I cannot believe it's been so long since I have posted here. So much has happened. I went to Italy and lived there from April to the end of July 2012. I tried to post to my blog from there but for some reason this site was blocked :( I had a wonderful time. Lived in Florence by the Duomo and just had a short walk to school 3x a week. My school was next to the Ponte Vecchio. I made some really nice friends while there and learned Italian (conversational). It was one of the best experiences of my life. My husband came over and we made a trip to Venice and to Zurich to see his sister. I also went to Greece to visit one of my cousins and her family. We all had a great time. I was sad to leave Italy but know I will return and my Italian will be even better by then ;)
My dear sweet cousin passed away from breast cancer in November so upon my return from Italy, I was visiting with her as often as possible. I'm so grateful that I was able to spend a lot of time with her and had time together with her in Greece. Makes those memories that more special. Her death was quite a shock to all of us though as she was told she was cancer free in April then by July it had spread to her brain. My life was completely consumed with spending time with her or doing things for her family. I will miss her forever!
I finally moved into our new home in San Francisco and absolutely love it. It is the perfect home for us and our doggies :) So far the neighbors I have met have been quite friendly and I love the people in our neighborhood too. It's like a small town vibe within the city. Everyone is so friendly. I have some pics to post regarding the decorating of the house and will get on that this week. I hope you like what I have done. It's been a lot of fun.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Much love, xoxo- pm