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?
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…
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.
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
We scheduled a pretty full holiday on our way to the West Coast this year, and it was just as wonderful as we'd hoped. Our first stop was Los Angeles. One thing I get asked constantly is how I travel with small kids. I did write about it here, but also, it is… Continue reading Nomad’s Christmas – Part 1 : Los Angeles
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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading Playing the Tourist