Thursday, May 29, 2014


                          "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

A very busy end to the school year!!! Hurray for Summer! Some of us are very excited and some of us are clearly not... He is even wearing the appropriate t-shirt "they call me spike" Ah my little man.

Happy start of your Summer everybody! I hope it brings you adventures galore

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Through their Eyes - Italy's Lombardy Region

Today, I have for you, the kids favorites activities from the little bit of the Lombardy Region that we got to visit... Most specifically Milano and Lago Maggiore. See some favorites from the Italian Riviera here

Here we go...

Hanging around the town of Stresa and its beautiful Promenade

Visiting the islands on Lago Maggiore:
Isola Madre (lots of sketching time and super cute animal spotting)

Isola Pescatore (toes dipping and stone throwing to the lake)

and Isola Bella

Gondola ride from Stresa to Mottarone and encontering... wait for it... Snow, Ha!

Riding the train system the whole time we were there... Ah what a wonderful (and stress free) way to ride around Italy.

Taking in the beauty of the Duomo, Milano.
From the bottom:

and taking the steps all the way to the rooftop

Window shopping, making fun of the windows and other musings at galleria Vittorio Emmanualle

Visiting utterly fantastic (and free) Sforza castle and its gardens
Visiting La Pieta among other works of art...

Getting the privilege of visiting Leonardo Da Vinci's last supper at the Cenacolo Vinciano, Milano.

Lastly, Renting a (very quirky) apartment from a fabulous Italian couple and being treated to an authentic Milanese dinner on our last night there, oh joy! Great digs you guys! Thanks for everything Federica and Damiano!

God! We loved it there... Italy never disappoints. We could not ask for a more amazing experience...

More Italy here, and follow all of our favorite activities when visiting a new town here.

Ah friends, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret... We are skimming all kinds of fun trips this year -our next stop is Alaska. We can hardly wait. We are vagabonds I tell you... Wanderlust is a disease I do not want to be cured of. Stay tuned for more updates from our travels.

Monday, May 19, 2014


                              "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Annual trip to the strawberry farm... Milk shakes and other goodies are calling our names.

Have a great week everybody

See previous year trips here and here

Monday, May 12, 2014


                            "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

She: Walking in the rain
He: While shopping for hiking shoes for our trip to Alaska, M found a "butt scratcher". Yes, you read that right... That is how he called it.

Friends, in a few week we'll be flying across the continental US of A to Alaska... To say we are excited its an understatement... Expectation are very high. Keeping our finger cross for good weather.

Have a great week everybody

Monday, May 5, 2014


                                "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

He: His new best buddy: Bubba, our sweet but messy friend's dog
She: Ukulele performance at the school, out of tune but so nice

New beginning this week for the family... Looking forward to exciting new challenges. I hope your week is productive too.