Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Buon Natale!

My poor parents. They did such an amazing job raising us to be strong, independent people and how do we thank them? We flee the nest, taking full advantage of the gift of autonomy they bestowed upon us. I stole my husband away from America and brought him to Asia and my sister has recently been enjoying the marvels of Eastern Europe since moving to Albania with her husband in August. So, what is a family to do when separated by a couple of continents, several large bodies of water, and not a few time zones? Duty called and so we packed up the Simpson four to meet the rest of my natal family in bella Roma. It was an incredible week full of sight-seeing, limoncello drinking, and memory making. Here are the highlights:

Christmas gift exchange

Seeing the Pope... twice!

 We love our cousin!

La Piazza Navona

Trevi Fountain

The Colosseum and the Forum

 Hanging with Uncle Matt
 Morning cappuccino with Dad

Everyone at the Vatican

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