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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

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

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

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

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

Crosby vs. the Mosquito

Crosby vs. the Mosquito

Before we came here we had heard about the crazy Italian Mosquitos. But when we first got here we didn’t see a single one. As the time went on we started having some more rainy days. That’s when we’d go to the more wooded parks around Carpi and we started getting eaten alive! A couple … Continue reading

Lime…orange?

Lime…orange?

We’ve started to get into a nice little schedule here. Jesse heads off to work and I walk with Stone and Crosby over to drop Stone off at preschool. Either after I drop Stone off or before I pick him up at school Crosby and I will stop at the Conad (Italian grocery store chain) and pick … Continue reading

Where should we go…the park!

Where should we go…the park!

We’re trying to share our adventures in Italy with everyone so we thought we would add the place where we spend most of the time…The Park! It’s funny that in all our travels with toddlers so far we always end up at the park. Stone and Crosby love the fact that we get the stroller … 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

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