We got Noah a first words book, but in Italian. The book is huge, almost as tall as he is. It is a great vocabulary resource for all of us! Our car got fixed this week, so hooray, we have two cars again! Well, briefly, until the other one goes back to the mechanic after… Continue reading Friday’s pieces 12/30
Oh 2016, what a year it has been! This is kind of a replacement for Christmas cards, since the cards I ordered still aren’t here. However, a few extremely lucky people will get a card, probably around Valentine’s Day. How festive! January 2016 started out with a miracle. As we were driving home from Idaho,… Continue reading 2016 photo year in review
I hope you had a very blessed Christmas, and may 2017 bring you much joy!
As part of our week of holiday activities, we went to the town of Salerno this week. The whole town was decked out in Christmas lights, each neighborhood with a different theme. The park had storybook scenes from Pinocchio, Aladdin, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. We also watched some fun movies like Elf and… Continue reading Friday’s pieces 12/23
It’s six days until Christmas! Do you like my nativity set? It has a Pulcinella, the traditional Neapolitan joker-like character. He’s bringing a pizza… he’s useful like that. Mary was probably hungry, ya know? Santa is also included. I saw a skit once about Santa worshiping the baby Jesus and it struck me as very… Continue reading Christmas favorites
On Wednesday, a bunch of us got together to sew blankets for the kids in a local orphanage for Christmas. It was such a neat experience to get to take part in that! I made five blankets, and this was my favorite. We had an office Christmas party on Saturday at somebody’s house downtown. On… Continue reading Friday’s pieces 12/16
Do you know what one of my favorite parts of winter is? Soup. What is better on a cold evening than a nice, warm bowl of soup? Add in some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a winner. It is so comforting and so versatile. It can be healthy, or not. (Hello, cream soups!) It… Continue reading Nine winter soups