I felt like I should give a quick update about being a little over 1.5 years into this crazy journey. What has changed? What do I know now? How have my expectations met my reality? We are comfortably into our daily life here, long enough to establish “favorites” but still fresh enough to see … More A Year and a Half In…
After Guatape, we headed into the city for a few days. The drive in is such a stunning mix of mountains and city scape, and I couldn’t quite get a shot that is really representative of how beautiful it really is from the car. We stayed at the newer Marriott and loved its location. … More Medellin: Part 2
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 … More 4 Years With This Little Girl
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 … More Are We Addicted to the Fresh Start?
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 … More One Important Change.
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 … More The Logos Hope in Port
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 … More In the Spirit of Trying…
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 … More Today, I found my groove.
There is no shortage of holiday spirit in Cartagena. They are getting ready for Christmas long before Halloween and it only ramps us the closer you get. Lights, trees, so many decorations, it’s really a festive place to be. We watched the parade and lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Bay of Bocagrande … More The Caribbean Christmas Spirit
With family visiting, we got the change to revisit some of our favorite places in Cartagena. The list is getting longer and it’s so fun to show off some of the special places we love….. Here is a photo recap of our past week in no particular order: From Thanksgiving to lazy island beach … More Playing the Tourist