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4 Years With This Little Girl

My baby is 4 and when I say it was yesterday I first laid eyes on those cheeks, I mean these years are flying by. My March baby loves Unicorns, Rainbows, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Magic and all the chocolate she can find.  I feel so grateful that I get to parent both a boy and… Continue reading 4 Years With This Little Girl

cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Growing Up Expat · South America · Third Culture Kids

Are We Addicted to the Fresh Start?

Living this slightly nomadic lifestyle has brought about such great excitement and adventure but also a few questions for me that I hadn't previously thought about.  Because of the nature of our foreign post, we are limited in the time we can stay abroad and thus, we are constantly discussing our next steps, otherwise know… Continue reading Are We Addicted to the Fresh Start?

Caribbean · cartagena · Coffee · colombia · expat life · food · Photography · Slowlife · South America

One Important Change.

When we arrived back in Cartagena after summer break, Coffee Tuesdays were born.  Something that had been discussed for a few months came to life and it has made all the difference for me this year. It is one morning set aside every week to explore.   New restaurants, galleries or shops.  A no-guilt couple… Continue reading One Important Change.

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Kids · Non-Profit · South America · tourist · Uncategorized · walking tour

The Logos Hope in Port

It's no secret, I miss a good book-store.  Maybe it's the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things.   Haven't been able to find that here in a real consistent way.  Especially books in English.   Until… Continue reading The Logos Hope in Port

cartagena · colombia · expat kids · Kids · South America · Third Culture Kids · Uncategorized

In the Spirit of Trying…

Good news.  We found a barn, with horses, and a riding school and I couldn't be happier.   As I sat on the outside of the arena, watching my kids take their first lesson, I thought about how many hours my own parents had logged watching me.   I don't know if my children will… Continue reading In the Spirit of Trying…

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · daily life · expat kids · expat life · Kids · South America

Today, I found my groove.

Today was the first day since arriving back in Cartagena that I felt in sync with everything going on around me.  I feel like I hibernated a bit after we came home, trying to process the transition back. When people ask me about living in Colombia, I often talk about the quality of life you… Continue reading Today, I found my groove.

expat life · holidays · Kids · Oregon · Travel

Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

Last leg of our trip and we took a quick flight into Portland.  Home. We celebrated second Christmas and spent some quality family time that was long overdue. So good to relax by the fire, and let the cousins make up for lost time.  New Years Eve was spent with these cuties, teaching them about… Continue reading Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon