remember our first day trip post to Modena. Well, when we were there we stumbled across a really cute artisanal outdoor market. In that Market we bought some local honey, drank some local beers and ooh’ed and aah’ed over a really cool and kind of expensive wood carved bulls … Continue reading

Pumpkin (Zucca) Ravioli

Pumpkin (Zucca) Ravioli

Right below our apartment there is this amazing bread shop. We usually go in there for bread or pizza and then the girls in the shop almost always give Crosby and Stone a cookie as a little treat. They also sell tortellini and ravioli with the usual meats and cheeses. One day we were being … Continue reading

Day trip to Mantova

Day trip to Mantova

We’re down to only two weekends left! There are so many amazing places that you can travel by train in Italy. We’re glad that we’ve got to go to as many places as we have but with time going by so quickly and our budget getting down to the end we’re deciding to stay close … Continue reading

Crazy stroller in Italy

Crazy stroller in Italy

I know how much you guys loved our observations about the strollers in Denmark so we thought we would share a crazy Italian stroller we saw. They pretty much have all the same buggy strollers that we saw in Denmark. One feature we have seen here is there’s actually a real umbrella type awning that … Continue reading

Halloween in Italy

Halloween in Italy

Everything we’ve heard or known about Halloween in Italy is that they don’t really celebrate it. In October we started seeing flyers and shops starting to decorate their stores so we were thinking.. hmmm? What is going to happen for Halloween. I talked to some people here and they said that Halloween is starting to … Continue reading

Sacro Cuore Assembly

Sacro Cuore Assembly

As you may know this past summer Carpi had a few major earthquakes that damaged much of the city including Sacro Cuore. This is where Stone goes to preschool. In order to accommodate space in the school, for the repairs/expansion that will be done, they built extra classrooms in the soccer field. When Stone first … Continue reading