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An Army Victory

I sit here to write this on Sunday, December 10 while I am still on a high from Army’s big win last night. For the 118th time, the two service academies met up to play America’s Game. It was 9pm in Vicenza, Italy when Navy began the game at kickoff. It was after midnight in […]

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Thanksgiving Season

November has always been one of my favorite months because Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and fall my favorite season. I could do away with most any other holiday, as long as we always had Thanksgiving. Growing up in my family, Thanksgiving always meant a long table surrounded by countless Italians, food (SO. […]

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Countdown to our “Ciao for Now”

We had only been married for five short months when my husband was pulled from his morning formation and was offered a slot in Vicenza, Italy. Things moved quickly and the official orders came. I was 22, a newlywed, and leaving my parents’ home for the very first time. And I cried. I cried a […]

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