📸Family Self-Portrait 👨👩👧👦
Not often you can get all the suspects looking into the camera. Those pictures are precious.🤗
🗣They sound approximately like that:
- Nico! Hello! 😀Where is Nicolas! Arisha! Look up! Look into the camera! Nico! Hey! Hop, hop, hop! 😜Smile! Hello! Arisha turn around! Turn around! Look up! We are all looking!That's it! Argh, good photo spoilt! Come on look up! Well, next time you ask me for something, I won't do it either! 😖No ice cream today!
All that, while holding up the phone 🤳and maintaining those gorgeous photogenic smiles 😁😂😂
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Oh man ain't that the truth?? Everything you go through and survive will make you stronger... And I have survived enough to be scared of very little... How about you?? We all go through things...some more than others... If you can take what's nearly broken you and use it to your advantage and keep on keeping on then you have won!
Just remember to move forward with kindness...
Don't let the negative things that have happened to you make you bitter... Try and make the world a better place while living fearlessly 😘
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Here’s looking at you, hump day! Any one care for a cup of @great_little_trading_co
Star Beans coffee to get you up and going, this morning?
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Sometimes life feels like a carousel..it goes around and around, day in, day out, the same loop..the kid(s) wake you up early, you rush around to get them ready for school and you ready for work, make lunches & coffee, drop the kid(s) off at school and make the long traffic heavy commute to work, grind out the day and do everything in reverse, finally getting home, getting food on the table, cleaning up and starting the bedtime routine...you finally get the little one(s) down and then you’re exhausted. You sit down for maybe an hour of “you” time or tv before you pass out. Then, wake up and do it all over. Sometimes it feels so mundane and routine. It’s so easy to get caught up in the loop, the routine. It’s nice to step back and remind yourself of the beauty of a carousel; the sounds, the colours, the laughter, the smiles..the magic. There is beauty and magic in the life loop..small moments of simple and pure joy, love, laughter that we need to take time to appreciate. The way your child hugs you tight around your neck when you pick them up, the sloppy wet toddler kisses they give when only they want to, the funny toddler speak when they are trying to communicate, the same stories that you read every night that give them new joy every time...and so much more. Sometimes we all need to remind ourselves that while most days may be the same, those little moments are fleeting and not to take those little moments for granted. •
In Africa, near Madagascar, Sam is now helping a team to repair legs, allow tiny kids and adults to walk. We miss him badly but are doing our best to stay busy in Australia, keep the focus on the greater good.
Last week we, Traveling Hutchu's, had a great time camping in Devil's Lake State Park and taking the Farm Art D-tour apart of #fermfest
. We unplugged for 4 days and just hung out. it. was. awesome.
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So what’s for breakfast? 👀
If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. -David Sobel
This big old tree always reminds me, in the grand scheme of things, how insignificant we really are. So when I am stressing about things, or overwhelmed or the kids are upset about something, I just remember this big old tree. It has been here for no doubt many years before us and will be here, many years after us. Our trials and tribulations really mean so little. This tree reminds me to not sweat the small stuff and when something is bothering the kids I am trying to teach them to ask, does it really matter? Things are always 90% worse in our imagination that reality anyway! I love this big old tree.
Couldn’t let this day go by without wishing @richbarr_realestate
a happy anniversary! Eight wonderful married years! Also, look at those babies on their honeymoon!
I wish we could spend every day like this. Learning through doing, observing, touching, smelling. @lattaplantation
always has great homeschool days... and we loved the homesteading theme today! We watched a woodworking demonstration, made candles, churned butter, learned about hearth cooking and preserving, crafted, pet farm animals, and tried out some farm chores. #livinghistory
I had terribly vivid dreams last night. One was particularly frightening. I woke up out of breath and shaken. Asking Chris if Phoenix was still in his bed. Wren was snuggled next to me, she had come into our room sometime in the night. No surprise there. ☺️.
In the dream, I was outside, in an unfamiliar place. The kids were with me but then all of sudden, they were gone. I was trying to stay calm. Looking in every direction. Flashes of moments kept repeating. I began running, screaming their names. There was a beach full of people. A arched bridge that was too steep to cross. I frantically asked someone for help. Next thing I knew, we were running through dense woods, tears streaming down my face. Searching. Flashes of moments still repeating. None of it made sense, of course. But the mind is funny that way. So often things don’t make sense.
I woke up while my mind was racing through the woods. The moments weren’t real, but the feelings of fear and confusion were. I felt them so strongly.
The thing is tho, there have been times that I’ve felt those same feelings when I’m wide awake.
Fearful, unsure, insecure.
I think a lot of us have.
Journaling, talking with others, meditation, prayer, redirecting our thoughts to a place of gratitude and beauty all help during those times. I used to keep a quote on my desk that read, “...we can’t live in the light all of the time. You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you.” There is always light, whatever shape it takes for you or however small, it is there. We’re not alone. You’re not alone.
📷 is from this chilly morning’s time around the table ♥️
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homeschool Homesteading Day. Whose child is in the tree? Mine. ❤🍁🍂🍃
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I love how the clouds seem closer in our little part of the world.
Had a much needed lazy Monday. And snapchat filters are the bomb 😆😅
My hubby and I trying to figure out how to "unplug" from cable with the Amazon Firestick. So. Many. Options.
When cooking for a family of four while traveling, simple is always better. Of course I could bring along some recipes and cook an incredible meal from scratch every night, but I would also be left with less time and more dishes that are difficult to wash. The kids are just as happy eating chicken with instant rice and a can mixed vegetables, and mom is happy to only have to deal with one dirty cast iron. 🙌
Our favorite meal that we whipped up on this trip was inspired by Shepherd’s Pie and the need to use some fresh vegetables in the cooler. We cooked up some ground beef, onion, baby carrots and snap peas then mixed in a brown gravy packet and topped with instant mashed potatoes. 😋 Everyone dug in so fast I didn’t get a chance to take a picture, but we decided to name the recipe “Roadtripper’s Pie”. Meika was the only family member left disappointed because there were no leftovers!
The change in Tenterfield over the last two weeks is nothing short of extraordinary. I have not been to this part of Tenterfield Creek for a little while and I felt like I had stepped into a lush and green world from a fairy-tale.
Snow snow snow! We got just under a foot yesterday to get us easing in to winter.
Hopefully I’m not the only one who loves the option of strapping my bags and wallets on. Have an amazing batch of Finn wallets ready to be photographed and listed in the new shop! All will come with two grommets to attach the rings, one O-ring carabiner and a vegan cork wrist strap. You can then decide to purchase an add-on long adjustable strap (made just for FINN and including an extra O-ring carabiner) to wear him as a hip or crossbody bag! 💙
never have I ever traded flats for heels to eat fancy food inside “the big bright ball” or “microphone” as I called it growing up (aka Reunion Tower) to see the Dallas night sky underneath me with the most handsome husband in the world AND never have I ever stayed in “the hotel that always has the crazy lights” (aka the Omni) in the middle of downtown... until now✨
Days with this one ❤
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This was a super interesting environmental art installation at a local festival. The artist had volunteers help him gather branches from the surrounding area to make it. It will stay up for a few years or until it starts to deteriorate.
Love her heart, Her free spirit, Her imagination, Her love of adventure and the fact that she didn’t even think twice about picking up this pile of fresh snow and eating it like ice cream.