Wow, it’s been a while! The holidays have been busy for me–my family visited! My dad had been to Sicily, but no one else had been to Italy, so I had a good time showing them around. We went to Venice, Rome, Vatican City, and Milan. I’d visited all these places multiple times before, but I had fun showing them around and taking photos.


This is my sister, Victoria. She’s 16.


My parents have been married for 36 years now! They were married when they were 18, and they’re definitely a huge inspiration to me.

Milan Duomo, one of my favorite places in the world! I’ve seen this three times now and it’s so huge and beautiful.


Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio


My parents and sister


View of Vatican City from the Vatican Museum


The Sistine Chapel. These photos are against the rules, but I didn’t use flash, so no harm was done!


St. Peter’s Basilica


My sister in front of Palentine Hill. Isn’t that hat cute? She got it at an Italian store here called Oviesse.


My mom and sister throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain, ensuring their return to Rome.


The Colosseum by night. Though I’ve seen it four times now, I am still always amazed by the Colosseum! It was so beautiful light up at night.


The Arch of Constantine, just beside the Colosseum.


The next morning we went to the Colosseum and saw it by daylight!


Me inside the Colosseum


My dad taking a photo of the Colossum


With our matching scarves on their last day here. Can you tell I was falling sick? I’m still recovering


My sister at my favorite gelateria

My grandmother also visited, but she didn’t want to be in many photos! I also have two older brothers who didn’t visit.

I hope you are all having a good new year so far!