Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thicker Than Water

Ciao Lovelies,

In front of my mom's old house in the Italian mountains

Over Easter weekend, I traveled to Emilia-Romagna to visit cousins I haven't seen since 2007 and relatives that I haven't seen since I was eight years old. I was most excited for this weekend and was planning it since February, using my mom to help me translate e-mails since my Italian is very broken and my cousin, who I am staying with, speaks broken English. Stepping off the train, I was excited and nervous. Two hours into the visit, I was exhausted; my brain literally hurt from trying to translate the Italian into English, comping up with a response and then translating it from English to Italian. I was also extremely overwhelmed knowing that even though I haven't seen or spoken to my relatives in years, I was a welcomed guest and treated like royalty. This weekend was one for the memory books.
The town where my relatives live

Only in Italy would you find fresh ravioli pasta in an ice cream freezer

I remember this from when I was eight year old!

Mom's house :)

The view outside my mom's old house
I'm sorry for all of the scenic pictures. The one above was the only picture that did not have family members in it.
Eternally yours,


Abby said...

How lucky to have Italian relatives, esp ones who live in such a picturesque place. GORGEOUS!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

That looks like so much fun! And wow your mom grew up in such a beautiful place

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That must have been quite the visit and what a picturesque place!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Cafe Fashionista said...

Don't apologize for the scenic pictures - I love them! I seriously want to live here. Everything is so quaint, charming, and peaceful! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow these pics are awesome!

Maddy said...

I know the feeling! Even though I speak Spanish fairly well, it's difficult for me to express myself as well I can in English. So when I visit family, I struggle with some words and phrases :) Glad you had a lovely time though! And that you didn't leave Italy without seeing your family again!

Fashionistable said...

I love Italy it is my favourite country. You lucky girl. Xxxx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh there is still so much traveling that i want to do. the countryside looks so wonderful!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You are so incredibly lucky! I always wish I have Italian relatives! Your mom's house looks so wonderful and I love the last picture! The view is fabulous and I could just stay there all day! xoxoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks so mystical and magical! I hope you had a good weekend and you get to see your mom soon!