August 23, 2008

hmmm… what to do

Filed under: Italy — laurenwenker @ 3:20 pm

I was sitting around this afternoon when I heard a weird popping noise outside. I wasn’t too concerned because we are used to hearing fireworks set off. After about 10 minutes I looked out the window.. and there was a raging fire. Hmmmm, what do I do? It occurred to me that I had no idea how to contact the Naples fire department. Like every other Italian that had noticed the fire, I just stood there and watched. Somewhat unfazed by the blaze only feet from my house, after about 15 minutes I started to wonder if I should take Rosco and get the heck out of here. Nahhh, I just stood there taking pictures. Crazy how I would just stand there! But, I figured if there was a real threat the Italians would have left my neighborhood. Curious to see what would happen, I remained outside on my balcony for the 45 minutes it took a teeny little fire truck to arrive. All in all, it was very interesting. If Josh were here he would have loved to have watched this go down.

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August 20, 2008

Looking good!

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenwenker @ 10:46 am

Josh received the Navy Commendation Medal today!

August 19, 2008

for those who enjoy country music

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenwenker @ 11:30 am

I recently found a friend of mine from high school. She is a very talented singer who lives in Nashville. If you like country music… check her out!

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=53106907

August 15, 2008

It’s been a year… and we miss you!

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurenwenker @ 10:14 am

A toast to our friend Cameron who will always be with us.

August 14, 2008

My visit home

Filed under: Family — laurenwenker @ 9:23 am

I was able to take a quick 2-week trip back to the States for a visit. Oh, how nice it was to be home! It was a treat to get away from Italy for a while.

I enjoyed eating out, shopping and visiting with family and friends. Here are some of the pictures:

Pregnancy update: Only 2 months to go!!! I was able to see a specialist while in Cincy. The doc determined that mom and baby are doing just fine. Baby Wenker will apparently be one big baby… (they estimate around 10 lbs) thanks Josh!

We will keep everyone posted as we count down the weeks!!

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