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
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
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!
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
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
One of the best parts of this journey has been stopping to visit friends and spend time with families we love. Luke adores playing with kids his age and Mitch and I revel in adult time and conversation. Our latest stop was in Bath to see friends we made while living in London. Now with … Continue reading Can’t Stop the Feeling
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