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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Italy is a dream...

...that keeps returning for the rest of your life."

Someone famous said that quote. 

And they were correct.

I'm back from two whole weeks in Italy.

There was Michelangelo's David:

Wine in Florence.

A climb up the many stairs to the top of the Duomo (Cathedral) in Florence.

There's always time for a cappuccino in the rain of Florence.

Tuscany countryside adventures:

Chillin' poolside.

Ummm. Yeah. More wine.

But I DID workout six times. Water bottles for hand weights with my usual Jillian Michael's videos from YouTube:

Day spa relaxing under the Tuscan sun.

Cocktails at sunset at the Forum in Rome:

Gelato in Rome:

Cooking class in Rome on our last night in Rome. Homemade ravioli and tiramisu!

And by the way.

One very important event happened on day 1 of our vacation. 

In case you missed the many, many hints in the previous photos.

The event happened before the wine.

Before the cappuccino.

Before the poolside relaxing.

The boyfriend got down on one knee at River Arno in Florence at sunset.

And proposed marriage.

Of course I said, "Yes!"

Fortunati Noi
(Italian for Lucky Us)


  1. Congratulations!! What a fabulous trip! We got engaged in Paris and returned last fall. Florence will always have that special magic for you too. All the best~


  2. Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!

  3. Congratulations - love the setting!

  4. Of course that's what I was hoping the big surprise was. Did I notice THE ROCK in any of the pictures? No. But -- Huge congratulations! So excited for you!

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  7. Congratulations! What an awesome adventure and memories to last a lifetime. Have fun planning! Tackle something small each week so you don't get overwhelmed at the end!

  8. Aaaaaagh! I knew it! I spotted that ring right away. And, two things...Italy is my most favorite place on the planet, and my hubby and I also got engaged in Italy! He popped the question in Venice since he was too excited to wait until we got to Florence.
    Congrats to you both.
    I can't wait to see all the planning, and eventually the wedding!

  9. Congratulations......SO ROMANTIC!!!!


  10. CONGRATULATIONS! I didn't see this earlier, how amazing! I'm so excited for you and that is one seriously awesome proposal. Big props to the fiance!!

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