Follow us on Instagram!My girl fishes in off the shoulder dresses 👗 🎣 💥Dear body, I’m sorry I have said and thought so many terrible things about you. You give and give, I take and take. You have never let me down and I still call you names. 8 weeks ago you birthed a human in under two hours. Yesterday you ran 5 miles, today you ran 5 more. You’ve birthed three speedy times without any medical intervention or pain medication, you’ve been making milk for babies for 7 years, you’ve run marathons, hiked one of the tallest mountains in the world, climbed thousands of feet, biked and hiked hundreds of miles, backpacked, swam, surfed, skied, dove, lifted, traveled, held, carried, kissed, hugged, and healed. You have done ALL this and I still say you aren’t tight enough, tall enough, small enough, fast enough, smooth enough, strong enough, perky enough, pretty enough, bikini-ready enough... well enough is enough. It’s taken this 3rd pregnancy, my awesome birth and my speedy recovery to finally realize how amazing you are. So guess what? I am DONE (finished) thinking shitty things about you! I am sooo tired of hating you. If this is what a body looks like that can do and give ALL OF THIS then you are PERFECT. I love you and I am grateful for you. However many pounds you still carry from this last pregnancy are just fine. I promise to get off the scale, to nourish you and to continue working on healthy relationships with food. And you just keep doin’ your thing ok? Maybe if I start loving you more we can keep all this great stuff going another 50 years. Whattaya say? #effyourbeautystandards #bodyjustice🌟Shiloh Jasper Sedivec 🌟He finally has a name! Sweet Shiloh is 1 month old, 9 lbs 7oz and faring well in a busy and noisy home. Life with three is tender, exhausting, perfect, hilarious and overwhelming. I don’t have enough brain power or arms to meet everyone’s needs, it’s full on, I need a shower and a HOT cup of coffee but I am in love with this beautiful headache we’ve created. Caring for these peanuts is my greatest privilege and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for joining this crazy crew of ours Shiloh. We love you. (Cedar wasn’t interested in being in a picture today so it looks like we have two but I swear there are 3 😂)I wouldn’t leave the party until he asked me out and that was the best decision I ever made. Happy Anniversary my love. Sorry for being a creeper I just knew you were the one. 🤷♀️ thanks for the party @lkgoldman @dan_way8 @loleujensen @rd_way_ 📷 @mikeadrian 🙏🏼On Friday March 22nd our third baby was born fast and beautifully at home. This was our second planned home birth and the experience was everything I wanted. The gentle care of our midwives and dedicated friends who hopped out of bed at 3am to support me, the love and presence of Peter and our two older children make my heart feel like it’s going to burst. 🌟 Our baby is a boy and he’s perfect. He arrived at 7lbs 14oz and we are still finalizing a name. Until we do, the kids are calling him Seaweed. They think that fits our family name theme. 😂 🌟 THANK YOU to our new community in Bend who went above and beyond to make us feel supported as we approached this transition. A meal train was set up, food was dropped off, rides home were given, play dates offered, texts and social media messages were sent... A friend even dropped off a Ayurvedic postpartum recovery meal she prepped for us to put in the croc pot when labor started so it was ready to nourish me when baby was born. Congee for the win! 🌟 I’ll never know how we got so lucky (in less than 2 years) to find so many new wonderful people in our lives. And to my soul sisters and mama in SoCal, friends in other parts of the country and world, I felt ALL THE LOVE! Apparently so did the baby because his placenta came out in the shape of a heart ❤️😳 🌟 For those friends who texted and worried that their check-ins were a bother I want to say- never ever EVER is receiving love a bother to me. I cherished the knowledge that you were holding our family in your hearts and minds. 🌟 I do not take one bit of this for granted. All my love right back atcha you wonderful people! You sure know how to make a mama feel supported and for that I am grateful. @kimieabreak 🙏🏼 @mountainlightashtanga 🙏🏼@bendbirthcenter 🙏🏼@candiceannw 🙏🏼 @lkgoldman 🙏🏼 @baudinolori 🙏🏼 @92675forme 🙏🏼My lovely and talented friend Cate took a quick photo sesh with me and my babes (and my mama) in one of my favorite parks in Bend. Peter was enjoying the best ski day of his life so I’m not sorry he isn’t in these 😉 We love him so much that he is always there (even when he’s not). Thanks for loving these beautiful babes with me my love. All 3 of them!
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As we drove through town, Sage looked out the window and pointed to a peak in the distance, “Mama, what’s the name of that big mountain?” I told her it was called South Sister. “Is it hard to get to the top?” I said, “yes, it’s a very hard hike to the top.” In typical Sage fashion she replied…”Ok then, I want to do it.”
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.
When our fiery wills met to build Sage, they didn’t cancel each other out as two similar forces should. They quietly grew for 23 months and then on a dark and stormy night they colluded and turned my soft cherub into a pocket sized … Continue reading
Given that Cedar’s birth happened at home, it seemed fitting to include the story on our family adventure blog. As it was, in its own way, our family’s biggest adventure. My hope is that with this post, we can raise awareness about birth choices and inspire informed and empowered decisions about childbirth. A woman’s experience deserves respect. She matters and birth matters. Here is our story.
We love Las Vegas but maybe not for the obvious reasons. Our favorite part of Vegas lies just outside of the city. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a climbing paradise. It’s also a great place to bring your kid! We found an area of Red Rocks where our 2 year old (at the time) had a blast climbing and swinging. Continue reading to find out where it is and to see how much fun it was.
On our first date, before the waiter spilled a beer on Peter, we spoke about our dreams. Our conversation exploded into all our hopes for traveling the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro (✓), sailing to Australia, rock-climbing Thailand (✓), trekking the Himalayas, visiting … Continue reading
This summer’s Lake Lopez kick off
Four weeks after Sage’s birth my body finally felt good enough to go on our first family hike.
Because Christmas landed on a Sunday this year, Peter had Monday off! So, we decided to take a road trip to Sedona.
This fall has been exciting and busy. September-October was filled with some wonderful weekend trips but due to being in the throws of weeks 9-17 of my pregnancy, I felt too sick to blog about most of it.
It’s 4:30am and I know I need to kick my own ass again before we attempt Kilimanjaro
We are in fervent anticipation for our wedding pictures so to stop our nail biting, Mike our photographer sent over the pictures we took the Friday before we were married.
Peter and I, both sick with colds, decided this morning at 6:00am that we were still going to attempt getting to the top of Santiago Peak. Standing at 5,689 feet, Santiago Peak is the highest peak in the Santa Ana … Continue reading
After this weekend, I have caught myself in daydreams, reflecting on family, reflecting on friends and more keenly, on friendship.