About Me

I'm a native Virginian who married a military man and moved far, far away. Twenty years later, we have found ourselves in a tiny Italian town with our four brats kids, two cats, and one giant Newfoundland. Read about our adventures in the trenches of Italy here!

Here's a guest post I did for another blogger:

Ciao!  And welcome to Via Fontanelle, my blog about the crazy ups and downs of our Army life here in Italy!  My name is Amy and as I'm sure you've already guessed, I am a military spouse living overseas while my husband is stationed OCONUS (outside the continental United States).

Steve, my husband, and I have been living this sometimes amazing but always hectic Army life for almost twenty years now and I guess we're sticking with it. We were married in 1994 and it's been a crazy game of numbers every since.  Here's a run down:

We have 4 kids: Tory is 15, Trey is 13, Jackson is 6, and we rounded out our family of 6 with Delilah who is 3. We've lived at 8 different duty stations, endured 5 deployments, and made countless awesome friends along the way. On our latest adventure, we arrived in Italy on December 1st, 2011 with our 6 family members, 14 pieces of luggage, 2 car seats, 2 cats, 1 huge Newfoundland, 11 carry on bags, and a baby stroller .  I am embarrassed to say, we pulled up to the Atlanta airport with a U-Haul and two cars loaded to the brim.

We've been to 7 countries in our year and half here and are ready for more! It currently costs $251. 42 to fill up my giant American Suburban and on Sunday, the Big Girl hit 100,000 miles.

(Have no fear, the engine light is on because I need a new gas cap, Daddy)

So please come join in our adventures HERE to see where we are headed next! We can jump on over to Venice for lunch and be home to meet the school bus! Arrivederci!


  1. We sold our giant America suburban before coming here. Not because of gas, but because of the size of parking spaces. Do you have a hard time finding a spot?

  2. Hi Amy! I had a question for you about possibly collaborating on something and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    - Emma

    emmabanks9 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Hi there! Found your blog through the Story of my Life and I am loving reading all your posts! I lived for four months in Vicenza, Italy, and am dying to go back. Your posts are filling that need for now!

    Thanks for sharing with us!



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