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Sometimes I don't want to leave the house(comfort zone), but once I do...I don't want to go home. I love exploring in the botanical areas in Oregon. The fuzzy moss, rocks & logs to climb on and the creeks. #travelingwithautism #asd #cannabisforautism #cannabisismedicine #explore #southernoregon #limpycreekbotanicaltrail #botanicalgardens #moss #mushrooms #hiking #autism #unschooling #childledlearning #naturehike #roadschool #ourclassroomiseverywhere #deepwoods
This is my jam. Raising my people. Being mom. Learning beside them. Witnessing them. Exploring with them. * YES, many days I forget that they are my little princesses/goddesses (and my little prince/god) because they are full on wildlings. * And still, they are my jam.
We’re on day 3 of driving across the country for the holiday season. Roadschool has mostly been writing for NaNoWriMo, listening and discussing books and podcasts (today’s list at the bottom of post), and a bunch of map fun. Highlighting where we’ve been, discussing the use of scale and estimating distances, celebrating when we cross state lines. Also juggling work (major projects due) and general sanity savers when trapped in a seatbelt 8+ hours a day. I LOVE this freedom and ability to learn on the road. (Maybe I love that the learning has been organic and slow, no pencil to paper work and nothing else to ‘do’ (like tidy the house!). I also love that instead of having our family visits dictated by a school system’s schedule of 2 or 3 days off, we can spend weeks enjoying family and friends. 💛 Kids list: Land of Oz and Pokémon episodes, Pax (book), Heroes and Villains (short stories), Wow in the World (science podcast) #thisishomeschool #wefreeschool #roadschool
We are discovering that there is SO much to do and see in the city. We are going to be busy while we are in the area! Who’s going to be in Las Vegas this winter?
Texas so far... We ❤❤❤: The farms @magnolia @dancingbeewine The sunshine The gas prices The Texas BBQ We could use a little warmer temps...below 30 at night is not really my cup of tea! But we bundle up and enjoy some board games with the boys! 🖤
#ad What is your Saturday morning tradition? Ours is always cereal and milk. We save that breakfast special just for Saturday. It’s our way of adding a little “normal” to our non-traditional, ever-changing lives of fulltime travel. The kids look forward to it every week! When my kids saw the Maple Cheerios at Walmart for the first time they practically tossed it into the cart. They love the sweet taste of real Maple syrup and Mom loves all the whole grains added. Win-Win! @walmart #maplecheeriosatwalmart
The first thing the kids did when they saw the Avenue of Flags was race towards the end. We love that kids find joy in the simplest things. It’s a reminder for us that trips and experiences don’t have to be big or extravagant, just fun! They’ll remember those experiences the most ❤️ // @root4woody @nfaris89 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #takethekids #showthemtheworld #roadtripwithkids #exploretogether #toddlertravel #littletravellersnetwork #usaroadtrip2018 #americanroadtrip #visitusa #discoveramerica #travelusa #visitamerica #roadtripessentials #theworldisourbackyard #americathebeautiful #landofadventures #homeschoolfamily #unschooling #worldschooling #unconventionalliving #letthembelittle #letchildrenbechildren #lifeexperience #lessonsontheroad #roadschool #mtrushmorenationalmemorial #thefoundingfathers #avenueofflags #findjoydaily #cousinsandbestfriends
It’s sure is nice being able to go collect fresh eggs daily, this will take some time to adjust to once full time. How often do you 🛑at local produce stands? #urbanhomestead #backyardchickens #garden #fresheggs
Feeling small today - my favorite kind of #homeschool day 🚀 #myrivetedclassroom #travelingfamily #florida #day1840 #roadschool #
Too cute!! #veganfortheanimals 🐖🐄🐓🐇🐏🐢🐕🐩🐁🐃🐂🐨🐘🐪🐊🐋🐠🐟🐞🐝
How about one more sneak peek before we open our virtual doors with the new Holiday 2018 collection... ❄️☃️💛 There are no snow days in homeschool... Or maybe EVERY day is a snow day? It's all in how you look at it! 🌲🌨️
