Follow us on Instagram!When you remember there’s Chili Mac in the freezer. “Get down here in 3 minutes you saucy little beasts. Dinner is served!” 🎵🎶💃🏻Cedar is cruisin’! And thank God he didn’t run head on into that tree 🌲😙💨Happy Birthday Sage. You are 8 and fiercer than ever. We were supposed to be at Disneyland with the @lkgoldman fam but COVID19 shut down the park. Ahh Sage, I am so proud of your resilience. Right after we broke the news you got to work planning every detail of your new shelter-in-place birthday party. You made a timeline of the day’s activities, planned the menu (S’mores pancakes, sunny eggs, blueberry muffins, potato mice, strawberry cake) AND picked out our clothes. When the world gets better, we promise to take you to Disneyland for a redo. For now, we will eat lots of sugar, sing Frozen songs, wear our fanciest clothes, and make our living room the happiest place on earth.“Father sun shines his yellow honey sunlight on the breath of blue Mother Earth. When blue Mother Earth and yellow Father Sun mix together, beautiful green grasses appear in the pasture. When the red roots weave underground they leave a purple stream in their path. Soon, red and orange flowers pop out in the golden light saying, Hello! To all friends, near and far.” We are spending time this morning catching up on the Waldorf preschool water color lesson from last week. The second picture is Sage’s 2nd grade water color lesson in complementary colors and the 3rd is their works in progress. Thank you @waldorfschoolofbend for creating meaningful homeschool curriculum. We ❤️ u.We are missing our ski days but happy we caught Cedar groovin’ and twinnin’ before the season came to an early close. ❄️ ⛷Happy 9 years to the best breakfast maker, biggest sugar consumer, willingest poopy diaper changer and most energetic, driven person I know. I like doin’ life with you my gorgeous man ❤️ Next year let’s do this shot on a beach in Greece! 📷 -Sage!
Category Archives: Destinations
My niece is spending a semester abroad in Nepal. In honor of her adventure, it’s time I finally publish our adventure in Nepal… from… ahem… two years ago. So yeah, that pregnancy and baby thing really set me back on our travel posts. Better late than never! We booked our trip with grand expectations. Himalayan adventures in films and magazines put Nepal at the top of our list. We were living in Abu Dhabi and given that Kathmandu was a four hour flight, we didn’t hesitate to book a trip.
Our dream for Nepal consisted of a strenuous multi-week adventure to the remote regions of the Himalayas but we only had a few days so we decided on a multi-DAY trek instead. If Nepal was as amazing as we hoped, we would return.
So here’s the big take-a-way. Our trip didn’t meet our expectations and was a disappointment. Fortunately though, Sabine is experiencing a very different Nepal. One that is living up to her expectations. Her pictures and stories are making me want to go back and recreate our dream adventure. But for now, here is our trip in a nutshell. And maybe a few things to think about if you decide to plan a visit.
One of the many surprises in Sri Lanka was the opportunity to have close encounters with rare and beautiful animals. This post is dedicated to the critically endangered sea turtles. The most fascinating fact we learned about the Sri Lankan Sea Turtles is that the females return to the beach where they were hatched, decades later, to bury their eggs in the sand. And did you know that the temperature of the sand determines the sex of the babies?
Sri Lanka. The clean, majestic, natural beauty of this country left me breathless and there is no better way to experience this than from a window of the train. This day was out of a dream. Maybe it’s my love for period movies combined with a deep yearning to be back in nature but this experience is one I will never forget. It’s worth a trip to this country just to ride the train.
I am gitty. Heart fluttering over the moon freakishly happy. I want to jump up and down and yelp! Something in my soul yearns for accents, diversity and newness and I’m here. It’s here. With each person I see that is on the surface, so different from myself, I feel like I’m experiencing something so very special. For so long I have craved more variety in my life and environments where I can walk out the front door and be confronted with opportunities to learn and grow. To me, it feels comforting to hear different languages and accents, different colors and clothing. It makes me feel like I am a part of something. There is so much of this beautiful world to see and explore, that even the few minor frustrating moments of traveling, are so deeply worth it when in the end it’s pushing my square or small perceptions of people and culture.
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Today my daughter and I embark on a new chapter in both our lives. For her, this chapter may hold her earliest memories. For me, I hope this chapter will be that portion of my life I dream of when I am much older and no longer able to jet set around the world with my daughter in tow.