Spanish Steps & Villa Borghese

The first few days we were in Rome I was attending a conference for work, so I missed out on a lot of the family sightseeing.  I had one full day to spend with everyone in the city before we headed to Tuscany, so at breakfast I asked Declan what he wanted to do that day.  He thought for a…

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Lavender By The Bay

On our way out to Rhode Island for 4th of July weekend we decided to drive out along the North Fork of Long Island to visit friends for lunch, and then take the car ferry from Orient Point, NY over to New London, CT and drive the 30 or so minutes to our beach house from there.  A couple of…

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Ciao Roma!

After the curbside barf triage at Heathrow discussed here, we checked in and hopped on our 2.5 hour flight to Rome (sans diaper cream for Bella because Heathrow is the only airport I’ve ever been through that has a super strict 3 oz rule for diaper cream . . . *eye roll*).  But nothing could dampen our spirits as we were heading…

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The Trip That Almost Wasn’t

The first stop on our 2 week European adventure was London – one of my all time favorite cities and one that I am fortunate to have visited a lot for work and play over the years (maybe 20-25 times?).  We took Declan to London with us when he was 5 months old (his first passport stamp!), and this time was…

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An Oasis in Buenos Aires

The weekend after we were in Santa Fe we had another friend’s wedding in another fabulous destination – Buenos Aires!  I actually had an exchange student from Argentina when I was in high school, and the following summer I went down and lived with her family for a few months, which was the last time I was in BA.  I…

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A Weekend in Santa Fe

A few weeks ago, Chris and I went to Santa Fe for the weekend (sans kids) for a friend’s wedding.  I had just gotten back from a work trip to California the day before we left, and when Declan saw me re-packing my suitcase and he realized I was leaving again he said, “But Mommy, I STILL miss you from before!”…

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