This is the one and only time we’ve given our kids ice cream for breakfast 🙄😂 After staying in Rapid City we headed to Mt. Rushmore bright and early in the morning. While we visited we discovered that Thomas Jefferson popularized ice cream in America by recording the first recipe. . We couldn’t pass up the chance to make a memorable moment and give the kids “Thomas Jefferson Vanilla” ice cream! Let’s just say that they were not disappointed haha. // @root4woody @nfaris89 . . #takethekids #showthemtheworld #roadtripwithkids #exploretogether #toddlertravel #littletravellersnetwork #usaroadtrip2018 #americanroadtrip #visitusa #discoveramerica #travelusa #visitamerica #roadtripessentials #theworldisourbackyard #americathebeautiful #landofadventures #homeschoolfamily #learningathome #homeschoolcollective #unschooling #worldschooling #unconventionalliving #letthembelittle #letchildrenbechildren #lifeexperience #lessonsontheroad #roadschool #mtrushmorenationalmemorial #thefoundingfathers #thomasjeffersonicecream
I have so many photos to share from our first busy days of traveling and exploring here in Thailand but for the moment, I’ll post one: we’re loving Asia and all its weirdness- here we are in our private Hello Kitty karaoke room! 😍😍😂😂
Looking back through old pictures I found this one from Crescent City two years ago. These guys have so many Junior Ranger badges now, I love the look on Aine's face 😀, believe me he was just as excited but was trying to remain cool! Do your kids do the Junior Ranger programs?
Yesterday we flew home 🏠 It was supposed to be a fairly easy day with two flights. It ended up being a bit of a pain. But, in the end, we arrived back in San Juan early afternoon. ▪️ Jade and Rowan should get an award for their ability to go anywhere. Jon calls them our “hip pocket children” because they go everywhere with us. It never matters what the travel day entails. Every step of the way is exciting for them, and they travel like champs every single time. ▪️ This picture was taken yesterday at 4am as Jade leads the way to our gate. We have started teaching Jade (and Rowan some) how to navigate an airport from start to finish. She knows when and how to check in, check bags, clear security, check the monitors, locate our gate, and find our seats. In this picture she is showing Rowan how to find our gate. Now we follow them through the airport 😂 ▪️ We know from our own lives that travel can be intimidating, but in reality it just takes a bit of knowledge and confidence. And once you know how, the world is your oyster. For us it is imperative that the kids grow up with a keen understanding of all travel methods so they can go wherever the wind blows. . . . . . #fulltimefamily #worldschool #takethekids #travelwithkids #exploretheworld 🌎 #seetheworld 🌍 #showthemtheworld #familytravels #kidswhoexplore #puertorico 🇵🇷 #littletraveler #roadschool #littletravelers #growingupwithsiblings #siblinglife #travelpartners
“Stand guard at the door of your mind.” Jim Rohn . . I’ve been trying to start a business as a writer. . . As I begin my trek into this new territory, there are many moments where I’m tempted to disqualify myself. . . The reasons why I do this don’t really matter. We all have our own little store of self doubts that lay in wait for us when we to try and follow a dream. . . What I’m starting to really grasp, in a new way, is the power my mind holds. When I work on my internal dialogue and belief system, it shows up in tangible ways. In family. And in business. . . If I guard my thoughts carefully, I control my beliefs. If I control my beliefs, I control my actions. . . And if I control my actions, I control my results. I get to where I want to be, when I start up here 🧠 . . Input=Output . Don’t underestimate this power. It’s our God given ability to tap into it at any time and change the course of our story, if we choose to. . . #jimrohn #stories #writer #writersofig #selftalk #lifeisajourney #powerofmind #truthtalk #chaseyourdreams #standguard #bossyourbrain #guardyourthoughts #writesomething #tellmeastory #gypsyliving #selfdoubt #quotes #wordswag #impostersyndrome #inputoutput #fulltimerv #tinyliving #roadschool #familyof6 #mompreneur #womenswork #travel
LEAPING INTO LIFE: People often wonder how our girls go socially since they don't go to school. While it's not a perfect scenario, and nothing ever is, they often have other children to spend time with. It's far easier on the road than you think. At the beginning of this month we stayed in a villa in Orlando for a week with our friends, Bryanna nd Craig @crazyfamilyadventure their kids and family and other friends came to visit as well. Including @365atlantatraveler Needless to say the kids had a ball together, especially with that pool and the incredible features of the villa. Post + video coming soon. (We were guests of Top villas) We meet up with this crew as often as we can on the road and plan to more on our upcoming road trip! Do your kids make friends easily on the road? . . . . . #rvlife #fulltimerv #rvliving #rving #getoutside #lifeontheroad #homeonwheels #rvadventure #rvroadtrip #gorving #rvlifestyle #rvtravel #rvlife #traveltrailer #traveltrailerlife #fulltimefamily #fulltimefamilies #forestriver #forestriverrv #americaunplugged #visittheusa #usaroadtrip #usroadtrip #discoveramerica #familytraveltribe #worldschooling #unschooling #roadschool #roadschooling #vanlife
