Rome: It’s like Chicago but older

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Today we land in Rome and I must admit this city far exceeded my expectations in the three days we explored it. I was excited for Rome because I knew Matt would be really excited for Rome. Why do you ask? In the short six years we’ve known each other, I’ve come to learn that my new […]

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Wedding Snapshots: Getting Ready

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I know we’re due to travel to Rome today but I thought I’d take a break from honeymooning to share a few wedding photos with you. We just received the cutest little package in the mail this week from our wedding photographers, Wright Photographs, and while you can see how beautiful their work is below, I […]

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Florence: Day 2: Under the Tuscan Sun

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It’s Day 2 in Florence and you’re up early and ready to head out for a hike. And even though you packed enough workout clothes for nearly every day of your trip, you find yourself in them for the first time in over a week. You make a mental note to wear less luon when you get […]

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Florence: Day 1: A ridiculous amount of renaissance art

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Today we kick off a two-day tour of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, home to Michaelangelo’s “David” and checking the box on everything I expected Tuscany to be. In just an hour or so on a high-speed train we arrived in Florence (Firenze) and made our way from the train station across the Ponte Vecchio bridge to Hotel […]

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Visiting Venice: Day 2

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It’s day 2 in Venice and by now you’ve established that a day well spent begins with a cappuccino and a chocolate croissant. To give you a little history on Venice. Years ago, ok centuries, the Venetians decided that a big old swamp with a few islands looked suitable for establishment of a city. So […]

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April Showers

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It’s wedding season! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all getting together for bridal showers and bachelorette parties every other weekend? Truth is it’s been a while since we all got together to celebrate a wedding. That’s why Matt and I decided to be the last. You know, to build the suspense and excitement. […]

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springing into summer

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Hey guys. Sarah here. I figured since I’m paying to rent space here on the interwebs, I should make a concerted effort to chat with you guys a little more often. So here I am. Let’s chat. Matt and I attended our last marriage prep workshop yesterday. Thanks be to God. Because what are sunny 80 […]

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The angry ants go marching

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They say everyone is nicer in the south. And between the ‘bless your hearts’ and the homemade sweet tea, it’s hard to argue with them. But I’ll tell you one thing that’s not nice in the south. Fire ants. Let me set the scene for you. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 80 degrees and […]

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Very Berry French Toast

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We decided to mix up our Sunday routine and go to a later mass today. I know what your thinking. Real crazy life we are living these days. Truth is, since we moved in, we’ve been going to an early mass so we could get to the beach each Sunday. Matt’s family was in town most of […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

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Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie (one week late) Day! Did you know that last Thursday was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Yeah me neither. But a funny thing happens to a girl when she realizes she missed one of the most important cookie days of the year. She can’t stop thinking about chocolate chip cookies for […]

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