July 31, 2015

Our Italy Trip Part I: Rome

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Ahhh!! Our trip to Italy was truly a trip of a LIFETIME! I still can’t believe all the amazing things we got to see & do…and EAT! :) My Dad reminds us often of just how lucky we are to get to travel like we do, and it’s so true. Growing up in WV, I still very much remember when a family trip in the car 8 hours to Tennessee was about the furthest I’d ever traveled. So to get to hop on a flight for 8 hours and end up in one of the most beautiful parts of the world where we got to spend two weeks traveling all around…that’s something I never want to take for granted. I continue to be amazed at the incredible things that God makes happen in our lives. And every beautiful thing you see below in these photos, is something that I will be grateful for the rest of my life! Here are just a few of our favorite highlights from our time in Rome:

*The grapefruit gelato. Boom. Enough said.
*Walking around at sunset our first night & being welcomed by the most amazing pink sky ever.
*The pasta. Every kind, every flavor. But especially the spaghetti arrabiata
*Sitting out with our couple, Tiffany & Charlie, drinking wine by the Pantheon until 2am.
*First seeing the light pour through the oculus in the Pantheon
*Everything about the Piazza Navona….it’s beautiful!
*Walking among ruins that have been there for 2000 years….crazy!
*Dinner at an outdoor cafe while dueling accordions played.
*Sitting on the steps at St. Peter’s square and people watching
*Waking up early to do a photo safari before the crowds…and the heat!
*This random “floating” guy who blew all of our minds & we had to Google how he was doing it
*The Vittorio Emanuel monument….gorgeous!
*Wandering around side streets & getting lost for the fun of it.
*Not having anywhere in particular to be.
*Did I mention the grapefruit gelato?

Enjoy! And stay tuned for parts II & III (Venice & the Amalfi) coming soon!

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  1. Tiffany

    Love, love, love this–and the both of you. What beautiful memories, and a beautiful life. We are so blessed!

  2. Emilia

    You two are so gorgeous! Love love love

  3. Tiffany Maxey

    I lovveedd the Pantheon and the surrounding piazza. I remember just sitting in one of the cafes eating lunch there was just such an amazing feeling! However, I did not look as fabulous as you both did there lol

  4. Tricia

    Absolutely beautiful!! So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  5. Sarah Houston

    I seriously love these photo’s! Now I WANT to go!!!

  6. Lou

    you should have made a pit stop in the uk means you were so close! love the photos and love keeping up with your travels.

  7. Jacinthe

    So many stunning images, I would NOT know how to choose a (or many!) favorite. However, that shot of the ballerina in front of the Coliseum is fantastic – frame worthy! And the one of the chef talking on the phone while gazing through the windows of “Scusate Il Ritardo”? Wow. :) (Btw, do you know what that name means? It’s something like “We’re sorry for running late”. I smiled so big when I saw that! So creative.) Also… well, I’d have about 20 other photos to comment on. I’ll refrain from doing so, but seriously J&M, those images are gorgeous, and I’m SO SO glad you had such a grand time in Rome and are thanking God for it all!!
    P.S. I’ve said it before and will say it again… your outfits are so so so so so great!

  8. Katelyn James

    gosh!!! i wanna go!!!!!!! love this guys!!

  9. Abby Grace

    Ahh I need to make it over to the Vatican next time I’m in Rome! I didn’t make it that far the last time and I’m positively kicking myself for it. It looks like y’all had a PHENOMENAL time!

  10. Urška Majer

    So gorgeous! We are thinking about going to Rome in October and this post made me even more sure i want to go :)

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