#goodmorning friends 😘. I've been struggling with making a major decision lately and I find it to be so draining 😥. As an ENTJ (The Executive) I am a great decision make at work, but when it comes to making personal decisions, I'm quite indecisive 😑. Also, as I learn and grow, I'm constantly reassessing why I do what I do and how I want to change now that I have more information under my belt. This involves quite a bit of discomfort (in an exciting, yet frightening way) as it's always pushing me out of my comfort zone. Anyone feel me on this struggle? How do you ease this process for yourself? I'd love to know what works for you ❣️
I've got the whole family helping out on the bus. We're all painting and sewing, trying to get everything done so we can hit the road. . . . #skoolieconversion #skoolie #skoolielife #buslife #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #diyrv #tinyhome #tinyhouse #roadschool #familyadventures
30 Days of Gratitude, Day 13: I am immensely grateful for my parents-in-love, Len and MaryAnn (or Mom and Dad, as I like to call them). They have always been incredibly supportive of us, regardless of whether we are near or far. They consistently ask good questions, listen intently and offer guidance when it’s requested. They pray for us. They have sheltered us numerous times over the years when we were in between homes. They treasure their grandkids and take a genuine interest in them. They are all-around wonderful people. When I married Joe, I gained another beautiful set of parents. I love you both!!❤️ . . What/who are you thankful for?? Join me this month in daily posting your gratitude for the many blessings we’ve been given. Use #30daysofgratitude and we’ll encourage each other as we remind ourselves how blessed we are! . . #doinglifedeliberately #30daysofgratitudechallenge #deliberatethankfulness #youtubefamily #youtubemom #thankful #grateful #givingthanks #givingthankstoGod #roadschool #fulltimefamily #roamtheplanet #rvliving #rvfamily #adventure #adventurefamily #dreamitanddoit #adventuretogether #makemoments #lifeontheroad #fulltimeRV #gorving
Broke up a drive day with a couple hours at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Some pretty impressive displays including the actual “Spruce Goose” (which was YUUUGE!) and replicas of the Wright Brothers plane, plus a mind bottling 3D movie running through space exploration from its origins to its future (Wynne has plans to be the first human on Mars). Military planes everywhere including one that dropped paratroopers over Normandy, France which we could remind the girls was where they looked at the big guns dug into the hillside behind the beach and rolled down the grassy mounds about this time last year. #airstream #airplanes #evergreenaviationmuseum #roadschool #worldschool #homeschool
One of the hardest things about full-time traveling is finding classes and activities for the kids to get involved in. It honestly takes A LOT of work to find things that are the right fit for their interests, their ages, our family's daily rhythm, and our timeframe in each location. BUT...it has been so worth making that effort, and we have been fortunate to find some things the kids have absolutely LOVED! Today Adelaide finished up a series of "Junior Paleontologist" classes geared toward homeschoolers and offered through #cuboulder . She was super excited to go each Tuesday, loved the activities, had fun with her classmates and adored her teachers. #winning #TeamRossExplorerEdition #TREEdoesschool #winkyadelaide #quinnyguypie #misterteddytimer #boulder #bolderco #homeschool #roadschool #homeschooling #roadschooling #secularhomeschooling #secularhomeschool
When your “homeschool” day starts like this. #nofilter #mauisunrise #homeschool #roadschool #familytime
Quick detour back to Lakeland - picking up my new camper and finalizing putting my house on the market. Then getting back on the road to my son in NC ❤️❤️ ready for this full time rv life!
