That One Place

That One Place

Why New Zealand? As we have been planning our adventure to New Zealand several people have asked us why New Zealand?   Mike’s Take–In the Fall of 2001, …

 

Dropping In

Dropping In

Last year I walked outside to find Drew standing on his skateboard at the edge of the skatebowl not moving. He stayed poised in that …

 

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is such sweet sorrow– Four years ago when our friend Garin returned home from a work trip to Peru and visited the magical citadel of …

 

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Huahine For the last two and a half decades Mike has loved to surf and we were confident that we would not leave the islands without …

 

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

I had heard of Bora Bora as a ritzy expensive honeymoon location, but in my ignorance I had assumed it was a part of Tahiti …

 

Tahaa and Raiatea

Tahaa and Raiatea

    Tahaa is a small remote island of 5000 surrounded by incredible coral reefs and little islands called motus.  It and it’s sister island of Raitea …

 

Paradise

Paradise

  Paradise- When Mike told me several months ago that we were going to go on a “Once-in-a-Lifetime cruise in Tahiti with his work friends and their …

 

Detour

Detour

      With 7 flights to pay for, airfare deals are essential and the cheapest fares were into Boston. So…… into Boston we went for a quick …

 

Finishing the Ring Road

Finishing the Ring Road

We awoke high in the mountains in the midst of a giant cloud so thick we couldn’t even see across the valley. I was thankful …

 

The North and East

The North and East

We wanted to pinch ourselves when we woke up in our tiny little cabin overlooking three different tongues of the glacier beyond the calm green …

 

Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

  After a not-so-fun morning at the rental car dealership with Mike and the littles we arrived to pack up the kids and the car at …

 

Epic

Epic

Even though we were unable to continue on our adventure around the island due to our car complications, heaven smiled on us and we had …

 

The Fatal Flaw

The Fatal Flaw

Beautiful Skalholt Church- Our vacation/ adventure had gone without a hitch thus far which really was incredible when you think of the amount …

 

Iceland Day 1

Iceland Day 1

I have to admit that I had a little trepidation when we landed in Iceland.  Our trip was not well planned.  Knowing we were so …

 

Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch

    Last year our family was blessed to see an incredible display of art at the BYU art museum called Sacred Gifts.  Based …

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

All throughout Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we were told that summer had never arrived this year.  The temperatures were unseasonably chilly and the snow in …

 

Unspeakable Joy

Unspeakable Joy

Our boys all adore our next door neighbor Max who just graduated this spring.  All throughout our Sweden adventure the kids have been on the …

 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Following a breakfast of hearty buckwheat scones and a refreshing dip in a nearby waterfall we spent our lunchtime hour in the last area of …

 

Norway Farewell

Norway Farewell

Norway bid fare-well to us with a final morning of sunshine and beauty.  Mike pulled a near all-nighter washing our laundry and hanging it out …

 

Drive Day

Drive Day

Today we awoke to a typical gray rainy Bergen morning and were treated to another delicious breakfast from our hostess.  Sad to leave our Bergen …