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Life in Diamante

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Ciao amici miei.

I figured it was time to catch you up on what life has been like for us here, thus far. As of today, we're just over 7 weeks into our 12 week stay in Diamante, Italy.

7 weeks doesn't sound like very much time, but for me, it feels like we've been here for a good long while.

Last month's highlight was Amore's 2nd birthday. We had only been here for 2.5 weeks by the time her birthday came around, but we were still able to make the day special for her. Since she loves ducks, Alyssa made "duck footprints" leading out of her bedroom and into the living room where we set up some decorations and gifts for her. Lion drew some little ducklings and taped them along the walls at her eye level. Zion and I went out shopping and got her a few yellow-colored gifts (that's her favorite color), and on the morning of her birthday, we went out and picked some flowers to make her 2 beautiful birthday bouquets (she LOVES flowers). She was the happiest little bimba on her birthday.

All of us spent the whole day hyping her up about being 2. We went out for breakfast and dinner. We went to the beach, walked along waterfront (where one of our new friends, Mohammad, gifted her a yellow hat) and spent some time at the playground. It was a full day of perfect weather, love, celebration and togetherness. Perfect, because y'all know I'm a sucker for togetherness.

Aside from Bambina's birthday, our time here has been super chill mode. Our days are easy and spontaneous. There is nothing better than having the beach right across the street, we practically live there. We fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and wake up to the best views; on one side we have the crystal clear sea, and on the other side we have majestic mountains. It's aesthetically perfect.

When we're not at the beach, we're wandering around town. We spend so much time outside that all the locals know us already. Everybody talks to everybody. One person will introduce me to the next, and so on and so on. And now it's impossible to walk through town without seeing someone we know and spending a moment chatting. It's surreal. It's refreshing. It's lovely.

Next week we're headed South to visit the town where Zack's great-grandfather was born. After that, we'll head to Tropea, Reggio, and then Sicily. So check back to see how that all goes.

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