I've written and re-written this, it is very difficult for me to describe myself... I'm in my mid thirties, I've got two kids, a toddler boy and a baby girl. I'm an ex Health Spa manager, ex translator turned stay at home mom. I'm half Italian, half Brazilian and I grew up in Texas. I moved to Italy in my early twenties and fell in love, started a family, moved from a big city that I loved to a tiny rural town that I'm finally learning to appreciate, had two beautiful children and recently survived the hardest year of my life. My baby girl was born at the end of November 2009, and right before Christmas my husband was diagnosed with Leukemia. This was obviously a major shock to the whole family, it has taught us a lot, it has brought us closer together, and it led me to this blog. So there you go! We're still not out of it, but I'm an optimist, so everything is going to turn out alright.