during sunday school this week the question was posed as to why we should do our family history as well as temple work for our ancestors. for me, who i am is largely shaped by where i come from. there is power in knowing who we are and from whom we are descended. i stopped … More looking back.
this time last year i was getting my sister checked in to college and christian was building a wall in the back yard. i flew back to seattle with a night to unpack and repack for our trip to italy the next day. it was a trip we often talked about over the years. christian … More my vatican prayer.
i’ve hit the milestone where sleep alludes me. it takes me hours to fall asleep even though my eyes and body want to desperately. when i do, i wake almost hourly to turn over or use the bathroom. all the while the little babyo is awake right along with me. he often reacts, letting me … More if he don’t go to sleepy-o.
when i imagined a soundtrack to my italian vacation i kind of had laura pausini or nek in mind. even though i have their cds in spanish, i envisioned them being even dreamier singing eye-talian. i mean look at him! you don’t get more roman than that – he’s even singing in the coliseum! unfortunately, … More senātus populusque rōmānus.
there is a baby name list saved on my phone with entirely too many names. three of them christian continually deletes and then i re-add them. agnes has been the ongoing fight. i’m pretty sure i’m not going to win this fight, but like fievel learns in the american tail, never say never! so i … More roma.
(in this story robin will be playing the part of pansy-chicken while christian plays the part of fearless hero) i don’t think i had ever heard of the island of capri until christian began planning our trip. it is a short ferry ride from sorrento in the gulf of naples. it was warm and swarming … More the sea that swallowed our clothes.
for years christian has been getting buffalo mozzarella from costco. when he discovered that our costco carried it he was beyond thrilled. he eagerly explained how it was the real deal. how it was imported from italy. how it was delicious. all of his exclamations fell on deaf ears (literally). when i looked at his … More but hera.