Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot

  Last week while working for VtwoB I got a chance to go to one of the photo shoots for an upcoming layout we’re working on for Northland. I always heard stories from Liz when she’d go to New York  for photo shoots and we’ve had a couple “location” photo shoots on our farm but … Continue reading

Mushrooms of Italy

Mushrooms of Italy

We were walking down to the Piazza and we came across a big stand on the street and it was so interesting and well put together we had to share it. They had around 100 varieties of mushroom on display labeled if they were edible or poisonous. Then in the middle of their display they … Continue reading

Rebuilding Carpi

Rebuilding Carpi

This past summer Carpi experienced a few terrifying earthquakes (terremoto). All of this happened while we were planning our move to Italy. Jesses job and our apartment lady kept giving us updates on the most recent earthquake and asking if we’re really sure we want to still come out. Well, we’re glad we still did … Continue reading

A random Sunday marathon

A random Sunday marathon

We have hit the half way mark of our trip and we wanted a lazy day to just lay around. However, not being in your own home and having two toddlers running around makes it near impossible to have a lazy day. We were hanging out in the living room when we kept hearing what … 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

The IPad tent…

The IPad tent…

The adrenaline and excitement is starting to wear off. When we first got here there was the excitement/scaryness of a new place that let us get to this point without being too physically/mentally exhausted or sick. We had to figure out all the arrangements with school, how to get from place to place and even … Continue reading

Learning Italian?

Learning Italian?

  We’ve made it through about half our trip in Italy. We’re slowly getting used to the culture, schedule and the language. We’ve been looking up phrases on our phone when we want to ask a question in a shop and we’ve been making notecards at home but that’s as far as we’ve come. Some … Continue reading

Fútbol

Fútbol

A few weeks ago were walking to the grocery store and heard people yelling/cheering in the distance. We turned the corner and saw the Carpi futbol stadium. We knew we had to take Stone to a game. Yesterday, (Sunday) we decided to walk to the stadium and see if there was any information on when … Continue reading

Modena

Modena

We finally made it on our first weekend trip. The weekend before we finally found the Carpi train station so we decided this weekend we’d actually get on a train and try to make it to Modena, a bigger city close to Carpi. We ventured out on Saturday morning with the plan that we’d go … Continue reading

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

When we first got here we had been told that Italians eat much later than in the United States. But what we didn’t realize is that restaurants shut down during the middle of the day and don’t even start serving dinner till 6:30 or 7:00…which would be early for them. In the United States most … Continue reading