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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

Dirty laundry

Dirty laundry

Dirty laundry seems a lot more difficult in Europe. The apartment we had in Denmark and the one we have here (Carpi) both didn’t have dryers. When we first got here I thought, “No prob, air drying is going to be great!” Back home during the summer we would talk about the great smell of … Continue reading

Was this a post office or the DMV?!

Was this a post office or the DMV?!

We had to mail a package back home to Wisconsin so we thought we’d make a quick stop at the post office. Things started out a little rocky when we went into a door which we thought was the post office which ended up being a package pick up area. But luckily in that package … Continue reading

We made it through the first week

We made it through the first week

We made it through the first week of work and school! With that said, “Bring on the weekend!”   It’s funny that I thought since I quit my job I’d be able to sleep in a little bit later but I have to wake up just as early to get Stone to school. I don’t … Continue reading

Stones new school…

Stones new school…

We did it…Stone will be an Italian student on Tuesday. What a long journey it’s been figuring all of this out. It started during Liz’s lunch breaks at Kohls where she Researched scuola maternas (preschools) in Carpi, Italy. After a bunch of emails she found the city office that handles registration for public schools. They … Continue reading

We’re in Bologna

We’re in Bologna

We made it to the next leg of the journey. Copenhagen to Bologna then down to our apartment in Carpi then off to Nico’s wedding near Florence. Oh man… we are exhausted. We had to wake up pretty early this morning to get on our 8:45 flight. We had to wake Stone up and it … Continue reading

Sleeping with a baby on vacation

Sleeping with a baby on vacation

For the first part of our trip so far we decided to stay in an apartment we found on airbnb.com. When we started planning this trip it was a big worry of ours that we’d have to have 2 babies sleeping with us in the same room and everyone waking each other up all night. … Continue reading

On the way to the airport

On the way to the airport

We’re on the way to O’hare airport. 4 people and 4 suitcases leaving for 4 months. The bags are packed and in the car. Denmark here we come!  

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Today is the day. Very very soon we are leaving the comforts of our home for 3 months. Planning this next adventure it always seemed normal and not that scary and we were never really nervous until last night laying in bed thinking about what we’re actually going to be doing. All the last minute … Continue reading