Greg, Jen and Julia
|Greg, Jen and Julia|
|Me and Jen on her…errr, our wedding day|
One morning, Jen asked Greg while he was shaving..."since you always talk about new adventures, why don't we move to Italy?" After about five minutes of contemplation, I answered "yes" and a plan was born.
It was an easy decision because of a fortunate support system. Jen has family spread throughout northern Italy. Her father is Italian and as a result, she has a dual citizenship. Her parents have a beautiful condo they were generous enough to "loan" us, which really made this all possible.
We put our careers on hold and seized an opportunity to learn about a new culture and experience everything Italy has to offer. But our main motivation was the hope that our daughter will benefit the most from this trip.
WELL, THEN YOU MUST SPEAK THE LANGUAGE?
No... but we're trying. Some may say we're pazzo (crazy) for doing this, but we've heard that it's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.
WHY THE BLOG?
We really did start this with our family in mind. Even though Jen is good about sending quick emails, we thought a better place to collect and share our stories would be a blog. Plus, we get the added benefit of a "virtual journal" for our time abroad. Since we've picked up more readers than initially expected (thank you) we are doing our best to step it up!
|I admit it… I think I look cool here|
|Two blonds travel to Italy...|