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!
Tag Archives: Okinawa
Okinawa has beautiful places to hike. We found the Prefectural Citizens Forest near our hotel and loved exploring the park grounds and tackling the steep climb to the top. You climb hundreds of wooden steps under a ceiling of lush tropical trees. The sounds of cicadas are almost deafening. Our 3 year old loved it and my husband got a great workout carrying her up the stairs. We felt the freedom of the Okinawa hills. No shoes, no shirt, NO PROBLEM! Watch our video, then get out and hike with your kids!
If it scares me or makes me feel uncomfortable, I need to do it. Fear or discomfort means an opportunity for personal growth and I have an addiction to personal growth. At the end of my life, I want to feel like I made the most of the opportunities I was given. Stretched my mind and my body. Got my bang for my life buck.
When it came to my fear of fish (it’s true, I did have a fear of fish) and my fear of the underwater world, I knew that meant I needed to get my dive certification. And lucky for me- after a few short certification dives, I discovered I LOVED the world beneath the surface! Had I let fear determine my choices I would have missed out on some of the most memorable and unique experiences in our natural world.
Unfortunately, I rarely dive anymore. When I do dive, there is that moment right before I jump in where I think, “Crap. Which button does what again? Did I turn on my air? How do I inflate this thing? Which means I’m OK? The thumbs up or the OK sign?”
I take a deep breath, calm my anxieties and jump in. Just like riding a bike, it all comes back. I bob at the surface for a minute. The cool water envelops my face and hair. I become weightless. I put the regulator in my mouth, remember how much I love the cool air and meditative sound of the most basic of human functions. I deflate my BCD and and leave the world behind.
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is colorful, busy, and hands down one of the most impressive aquariums we’ve visited. With its dark cool hallways it is a beautiful place to burn energy on a hot, humid, summer day. Okinawa was very hot in June, like step outside, take a deep breath, and find your happy place hot.