italian for The End

Super funny Street performers in Florence

Do you want to know what my very favorite part of this whole vacation was?

(Did I hear someone say food? Close, but no. Incredible sights, history, and art? Very close, but no. Getting a break from grocery-shopping, dish-doing, stroller-pushing, gross-stuff-wiping? No, but it was really nice. Any other guesses? Okay, I'll just tell you.)

Being with my boyfriend 24 hours a day for 18 days (awww). It was the greatest of great trips. And then getting back home to my babies just made the whole world a perfect place: Eli running into my arms and yelling, "Mommy!" Snuggs with Audrie all night long. It made me grateful I get to do my day-to-day with these three people. I love them a whole whole lot!

Great memories of an amazing vacation,
and a good little life to come home to.



  1. I'm so happy that you went. Because honestly, what wife of a med student couldn't use an awesome vacation to spend with just their hubby? And I remain totally and completely jealous. I want to come next time.

  2. AMAZING trip Abbie, I'm so glad you shared it with us, I loved every post and I'm sad it's over. But, I'm excited to see posts with your cute babes too!!

  3. I am so glad that it was such a wonderful trip and such a wonderful return home, too. Now you can start planning for your next one!!! :-)

  4. What a darling ending for a great series!

    Let us know when you want to go again, so we can look forward to another travelogue.

    We miss you all!

  5. What a great wrap up to your vaca!

  6. That was my favorite thing, too.

  7. And thanks for documenting our trip so well!

  8. Awww... cute husband blog comments. I love that.

    Okay, let's pretend I haven't fallen way behind on commenting, and this comment will count for all the amazing beautiful wonderful delicious posts you have done about Europe. I am so jealous. But it was amazing to experience your trip through your blog and I loved every post. Oh and the food post literally made me drool. Oh and I love you and your cute family. The end.

  9. I loved your Europe posts! Especially the food one, I am salivating just thinking of that gelato in Rome....

    But really, I'm glad you had such a great time, you will remember this trip forever. And I'm sure it has been nice to be with your kids again. Every moment with them is precious.

  10. WOW!! What an amazing trip!! I have so many questions for you!! I'm going to London, Rome and Florance on Setp.11. You got me REALLY excited! Esp. the food and gelato:)

    So...you liked Florance? Say I have 1 day there...what would you do?

    Shoes...what did you wear?

    Any place I MUST go and eat in Florance/Rome??

    Now to answer your questions:)
    I got the little cups (and mini spoons that I didn't show) at a restaurant supply shop...it was by Wendy's old apt.
    The recipes...they are on the other blog:
    chocolate one:

    Banana Pudding;scroll down a bit:)

    I'll post the cheesecake soon:)

    Glad you had so much fun! Seriously! Loved all the pics! Amazing!

  11. amazing trip abbie! so glad you were able to do that...now, med school isn't so rough, right?? ;) we had our fair share of vacations that made it bearable...back to real life!