We spent another good chunk of our time in Southern California. Our other home. We played on the beach, we ate In 'n Out, had homemade pizza parties, hit the park, and made some really good summer memories with our family. Having older kids this time around, we are able to bring them both … Continue reading Summer Recap: So Cal
I have lots of blog posts floating around in my head. I needed a break, I needed inspiration, I needed to think a little bit about what I wanted to say. So I took a break from posting this summer, but it wasn't exactly quiet time. Here is what we were up to: We had … Continue reading Summer Recap: Oregon
I have been busy traveling back home, but I wrote this out before I left and never got around to publishing it. I think it's still relevant to where we are. As another school year comes to a close, I get the chance to reflect on this year in comparison to others and how I … Continue reading Winding Down…
We had some very personal reasons to make our way over to Gulf Shores, Alabama 2 weeks ago and they were 7 years in the making. Across the Caribbean pond from Cartagena, I was eager to check out this part of our country. I have never been to the South and couldn't wait … Continue reading Gulf Coast Alabama
I felt like I should give a quick update about being a little over 1.5 years into this crazy journey. What has changed? What do I know now? How have my expectations met my reality? We are comfortably into our daily life here, long enough to establish "favorites" but still fresh enough to see … Continue reading A Year and a Half In…
When we had the chance to take a trip to Aruba sin our Niño's, believe me, we jumped. Thanks to wonderful friends who took great care of them, we set off on a worry free long weekend to discover the Caribbean island just 16 miles off Venezuela. From the flight in, I could see … Continue reading All Things Aruba
After Guatape, we headed into the city for a few days. The drive in is such a stunning mix of mountains and city scape, and I couldn't quite get a shot that is really representative of how beautiful it really is from the car. We stayed at the newer Marriott and loved its location. … Continue reading Medellin: Part 2
A quick one hour flight from Cartagena and we landed in the beautiful city of Medellin. I gladly welcomed the cooler temps and mountainous terrain. It was gorgeous to see all the finca's on our way in and just drive with the windows down. Proof that I am still a Pacific North West … Continue reading Medellin, Day 1: From Endless Summer to Eternal Spring
Living this slightly nomadic lifestyle has brought about such great excitement and adventure but also a few questions for me that I hadn't previously thought about. Because of the nature of our foreign post, we are limited in the time we can stay abroad and thus, we are constantly discussing our next steps, otherwise know … Continue reading Are We Addicted to the Fresh Start?
Today was the first day since arriving back in Cartagena that I felt in sync with everything going on around me. I feel like I hibernated a bit after we came home, trying to process the transition back. When people ask me about living in Colombia, I often talk about the quality of life you … Continue reading Today, I found my groove.