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Italy Day 6: Finishing Up Florence

Saturday, June 30, 2012

When we got off the train in Florence we didn't really have a set plan. Since our first morning train ran late we we sort of pressed for time. I would need to pump prior to boarding the train back to Rome and we wanted to find a place to eat steak for dinner. Florence is famous for it's HUGE steaks and I wanted to make sure Zach got to try one :)  We decided to first go back to where David originally stood. When we first saw him I didn't realize we wouldn't be allowed to take pictures of the real thing so I wished I'd taken more of the fake :) You can read more about David here . Close-up of his over-sized hands It was MUCH less crowded than our original tour of the area on Sunday. We decided to go back to Santa Croce. We didn't get to spend much time there our first day and we wanted a few more pictures there as well. You can read more about it here . Star of David at the top Originally when we knew we'd be coming back to

Italy Day 6: Pisa! Pisa!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day 6 officially marked the longest we'd ever been away from Kye (obviously Brittlynn as well). Aflac trips typically run 5 days, including travel time. Hawaii was 6. At this point on the trip I was ready to go home. Not that I wasn't enjoying myself, I was. But my heart hurt for my children. I was sick of pumping and wanting to nurse super super badly. We started to call them daily for a check-in on the day before. Typically we won't call much when we travel. I feel like it makes Kye misbehave because it reminds him that he misses us, ya know? But on this trip I needed to hear his voice. The time difference made it easy for us to call because we could call around 10ish at night and they were up from their naps. Perfect :) I loved hearing Kye's voice and even hearing Britt's baby noises made me happy. When planning our trip one of the "must sees" was the Leaning Tower of Pisa.'s not that easy to go see and many people told me it wasn
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