Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella

Yes, I have been AWOL. I apologize. It would seem that everyone that I know  was in Europe last week. Except for me that is.

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piazza colonna rome

My sweet daughter and son-in-law were on a much deserved 10 day tour of Italy. I still haven’t heard all of the stories and can’t wait.

Looks like they were having fun though wouldn’t you say?

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Do all cars in Italy come with a dashboard rooster?

They enjoyed more cooking classes with her friends at Chiggi Palace, a lot of this

lunch in tuscany flikr

lunch in tuscany flikr

and I feel sure some of this:


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Bobby Mc was arriving  in style in a water taxi at Venice.

Bobby McAlpine

Bobby McAlpine


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Rachel sent these from Paree:



and there were two more friends besides this. Did I miss the memo???

So what, you ask, was I up to while all of this world travel was taking place?

I did a bit of traveling myself and, yes, congratulations are in order.

I survived my first solo 3 hour road trip with a two year old and a three year old.

They were actually very good except for the last 45 minutes when I threw all rules out the window and ignored the fact that she was writing all over her body with a black marker. Hey, she was quiet! We held “Gigi Camp” at my Daddy’s this year adding, in the process, 4 more children to the mix. Yep. You heard me right. 6 kiddos for 7 days. Now you know why I was AWOL. Any extra moment I could  find I was SLEEPING.

The arts and crafts this year were a major hit. Ask me, I will share. And thank you Pinterest for your input. It was awesome.



All aboard the Gigi train for ice cream.


Why just have treats when you can have happy treats ?


We celebrated June birthdays.

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And ate Daddy out of house and home… at least they did. The adults didn’t have time to eat.

This face sums it up.

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Another successful year.

Now, back to work. Ciao!

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1 Comment
  • Cindy-
    You have been one busy lady!!
    Um- I didn’t get the memo either! WOuld love to be in Venice or Paris!

    June 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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