italy, we love you.

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we have loved our first few days here in sicily.
such charming little towns filled with beautiful history and the kindest people.
heading up north today. see you soon, roma!
  1. Melissa

    These photos are so beautiful! I would love to visit Italy someday.

    <3 Melissa

  2. I love Italy. Take me back!

    Also that picture with the sunglasses is just precious.

  3. I can't wait to visit Italy one day! I hope you guys are having a wonderful time. [And by the looks of it you are!]

  4. I never tire of Italy. So happy to see you and the family are having such a lovely time!

  5. Glad to see you are having a great time! My husband used to live in Italy serving an LDS mission and wants to go back, but is afraid that we can't any time soon because we are having a baby this month and it would be "too hard" to go with a little one. I am curious to know how you are managing and if you have any tips for others wanting to do the same thing!

  6. Kelly

    E seriously makes the best faces. So expressive. I bet she's got personality for days! :)

  7. Lindsay

    Love the sunglasses pic! So cute. Italy looks beautiful.

  8. Rossana

    are you in my city, Palermo???? all Italy is beautiful, but Sicily is the best!!!

  9. Beautiful pics! How much I miss Italy! Have fun!!!

  10. Naomi please take that fourth picture, blow it up in size, as big as you can and cover a whole wall with it, maybe in the nursery or in the living room. It is priceless! Have a blast you adventurous four :)

  11. You can't go wrong with Italy! I have been a gazillion times and I never get sick of going!

  12. Oh, it looks amazing!! My family is from Sicily – I'd LOVE to visit one day. Glad you guys are having a wonderful time!

  13. these pictures are beautiful! i love the 3rd one down… such divas. hahaha.

  14. absolutely swoon-worthy.

  15. Marie

    Aawww love the 2 photos of your young children :)) they look so cute with the sunglasses!

  16. These photos are lovely!!!! I am so jealous of your travels. Living in NYC – holidaying in Rome! Hope you're having a marvellous time :)

  17. you are such amazing parents and people. i admire you so for traveling with your babies and making it a family vacation. you will have these memories forever. and even throw E and S are probably too little to remember this amazing family vacation , they will look back on the pictures and remember just how much their parents love them.

    my parents took us on every.single. vacation they went on. and i am so incredibly grateful for that even if i was too little to remember or during my teenage years when i thought i was way too cool for my parents. i have such amazing memories and we are such a closer family because of it i think

  18. gorgeous pics! the kids look so cute in their shades :-)

  19. Hilary

    Samson is so cute in the second picture of him running. His little belly hanging out! I know you're having a wonderful time! I want to go back so bad someday. I love that you travel with your kids. Nothing stopping you guys from traveling. Whenever I hear someone say "your life is over once you have kids" I always think of your family and know that it is possible to travel and do things with little ones. I remind my husband that some times (I've got baby fever bad, but he's just not there with me yet). Enjoy the rest of your trip and be safe!

  20. Vala Z

    beautiful pictures

  21. ali

    when you make it up to the cinque terre be sure to pop into this charming little town called levanto. they have some of the most beautiful streets, the BEST foccaccia, and a pesto laboratory.

    read about it here

  22. MEl :)

    looks like you are having an amazing time! such beautiful pictures of your sweet family

  23. Your children need to be models. Seriously, they are gorgeous! So jealous you are in Italy..have fun! <3

  24. Jess

    Where's Samson's outfit from? I love it

  25. Michelle

    Your pictures are amazing, and I am so jealous you are in Italy right now! Your family is way too cute!

  26. oh my, I'm italy-lover and I'm so jealous!

    have a great time!

  27. Teresa

    Cant wait for more pictures!!!! I lived in Italy for the first 13 years of my life..childhood was a dream!

  28. JEALOUS> Have an amazing trip with your littles!

  29. Patience

    you are getting some awesome pics!! You should totally use them to update your blog banner :)!!

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  31. I love Italy! Getting married in wintery Rome was the most magical adventure I have ever encountered. And all those ravioli dumplings surely kept me satisfied after eating them so many. Brilliant trip, enjoy!!!

  32. shayla.

    everything about this is perfect!

  33. Kathryn

    lovely captures! I especially love 2 & 6. :)

  34. Corinne

    Beautiful photos! Glad to see you are having a good time.

  35. Joy

    Wow is the only word I can think of. I'm so glad you your family made time to go in this trip. It is one that will definitely stay with you forever!

  36. Sonja

    Hahaha Eleanor is the best, that's so cute!
    The photos are incredibly, looks like such a perfect vacation!

  37. Leah

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  38. Leah

    Beautiful pictures! Enjoy your trip, it looks amazing.

  39. Lisa

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  40. Erica

    Your beautiful photos take my breath away! I love the one of the Volkswagen bug. My dad used to drive one of those in the exact same robin’s egg blue as the one in your photograph. I hope to drive one just like it when I get my license.