Ahhhh, Rome. We had an Olmsted Scholar reunion this past weekend and 28 of us split the cost of a villa outside the city. It was so fun to see and reconnect with everyone again. This is a special program (Cam is one of only three Marine officers that are chosen each year!) and each scholar and their family are living in different countries all over the world, working on a Masters and integrating into their respective language and culture. We're so grateful to be a part of this, most especially for the amazing amount of family time we're getting with Cam and "having" to travel together for two years. I mean... Praise God! He is so good. The old villa we rented was on a big property, which was great for John Shea and the other seven kids to run around together. Between that, socializing with everyone and exploring Rome all day, our kids were begging to be put to bed each night and slept better than they do at home. We had the usual meltdowns and tantrums we'd have anywhere, but I'm so proud of how well they've done this whole road trip through Italy. I have more posts coming, but until then, I hope you enjoy some photos from Rome!
My sweet boy running through the Roman Forum with chocolate gelato all over his cute face. He and Gracie thoroughly enjoyed Mommy's two gelato a day diet.
From the best panini shop (we were the only non-Italians in the line out the door so we knew it had to be good!) I'm sorry I forgot to write down the name! but it's next door to the Old Bridge Gelateria, outside the entrance to the Vatican Museum.