I call this photo, ‘The day we found a lion and I nearly divorced my husband’.
On this day, Mr LL in his infinite wisdom, led us on an exhausting, wet chase through what felt like ALL of Venice’s narrow, winding streets and beautiful piazzas to find this statue. Behold, the mighty Lion of Venice. Seriously, he was obsessed with tracking down this damn lion! We passed sooo many other lions but nope. This was his bounty #husbandsareannoying .
After we left Piraeus, Greece, the week before, he had started researching the history of this particular lion, who comes from my mums birthplace. Turns out, he has a wild history! Sculpted of marble in 300BC and standing guard at the Athens port since 1AD, this 3m tall lion had even been graffitied by Scandinavian sailors inn 11AD! He’d then chilled out for a few centuries before being plundered from Piraeus in 1687 by a Venetian naval captain He now stands sentry along with three other lions, the symbol of St Mark. Sadly, like many of Greece’s treasures, a mere copy of the statue now stands in the Piraeus Archeological Museum.
Meanwhile, back in the land of shitty families, after several hours, in the rain, with three grumpy children and a whinging wife, Mr LL found his treasure. We all then pretended that we were having a great time, then felt a bit emotional because #lionlove so we walked back through the winding streets to find carb heaven in the form of pizza. And wine. Lots of wine.
Have you ever been on a trip where you literally chased down history? •
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Shortcut!! Decided to take “Radford Trail” (1N06) out of Converse Valley from Highway 38 to my house on my way home from work today!! Glad I did!! It was BEAUTIFUL!! So fun! Highly recommend it!
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We have family spread all over the US and Canada and one of our big family goals for 2018 was to visit extended family more.
While we spent most of our Toronto trip having quality time with family, we were able to get out and play tourists for a couple days. I’m sharing what we did and where we went on the blog today. 🌃
Do you have family all over and how often do you get to visit each other? 📷 @agoldygram
Happy Friday Everyone! SO how many people do you think we can fit into a @treelineoutdoors RRT!?! We are going to find out come November!!!! Thanks for the kind words and excitement for our family as we continue to grow our family through this adoption process! It’s been a long road and we have a lot of preparation to do in the next couple of months to bring baby home, but FIRST AND FOREMOST we have to raise $10,000 THIS NEXT WEEK! This money will help pay for the expectant mamas living expenses, her postpartum and counseling care after baby! This money is due up front so thanks for all your ideas and those willing to help us raise the $ ASAP! •
There are 2 things we are going to do right now!
1. Open our GofundMe account back up to those of you who just want to give! (Link in Bio)
2. We are also going to HOST an online INSTAGRAM AUCTION at @htgwk_adoption_auction! We need your help to find PHOTOGRAPHERS from all over, SHOP OWNERS, DESIGNERS, ARTISANS, MAKERS, CRAFTERS, ETC!
who would like to donate an item(s), service, or mini photo session for people to bid on. For photographers it can be as simple as s 30 min session with some digital files, print credit, or however you'd like to do it. Or maybe you have an awesome product you make, or a service you offer. We have $10,000 to raise and we're hoping this adoption auction will help us knock that number out. •
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE something, please leave your email address and website/etsy shop (if applicable) below so we can contact you and let you know what info we need from you! OTHERWISE let us know if you have any favorite shops, makers, or photographers that you think might possibly be interested in donating, TAG them in a comment below so we can reach out to them. 👇🏻
Thank you so much for supporting and helping our family to adopt this precious child that we have been praying and waiting for the past 7 years! #10Kin10daysforbabyRas
Meet Will or as he prefers to be called “WillDX.” He is 9 years old and is our first born. He has many of the typical characteristics of a first born – he’s a rule follower and prefers things to be done his way. He’s the most serious of our three boys, but has a witty and dry sense of humor that makes him quite entertaining😂. He’s also not a fan of having his picture taken 📸.
When we’re not traveling, he loves playing video games, specifically @fortnite . His current goal is to become a famous YouTuber or Streamer like @ninja . He has an entrepreneurial spirit, having both his own website and YouTube channel. He’s been taking tennis lessons for a couple of years now and can already beat me 🎾🙄. He’s also so excited to be joining his school’s robotics team this year.
Will says his favorite travel adventure so far has been snorkeling along the reef in Mexico 🇲🇽 . The place he would most like to visit is Israel 🇮🇱 and the pyramids in Egypt 🇪🇬 . Will would love for you to say Hi 👋 with a comment!
