Just checking in!

So that our readers don't think that we've fallen off the face of the earth, here's a quick post to update you on our lives here in Florence. Honestly, we've mostly been hibernating inside the apartment during this awful cold weather that's hit Florence. Will it ever end?! At least there is some sun today so it's taking the edge off things a bit.

I actually looked up last January/February's weather to make sure I wasn't exaggerating this cold snap and I found this ridiculous actual/averages calendar at Wunderground.com. Every day so far in February has been below the average temps -- and not just by a little either! Fingers crossed that we get an early Spring as repayment for this weather.

Believe it or not, in mid-January we celebrated our 1-year Italy anniversary! Time as really flown.