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The TOP 10 MOST Memorable/Beautiful/Special/Amazing Moments of our Europe 2016 Vacation with the 4 Shaps!!!! πŸ’‘πŸ‘­

There are no words to describe how lucky and amazing these past 14 days have been traveling through Europe.β€οΈπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ I am so thankful that I was able to provide my girls with these outstanding experiences that they could not get sitting behind a desk in school! Also so lucky that we had a great family… Continue reading The TOP 10 MOST Memorable/Beautiful/Special/Amazing Moments of our Europe 2016 Vacation with the 4 Shaps!!!! πŸ’‘πŸ‘­

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1 Day in ParisπŸ‡³πŸ‡±-Let’s Make it a Good One πŸ—Όβ€οΈπŸ’™β›²οΈπŸ’’πŸ›πŸ–Ό

We had one day to see the City of Light, and we were prepared to pack it all in. πŸ“It was a lofty request to ask of the kids, but we kept our fingers crossed, and set off on our journey! Since the forecast called for rain later in the day πŸ’¦we tried to do… Continue reading 1 Day in ParisπŸ‡³πŸ‡±-Let’s Make it a Good One πŸ—Όβ€οΈπŸ’™β›²οΈπŸ’’πŸ›πŸ–Ό

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Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios…the other other Disney! πŸ­πŸ°πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

Today was a major checkoff our families bucketlist when we made the trek to Disneyland outside of Β Paris. βœ”οΈπŸ°We ubered our way there to get the quickest door to door service, when comparing the price to training🚞 there it was only a little bit more and def more convenient. πŸš• So off we went and… Continue reading Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios…the other other Disney! πŸ­πŸ°πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

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How Do You Say In French “We We’re not dressed appropriately for this Paris weather?πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ—ΌπŸ˜±β„οΈβ˜”οΈπŸ’¨

When we touched down in Paris today we were very unpleasantly met with Hail. The weather, not the child. β˜”οΈβ„οΈThat was a far cry from the warm beaches of Taormina 1 week ago 🏝❌. All primped and ready to take Paris by storm we set out with our fancy get ups, ballet flats and wedges… Continue reading How Do You Say In French “We We’re not dressed appropriately for this Paris weather?πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ—ΌπŸ˜±β„οΈβ˜”οΈπŸ’¨

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A few Magical Moments in the BLUE GROTTO will last a lifetime!!!πŸš£πŸ½πŸ‡­πŸ‡Ίβœ¨

Halle-FREAKEN-lujah I can finally βœ”οΈThe Blue Grotto from my life’s bucketlist! They say 3rd times a charm and I agree!1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ The other 2 times we attempted the trip in the last 10 years we were denied because the water and conditions were too rough and therefore dangerous. πŸ†˜We set off all confidant and excited to… Continue reading A few Magical Moments in the BLUE GROTTO will last a lifetime!!!πŸš£πŸ½πŸ‡­πŸ‡Ίβœ¨

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Visiting FCBarcelona Stadium and Making Dreams Come True! πŸ’ƒπŸ½βš½οΈπŸ†

Visiting FCBarcelona Stadium and Making Dreams Come True! πŸ’ƒπŸ½βš½οΈπŸ† When we arrived in Barcelona we knew our first stop would have to be Camp Nou, the stadium for FC Barcelona. I love supporting a good passion, and right now Dylan is all soccer all the time. βš½οΈπŸ•‘πŸ•—πŸ•›πŸ•‘ Our first stop was “pics” with a Messi… Continue reading Visiting FCBarcelona Stadium and Making Dreams Come True! πŸ’ƒπŸ½βš½οΈπŸ†

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The Most Incredible Birthday Gift Ever! 🎁 The French Riviera- Not so Shabby…πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ™‹πŸ½

The French Riviera has been on my bucket list for sooooo long. πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸEvery time we have planned a trip to Europe I have tried to weave it in somehow but to no avail. So as luck would have it, or as God would have planned it, we are docking in Cannes for my 37th birthday!… Continue reading The Most Incredible Birthday Gift Ever! 🎁 The French Riviera- Not so Shabby…πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ™‹πŸ½

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Florence, Pisa and of Course the Kids Favorite THE DAVID!πŸ’’πŸ—Ώ

Bucket list alert! βœ”οΈ Being the piczilla that I am, I would say I only like 1 out of 20 pictures people take for me.πŸ‘ŽπŸ½ When you ask someone to take a picture of you in front of a monument, something special,Β a beautiful site or just a family snapshot, tell me why this is so… Continue reading Florence, Pisa and of Course the Kids Favorite THE DAVID!πŸ’’πŸ—Ώ

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Ready to get your kid a cell phone? Read this first!

Some good phone advice from a friend I shall call “mom of older girls”. I too was one of those moms who got Hailey a phone very early…she was 8 and it helped alleviate some separation anxieties she was facing. While I haven’t went the contract route, it’s an interesting idea. I gave Hailey general… Continue reading Ready to get your kid a cell phone? Read this first!

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The Aeolian Islands of Panarea πŸ—»πŸ and Stromboli πŸŒ‹πŸŒž

We heard about the 7 islands off of Sicily and thought it would be a cool day trip from Taormina, so we decided on Panarea and Stromboli as our destinations. We boarded the bus and got a glimpse of the Straight of Messina, the water that connects Sicily with mainland Italy. πŸ‡­πŸ‡Ί We sailed πŸ›₯… Continue reading The Aeolian Islands of Panarea πŸ—»πŸ and Stromboli πŸŒ‹πŸŒž