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Glacial Dip 👣
I’ve always been sensitive to cold. I can remember going for hikes in cool weather and being unable to warm after except for a hot bath. On this trip, I had so much fun jumping several times from a hot pool into an ice cold pool and swimming in it until my skin completely chilled! So invigorating. Experiences like this show me the deep healing happening since I shifted to raw, and my body’s ability to regulate. Not too bad for a fruit based lifestyle!
I’m so proud of us. I’ve wanted to adventure with the kids for too long. From my daughters bear fears to simply being in the momentum of daily life as a solo momma, I didn’t say yes to some of the things I’ve wanted to experience most as a family.
Our adventure was epic and necessary. Tenting in Grizzly territory, wild animal encounters, hot springs, pitch black night wakings to strange sounds, vegan s’mores, my new camp stove, butterflies 🦋 landing on my son and staying on him 😇, being dirty happy, wild and free - the kids thrive in the wild and I thrive when I fully step away.
YES to wild.
100 percent YES to more adventures.
Where should we go next? What’s your favorite family adventure?
Running for clean air like.. 💃🏼 more like driving to Colorado to take my bro (in law) his car cuz he ran off to be closer to his sweetheart! 😍 •
Josh - you’re SO BOLD - so stoked to hang with you and Beth and see the gorgeous state! For now, I’ll be jamming to some tunes and listening to health lectures 🙌🏼 @jborton2 @bethanyygrace @ksm61 •
🇬🇧 in Sweden they have jam in tubes. Perfekt for travelling with bicycles and writing sweet stuff on the breakfast toast😁
🇩🇪 die Schweden haben Marmelade in der Tube. Ziemlich perfekt zum Reisetransport mit Fahrrädern und um süße Dinge auf das Frühstückstoast zu schreiben😁
Between weddings and work, Bobby & I try to get Bryce out into the mountains as much as possible. I can't wait until he gets enough neck support to start facing outwards and seeing the same things we see. If I had one wish for my little boy, it'd be that he develops the deep appreciation and love for the outdoors that his father & I share. There is nothing more therapeutic and natural as being in tune with the beauty of the world around you. #mountainbaby#adventurebaby#adventurefamily
There is no other four year old I would rather go on adventures with. It doesn’t matter if we are at home or across the globe this girl keeps me inspired! We are getting ready to start our first year of homeschooling together and I have just as much to learn as she does. I am super nervous and so excited to see what this year will hold for our family! #raisingvoyagers
Crystal and calm waters with fur-like poseidonia carpet. It is so hard to wake up before babies and do some yoga on the deck. But the mornings I manage to do this are the best and the most inspiring to do some creative stuff during the day. And by the way guys, we are preparing a big surprise for you 🤠Everyone who has a huge list of questions how to live on a boat with infants, safe sailing with babies, budget sailing, survival tips and a lot of fun from us... soon we will post this interesting update.
Oh, just interested, what are your main fears that stops you from start living on a boat?
Sometimes I feel like superwoman after I workout- sometimes I feel like this... a hot mess
I guess that’s how I feel as a mom too. Supermom OR a hot mess... there’s no in between?
Hope your having a #superwoman 💪 kind of day!
I do allow screen time on road trips, but ONLY in places where the scenery becomes monotonous.
I believe it is so important for us all to lay down our screens and actually become enthralled with the beauty of our earth.
Seek out places where you can breath the organic aroma of dirt and flora and fresh air, and truly listen to the song of nature.
Turn off and let go to of the distractions on a regular basis and trade it for the tranquility of your natural surroundings.
I just love to close my eyes and lay on the ground taking it all in. It really helps to calm and heal me from the stresses and chaos of this life. It’s my place of serenity. Just me and God and his glorious creation.
That feeling when you realize your summer is coming to an end. .
We just spent 3 magical days in this campground and it was hard to leave. We always hope for trees to hang our hammocks and this place was perfect! We had 4 hammocks, 2 laundry lines and a rip line! Even though there’s a heat wave in our region we didn’t feel it under this canopy of towering trees. If you don’t mind being completely off grid for a few days, check out this campground!
If some of our posts have caught you off guard that’s because things have changed. There will now be 4 of us posting on this page. That means 4 different trainers, 4 different perspectives, 4 different specialities. 4x the fun!
Hope you enjoy the content. If there’s anything specific we can help you with let us know!
You don’t destroy every workout. You don’t PR every single time. Not every goal is achieved fast. If you are pushing yourself,
you will fail.
Sir Winston Churchill said this about success;
“Success is going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm”
Fail often, fail gracefully,
and always keep