Welcome to our new blog! And my latest attempt at keeping up with loved ones near and far. Here's a picture from this week of the kiddos at Carnevale, which all Italians celebrate, young and old. (There's no school that day, either; they take their partying seriously.) We just went to the parade at Montereale, a nearby village. Every Commune holds its own local parade; we didn't get to the one in Aviano, but Montereale is just a hop and a skip away from our house and is so lovely nestled in the foothills of the mountains.
On another note, John is due back next month! I don't know the exact date yet, but mere weeks to go is a great improvement over too-many-to-bother-counting...! (He's been gone since August for a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.)