We were on our way to the Grand Canyon but got distracted by the Mojave Desert. We found a great boondocking spot and have been here for a few nights. We spent the day bouldering at Joshua Tree National Park! This park was so much more than I imagined. We took a drive to the top view point to see San Andreas Fault too! #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #findyourpark #fulltimefamilies #lbrvadventure #sardit #happytrails #fulltimerv #ustravel #camplife #rvlife #adventure #homeschool #roadtrip #roadschool #homeiswhereyouparkit #family #usa #traveling #tinyliving #minimal #nomads #hiking #boondocking
Nothing like some 📷 fun while the kids are burning off any remaining energy before bed time. This was taken by myself with no editing and with a 🔦 #MDCW #moderndaycoveredwagon
Water is my healing place. What places on this beautiful planet call to you the most?
Learning about the printing process of the U.S. Federal Reserve Note! 😁 We had a fantastic time today with three other full-time traveling families. We love learning hands-on as we travel and it's even better with friends that we make in our adventures. #FollowTheMcConnells #RVAdventure #RvLife #RVTravel #RVFamilies #RVFriends #FulltimeRVers #FulltimeFamilies #fulltimers #Homeschool #Roadschool #FieldTrip #Xscapers #FMCARV #Money #DitchingSuburbia
We have officially crossed into Florida! We'll start back on the road tomorrow and stop about two thirds of the way down to explore and catch up on some school work. But tonight...sleep. Goodnight y'all! #witchygypsybadass #fulltimerv #nomad #roadschool #travelday #florida #gottakeepmoving #notenoughcoffee #livingmybestlife #sunnyand88soundsgoodtome
Have you had a first (or 10th?) snow of the season where you live? We've had a little here in Southern Ontario and we've got hot chocolate and the holidays on our mind! ❄️ Shop update coming very, very soon... make sure you're on our email list so you don't miss the big announcement! Follow the link in our bio. ✨
One of the first orders of business in any new town is finding out: Are there any skateparks and are they close? We love going after school when everyone else is still in school so we get the skate park all to ourselves. Turns out there are lots of really great ones here in the Phoenix area. We can't wait to explore them all. #roadschool #PE #skateparkfun
California State Capitol field trip with my babies! 🏛Listening in on the stories of #lwop families had me feeling pretty desperate though. Of course the kids had questions so some not so fun topics were discussed.☹ ✌ Besides that downer we learned a little more about our state today!😉#rvlife #sacramento #statecapitol #momlife #ourdays #america #fulltimervfamiies #roadschool
Peeps. If it wasn’t for me, the little human would get none of her schoolwork done 🙄 #igivehertheanswers #imsmart #studybug #ikid #butiamsmart #nonozozo #homeschool #roadschool #yorkie #dogsofinstagram
Homeschool day at the library, just us girls. ••••••••••••• Instead of a reading syllabus, we choose of our own free will what to read, which gives us, as parents, full control of what our children consume. ••••••••••••• #homeschool #roadschool #livelife #nomad #travel #education #unstoppable #freedom #digitalnomads #dreamawake #lovetoread #oldschool #parenting #catholic #tonsofkids #bigfamily
Welp. Here’s another curve ball update for ya. We set our date to leave this next week and now we are staying another month! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Pretty sure the 2018 Woolley theme is Make a plan with your life and watch it go up in flames. Haha but in reality it’s a blessing we are staying even though it’s delaying our travels! Phil got hired for a few video jobs here in Utah that will set us back to December 1st, by that time we may as well stay until Phil’s scheduled surgery on the 11th that we were originally just going to forgo. Now the question is, do we just stick around for the holidays or hit the road after he recovers from surgery? Someone just tell me because it won’t matter what we choose, something else will inevitably change our plans. Haha! #whatdoyado #praywedontfreeze #rvlife #rvlivingstationary #wanderlust
I love that while I'm at work I know my kids are in the best hands. 🍁 Living tiny makes being a one income family a lot easier. Especially in this area, because housing prices are insane. I'm so lucky to have a man who doesn't care about social norms and is eager to care for our children.
