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hello! i finished compiling all of the videos from our camera (and phones) into one place from our week in rome, italy last month! gosh, it sure brought back a flood of memories putting this together of moments and tastes and places which already seem foggy over here in my memory. so so thankful for the easiness of whipping out a phone on occasion and having it hold onto a memory for me (and my children) so we can have it forever. a lot of the footage is shaky because josh and i we often attempting to do most of this with one hand, but this shaky stuff is the good stuff. ;)

it always feels like a lot of work putting together a video when we go on a trip (or anytime, really! my hands often feel preoccupied with babies…. or gelato), but my kids really love looking back and rewatching these videos over and over again (as do i!) and that makes me happy. watching our videos back have sparked other memories from them that i never recorded, but seeing a part of the experience months or years later sometimes triggers something else in their little minds and all of the sudden eleanor or samson are talking about the puddle someone jumped in or that time we swam in the hotel pool or when someone kept making a silly echo sound on a tour! it makes me feel like this is worth it, when they hold onto these and build on them on their own! i am very thankful. this trip couldn’t have been better and i will hold it near and dear forever and ever.

i tried to add some text to this video to call out anything we did or ate that is worth jotting down! there were several places we ate and loved that i didn’t record though, so i will post more details in terms of links to everything in my post with photos for anyone interested.

happy weekend!

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  2. Ángela

    Love the vídeo! How do you put the vídeos together and the music? Which programme do you use? Thanks!

  3. Gem Sills

    Beautiful video Naomi. Xx

  4. Rosemary

    Oh, I looooved this video….gee, it looked like you were having such a great trip. And the food! Mama Mia! Thanks for this little journey to Italy – simply delightful!❤️

  5. Kathie

    Why have you stopped posting where clothes are from?

  6. Lindsey

    While watching this video I just think about what your kiddos are going to say about all of your travels when they’re older and have families of their own. I’m certain they will tell everyone about their wonderful trips and memories. You’re giving them such amazing life experiences and perspectives. Thank you for sharing!


  7. Zainab

    Amazing video.. Lovely moments..
    I love it♥️👌🏻

  8. I love that you are traveling with young children too! Fabulous video! Wow, I’m sure it was a HUGE project to put it together. Thanks for sharing! ☺️
    Brings back memories of my own trip to Rome last year. 😊

  9. Manuela

    Beautiful video! ❤️
    I have one question. I think the very very best thing you guys ever did on here were the Let’s Chat videos. (Just rewatched the parenting one and again loved it so much. So much good and relatable advice!) So, will there be any more of those? (Yes, please!)

  10. Jennifer M McCombs

    Where is your fanny pack from ? I have been looking for ions and can’t find one that resonates with me…

    Thank you.

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  12. Jennie

    Absolutely adorable! The kids adapt to travel and new environments so quickly. Kuddddos to mom and dad for raising such grounded kids, showing them the world fearlessly, appreciating life one day at a time, and for loving one another with eyes wide open.