Showing posts with label 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2019. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When in Rome pt 2

When the kids keep asking to GO back to Italy, you KNOW it was a good trip. We weren’t there for long! Yet still it left an impression on them :) memories they will have forever.

Our  FULL day in Rome, we spent the day in Vatican City.  See pt 1. <—- 

The next day we slept in and decided to eat breakfast at a restaurant near our place. It’s true what they say... sitting down for breakfast will cost you! It was $60 euros for sandwiches, coffees, and toasted bread. Ha! When in Rome tho! 

After our bellies were full, we hopped in a taxi and went straight to the Colosseum.

A beauty to see in person! We had amazing weather too. 

The lines were long. So we did pay for a skip the line tour. The kids were awesome in the Vatican with a guided tour, but I think we were all a bit more tired than the day before. So we got in and then ditched our tour guide and walked around. The kids got to explore at their own fast pace ha! Plus, we gave the kids, a brief “kid” version of what down in there :/ 

How amazing are my pics tho :) 

These boys were facinated! 

We spent a few hours here taking it all in. 

When traveling with kids, the main thing is, know your kids, know your family. Every family is different, every kid is different. Some do well with fast pace, some don’t, some need snacks every second (my kids) some kids don’t. 
It seems like we covered a lot in just 2.5 days, and we did,  but we actually took our time and didn’t cram it in. We know our kids and we like to take it easy. No rush, no over booking ourselves. A slow pace, so we can take it all in and not feel overwhelmed. 

After the Colosseum I knew the kids were tired. We didn’t want to continue walking too much around the grounds and end up too exhausted for the evening. So instead we hopped on the hop on hop off bus. We didn’t hop off until it was our stop near the  Spanish steps. But in the meantime we learned about all the historical sights a long the way. Mr K was paying close attention and ended up feeding us some of the information later on that night. 

Oh, and don’t forget to buy the kids a little souvenir or something to hold them over a bit longer, ha! They called these mushy balls they bought from a street vendor “doctor pimple poppers” ha! And that was the joke the whole trip. 

Once we hopped off at our stop, we had a little walk to our place. 

A scenic fun walk. 

We took in the calm fresh Rome air and talked about ... dinner of course haha well, gelato first then dinner. 

In Italy, they fill the wine glass right up to the rim! 

Ahhhh take me back! 

One more post to come! Yummy food and last evening in Rome before a 7 day cruise! Sicily! Malta! Spain, France and Genova!  

Friday, April 12, 2019

Catch up

My blog has always been sort of an online album with descriptions of all our memories. I still haven’t decided if I’ll continue on this way or change it up. I do love being able to read back on different stages of our lives and how far we’ve come; hence, growing towards a dream... my 10 years ago self  had many of the things I have today on my vision board! 

Back to being “back” since I missed sooo many months of posting, I’ll quickly add 100 pics below haha!! With short descriptions. Jusssst so I can have them logged here! Haha 
Then the next blog post I want focused on our February family trip. You can see many of the pics on my Instagram too. 

Ok here we go!
August 2018! Baby M turned 3!!!!
 This little 3 year old is full of energy but loves a good cuddle. He’s super sweet and loves singing. Especially Drake songs. Gods plan his fave! 

My birthday is in August too! This year (2018) I had a little weekend getaway with my mom, who shares the same birthday as I, and my sister and aunt! We went to two sisters winery and had soo much fun. I can’t wait to do it again this year! 

This summer we got a boat! Soo many of our weekends and weeknights we were on the water! 

Ok this post might be longer than I thought haha. 

We can’t forget our yearly traditions of camping! 

Last year was even more fun with baby M being older and loving the great outdoors. 

Over the summer we decorated the new home and had many family get togethers. 

We had our thanksgiving day turkey tradition. The kids love making the turkey all together. It’s a whole family event! 

Oh wait, can’t forget that Mr K also started a new school! He was so brave! I was so worried about the switch, but as always he shocked me! He loves his new school. 

Ok where are we. Hmm. Our fam traditions. TFC soccer, great wolf lodge, Santa! Christmas and New Years! 

Kris turned 7!!! It’s been Minecraft everything, everyday! 

Our unfinished backyard has a hill which was the BEST this winter! Soo much fun! 

Great wolf lodge is always so much fun. 

Santa! Haha baby M was still terrified. We all had to sit on Santa. 

Happy New Year! Haha. We hosted NYE at our house and everyone had a blast. 

Winter has been long! And cold! 

As I quickly summed up the last 9 months 🤦🏻‍♀️ I wish I would have blogged each of those moments with more detail! For now I just wanted to get up to date. Although I missed a whole lot! But you try scrolling through thousands of pics haha. Not easy! 

So that leaves me to my next blog post before I get back to regularly posting.

Our 2019 family vacay! 😘😘if you read up until now you are awesome. I’ll be back soon!