There are lots of things I could tell you and pictures I could take to share the beauty of this place but just trust me when I tell you, the South Dakota gal is in heaven! Believe this too, it is only because I asked for something more, paid attention when it came and grabbed my brass ring. We always ask for help and answers when we pray but so often fail to see the answer because it doesn't look how we think it should. Is that you? . This lifestyle is brought to you by beleif, faiyh, trust, acceptance and ENAGIC. . I have been involved with a fair number of businesses and occupation through the years and I found my home with this company. 45 years in business, lead with compassion and changing lives around the globe. This business opportunity is waiting for you too. So is the good health this medical grade device promotes. Just change your water already!! . Drop a 💦 in the comments if you want to know how I get paid to be in paradise ✌❤💦 . . #water #getpaid #changelives #business #opportunity #medical #makaha #entrepreneur #thebest #foundmyhome #traveler #travelschool #gypsy #wanderer #gypsylife #nomad #wandering #unschool #roadschool #travelschool #teachermom #godsplan #histime #askandyoushallreceive #brassring #sharingiscaring #compassion #faith #belief
Is Antelope Canyon as beautiful as in the postcards? Well, yes! Unfortunately, we can’t afford the more expensive and exclusive tours that allow a little more solitude. We got to go in with about 200 people who 100 yards later ended up being closest friends! 😂 It was also in this canyon that I realized I have so much more to learn about photography and correctly operating my camera. Hot tip: read the user manual of your camera before you go to one of the most iconic places in North America! Anyway, it was cool and fun. ✅ . . . . . #antelopecanyon #bucketlist #iconicamerica #myphotography #amazingsights #beautifulArizona #visitArizona #lowerantelopecanyon #navajoland #windandrain #slotcanyon #fulltimerv #fulltimetravel #tinyhomefamily #ourhousehaswheels #exploremore #seethesights #fulltimeadventure #fulltimefamily #livinthedream #outmakingmemories #roadschool #childhoodunplugged #familytrails #rvfamilylife #mccrazytrain #ourstory #livebetter
...more on Carlsbad. The natural entrance to the caverns is very grand and made accessible with this amphitheater for the “bat show.” The show is really just watching bats come out to find their food...you know, normal awesome nature. Just a look at hundreds of thousands free-tail Brazilian bats swirling and whirling their way up, simply spectacular. We also spotted a beautiful creature on our hike and went to described it to the rangers. After much debating amongst ourselves, we think it was a grey fox that crossed our path on the trail!
#homefree Day 11. Part 2/3. It couldn’t be captured in photos but this was a very sacred and inspiring day for us. We refer to it as our “Muir Day.” John Muir and the Great-Grandparents compete for “top reasons we are taking this trip.” For almost their entire lives, these kids have heard me quote John Muir and watched his writings guide our lives. Almost no other author speaks to my soul the way Muir does. He changed the way I commune with God and Nature. He has seen me through the rough patches in life. He has given me a guide for how best to raise these little ones in my care. So it was transcendent to be able to visit his home. To walk in his orchard. Ring his bell. Write in our own notebooks while sitting in his scribble den. And then walk through the redwood grove named in his honor. We learned so much that we didn’t know before. Individuals like Muir, who come from humble beginnings and a wanton lack of formal education, always inspire the kids and their mom. And we especially love that, like many of our favorite historical characters, he was determined to read every book he could find and be the steward of his own educational journey and the Earth. This has inspired our “Book Week: Read Everything,” which will commence as soon as we return home. These were photos from his Victorian era home in Martinez. Redwood forest photos to come! Thanks again, Amanda Greene Nowlin! #wecandohardthings #roadtrip #homeschool #roadschool #hobbits #adventure #scout #huckleperry #rogerboo #california #johnmuir #muirday #inspire #read #books #redwood #forest #martinez #education #nature #spiritual #transcendent #steward Our wandering, brought to you by Alex’s hard work while we played!
