Wednesday, October 16, 2013

9-2013 Tuscany (Lucca and Massa), Italy

In September, my side of the family got together in Lucca. This was such a wonderful experience! Besides playing in the garden and laying out by the pool, my favorite part of this trip was the site seeing. Many of my relatives are from this region of Italy. My grandfather was born in Massa and many of my family members worked in the marble quarry. And, my great-grand-mother was born in Lucca. Such a fun family history trip!
Marble quarry, yummy food by papi Gigi!,and a beautiful coastline!

Massa top left, and the crazy frenchies/italianos!

8-2013 Colmar, Riquewihr, and Switzerland

During the Matt's holiday break we decided to meet my sister in Colmar, France. This is such a beautiful part of France.

After this visit, we headed to Switzerland where we camped out in Kandersteg for a few days visiting this part of the country. Absolutely gorgeous! By far my favorite!

7-2013 Utah and California--Family Time!

Seneca and I were able to get in a quick trip to the states to visit family....a much needed visit! It had been almost two years since our last visit!
Family time with Matt's side. ( Matt's sister took more pics, but forgot to get them from her)

Seni's cousin, Zara's yoga birthday party! Such a fun idea!

Boat ride through Balboa.

Family time! Paella from papi Gigi...

6-2013 Sisteron and Marseille (FR), Pisa, Florence, Amalfi Coast, and Rome

Matt's parents came into town for a few weeks for the very first time so, we tried to get in as much site seeing as we could.
Sisteron. (The picture on the bottom running out of gas on the Autoroute)

Marseille, Notre Dame

Pisa, and Florence

Amalfi Coast




Monday, May 20, 2013

5-2013 Trip-Haribo, Parc National des Cevennes, Narbonne, Carcassonne

Over the holiday break in May we went to the following:

Haribo Candy factory

La Bambouseraie
That evening we stayed in this beautiful renovated chateau.
The next day we went to "les grottes des demoiselles"

Then we headed to Narbonne for lunch.
the picture on the left is the old road that went from Spain to Italy.

The next day we visited awesome!

5-2013 Randonnée-Foret de Pelissier

Today was another holiday (Pentecost). So we decided to go on a hike in the mountains just behind our house.

5-2013 Old Garden, New Garden

When we first moved in we had a rock garden. 

After buying dirt and planting seed, we finally have grass. Yahoo! Matt mowed it today for the first time.

Seni is so happy!