Back in July we decided we were going to submit an official request to stay in Italy an extra year beyond our three. Usually you hear back within a week or so, but not us. As the weeks turned into months we wondered if maybe we should pull the request and just leave in a year as planned. Well today we heard the good news - our request was approved! We will now be in Italy until January 2016.
It was a tough decision - it is hard being so far away from family, and life in a foreign tree can be very frustrating. But there is a lot we love about living here...and the timing is perfect. Miles can stay in pre-school here and we'll move back before he starts kindergarten.
So you've been given an extra year to come see us - get saving and plan a trip to Italy!! We also now have an additional year to work more on our travel bucket list.