visiting the parmigiano-reggiano cheese factory in parma, italy!

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something that we did years ago when eleanor was 1 and samson was only 5 months, was visit a parmigiano-reggiano factory in parma, italy together. it’s something we talk about frequently ever since as well, since our 3 older kids request parmigiano-reggiano cheese with all their pastas, and something we have stocked in our fridge even if we’re running low on everything else....

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making pasta in florence, italy!

we have been in florence the last few days as we’ve continued our adventure in italy. i have been to florence only one other time, but it is perhaps my favorite city in italy and it’s been such a treat to get to be back here with my family. yesterday, our family took a little pasta making class at a small restaurant in the city and we had so much fun!...

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tennis, tennis, tennis!

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one of our favorite traditions each year is attending the us open! we’ve been going since before all these babies happened and the kids have been joining in and coming with us since they were just a few years old! we really aren’t a family that does much when it comes to sports, but tennis is something we all love to follow and our kids have enjoyed playing on and off over the past few years. ...

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on choosing our children’s names…

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today i’m sharing how we chose all of our little ones’ names (no, we didn’t name samson after the regina spektor song!), thoughts on baby names in general, middle names, nicknames… the works! this can be such a fun topic, but it’s also so personal! there is definitely not one way to go about picking a name or naming a baby and that’s what makes the whole ordeal so fascinating....

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throw back thursday: a weekend from 2013

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i don’t know what it is about blog archives, but i absolutely love them. i love how this blog started out almost ten years ago by me uploading my wedding photos and also some photos from our first few months of marriage into a blogspot site so my mom and sisters could see them. crazy to think how far blogging has come, with social media now too, and how fortunate we feel for the opportunities and adventures we’ve been able to experience and document as well as having all of you here over the years with us....

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