Friday, October 12, 2007

i'm baaaa-ack!

I'm back and rested up from my trip to Europe .. and finally blogging about it. :) It was a great trip but my mom and I both came home sick. She had the flu the entire flight home and I wasn't feeling so great myself. I haven't been feeling up to doing much of anything the past few days. Now that I'm finally feeling better, I figured I better update the blog before people start wondering what happened to me. :)

I can't even begin to tell you how great my trip was. Getting the chance to meet all of my family over there was so great! My Grandma was born in Germany as well as her three sisters who all still live there. It was so great visiting with them, learning German & Italian and eating tons of weird food. :)

There wasn't one day where we just sat around. In Germany we went to 3 castles, shopped downtown Munich, went to a huuuge farmer's market downtown, spent a day at the Octoberfest, lunch at a beer garden with family, lunch at the Hofbraeuhaus downtown, spent the day at Lake Starnberg, attended the baptisim of baby Elisa (my mom's cousin, Frank's, daughter), shopping again :)

In Italy we went shopping on Pordenone, spent a day in Venice (which was my favorite day of the entire trip!), went to the beach & walked along the Mediterranean Sea, photos and shopping at a little fisherman's village, ate TONS of gelato, finally got to see my uncle's workshop (he restores and finds statues from thousands of years ago).

We did so much more but I can't think of everything! I'm sure once I finally go through all of my photos, I'll remember more. :) Hopefully sometime later this week I'll put up a bunch of my favorites so you guys can see! I can't wait to show them off. :) It was such an amazing trip! Check back soon. :)

20 comments:

Deanna said...

I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE THEM ALL!!!! I am going o have Hawaii pics up very soon! You should check them out sometime also!

Shelly Valentine said...

I'm glad you had a great trip! Sorry you didn't feel well on the way home...that's no fun!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!!!

Jasmine said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see all the pretty pictures you'll post! :)

Jasmine said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see all the pretty pictures you'll post! :)

mom said...

All I can say is, "your pictures are AMAZING!!!" That was the best time ever!

char said...

WOW!!! That shot is fabulous!

Jennifer of VanSuydam Photography said...

So glad you're back and had a fun, safe trip, Nicole! I've missed your entries and your beautiful pictures. :)

favorite aunt sandy said...

My sides still hurt from laughing so much...what a great time I had. The wrinkles I developed were from smiling. Every time I think of those many experiences I still grin from ear to ear. My favorite part was being w/family. Can't wait to see the pics. How many people can say they went on vacation w/a professional photographer and the pic will be ready later....ME!!!

Carpenter Photography & Design said...

So glad you had a great time! I can't wait to see more pictures...it makes me want to go back!!!!

Ricki Ford said...

Glad to see you made it back safely. Beautiful pictures. I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Anna Page Photography said...

I went to Italy 6 years ago and I hope to go again now that I have a good camera. It's just amazing there. I can't wait to see your pictures!

Jen said...

Wie Gehts?! (we can start practicing German together now ,haha)
So sorry to hear you and your mom got sick at the end of the trip :( but I hope you are relaxing and recovering well. And I cannot WAIT to see more pics!!

Tschussi!
Jen :)

Bobbi said...

SO glad to have you back!

Spottswood Photography said...

Welcome home!

Can't wait to see your photos posted.

Sonny said...

I want to see the pictures
the wonderful pictures by Nicole.

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amanda reynolds said...

Glad you're home safely and had such a great trip....but this post is such a tease, I want to see more!!! J/K, hope you get to feeling better!

Anonymous said...

I agree, that shot is a teaser. Looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Alisha said...

What a fabulous image!! Italy is where I want to go for my 10 year anniversary :-) Thanks for posting your story & pics! BEAUTIFUL & FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

jacque lynn photography said...

You blow me away girly! I love to look at your images. I visit your blog daily, but I am so bad and forget to post comments. Just had to say thanks for all the comments on mine, and you are amazing!

Expressions by Amber said...

I LOVE ALL OF THESE!!!! The Bus is GREAT I think I might want it for my office... hehehe