You Have to See It to Belize It

I daydream often, usually waiting in the carpool line or during a quiet moment at the office. My mind wanders over all the places we traveled last year, and I’m always surprised where it lands. Sometimes it’s to our friends in Kenya or India, but most of the time I remember the warmth of the … Continue reading You Have to See It to Belize It

All You Need is Love

I heard many times that once you experience Kenya, it never leaves you, but I never expected the friends we met there to be standing in my living room just six months later. After falling in love with the First Love children back in March, we were given the opportunity to host the orphanage directors, … Continue reading All You Need is Love

Carpe Diem Y’all!

Coming home has been a whirlwind of emotions and best described as bittersweet. We love our hometown and one of the greatest joys of being back is seeing friends and family. They have loved on us and made us feel so welcome when we really felt a bit like strangers in a familiar place. After … Continue reading Carpe Diem Y’all!

Unabashed Anglophiles

I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone who knows us that we have LOVED spending our final weeks in England. It’s my home away from home and I never get tired of the beautiful countryside, magnificent castles and museums to suit everyone’s interests (for free!) I’d like to make a quick plug for … Continue reading Unabashed Anglophiles

10,000 Reasons

In an Oxford church this morning, I was overcome with humble gratitude for the gift that this journey has been. Not only have we kept our health, our safety and our wits (mostly) intact, our family has been crazy blessed by this experience we’ve had together. Our conversations have now turned to reflection, reminiscing about our … Continue reading 10,000 Reasons

Dog Days of Summer

I’ve heard it’s hot in Georgia, but the weather in my home away from home has been pretty perfect. Mitch and I lived in Richmond, England, just outside London, from 2004-2006 and they were some of the happiest years of my life. Those two years grew us in many ways and sparked a lifetime love of not … Continue reading Dog Days of Summer

A Week in Provence

If you’ve read any books about the south of France and the vibrant Provencal region, you probably know about the fields of lavender that dot the countryside in the Luberon just east of Avignon. If your timing is just right, the weather cooperates, and you find yourself here in mid-June, you are rewarded with heavenly … Continue reading A Week in Provence

La Dolce Vita

We just couldn’t stay away from Italy and spent a few weeks in the northern part of the country after our adventures in the south (with a quick diversion to Barcelona and Lyon.) I recovered from my slump in Florence during a fun night out with our WWOOFing friend Diego. We picked up Walker and … Continue reading La Dolce Vita