Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ciao Italia!

Oh my! Italy is everything I thought it would be, times 10. Our trip here was ridiculously easy, and our friend Molly was waiting for us at the airport. It was an amazingly beautiful drive from the airport to their house. We got to Italy mid-morning and it's currently 6 PM on Saturday evening, so we've had two full days here. The town we're in, Asolo, is just like every small Italian town you see in the movies. Old men working in their vineyards, lots of people on bicycles, wild drivers, winding cobble streets. It really is such a magical place. Today we went to a factory where they make tons of pottery and dishes--they make all of Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma's stuff. They also make Tiffany's stuff, and I got a Tiffany's platter and bowl that retailed at Tiffany's for $90 and $95 respectively. I paid $37 for both pieces. Happy vacation to me!

My mom is finally used to the fact that we are in Italy and not, as she thought we were going to be, in a cabin in Branson. fWe're having a ball. The only downside is that Ethan got a stomach bug the day we left, and Abby got a BLACK EYE at school when she fell on the playground! My poor babies. Luckily, they happen to have the best father in the world, so they probably don't even notice that I'm gone.

I have so much more to say, but I'm hogging the computer so I'll stop for now. There will be much more when I get back, though--I'll have lots more to tell, and some great photos, too. However, that will have to wait for another day--I have some pasta to eat!

10 comments:

Miss Brown said...

I'm so jealous! Tell Molly and the family I said hello. You should really have a show and tell when you all get back. Have fun! Ciao!

Mandy said...

I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear more and see some pictures. Still no news on the job front :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear you are having so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it and see the pictures!

Erin

Anonymous said...

That is solid, Nancy B. I am happy for you. Autumn told us the story of how the surprise went. Do you realize that MY mother would have had a heart attack. She wouldn't have been able to go, that would have put her in the hospital... Anyway it sounds like you are having the typical, amazing, glorious Italy experience, but hurry back; the office is pretty quiet.
-Logan

Anonymous said...

Jealous, Jealous, Jealous!!! You had me at "Im in Italy", but you REALLY got me with "I paid $37 for both"! Have fun! Arrivederci!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! You had me at "I'm in Italy", but you REALLY got me with "I only spent $37.00"!!! Have fun! Arrivederci!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! You had me at "I'm in Italy", but you REALLY got me with "I only spent $37.00"!!! Have fun! Arrivederci!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Uh, if you can't tell, this is only the second time I have left a comment. Technically the 4th, since I posted the first one three times!!! I'm such a fool!!!

Jen

Anonymous said...

It's soooo good to hear that you are having a wonderful time!! (and that your mother didn't have a coronary when you told her the truth!!) I wish I could have gone to the pottery place with you, I wouldn't have been so good to get only 2 pieces!!!! Can't wait to see all the pictures and hear about the rest of your trip!! God Bless You!!

Kori

Outnumbered said...

I am just feeling sorry for Matt and the sick kids you left behind. Has anyone else even given him a second thought? Matt, I feel your "pain." I think she owe you a weekend at Big Cedar Lodge or another trip to Vegas!!