Wednesday, August 2, 2017

June & July 2017 Footprints

I must be getting behind here a little bit.

These posts are to fill in the "little moments" that weren't big enough for blog posts. Pretty much they're for my family who swings by to read these.

It makes me smile when my family gets fussy at the sight of my camera. I smile because the next thing I know, my phone is buzzing with photo requests for one thing or another. 

I'm just saying. You people need me. ;)

Anyway, here are the little moments of June and July. They're really not in order.

We'll start with the prettiest photo I've ever posted of myself on the internet.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Morning Meetings

This is something I want to share with the whole wide world and all you 17 disappointed blog readers of mine because this is something that's captured the essence of what we hoped to accomplish in Canada.

Upon crossing the border into Canada, and thus, crossing the borders into a different dimension of America, an idea suddenly struck me.

It's actually not even my idea at all, but the idea to implement as part of our Canadian REBOOT camp, came to mind as intentional living.

Since Day 1, we've been hosting Morning Meetings each day. (As inspired by this woman who left her Boston city life to homeschool on a California farm.)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Break Up the Road Trip, Seriously (Canada)

I don't know how it took me years to figure this out but travel is SO MUCH EASIER when the road trip is broken up along the way.

Especially with fatlings in carseats.

A couple of years ago, Taylor and I lived abroad in Russia for a few months. It was such a hard, defining experience for our family in numberless ways. We lived out of 3 suitcases, ate cheaply made dinners, and allowed a different culture to enhance our education of the world. We did not live a tourist life whatsoever. Our mission was to live in the culture, shop the grocery stores, speak the language, and walk the land of their history.

Also, Arrow was a really adorable baby and if there's anything that melts a Russian's outer shell, it's a fat little person.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A grandfather to spare (Escape Room discount!)

A while ago, I put out a reader's survey asking about the content you people read on this blog. One of the questions was about doing sponsored and giveaway posts. All the responses gave the green light. That was cool news, because I've been wanting to shout out rad local businesses. 

I paired up with Escapes in Time (one of those escape room companies) to bring you this story + discount code. As always though, this blog is written with humor and you guys in mind. Let me know if this is something you guys want to see more or less of!

Trying out an escape room made me sort of nervous. I am not a clever person. My place in your circle of friendship is to be the one who remembers your birthday but never sends gifts. The thought of an escape room was exotic and scary and all too much like that one time I asked out the guy at Sbarro's pizza downtown with a witty pick up line and he in turn embarrassed me in front of my friends.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Mormon Drug of Choice

Taylor and I have an herb garden. This is from that garden.

Unless Home Depot lied to us, these are probably not drugs.


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