So I thought I should give a few disclaimers for my next eleven or so days of blogging. First off, we are on vacation in Italy so I will be sharing our adventures. If you’re not a fan of vacations or Italy, then you might not want to follow which is totally fine. I love to blog about our vacations and life really for that matter, because if I didn’t, I would never remember all the different things that we did. Secondly, this might seem strange, but when I go on vacation, I never bring my big DSLR cameras with me. You might think that I would since I work as a professional photographer, but really that is the reason that I don’t. When I’m on vacation, I like to be on vacation, so funny enough, the pictures you see will have been taken on my old iPhone 5C. And finally, if you’re wondering, one of my favorite things ever is to travel with my husband. And that is what we save for and do and this is the beginning of our adventures…

So, we have arrived safe and sound and are in Montecatini Terme which is a beautiful part of Tuscany in Italy.  On Thursday, we took a red eye out of JFK and flew into Milan arriving on very little sleep but with great excitement to be back in Italy.  My incredible husband rented and drove the tiniest midsize car I’ve seen for four hours through incredibly beautiful towns and snow covered mountains and finally we arrived into Tuscany.  We dropped our bags and the car off at the hotel and caught a quick nap before venturing out to explore.

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As we walked, I marveled at the beauty of the fall foliage in contrast to the many palm trees that they have here.

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It took us about four minutes to fall in love with the town we are staying in for the next week.  Italy is an incredibly beautiful country and we cannot wait to just soak it all in.

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We got pizza for dinner, and I had to smile when I noticed the napkins had a sweet reminder of home on them.

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Speaking of home, I guess that’s another disclaimer I should mention.  Our kids are currently at home, with Jeremy’s parents and while we will miss them, I know this time will be so good for us as a couple.  I’ve learned over the years that anything we invest into our marriage ultimately benefits them, because it strengthens our whole family, so it’s kind of a win, win.

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So that mostly wraps up our first day.  It’s currently 8:11 pm here and I am heading  to bed to try to get used to the new time difference as quickly as possible.  Thank you for sharing in our adventures and goodnight for now.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

2 comments

  1. I’m headed to Florence in September for immersion and it was so exciting to see you having fun in the same vicinity! It’ll be my first European trip and I’m super excited! Keep up the wonderful blogs!

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