We arrived home this past Friday exhausted after a week away in northern Italy (Elliott had a training course in Vicenza outside Venice) and ready to do a mountain of laundry and relax. Well, guess I'd better not complain too much when we just have one baby! Things will get a lot more tiring all the time pretty soon.
By Sunday morning, though, we had recuperated and were glad we'd agreed to join our friends at the beach for the rest of the Labor Day weekend. We've known this couple since soon after we moved to Sigonella and have enjoyed a deepening friendship this spring and summer. Emily and Nathan have a darling 9-month-old daughter named Ava and she and Lena were in total awe of each other. We loved reading in deck chairs at the peaceful hotel, thoughtful conversations over dinner, and building friendships with like-minded people. Thanks for inviting us, Emily and Nathan!
Enjoy some photos below... including my second-on-the-blog-ever belly shot! And Lena giving kisses and examining crabs.