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Florence: you took my breath away 

After three very full days in Rome we moved on to Florence. The train ride there went pretty well because the girls took a nice nap.  On our first day in Florence we bought tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus and made our way to Piazza Michelangelo. The view of the city is… Continue reading Florence: you took my breath away 

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Italy – packing and the trip 

After the luggage debacle that was our last international family trip, the one thing my husband kept saying to me when we booked our Italy trip was to pack lightly. Because back in 2014 when we traveled to Japan with Celeste who was 2 years and 4 months at the time, I think I may… Continue reading Italy – packing and the trip 

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The beginning of a family tradition

Montecito Sequioa Lodge was everything and more. I loved it for its comfortable simplicity and reminder of what’s truly beautiful in life. Family. Connection. Nature. No TV. No internet.  As we began our departure from Orange County and 45 minutes into our 7 hour car drive we heard Celeste’s voice from the back seat “why… Continue reading The beginning of a family tradition