Country or City?

Country or City?

The beautiful countryside of the Netherlands called to us as did the art and history of the capitol city of Amsterdam.  Torn, we aggressively divided …

 

City Day

City Day

Today we slept in to try to compensate for yesterday and then drove into Amsterdam and wandered all through the beautiful canals and bridges.  What …

 

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

An airline debacle of epic proportions in July (Norwegian Air has become “he who shall not be named” at our house) ended with us having …

 

Missions

Missions

President Wilford Woodruff had a vision one night in which the Spirits of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, appeared to him in the …

 

Enjoy the Climb

Enjoy the Climb

We have “cannon-balled” into the river of academic and extracurricular life with gusto and have found the current to be powerful. So powerful that this …

 

Hole in My Heart

Hole in My Heart

August 29, 2018 Sixteen years ago, while living in our tiny little poolhouse, we had a “missionary” family home evening for Taylor.  Dressed in a suit …

 

Arizona Adventures

Arizona Adventures

“I know he lives.  I know he lives. I know HE LIVES,” we sang out with our heart and soul alongside 500 of our new …

 

Travel School

Travel School

We were asked multiple times on our trip why the kids were out of school and what we were doing for their education. There were no formal …

 

A Sad Farewell

A Sad Farewell

Oh how we don’t want to leave!!! Darts on the patio- Airplane bag for Lily- We squeezed in one last kayak at the lake house. Then we fit in …

 

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

After a relaxed morning where we worked out, enjoyed our Kiwi granola and caught up on a little work (the reality that we are coming …

 

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

The boys woke up with the sun to get one last Raglan surf session in before we had to leave our beach house. I have …

 

Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Raglan is a surf town with a relaxed and friendly vibe.  Even though the surf conditions were sub par during our short stay we still …

 

Raglan

Raglan

Everyone is a little tired (we have been moving fast) and a little depressed that our trip is fading so quickly. 6 weeks sounded like …

 

Rainy Day Caving

Rainy Day Caving

One bummer about this trip is that continue to leave areas before we fully explore them!  We need to find a way to slow down our pace!  Today …

 

Ocean Front Golf

Ocean Front Golf

The consequence of our spending all morning enjoying our rural farmhouse was that we had to chose between taking the surf highway to New Plymouth …

 

Farewell to the South

Farewell to the South

Drive Day- What a bummer to leave Abel Tasman and the Golden Bay on a perfect sunshiney windless day!!  What a travesty!  Unfortunately we had a long drive …

 

Golden Bay Adventure

Golden Bay Adventure

Golden Bay Adventure- I think you could spend a month in Golden Bay. It is beautiful, mellow and full of hidden secrets. Today we attempted a …

 

Kayaking Golden Bay

Kayaking Golden Bay

Kayaking Golden Bay- Golden Bay and Abel Tasman are known worldwide for their amazing kayaking in the incredible green water. It’s beautiful. We were grateful that …

 

Though the Breadbasket

Though the Breadbasket

Monday morning was filled with playing at the park and doing laundry before our long drive to Abel Tasman. The drive took us through the …

 

Sabbath Dawn

Sabbath Dawn

Sabbath Morning- Since we had skipped the Franz Joseph Glacier the night before and the closest church was nearly 2.5 hours away we had a problem. …