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: Sri Lanka
When we travel, we travel hard. We maximize our time even if it means more time in the car and barely stopping for breaks. Seeing the world is our passion. The more we see the better.
Sage was dropped into this lifestyle at birth and she rolls with it well. But don’t be fooled to think we have a laid back kid, actually quite the opposite. She is just like her parents. Strong willed, active, and opinionated. If you read our posts and think to yourself- “Our kid could never handle this stuff…you know how fill-in-the-blank he is!” Think again. I promise it’s more about regulating your own emotions and expectations than it is about your child.
Our final afternoon in Sri Lanka was spent with the elephants of Pinnawala. When we arrived at the Hotel Elephant Park for lunch I was frozen in awe. Dozens of elephants were bathing in the river below me. Looking from left to right in sheer astonishment, my jaw dropped. “You have got to be kidding me…this is real?!” We placed our order and walked to the restaurant ledge where our guide, holding a bag overflowing with pineapples and bananas, arranged for us to feed an elephant.
Life is full of surprises. Positive or negative, these surprises validate for me the existence of something larger and more powerful. My spiritual journey is evolving and while I don’t know for certain what this larger and more powerful thing is, I can say that it is constantly providing me with opportunities to expand my definitions and challenge my perceived capabilities.
The most recent surprise was receiving the devastating news of my Aunt’s imminent passing. I don’t think it was a coincidence that receiving this news aligned with the once in a life-time opportunity to travel through Nuwara Eliya tea country and spend time with the majestic Sri Lankan Elephant. On the surface it may sound like I am lessening the severity of the news or that these events are wildly disconnected, but I think the world works in mysterious ways.
The journey of the tea leaf.
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.