Location #5: Arezzo, Italy!

We love Tuscany.  It is everything that you would dream of when you think of Italy! Beautiful rolling hills topped with vineyards and olive groves, and rows of poplar trees silhouetted by the vivid fall colors.  The views around us look like paintings.  Yet the prettier the place that we live the harder I find it to be content with my job as a mom.  I would much rather be out taking pictures everyday then doing laundry, washing dishes, going grocery shopping, cooking, etc.  I think some of the difficulty might also be contributed to the fact that time is short.  Compared to a vacation to Europe a month here and a month there might not sound so short, but when it comes to living somewhere a month is not very long.  A week after arriving my mind is already thinking ahead to which apartment I need to book next, it feels like we are always on the go. We have been successfully hopping in and out of the Schengen, but at the same time we can’t help but feel that there must be a better way, aka a visa!

I hope it doesn’t sound like complaining.  I am in Tuscany!  What’s not to love?  Being here has given us a taste of exactly what we were looking for.  But living overseas with kids is not as picture perfect as the scenery!  If only Sabria was not screaming.  If only she did not have a dirty diaper.  If only we had remembered to bring wet wipes.  If only both of the girls were not now covered in chocolate and ruining their new white sweaters (which need to last through Christmas), then we could sit in this bakery for hours, enjoying our pastries and sipping our cappuccinos…

Views of Tuscany



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Our home for November 2014


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2 Responses to Location #5: Arezzo, Italy!

  1. Mimi says:

    Oh, Corrie! You are such a great writer, so expressive, so honest! I love you. I am proud of you. I miss you! Esp those pretty little girls! And Adam, too! ; )

  2. Melissa says:

    One of the big challenges of motherhood no matter where you are is finding peace in the chaos and learning to have peace in the midst of it. It gets easier as your kids get older too 🙂

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