Is there anything better than a mountain playground with a good view? Yes, alcoholic beverages and sun loungers! And luckily this mountain hut has both. Lack of time to plan meant that we didn’t venture anywhere new this weekend, instead we took friends along to a destination we love, that was today’s recipe for a relaxed Sunday
No cable TV, no hot water, no internet, no main stream town, so we play outside in muddy puddles with the howler monkeys. #Thisisliving
In the mountains Sierra Nevada live around 20,000 Chibcha Indians. Including the tribe of the Kogi. At the age of 18, the Kogi men get a Poporo, a pair of pants and a woman. In the Poporo, a hollowed-out pumpkin, is shell limestone. The men moisten coca leaves in their jaw. Then they add the powdered shell and the effect of the coca increases. With a wand the Indians strip the spit-shell mixture on the edge of their poporos. The growing ring is a symbol of wisdom. +
Im Gebirge Sierra Nevada leben noch an die 20.000 Chibcha Indianer. Darunter auch der Stamm der Kogi. Mit 18 Jahren erhalten die Kogi-Männer ein Poporo, eine Hose und eine Frau. Im Poporo, einem ausgehöhlten Kürbis, befindet sich Muschelkalk. Die Männer feuchten Kokablätter in ihrer Backe ein. Wenn sie dann die zerriebenen Muscheln dazugeben, verstärkt sich die Wirkung der Kokablätter. Am Rande ihres Poporos streifen sie mit einem Stab die Spucke-Muschel- Mischung ab, bis sie zu einem Ring, der als Symbol für Weisheit steht, heranwächst.
Lukes little self in this picture is everything 😂❤️
I think we need more mountain weekends like the last. Climbing trees, hiking, gathering pine cones & branches for the fire...so grateful for the little family cabin we can escape to now and then 🌲 happy Sunday!
It’s EDITING DAY! I’m verrrryy excited to cozy up with some coffee on this blustery day and dive into all of the photos from this week’s sessions. If I saw you this week, check your inbox later today for some sneaks! 😉🍁 #fallminis #letthekids
Day 1~ @seaworldsandiego
Where’s Waldo 🥇 for group costume. It was great we were the only ones dressed like Waldo and seriously the photos we have are hilariously amazing and will make a great photo book... find Waldo amongst the incredibles and super hero’s. Added bonus K made her own hat.
I was a bit apprehensive going to SeaWorld for a few reason. 1. It is not the SeaWorld I grew up going to as a kid 2. It has a lot of negative press for a lot of reasons.
Well SeaWorld delivered a great start for our Family Halloween Holiday Getaway. It was very informative and taught the kids a lot about life in the sea. Something they don’t get to experience in desert. The shows were still fun to watch although different the kids really enjoyed them even the 1 and 2 year olds were entertained.
The rides were great for the older kids to enjoy; while the Electric Eel took the cake for one of the gnarliest rides the boys have been on.
Trick-or-treating was available to everyone in the park. And I may have eaten way too many fresh Twix bars (don’t eat fresh Twix bars it ruins all other Twix bar experiences, like flying first class ruins flying coach)
We got a math lesson with @btoskovich
eating sour patch kids. And we left with way too much candy.
Overall SeaWorld really was an enjoyable time and a great way to start off our trip.
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About yesterday morning 🌈 _______________________________________________________ Perfect view from @lofotenapartments
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” - Nelson Mandela .
We know Avalyn won’t really remember anything from this trip, but we do believe that it will shape her to be a bright, adventurous, kind, and eager to learn person. We hope she remembers we loved her from the first time we learned we were going to be her parents. We hope she learns about God from us and his beautiful creation and know that he is real. We hope that she will be a light and positive influence in this world as it seems so dark sometimes. As parents, it’s our duty to raise our children to reach their fullest potential in all the right ways. And HOW blessed we feel to be given that responsibility from God himself! Happy Sunday everyone! Go hug your children! (Or your siblings, or parents, or whoever!)
When there are three brothers...you obviously race!! I’m just loving this beautiful fall weather and all these amazing families. I’m one happy photog. 🍁 #alisahayesphotography
Jumping for joy!! These boys!
• moments I live for right here 😍 •
It was a beautiful day to celebrate love. Congrats @priscillac14
+ Ben! 💕
Spent the day hiking in the jungle with a few sweet elephants. You MUST make @elephantnaturepark
a priority when in Thailand! ❤️ They are a remarkable sanctuary for elephants that have been abused for the tourist trade, circuses and logging in Asia. These amazing creatures are in their happy place now being loved and respected. ❤️
The ONLY time they're allowed to throw stones! 😆 👬 My kids can't get enough of the great outdoors. At home on a weekend they're heading outside into the garden as their eyes open (sometimes waaay to early 🙀😬).
Throwback to Lily in Omaha. This girl will bust out the yoga poses anywhere. #mycityadventures
Bus baby! It’s been a while since we’ve taken public transportation, no surprise that Luna still loves it. 🚌 ☀️