#homefree Day 11. Part 2/3. It couldn’t be captured in photos but this was a very sacred and inspiring day for us. We refer to it as our “Muir Day.” John Muir and the Great-Grandparents compete for “top reasons we are taking this trip.” For almost their entire lives, these kids have heard me quote John Muir and watched his writings guide our lives. Almost no other author speaks to my soul the way Muir does. He changed the way I commune with God and Nature. He has seen me through the rough patches in life. He has given me a guide for how best to raise these little ones in my care. So it was transcendent to be able to visit his home. To walk in his orchard. Ring his bell. Write in our own notebooks while sitting in his scribble den. And then walk through the redwood grove named in his honor. We learned so much that we didn’t know before. Individuals like Muir, who come from humble beginnings and a wanton lack of formal education, always inspire the kids and their mom. And we especially love that, like many of our favorite historical characters, he was determined to read every book he could find and be the steward of his own educational journey and the Earth. This has inspired our “Book Week: Read Everything,” which will commence as soon as we return home. These were photos from his Victorian era home in Martinez. Redwood forest photos to come! Thanks again, Amanda Greene Nowlin! #wecandohardthings #roadtrip #homeschool #roadschool #hobbits #adventure #scout #huckleperry #rogerboo #california #johnmuir #muirday #inspire #read #books #redwood #forest #martinez #education #nature #spiritual #transcendent #steward Our wandering, brought to you by Alex’s hard work while we played!
Thank goodness you’re here, thank goodness times two. I couldn’t imagine a world without you. Happy birthday sweet Loulou. #raisingwrenlouise
#homefree Day 11. Part 1/3. It couldn’t be captured in photos but this was a very sacred and inspiring day for us. We refer to it as our “Muir Day.” John Muir and the Great-Grandparents compete for “top reasons we are taking this trip.” For almost their entire lives, these kids have heard me quote John Muir and watched his writings guide our lives. Almost no other author speaks to my soul the way Muir does. He changed the way I commune with God and Nature. He has seen me through the rough patches in life. He has given me a guide for how best to raise these little ones in my care. So it was transcendent to be able to visit his home. To walk in his orchard. Ring his bell. Write in our own notebooks while sitting in his scribble den. And then walk through the redwood grove named in his honor. We learned so much that we didn’t know before. Individuals like Muir, who come from humble beginnings and a wanton lack of formal education, always inspire the kids and their mom. And we especially love that, like many of our favorite historical characters, he was determined to read every book he could find and be the steward of his own educational journey and the Earth. This has inspired our “Book Week: Read Everything,” which will commence as soon as we return home. These were photos from his Victorian era home in Martinez. Redwood forest photos to come! Thanks again, Amanda Greene Nowlin! #wecandohardthings #roadtrip #homeschool #roadschool #hobbits #adventure #scout #huckleperry #rogerboo #california #johnmuir #muirday #inspire #read #books #redwood #forest #martinez #education #nature #spiritual #transcendent #steward Our wandering, brought to you by Alex’s hard work while we played!
