Saturday, January 29, 2011

First week down...

I made it through my first week of classes! Yay :) They're not hard, its just hard to go Monday thru Friday, basically from 9:30 until 6:00 pm. And I hate walking in the cold, which makes it even harder to go! There are a lot more people doing the program than I had thought...probably like 20. So I've made a lot of new friends! I finally walked around town yesterday and took pictures! 

Here are some from the Duomo...

It's insanely huge and beautiful...almost overwhelming to look at

The girls eating lunch

This is Piazza de Repubblica...where our school is

The random carousel in front of the school...I've never seen anybody on it

And finally....all of the girls in Group B
Rose, Caitie, Sam, Jess, Lydia, Amanda, and Brie, Judit, and Kristine in the back

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things I miss...

Okay, so I know I've only been here for 3 full days and I shouldn't be missing things already...but I can't help it. I miss my babies like crazy.

Here are some more things that I would love right now:
My family, of course--more than anything really
Warm, sunny weather
Big Red
To not have to go to class every single day until 6:00ish
Unlimited internet access
Ceiling fans
Not living next to a busy street
Top Chef All-Stars
Jersey Shore
Bad Girls Club
Closet space
Water that doesn't smell, taste, and feel like it has a ton of chlorine in it
Country music...nobody in Italy understands what it is

Hmm...I guess that's about it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finally getting settled in...

So...I love Florence! I'm still super jet-lagged and it is FREEZING here...but it really is amazing :) My school keeps us there all day...literally until 5:30 or 6:00, so I haven't really had time to do much sight-seeing, I'll have to save that for the weekends. But I love just walking the streets! I could seriously do it all day, even in the cold. All of the buildings are beautiful, and there are tons and tons of shops! Here are some pictures of my apartment! Its kind of bare..but it's good enough!

Haha I couldn't resist these.

The view from our balconies.

My lift. (its sideways)

My bathroom. Doesn't have a real just sprays in the middle of the room. (its sideways too)

Our stove and sink.

Our fridge and microwave.

Our living rooms.

Finally, my room. Of course, I got the worst one lol

Yes, I only get half a bed. Nice. But it works

Monday, January 10, 2011

12 days :)

I can't believe I'M MOVING TO ITALY IN 12 DAYS! It's crazy. I still have so many things I need to get...and I don't even want to start thinking about packing! Other than that, I am so ready to go :)

I'm starting this blog so thats everybody back home can live vicariously through me (ha!) and really just get a glimpse of everything that I'm experiencing along the way.

First off, I want to show some pictures from my lovely going away party that my best friend Megan threw for me!

I love surprises!

Everyone wrote me good luck wishes and advice

Thanks Megan! You're the best!

My best friend Chelsea and Joe!

The Turners stopped by... I'm so glad I got to see them!