Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Arrivederci Party!

Welcome to our bloggio! Here, Jon and I will post information, updates, and photos of our life abroad in Naples, Italy for two years. We plan to travel extensively, become immersed in the culture, and enjoy everything that Italy has to offer. We hope that documenting our adventures here will give you a taste of what we're experiencing.

Even though we haven't officially moved to Italy yet, we thought that our going away party was the perfect starting point to our blog. Jon's parents, Lori and Joe, threw us an arrivederci party today at their house in New Jersey. With two weeks to go until we leave, it was an amazing send off, one filled with lots of love and thoughtfulness. Flags of Italy flew above the red, white, and green clad tablecloths, while the caprese and cannolis gave us a taste of what is to come.  Some pictures are below... unfortunately, I didn't get any of Lori who spent a lot of time preparing for the party and did an excellent job hosting. Thanks Lori, Joe, Gaye, and Al!

The grill masters Al and Joe.
Arrivederci to us!
Yay friends!
In front of our beautiful cake.
Mom had too many drinks!


  1. Thanks to Joe for all the "transfusions" he gave me! As you can tell from my picture, I really enjoyed it!

  2. Bon Voyage to you both. Have a wonderful time and come home with lots of good receipes. Lo e and kisses, Grandma and Grandpa(Litt)

  3. Hope you have a wonderful time. Great way to stay in touch. I am so happy for the two of you!!