Jun 16, 2014

oh the blissful life

hi! i've been MIA over here. but my life is so happy right now!
but i know that I want to remember this past week forever, so an update WILL come. soon[ish]
& more for me than anything else

PLUS i still have updates from italy that I want to wrap up!
so…. if I ever get a chance to catch my breathe (which might be hard since i'm on a cloud 9)
then ill for sure be catching this little space up with my life lately.

Jun 4, 2014

cinque terre arrival

cinque terre.
you guys, it's as dreamy and unreal as you think it would be.
We arrived Friday evening after traveling from Pisa, got settled in our camp. 
[yes, i said camp]
and went out exploring a little bit before bed! We went to the beach, got gelato, and walked around the cute little town we were staying in.

Umm… k who knew a dalmatian would steal my heart. 

thats right… camp La Sfinge!!
haha! felt kiiiiind of a bit like girls camp for a little minute there.

our scorpion-free hut for the weekend,
and yes there were a few girls who found actual scorpions in theirs. EW.
buuuuut not complaining cause.. CINQUE.

fyi pronounced: CHINK-WAY

this was the beginning of one of my favorite weekends ever.
LOVE the cinque terre. GO THERE.
Seriously the beauty we had in store for our next day was to die for!! 
[just wait til i get around to posting the pics people!]


P I S A 

Well folks the rumors are true, it really does lean! 
[i'm doing a little bit of back tracking to get caught up on pics] Last Friday we got up for an early train ride out to Pisa and spent a couple hours in the square of miracles, and of course took every possible tourist picture of pretending to hold up THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA.

and then from Pisa… our group headed off to cinque. one of the best weekends on record :)


day two in Venice, 
complete with a gondola ride down the beautiful peaceful canals of this city. 
Have i mentioned how much i love it here yet??

[also, wishing charissa was my boyfriend because holy cow could this place get any more romantic?]

i have a thing for donuts.^

Jun 3, 2014


I'm super behind on pictures up here, so i'm gonna go ahead and jump ahead because we got into Venice yesterday, and it is incredible. 
i'll get around to catching up with everything in between eventually :)

It's hard to believe i'm IN Venice. I feel like i'm in a movie no kidding. 
And, as Steve would say you really can't take a bad picture, every inch you turn to is just beautiful.
I seriously sit there and watch couples on romantic gondola rides and think… this is for real!! 

Our time here is short… HOW did this past month already fly by?? But I know i'm gonna soak up every last second of it as much as I can! 

<Water taxi riding. [venice is made up of 118 little islands ps]

<don't even ask me how many of these gelato things i've had.. cause nope i'm not telling!

<picture cause twinning!

<Our cutest hotel… by far the nicest one we've stayed at. Save the best for last!

Ooh there will definitely be more to come from Venice.

This trip has been AMAZING. you guys. i'm so blessed to experience this.