Inspiration, Travel

Rustic pathways.

This title could mean so many things. But today, it’s about a company pioneering travel and service projects with a focus on providing unique and real-world educational ¬†experiences. (Think interviewing elders in Laos.) Also, they have Gap Year programs. How cool is that?

Blair and I both dream about traveling across the country on “educational vacations” with our son. We’d, of course, travel in something like this. But I think we should add a Rustic Pathways experience to the dream list. And so, today I created a new Pinterest board, “Future adventures with Owen“. You know, just in case.

Do you keep a list of future activities for yourself or your family? How often to you add/update it?

PS A family of 5 and a cat traveling the country in a Airstream



Meet Owen.


This kid rocks the hair — including on his back, shoulders and ears.

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the last couple weeks and the guest posts from Elizabeth and Tanja. I’m very happy they were able to post such informative and entertaining info. Seriously. I had no idea I’d learn so much.

We’ve been getting to know our son, Owen, over the last couple weeks. And it appears we may have a rather even-keeled boy on our hands. Don’t get me wrong, he sure knows how to use his lungs, but he’s one for taking it all in and making sure everything’s to his liking. We’re ok with that. And we’re so happy to have him in the family. I promise I won’t share too much, but I do look forward to sharing some tidbits as we adjust to being a family of three — including birth story highlights and things Owen’s already taught me. Thanks for following. Have a fantastic weekend!


Not sure what to make of sock monkey just yet.