our first hike in the hills

Sorry about the radio silence, folks!  It’s been a mad house around here getting ready for the big Christmas party today.  But I’m happy to report that it was a huge success!  Everyone had so much fun and Elliott and I were able to relax and enjoy our guests, good food, hot wassail, and entertaining for the first time in our very own Italian villa.  I’ll share some photos tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are a few from Tuesday, when Elliott had the day off and we went on our first hike in the hills around our home.

Here are the cowbells we hear from our balcony!  See the cowherd on the right?

We found a place to cross the stream that runs through the valley and started up the opposite bank.   The thick, soft green grass grew up to our knees.

An olive grove: perfect spot for a picnic.

Bites of tuna fish sandwich, banana, and mandarin weren’t enough for her.  She had to taste the foliage too.
There will be frequent hikes to come, in many seasons and with many friends, we hope.  Come visit!
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3 Responses to our first hike in the hills

  1. Jessica December 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    1. love lena’s hat
    2. Lena, your sweater choice is phenomenal!!

  2. Becca December 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Haha yes, Jess, you have great taste in clothes for L. Right now her two most hipster sweaters are from you!

    And I loooove that little vintage-style hat too! I knitted it right before she was born. I’m thinking of selling similar ones on my Etsy shop, when all the Christmas orders are finished!

  3. David Garber December 23, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    I MISS HER (and you guys)

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