This never fails me.
Kayaking has my whole heart.
I’m hoping for a slow weekend to finish up the last of the homeschool prepping and purchasing. @neiljohnston.builds has been working non stop this week, so I haven’t had a chance to get much done.
We’re starting after Labor Day, so I don’t feel rushed, yet. But I so enjoy getting all the things gathered together.
That’s my unexciting plan! We’ll see!
Happy Friday - enjoy your weekends friends.
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 (Seriously, doesn’t he have the saddest face?) so we walked back through the winding streets to find carb heaven in the form of pizza and a warm fire. •
Have you ever been on a trip where you literally chased down history OR felt like killing your partner and pleading ‘stupid holiday expectations’ as the cause?
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When you were born to ride 🐎 And yes, you could say I'm 10000% pleased and practically fall over myself to encourage this. But honestly, she's a natural. Her seat is wonderful and she's TWO. #doesntevenneedstirrups
Happy Friday, friends! Let’s play a game!
Would you rather:
▫️have a rainy weekend at the beach or a rainy weekend in the mountains?
▫️use an umbrella or wear a rain coat?
▫️watch the storm roll in or watch Netflix?
We made it through our second week of school and it looks like we’re in for a rainy weekend here in East Tennessee!
After the busy week we had, it’ll be nice to spend the next couple days being cozy together!
What are you guys up to?
🌴Since Jake is starting school a week later than his sisters, we thought it would be nice to spend time doing something fun with just him. It’s so important to have one on one time when you have multiple kids , don’t you think? We decided on tubing down Rocks Springs Run and a picnic. ☀️We had a great time and I think he really appreciated all the attention focused entirely on him. If you haven’t been to the springs before, now is the perfect time to go- August is SO hot and the spring water is so cool and refreshing. You can’t help but feel good being there. We had such a lovely day. 💙🌿 😊
This week I was asked from one of my adventurekids if I ever had build a propeller. Just before we had discussed that if you build a bow you must keep care that it doesn’t become a propeller. With some tips he immediately started his project! We discussed about the shape of an airfoil and the work angle of the blades and if the propeller will return to its owner! At the end he had done a quit good job and with a little finish from my side the propeller spiraled into the air! What an interested and proud boy👍!
Dieser Tage fragte mich einer meiner FerienAbenteurer, ob wir auch einen Propeller bauen könnten. Vorher hatten wir darüber gesprochen, dass man beim Bogenbauer darauf achten muss, das es keiner wird. Mit klaren Vorstellungen und Fragen über das Tragflächenprofil und den Anstellwinkel der Rotorblätter war er genau an den Richtigen geraten. Jetzt konnte ich mal Flugzeugmechanikerwissen an den Mann bringen. Schnell war ein Propeller zu erkennen und mit ein wenig Hilfe meinerseits schraubte sich das coole Teil auch schnurstracks in die Luft. Da war ne coole Sache und hat uns beiden total Spaß gemacht. Und ein bisschen stolz waren wir auch, mein Propellermann und ich!👍🚁.
TOMORROW is #GlobalClimbingDay ! Join us and @thenorthface to celebrate the walls that unite us, not divide us! We will be at @atlantarocksclimbing so come meet Campbell and talk gear with us! •
Don’t forget to stop by our Buckhead and Ponce City Market locations to buy 3 items from our climbers bundle(chalk, chalk bag, harness, climbing shoes, belay device or crash pad) and save 15%!
Country hopped to Slovenia: Home and Stud farm to the world famous performing Lipizzaner stallions. We watched a training show, played with the foals, watched show jumping Slovenian championship, and AB went for a pony ride. Ninya doesn't know it yet, but we are going to be spending a lot of time here 😏
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Missed this dude. He has been away at Cub Camp all week. Safe to say he has not had a shower since he left me, has a suitcase full of damp, filthy & musty clothes and is absolutely shattered. He had an utter blast though and has come back with tales of jam jar fishing, water fights, camp fires and treasure hunts! He's going to sleep well tonight! 💤🏕⛺️🔥#cubcamp#newforest#camping