A long-awaited gift

On this day, eleven years ago, my sweet and wonderful Ella Grace was born. A long-awaited gift that I didn’t know if I would ever have. She was a beautiful and longed-for, ten pounds of perfection. She didn’t cry at…

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The vibrant island of Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy is a tiny little island just a short ferry ride from Venice. The adorable colorful houses combined with gorgeous weather, made the perfect destination for a ladies day out. (Matt joined us for the first half of our recent…

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The captivating allure of Venice

Nothing captures the romantic imagination quite like Venice, which was the fourth stop on our recent European adventure. I guess with several kids in tow, the romance would have to wait, but we savored every moment of our time, regardless. After…

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Florence, and a date with David

After a whirlwind few days in Rome, the next stop on our European adventure was Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence was also home to some of the worlds greatest prodigies, including; Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci…. the list…

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When in Rome…

Ahhhh, Rome…the Eternal City, the Sacred City, the Capital of the World.  It’s difficult to sum up a city like Rome, which was the second stop on our recent European adventure. Prior to the trip, Ella wanted to do some reading…

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