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And Off We Go…

Hello, friends. It’s just after 6:00 P.M. Hawaii time as I write this, and we are getting close. As you can imagine, it has been a hectic day. Packing, haircuts, cleaning, packing, re-packing, yelling, lots of drinking (water), preparing for air travel (I hate flying), babies crying, laundry, printing documents, confirming itineraries… Did I mention babies crying? Isla is, right now. Poor thing. She has no idea what we’re about to put her through.

So… What are we going to put her through? What exactly are we doing? And why?

This is a story that will be revealed in the coming weeks more completely, but quite simply, friends, we are searching for the simple life. We are searching for discovery. And we want to connect as a family.

I know. Not so simple, is it?

Yet, that is our quest. We’re trying to connect as a family. I want to spend more time with my kids. I want to experience things with my wife. We want to see what else is out there. And maybe, just maybe, along our journey we’ll find a place that speaks to us, and a door that opens to us. If that happens, then we will have a decision to make.

Until then, I’ll be happy just to get my three kids on the plane.

So, some brief introductions. I am Luke, 38. Vanessa is my wife, she is 29. Jude is five, Everly is 21 months, and young Isla is two months. We moved to Kauai from Denver three years ago. Vanessa and I will be married for seven years in March. We are what most would consider “average” people. I work at a resort here in Kauai, Vanessa stays at home with the kids. What we are about to do is anything but average. And truly, my biggest fear (other than flying!) is it going by too fast and not stopping enough to experience everything. Hence, this blog. Talk to you soon, friends. 🙂

– Luke

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