I’m Back…

Dear followers (or people who read secretly and never comment..*cough* LIZ *cough*)

It has come to my attention that my absence has been noted in the “blogosphere”. I brushed this aside and merely explained that I was no longer into blogging, however after the 4th or 5th mention (I know…so many fans) I decided that for each person who actually commented or told me they read, there are probably at least 2 or 3 others who don’t say anything. Writing about my life here in Italy for 10 people who may be interested or even find this of use is enough for me. So here are some brief updates before hopefully getting back into the swing of things (I’m hoping for weekly posts or so..but no promises).

Livio and I just returned from our honeymoon in Peter Island (in the British Virgin Islands… you can see it’s location here.) Suffice it to say, it was all a honeymoon should be. Pure relaxation and privacy.

Little place where we went snorkeling on our private sail

Our little friend who came begging for crumbs every morning while we had breakfast on the terrace

The beautiful pool at the spa…this was in the middle of the day, as you can see, we literally felt like we were the only ones there sometimes. That is Livio walking next to the pool

Livio in the palm trees

The tiny little plane that we took over to Beef Island Airport (the closest airport to Peter Island in the BVIs). It was an 8-seater prop jet!

It is a great resort for a honeymoon because it is the only resort on the island and so it seems like you have the whole island to yourself, not to mention the great food and drink, beaches and spa. *Sigh* I wish we could honeymoon once a year…

After our week in paradise, we returned to the US for the week.  The main purpose of this was for the beautiful and *super* fun wedding of my brother Gordon and Annie (hi sis-in-law!). It was an awesome way to finish off our trip back to the US and I could not be happier for the couple.

first dance. Photo credit: http://kylelaferriere.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/annie-gordon-macmillan/

They had an amazing beach-themed wedding and my sister Lars and I were bridesmaids.

Here we are…boogieing with our dad

I know I need to finish up my wedding series here on the ol’ blog. Are people interested in hearing about my wedding planning still or shall I just move on with life? Anyone who reads this, let me know, any feedback or advice would be appreciated.

We are now back in Italy and after the usual week of adjusting and jet lag we are back to normal here. Normal meaning our weekly pizza dinner.

This pizzeria is one of our favorites in our area. It is called pizzeria la pace and I highly recommend it if you are ever in the Veneto region. They specialize in these huge pizzas al panaro, which are basically maxi-pizzas with several different topping sections (on the bigger ones up to 8). Those in the photo above, by the way, are considered just “individual pizzas”. Here is their site.

Well that is all for now. Please any feedback would be appreciated (even if just to say hi and that you read the blog!). A presto!

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Trip to Asolo

This morning we had a quick jaunt to Asolo, the city where we will get married! First of all to take care of some business (paperwork, bureaucratic stuff for the wedding) and to meet with the DJ at our venue location. It went very well =)

On the way I took a picture of Livio for the blog:

He’s very concentrated on driving 😉

On the way I had a light mid morning snack:

Anyways… While there, I took some photo’s of the town for the blog! Asolo is a very characteristic italian town. Small but full of old buildings, cute cafes, and narrow streets. There were quite a lot of cyclists in town taking a break after climbing the hill to get to the city (it’s on the top of quite a nice climb).

Afterwards, we stopped at our local supermarket and did our weekly grocery shopping. We do it together every Saturday because on Sundays in Italy everything is closed (and I mean EVERYTHING) and Livio works during the open hours during the rest of the week.

I had a delicious salad with leftover taco meat and a side of tortilla chips. It was very delicious!

Now I’m going to run some errands with Livio and tonight we have to get ready for our first dance lesson for the wedding!

Ciao!

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog! For my more general story you can see the About page. Today I will just start with a quick breakfast post!I had a cinnamon cappuccino, made with espresso from my Moka (it’s an Italian espresso maker). Together with my “blueberry muffin” Larabar, it was a perfect way to start this important day!
Today we are 3 weeks out from the big day. Livio and I have a lot to do; we have to go to the town hall in Asolo, where we’re getting married; we have to meet with the DJ to discuss music for the reception; we have to do our grocery shopping (more on this later!); and finally we have to go pick up his tux.

How exciting!!

See you all later =)