Our Time In Italy Is Nearly Over

A month has already passed and we will soon be flying home. Julia has absolutely loved her vacation here with her Italian family… so I’ll let her tell you about some of her favorite parts.

Julia says:

I’ve had so much fun here in Italy. I love having a huge yard with a swing and lots of room for my favorite thing — playing soccer with my Auntie Mary-Lynn. (Nobody is as fun at playing ball as Auntie Mary-Lynn.)

On the Swing Soccer with Auntie Mary-Lynn

Another thing I’ll miss is picking and eating fresh cherries and strawberries with my Nonno.

Picking Berries Eating Berries

NonnaAnd of course, I’ll miss my Nonna! She’s so much fun and makes us yummy food to eat.

All of my Italian family is tons of fun. My daddy has two sisters and a brother — Auntie Lisa, Auntie Mary-Lynn and Uncle Brian. And my Nonno and Nonna have tons of brothers and sisters and so there are too many Zia’s and Zio’s to even count. (Zia and Zio mean Aunt and Uncle.)

All of my relatives here play with me and always make me laugh — even though some of them speak funny — Mommy says they’re speaking Italian. (But luckily Nonno, Nonna, Auntie Lisa, Auntie Mary-Lynn and Uncle Brian all speak normally.)

Julia Laughing Julia Laughing More

But I think who I’ll miss the most is my baby cousin Emily. I call her Emmie. (She doesn’t talk at all… not even in Italian!) Here’s a picture of me teaching her about “piggies going to market”.

Julia and Emily

On Monday we’ll be getting back on the airplane to go home. I like airplanes, but I don’t like sitting still in my seat. Mommy tries to give me lots of toys to play with, but all I want to do is run up and down the aisles. I get to sometimes, but it’s hard because the flight attendants are always in the way serving other people drinks and stuff.

I also love looking out the window, but I tend to make a big fuss during take off and landing because I want to stand in my seat to see out the window, but mommy says it isn’t safe and I have to sit down.

So very soon the airplane will take us up, up, up and then down, down, down and then we’ll land with a boom, and we’ll be home.

Bye for now,


  1. says

    How cute. I know you’ve had a great time and are torn between returning home and staying with family. My DDs name is Emily and her cousin, Andrew, always called her Emmie when they were little. Cute!

  2. says

    Sounds like she had a blast and what wonderful memories to take home with you! The pictures are absolutely amazing, I especially like the one of her laughing! :)

    Oh how I wish I could go to Italy… now.

    Hope you had a safe flght home!

  3. says

    You look like you are having so much fun! What a wonderful opportunity to visit Italy and see your family!!! I am 1/2 Italian and always wondered what Italy is like. You are so blessed to have visited there. Enjoy the remainder of your time there and have a safe trip home. :)


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