We are heading to Rome! Tom, Audrey, and I visited the Italian Consulate today in beautiful Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, and it looks like we will have our visas in a matter of weeks. Our flight leaves on September 25th, and we cannot wait! Audrey has already learned how to say the word "Italy" (in English) and can point to it on a map.
Though I do detest being late on a blog post, it was not without good cause. Obtaining a visa is a bit of a time-consuming process on top of translating and parenting a spirited 2-year-old.
Perhaps I will write a guide to the student visa process another day. :)