Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm Back!

Well hello LOVELY friends!

It has been SOOOO long. How is everyone??
Man, I feel like I've missed so much!
This blog world is fantastic, and I've missed you guys and reading about your adventures!

But, I REALLY am finally back to the blogging world, and I look forward to writing about the Adventures of Jon and Steph, again. I definitely look forward to stopping by your blogs and seeing what ya'll have been up to.

Without further ado, here's what we have been up to:
For my Facebook friends, you might have already seen these pictures, but here they are again.

My parents arrived on Thursday the 17th.

We went to Limburg, Germany, on Friday...

and left for Italy on Saturday. We visited Venice, Murano, Sesto Fiorentino (just outside of Florence,) Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples, and Pompeii. It was a long, but fantastic 10 days in Italy. We ate great food and drank good wine. I have over 800 pictures to look through, but I'll start with our trip to Venice.

We arrived in Venice around noon, hopped on a vaporetto:


and rode around the island.



We arrived at our stop near Saint Mark's Square
and
headed to our apartment. Here are a few shots along the way.


After dropping our luggage off at our apartment,
we made our way to
Saint Mark's Square,
and walked around Venice.


Saint Mark's Square

Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica

Downtown and Rialto Bridge

View from Rialto
After a wonderful walk around Venice we finally stopped at a restaurant for dinner. We all had pasta, pizza and wine. It was an incredible day. We were truly blessed to be able to visit Italy.

I'll be back soon to post more pictures from Murano and our next day in Venice.
Hope you all enjoyed the pictures!

Have a wonderful Friday! and enjoy your weekend!


21 comments:

Young Mom/Wife said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks/sounds like an amazing trip.

Maggie Whitley said...

Hey Steph!
That is so great you went on all those adventures with your fam! Looks awesome and I'm sure it was a great, great trip :)

Glad to have you back! I miss all your movie recommendations and dog sitting stories ;)

Gussy

Annie said...

wow, venice looks beautiful!! now i want to go!!!
sounds like you had a great trip! looking forward to seeing more photos :)
have a great weekend girly! :)

lola said...

I am so green with jealousy right now. Gorgeous pictures, as always. I can't wait to see the Murano pictures.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay!!! You're back!!!!!!! Those pictures look great! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.

katie + bret said...

WELCOME BACK!! Just those handful of pictures are AMAZING - I can only imagine how the rest will be!! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!!

JG said...

Beautiful pictures! Italy looks amazing! Glad to have you back :) Did you hear Sam is still out indefinitely? But Landry is doing a great job, so I'm not too disappointed.

Grand Pooba said...

the colors in your pictures just pop!

I love it! I'm so glad you're back!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Welcome back! I love all the photos. They are gorgeous!!

. Becca . said...

Woohoo! Hello! :)
Great pics, have a lovely weekend, sistah!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Wow, so pretty and seems so calm and peaceful! Glad your back!

lesley living life said...

Hey girlie!!

You always have such great pictures, I'm jealous of all you get to see ;)

Glad to hear you're doing well!

Katie said...

Beautiful Pictures as always! I'm so glad you are back!! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Abbie said...

Oh wow Steph! The pictures are incredible! I've got to hop on FB and check out the rest of them!

I bet you had such a great time, but it's always good to be home:)

Glad to have you back!

tootie said...

I love seeing your pictures! It sounds like it was a fun trip - so glad!

valerie said...

Oh my gosh.....such beautiful pictures.
I know it was a trip you'll always remember.
I so want to go there one day.
I did enjoy the pictures.
(I've been looking at the ones on facebook too)
Tell Jon hello!

Lo said...

This looks like the best stop! I love Venice. I've always wanted to go there. I really enjoy your photos. I love seeing where you go next.

In this wonderful life... said...

what an AMAZING TIME!

msprimadonna67 said...

As always, your travel pictures are just amazing!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay welcome back!!! your pics are gorgeous!! what an incredible trip!=)