Instagram intro time! We are so thankful for our friends and followers who encourage us so abundantly in what we do! But as new followers come along, a short profile may not fully introduce us. I’m Julia, wife to Perry and with the best job ever of being mom and teacher to four. Perry has been doing full time music ministry (musicianary!) for many years, traveling the world to share His love. We never planned on being the Partridge family (we do have a pretty cool VW bus at home, but it doesn’t have flowers on it 🌺) but as our kids grew up on the road with us, it became a natural reality to shift into a kids’ band. Having worked in film and TV for years, my most important role took a new turn- homeschooling band momager! As a family we perform around the world at fairs, festivals, schools, churches and conventions. We are away from home (Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦) a lot, the path is often crooked, but adventures abound! We feel blessed to see our kids growing servant hearts, working incredibly hard, and challenging their peers to love Christ in tangible ways, particularly with child sponsorship through World Vision. Thanks for following along- comment, and we’ll send you one of our songs for free! #myhappybeach #roadschool #homeschool #kidsband #childrensmusic #worldvision #travelwithkids #kidshelpingkids #momoffour #teachermom
Well there's one really great thing about being in one place for longer than a few days, it's easier to get stuff done! Backsplash is up, cabinets are almost completely primed, and I can't even tell you how excited I am about the color we chose for them! Not to mention I found a Christmas tree that fit into the RV with no problem! 😂🎄#sadlynotkidding . . . . . . . . .#camperrenovation #rvrenovation #Christmas #messageboard #rvlife #ditchingsuburbia #roadschool #roadlife #fulltimefamilies #ldsfamily #tblogger #ldsblogger #fulltimerv #familytime #adventurefamily #rvfamily #homeschool #roadtrip #roadschool #wanderlusting #nissannv #rvkitchen #peoplewhoadventure #granddesignimagine #exploremore #borntoroam #granddesignrv
Barefoot. Half dressed (honestly it's a miracle she agreed to wear anything). Totally at home on the streets of Koh Phangan. These kids AMAZE me. Their creative free flexible loving spirits. Blessed to be their mama and guide them along their way!! 💑 ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ #grateful #parenting #amazingkids #naturekids #cutest #siblinglove #mamalove #mamalife #travelfamily #family #traveling #travelwriter #littlepeople #brothersisterlove #ontheroad #worldschool #roadschool #homeschooling #freedom #childhood #islandlife #thailand #kohphangan #love
🎄This is the best time of the year! 🎄 We are so happy to be here at the @disneyland Resort to celebrate the holidays! _____ We are staying at the beautiful Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa which is currently transforming into a holiday extravaganza with a huge gingerbread house and special treats! ——- The parks are sparkling with holiday cheer too! Yesterday, Pete and I walked around both parks just taking in all the decorations while the girls went on some of the attractions using the Max pass to avoid any wait times. It was awesome! _____ We also enjoyed some of the seasonal food and saw Santa in the parade! _____ Today, we are doing all things holiday time at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park!!! _____ AD #theholidaysbeginhere #disneylandholidays #disneyland #roadschool #worldschool #worldschooling #familypictures #festivalofholidays #disneychristmas #DisneylandResort
Last night (our first night below 30°) we stopped in at our first Harvest Host stay! After two long days of driving we had a relaxing evening at Walkers Honey Faem and Dancing Bee Winery. The boys enjoyed some honey rootbeer with their meat and cheese platter. Rick had a flight of meads 🍺and I tried a flight of their wines! Then we went honey shopping!!! 🐝 Their honey is amazing ❤ actually everything was fantastic, the staff, food and drinks! Thank you @dancingbeewine for having us! Side note: HELLO TEXAS! We are so excited to be in the state of Texas! #harvesthosts #walkerhoneyfarm #dancingbeewinery #texas #rvlife #fulltimerv #fifthwheelliving #roadschool #travel #usa #granddesignrv #reflection150series #somedaysarelazydays #fifthwheelliving #livingthedream #reallifemoments #hotmessexpress #nofilter #thisisme #goals #alwayslate #noschedule #livinglifeourway #glamping
When the house battery is dying a slow death, so the furnace isn’t working (and it’s 37F), you snuggle while Dad gets the generator going.
Can't talk, busy writing and drawing. In my earlier post, you saw Lil Dude writing out his purpose and action item as part of a mini workshop help last night during our local SoSS chapter meeting. Here are the ladies doing the same. Swipe 👉 to see the final product (or however much can fit in an #ig square 😂). We drew inspiration from a pile of note cards that had quotes written on them. One of my favorites was from the Qur'an and it talks about #justice : "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses To God, even as against yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, and whether It be (against) rich or poor: For God can best protect both.”
It's a winter wonderland here in Michigan. The kids are excited - me, not so much! 😱😱
Thermophilic bacteria thrive in and near Yellowstone’s hot springs. This green “river,” as it appears, is just one example of the vibrant colors created by such bacteria.
