One of the best things about all the camping trips and hiking we do as a family is that when we’re home we are hard pressed to keep our kids inside. Nothing like a little outdoor play to make everybody happy hour.
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My new helmet arrived today and really got me in the mood. Here’s my #tbt to last year’s trip. We’re heading back to the same Italian resort in Just a few weeks time. I can’t wait 😁⛰⛷🎿
A couple of things we've learned about skiing with kids so far this year: 1️⃣ No skiing two days in a row. It takes a lot of time to get all of us dressed and up to the hill, uploaded, and then skiing. As much as we'd like to spend all our time on the slopes someone has to work to pay the bills and clean the house (maybe not that last one). 2️⃣ Let the instructors take the kids up on the lift for the first time. I took Rachel (who had a panic attack) and then Cara whom we thought was ready. She really just screamed the whole way down even though she skied between my legs the entire time. 😆 At least she was smiling on the way up, right?! 3️⃣ It's gonna be like mountain biking - divide and conquer. Rachel and Andrew are already up Shoshone lift by themselves but an adult needs to stay back with Cara. She's going to be a lot slower as well once she does get up the mountain. And that's okay.
4️⃣ It's awesome but expensive. We bought our season passes early last spring before the prices went up but renting equipment (hoping to buy used at the end of the season for next year) ended up being more than we thought. See #1 for why we can't just ski all the time.
5️⃣Mom's who take 3 kids up the the slopes by themselves should get a medal. Just saying. .
Forever gorgeous Kings Beach!
We are in love with the Sunshine Coast and one of our favourite spots is Caloundra!
This is Kings Beach and Kings beach ocean pool.
You can also take the kids exploring in the rocks pools here and there’s a small water fountain the kids can play in too.
It’s always such a good day in Caloundra!
Even nature's creatures need cozy homes ❤️ 🐦 Can you spot the nest up in the tree?
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New SECATEURS!! Yes, I did get far more excited than I should admit over my latest purchase 😆. Decision made, trusty Felco is it! Although thought I'd try the no.7 instead of the no. 2 I had last time. Just getting used to the rotating handle but loving them. Pruning here we come. 💚🌳
Supporting my kiddos will always be one of my top priorities!!!! ❤️
Nico & Noah have their YouTube channel up & running! 👏🏼💪🏼😀
They learned how to set it all up through their own investigation, trial & error! Of course, I have been there for guidance all this time and sometimes don’t even know the answers and solutions to many situations, but we figure a way around them some how! 🤪 Hope you like their adventure and help support our dreams! 🙏🏼❤️
✨Oil of Cleansing: Siberian Fir✨
For those days when the thoughts aren’t on track, or the body is feeling heavy, this oil cleanses both body AND the mind. I love a drop or two under my tongue, and adding it to the diffuser. Don’t be alarmed if it helps the tears flow as you process and get back into a right mindset. Tears are cleansing too 💕
This oil is beautiful for sluggish digestion, metabolism, and liver function. It helps the body deal with poor circulation, congestion, cold, flu, fever, and sore throat. It helps with pain and a healthy inflammatory response. It’s great for anxious feelings, brain fog, and exhaustion. This oil takes you from feeling excluded to feeling empowered when paired with the right affirmations (speak TRUTH to your brain) and music. Check out my last Insta story from my current favorite song 💕 “My name is on your palm, stretched open wide for me. Loved me all along, bind my wandering heart to thee. Jesus, hold me. Jesus, hold me.”
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Capturing their dedication, focus, determination, team work, planning, perseverance, & self motivation! ❤️💪🏼
Trying to figure out how to connect camera to other devices, how to set up to make a new video, the setting, what each would say, how many times they tried and tried again & again until they got it! Endless building blocks of confidence & success! 👏🏼
In many occasions, they have come to me for help... in many frustrating moments of not being able to get something done! I found ways to test their patience and determination by giving them ideas and clues on what options they had for every moment! Wanted to see if they could go further, and they did! I want them to learn if they want something so bad, to not give up! Figure a way! 💪🏼💪🏼
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Total Bummer when you have to wear real clothes!😖😂
Did you guys know I only do the coaching as a part time gig?!
I’m a secretary when I put the real clothes on!😊
And it’s audit time! Not the funnest!
So! Early workout... packed meals...
Lots of water!
I’m wondering if the auditors mind that I stretch and use my roller over here on the side?! Haha .
Checking out Cave Tower Ruins. This was the remnants of one of seven such towers at the site. Were they watch towers erected for use as part of a defense strategy, residential dwellings, or some other purpose? They seemed to stand guard over cliff dwelling ruins just below the rim.
The Vortex. This is a hike for intermediate hikers, definitely not beginners. It is a mixture of lava rock, hills, slick rock, and sand along the trail and there are some steep ledges. Follow the cairns to get to the Vortex. It is a dog friendly hike, just keep them on leash and pick up their 💩 . Seriously. Be prepared because the main Vortex (there are three) is extremely steep, so don’t be running around-I’m talking to you kids!😉 To get to the trailhead you turn left onto a dirt road just after you pass through Dammeron Valley. Blink and you might miss the turn. I suggest doing this before it gets too hot as there is no shade along the trail. It took us a little over 2 hours round trip, with five little hikers there are lots of rests and distractions. But it was worth it!
On chilly mornings I like to stay in bed a little longer, Zev on the other hand is the first one out of the tent. Are you like me... staying snuggly warm just a little longer or like Zev... up and out the door ready to explore? #plantwildroots#wildrootsrundeep#ourcamplife#rei