Luke and I started the Whole Life Challenge together with our Crossfit gym a few weeks back. It's exactly what I've been needing to give myself a jumpstart into healthy eating and lifestyle habits. I've struggled with balancing a regular fitness routine and preparing healthy home cooked meals (can anyone say TAKE OUT?) while raising… Continue reading The whole life challenge and some potty training too
Not even a month in to the school year and Jude has caught a bug. Nothing too crazy but he was sniffly and has a cough that made me want to keep him home today. Jude isn't the type of kid to let a little cold get him down and today was no exception. While… Continue reading Rainy days and a sick Jude
Today was Jude's first day of kindergarten. There were tears on my end last night as I searched through old albums and came across pictures of Jude when he was a baby and a toddler...its like I'm a glutton for punishment or something. I keep saying it, but time goes by so fast. Ask any… Continue reading Gardening with Ev and Little Projects
We just got back from spending two days camping at Polihale State Beach on the west side of Kauai. Kauai has its fair share of amazing beaches but Polihale has by far been my favorite since moving here... a long stretch of white sandy beach, the bluest blue water and breathtaking cliffs make for… Continue reading Polihale Camping Trip
I'm not an artist although I always wanted to be. I'd sit there in art class all throughout school and work really hard on different projects and be super proud of what I'd come up with whether it be drawings or paintings, only to be let down and slightly embarrassed when the real artists in… Continue reading An Artist in the Family
I had been wanting to take a vacation for months. I fantasized about getting away and getting out of our normal daily routine. I wanted so badly to reconnect with Luke and with the kids. Two and a half months out of the country would fix that, right? The funny thing? The further away we… Continue reading So What Now?
And it was mine. "So stupid," I kept saying to myself. "So stupid." I couldn't believe it. ......... My poor kids had been dragged across this planet. Make no mistake, when you're five, the only thing that matters is play-time. You couldn't pay me to live in North Dakota, but if there is a park… Continue reading I Had Seen the Face of Death
Oh ehm gee. Here we are, in Ecuador! Fun fact: Currently we are the closest we have ever been to the equator. Also we are in the highest spot in the world. Don't believe me? Look it up. 😉 That last set of flights was a doozy. We left Rome and flew to Lisbon, Lisbon… Continue reading Catching Our Breath
Let me just start by saying that we didn't get to spend nearly enough time in Rome. There are way too many awesome things to see and the kids could only take so much sight seeing. We would take one day to venture around Rome and the next day would usually be a rest day.… Continue reading Italia
Yesterday we got to go inside the Roman Colosseum, which was incredible. Pictures of that will be forthcoming, but for now here's some more pictures of Ostia Antica that I wanted to share.