Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Plans

Our family is having a unique summer experience.
8 weeks.

It's completely thrilling and exciting and slightly terrifying all at the same time.
I'm dying to see the architecture and taste the food and hang with the kids and do nothing.
But it's daunting to be together for so long and what if they fight and please don't let us lose anyone.

June has been a whirlwind.  
Since we don't get back till August 23, I've packed 
summer into one month along with end of school.  
And now I do need a vacation.

We've been to the dentist and optometrist.  Haircuts are done.
School supplies bought.

A pile for each kid with a list of what we need to add in fall.

Our itinerary has been booked for quite awhile.  It's hard to be spontaneous with a family of 6 when it comes to sleeping arrangements.  We can be pretty easy going about our activities though.

We will be packing carry on luggage only.
A challenge, but fun.  The kids are all backpacking,

and I am suitcasing.

We will be staying in:
a village north of Florence
a village south of Lake Garda
the Cinque Terre
Northern Ireland

The first time they flew they were pretty excited.
And that was just on the bus to the airport...

They've flown once since but not on a big plane and not across an ocean.  
I can't wait to watch them experience everything!
The countdown is on...we leave in ONE WEEK TODAY!

I will be blogging as much as I can and instagramming even more.
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