We knew we'd have to let him go. We just didn't know how soon. Cloudy was 6 1/2 when he died Thursday. Too young. But cancer doesn't care. His brother, Snowy, was 5 1/2 when heart disease took him last year. Together those two traveled the country. Cloudy even made it to Alaska. Now they'll ride with us in spirit. ▫️ Two weeks ago, we arrived at a remote trailhead and saw a dog in a car with the windows shut. It wasn't hot, but there was a blazing sun, and we didn't know how long he'd been inside. I tried the doors. All locked. I looked around for an owner. No luck. I saw his cozy bed and stuffed toys and water and knew he was loved. But he was still locked in a car. So I called the NPS visitor center. When they couldn't assure me of a prompt response, I called the police. All the while I kept my eye on the pup. He seemed OK, but the windows were getting hot to the touch, so I googled signs of heat distress and looked up whether it'd be legal for me to break in. (Yes. Thanks, Arizona.) I told the NPS and the police that I'd break the window if they didn't hurry up. I said the same to everyone who walked by. "It's a Subaru," one guy said. "At least they won't shoot you." ▫️ The dog continued to look alright, so I waited. An hour later, the owner came off the trail. Then the NPS and police pulled in. I asked the owner why he hadn't at least cracked a window. The last time he did that, he said, a bee stung the dog. I told him dying was worse. I told him that even though the dog was OK, he couldn't have known that when he left him. I kept my cool. The guy was shaken. He apologized. He seemed like a good person. Then he thanked me, for caring, for staying. And after that he talked to the police, and they let him go, and when he pulled away I could see the relief in his eyes, the way he looked at his dog and was grateful. And I was pretty sure he'd think twice before ever doing that again. ▫️ The world right now is frightening. The hate and destruction can swallow you whole. So I try to settle in these moments, finding the good in a bad situation and recognizing what's right when so much is wrong. If you share your life with a furry one, give them a hug for me, OK?
At a recent National Park Site, the ranger invited our family to help lower and fold the flag. She was so patient with us as she taught us the proper way to show respect to the flag. It also happened to be flying at half staff that day. The ranger explained this to the kids in a way I had never heard before. She said the flag is lowered (raised all the way, then back down) to honor someone who has died recently especially someone whose death was in some way related to the things our flag represents. It was such an honor for my kids to have this opportunity. We are grateful for all of those who have served and fought to protect the things that flag represents. #jordanfamilyadventure #nationalparkgeek #fortmoultrie #nationalparkservice #nationalparkranger #takethekids #showthemtheworldsotheycanchangeit #veteransday #roadschool #everyoneisateacher #everyoneisateacher
Lil Dude joined me for the monthly meeting of my Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom chapter. He's been accompanying me to these meetings since he was just four years old. Tonight we had a guided meditation and a mini workshop where we explored our purpose and one step we can take towards fulfilling it. He said that he really enjoyed the meditation and jumped to fill out what his purpose and action were. This is a picture of him writing them out. His purpose was to "help the disabled" and his action was "be honest" (shared with his permission). I'm really grateful to my sisters for allowing me to bring him along to meetings. It means a lot to me that he is surrounded by such strong, loving, and resilient women ❣️#soss #interfaith
30 Days of Gratitude, Day 12: I am thankful for my parents, Pat and Kathy. Both of my parents are incredibly hard working people. Whether it’s a job, maintaining a home, serving at church, or caring for friends and family, they are very generous with their time, talents and treasure. They have weathered ups and downs, but always together. It’s fun to see them enjoy each other’s company as empty nesters, traveling the world and experiencing new things. I am thankful for all the opportunities they gave me and how they have prayed and cheered for us along the way. Thank you, God, for my parents. 😘 . . What/who are you thankful for?? Join me this month in daily posting your gratitude for the many blessings we’ve been given. Use #30daysofgratitude and we’ll encourage each other as we remind ourselves how blessed we are! . . #doinglifedeliberately #30daysofgratitudechallenge #deliberatethankfulness #youtubefamily #youtubemom #thankful #grateful #givingthanks #givingthankstoGod #roadschool #fulltimefamily #roamtheplanet #rvliving #rvfamily #adventure #adventurefamily #dreamitanddoit #adventuretogether #makemoments #lifeontheroad #fulltimeRV #gorving
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