After a lot of careful consideration, I chose these three photos from our trip to Italy for our canvas art in our newly renovated dining room. Tomorrow is the big reveal! (Before, during, and after photos of our dining room.) Can you guess which three cities these photos are from?
Now that they have returned safely, I can finally say that my parents have been on a Mediterranean cruise for the past 10 days. From the brief photos I saw at the airport last night, it looks like I definitely need to add Greece to my bucket list. The cruise started and ended in Rome – one of my favorite cities. I was there exactly two years ago … though it barely feels like two months ago. Italy is one of those countries I think I could visit over and over again.
Two of my close relatives are in Pompeii and Naples, Italy today. My husband and I were there almost exactly two years ago. Despite the crowds, it was pretty amazing to see the most well-preserved ancient ruins in the world. Below is a glimpse of what we saw. Click here to see my entire blog post of Italy.
In an effort to populate my etsy site with Kansas City photographic prints, I took some photos of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this week. It’s not quite like the cathedrals I saw a year ago in Italy, but it’s still a beautiful structure.
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We had a great time hanging out with friends and family this weekend. On Saturday Jerod & I attended his company picnic, where we were thoroughly entertained by a game of pinata. Later than afternoon his parents came to stay with us, and on Sunday we got to celebrate Father’s Day with both of our dads together for the first time. We also had a viewing of our Italy photos, complete with lasagna, bruschetta, salad, tiramisu, and Bellini’s.
Last night we checked out the Italian wine selection at Red X, and we were pleasantly surprised to see they had an entire row dedicated to Italian vino! Salute!
I’m sure you’ve all been sitting anxiously by your computers waiting for these photos, so without further ado, here are my daily photos from Italy. Please be patient while I work on the other 1100 or so. I’ll post the best ones on Facebook. If you aren’t on Facebook and you’d like to see them, shoot me an email and I can send you a link.
I saved the best souvenir for last. It’s a handmade wooden inlayed music box/jewelry box from Sorrento. It plays the Italian song, Funiculi, Funicula. It’s a catchy little tune, but we’re finding every time we open the box it gets stuck in our heads…for days!
Thanks to the bubble wrap we packed in my suitcase, we were able to bring home four bottles of Italian wine!