December 28, 2008

Lindsey’s last day

Filed under: Family,Italy,Keegan — laurenwenker @ 2:14 pm

Here are some pictures from lunch and shopping yesterday.

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October 19, 2008

Keegan with Nana

Filed under: Family,Keegan — laurenwenker @ 7:38 am

Now that Nana is here, Keegan will probably be a little bit spoiled…

Here is Keegan hanging out while Dad watches college football.

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!!

May 4, 2008

LINDSEY: Napoli, Roma, Positano, Sorrento, Capri (whewee!)

Filed under: Family,Italy — laurenwenker @ 3:46 pm

I just took Lindsey and Catie to the airport. What a trip! Lindsey got to experience the true Italian lifestyle, see many places and eat some great food.

Lindsey’s first stop was Napoli of course. Josh treated her to a real Neopolitan pizza on her first night. She discovered that she really liked it… and ate it every day that she was here! Her first full day was spent on a tour of Naples. We jumped on the “Original Tour Bus” (a double decker with a guide) and went around historical downtown. We got a bit sun burned that day… note to self: if riding around on top of a bus… bring sunscreen!    (Remember you can click on each picture to make it larger)

Lindsey spent her second day in Rome. We took the 2 hour train ride up and watched the beautiful Italian country side roll by…… wait a second!—-Lindsey slept the whole way!!!! She woke upon our arrival in to Rome 🙂 Our first stop……lunch! The pregnant lady needs to eat! We found the most quaint bistro with the most perfect view–the Colosseum! I got a yummy lasagne, and Lindsey got pizza. The night beofre Josh had schooled her on how to eat a pizza Italian style. Here is a picture after I scolded her for picking a slice up with her hands…she says “oooops!”.

After lunch we went over to the Colosseum. I have to say, this is one of my favorite sites to see in Rome. It is such an amazing structure. You can imagine the games that used to take place there such a long time ago. Our next stop wasTrevi Fountain. It was so crowded that we only spent a short amount of time there.

We walked over to the Spanish Steps from Trevi. This is kind of like Where’s Waldo. And… it’s only May! See if you can find Lindsey!!!

Next we went over to the Pantheon and a few more piazzas after that. In total we were able to see 6 or 7 sites in one day! We were on a mission!!! On our train ride back we enjoyed the sunset…… I mean I…… Lindsey was snoozing again!!!

After our long day in Rome, Catie flew in that night. We spent some time chatting with her and went to bed. The next day Josh took off work and we all went to Positano and Sorrento. Positano was certainly interesting. Very beautiful with windy roads and cliffs. There was absolutely no place to park, so we basically ate lunch, enjoyed the view, and headed to Sorrento.

In Sorrento we walked around for a little bit, but our main goal was to eat some gelato. Yum! Here are some pictures of Sorrento.

Lindsey and Catie’s last full day was spent in Capri… an Island off of Naples. Amanda Murray joined us for the day trip. Josh had to leave on a work trip to Africa, so he missed out this time 😦 We left from the port of Naples on a hydrofoil boat that took us to the island. As soon as we arrived, we jumped in line for the Blue Grotto tour. A speed boat took us to the site (about a 30 minute ride). There we waited our turn for the small rowboats to come get us. When we got in the rowboat, we qued up for entrance in to the cave. It was certainly an experience! You have to wait for the tide to go down so you can shimmy the boat through the small hole. Once inside, the water is very very very blue. It is beautiful! The time was short in there (about 10 minutes) but worth it.

After the BG, we ate lunch in a cafe at the marina. Soon after we were on our way up to the town of Capri. Wow, it was neat! I can’t wait to go back and expolre some more.

Lindsey and Catie’s trip seemed very short, but we did get to see a lot of sites. Hopefully they will get to see even more the next time around. Lindsey’s next trip will be at Christmas… when her new niece or nephew is here! I also forgot to mention that Lindsey got to come with us to my latest ultrasound appointment. The first thing the baby did on the screen was wave. It was pretty cute. AND…. the baby was shy..the legs would not open for us to have a peek. So, no word yet on the sex of the baby. My next appointment is at the end of May, so we should definitely know by then!

Here is a link to view all of the pictures from Lindsey’s visit (it is taking forever to upload all of them on this blog!)

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