domenica 29 gennaio 2012

Video Ineptitude

   So I wrote this nice post about how much Roman and I missed Scott while he was in the field last week. I kept myself busy by going to PWOC (Presbyterian Women of the Church) and joining a good bible study there. I went shopping with some friends and bought Roman some new toys and treats. They have a pretty big pet store here and it's so close to where we will be living! The biggest part of my week was signing the lease to our new house, but even that was difficult with Scott not there to help me process all of the new information about moving and living in Italy (It's actually quite complicated with a ton of paperwork attached to every thing). We are due to move in on February 10, and we are super excited!
   So on this nice post that I had recently published then deleted, I had tried to upload videos of Roman's reaction to Scott coming home which was so sweet. Roman was running around Scott's feet and jumping up to give him lots of kisses. I also tried to post video of how well Roman is doing with his training. He heels, stays, fetches, and drops on command. It's quite impressive for my little puppy and all thanks to my husband's hard work and dedication to his pup's obedience. With all that being said, I obviously was not successful in getting those videos to load properly. I tried shrinking the file and  uploading them through iMovie but with no successes. I will continue to work on this because these videos are truly sweet but for now you can view some of them on facebook (I think Scott uploaded a training video and I will upload Scott's coming home video to mine soon).

Here are some pictures of Scott and Roman on the nice astroturf soccer field behind the Hotel. Dogs are supposedly not allowed on the field but we clean up after Roman better than the humans clean up after themselves. There was silly string litter (cans and tops included) all over the field. I had to pick them up since Roman thought he was on an easter egg hunt (or shiny plastic top hunt rather).

"Heel" -- Come sit on my left side.
"Look" -- Look up at me. 

"Muss" -- Walk with me, not leaving my side. 

venerdì 27 gennaio 2012

Downtown Vicenza

Scott and I arrived in Italy on the fifth of January. We did not immediately get into the hotel on post so we stayed at the Hotel Mary for the first week or so. This was actually helpful in integrating us into the Italian culture; since it was off of post we ate at authentic Italian restaurants and learned our first few Italian words from the receptionists. We were determined to defeat jet-lag by keeping ourselves busy (i.e. not taking five hour naps) during the day, so we took the ten minute bus trip to down town Vicenza with our friends Jesse and Naomi.

Scott and me in front of the small piazza (town square). 

I would love to live here, right on the river. It's so serene. 

Beautiful statue garden in the middle of the citta' del Palladio.
Click here to watch a video about why Vicenza is called the City of Palladio. 

Posing with my friend Naomi. 

mercoledì 25 gennaio 2012

Ciao Italia

I have start a blog, with the intent of keeping it up-to-date and loaded with new photos. That being said, this is my first time having a blog, and we will see where my priorities are within the next few months. This blog is mostly for family and friends back home, to keep them posted on my new life in Italy, but if anyone else finds the blog interesting enough to follow then I have outdone myself and am happy to have new followers! I am still learning the logistics of blogging but will post again soon with my move over here with some [beautiful] pictures of downtown Vicenza. Keep posted!