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Fjords

Fjords

Fjords Everyone talks about the glacial fjords of Norway.  Formed back in the ice age with the perfect conditions of coastal mountains and western winds, fjords …

 

Reunion

Reunion

It has been a long time since I have flown with a baby and only “little” (Daisie and Luke might be offended to be deemed …

 

Mission Haiti – Day 2, Tuesday June 2 – Port du Prince & the bus ride to the orphanage

Mission Haiti – Day 2, Tuesday June 2 – Port du Prince & the bus ride to the orphanage

TUESDAY June 2, 2015 Early morning flight from Miami to Haiti- through Customs with school kits and 6 hour bus ride-Tour of orphanage From Mike’s Journal- 4 am …

 

Haiti Day 1, Monday, June 1st 2015

Haiti Day 1, Monday, June 1st 2015

Mission Haiti – Day 1 Journal Entry – Monday-June 1, 2015-Packed up, Phx Airport-Miami Airport “As usual, a very hectic last few hours of packing before we …

 

Roommate Reunion

Roommate Reunion

I was spoiled in college. I had a perfect combination of roommates that laughed with me, encouraged me, listened to me, cooked for me, studied …

 

The 95th Floor

The 95th Floor

As fabulous as downtown Chicago was and as amazing as the museums were and even as much as I loved the Art Institute, the highlight …

 

The Spirit of Barcelona

The Spirit of Barcelona

Unforgettable moments in Barcelona- Church in downtown Barcelona-I loved the feeling and spirit in the meeting as well as the unique Spanish hymns we sung that …

 

Pure Vacation

Pure Vacation

Obviously the point of our European Experience is adventure, education and cultural exposure, not relaxation and vacation.  Yet it was so refreshing and rejuvenating to …

 

Sevilla

Sevilla

Sevilla- At church the next morning we were greeted with open arms. I hope that I am even half as welcoming to visitors as the …

 

Ola Portugal

Ola Portugal

It was quite a feat to pick up and pack up our Madrid apartment and load it up into our little cars.  It quickly became …

 

Wish you were here!

Wish you were here!

We are absolutely loving our trip and just wish that we could transport all our friends and family here to join us.  We miss you! …

 

Feliz Dia de la Madre

Feliz Dia de la Madre

Instead of eating taco’s and fresh salsa this Cinco de Mayo we celebrated Spain’s Mother’s Day.  The highlight of my day was sitting in Relief …

 

Monet’s Gardens

Monet’s Gardens

I have always loved Monets paintings. Ever since I was exposed to my first “Waterlily” canvasI have wanted to go to Giverny and see the …

 

Departure

Departure

Departure Getting 4 kids packed up to go to the lake or the zoo or even a little league game with the appropriate gear and snacks …

 

Spring Break

Spring Break

For the last few weeks Drew has been watching how busy his dad has been with work and his little mind has started to panic …

 

Two

Two

TWO   I am exhausted.  I absolutely cannot keep up with my darling adventurous 2 year old.  This morning he threw his oatmeal on the floor (he …

 

Seattle….in a Day

Seattle….in a Day

SEATTLE…..in a day! If you only had one day to see Seattle what would you do??  This conundrum occupied my thoughts on Saturday morning as we …

 

Highlights

Highlights

Highlights of the last 48 hours: Listening to the children clamor, “Auntie, auntie as they pull you over to sit with them or play with them …

 

Preparations

Preparations

Before we leave on any of our crazy adventures, I try to help the kids and I become educated on what we are going to …

 

Rising Star Eagle Project

Rising Star Eagle Project

Dear Friends and Family, This summer I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Chennai, India with my parents and brother.  Our …