We said goodbye to Cape Town and jumped a couple of flights over to Sabi Sands, South Africa.
We entered Lion Sands 1933 Lodge and we were really taken aback by our accommodations. The 1933 Lodge is a proper house built along the Sabi River. The Lodge is rented out in it’s entirety to allow the group renting it full privacy and an experience that is completely different than at a game lodge with other paying guests.
We took … Keep Reading!!!
On our final day at the Aregash Lodge in Ethiopia, the owner came over and said, “God works in mysterious ways… The Water Minister of Ethiopia surprised me with a visit today. He came all the way from Addis Ababa.”
We held an impromptu meeting at the lodge where the minister and his associates sat and watched a filter demonstration. This was the first time he had seen such technology and was in awe. He showed us the chlorine tablets … Keep Reading!!!
Back in February, we took the kids to South Africa and spent about two weeks on game drives during an African Safari.
Which means we completed number five on our 30 before 30 list!
Here is a recap of our trip:
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Our First Game Drive
Aram’s Epic Illness During the Trip
Kids’ Safari Fun
Cape Town Escape
My Cape Town Birthday
Back on Safari at Sabi Sands
The Magic of Safari
Here are my tips … Keep Reading!!!
“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland
Happy Father’s Day, Bri!… Keep Reading!!!
Brian and I were on a major apartment/house hunt with the boys. After all of that, we realized we really aren’t ready to move out of our apartment just yet.
It’s hard to move when you actually like where you live. Our building has yielded very few complaints from us over the past two years.
The only issue was that we really wanted to get the boys a real pet. Our mystery pet shrimp are fun, but not necessarily the … Keep Reading!!!
Having a 30 before 30 bucket list has been fun.
I have never mentioned this before, but I have reserved the right to change my bucket list as I see fit.
I’ve decided to use that right today.
THIS. MAY. SHOCK. YOU.
(Or maybe it won’t…)
I am taking off number 1: “Go to Disney World and Harry Potter Land.”
A couple of days ago, Brian suggested we take this long awaited trip…and I didn’t want to go.
I … Keep Reading!!!
Kraft has been using this “zesty” man to sell salad dressing.
A naked man (or an implied naked man) isn’t offensive. I think where my comfort level begins to waiver a little is when, to me, there is little doubt that this ad is sexually suggestive and objectifies the man in the photo. Although I’m tired of nakedness in ads always being equated to sexuality and I find that constantly being bombarded with that idea alone is not healthy, the … Keep Reading!!!
My cousin Whitney and I are having a great time in Carmel, but one of us is breaking the law.
Do you know who it is?
It is illegal to wear heels over two inches in Carmel.
Rarely (if ever) enforced, it was created for liability reasons due to tree roots creating very unleveled sidewalks.
Another random fact: they do offer free high-heel permits at City Hall!… Keep Reading!!!
Probably before, but ever since Time Magazine’s “Mom Enough” cover came out, people have been labeling parenting practices that are similar to or in alignment with “attachment parenting” as extreme. Most of us laughed it off because there was a clear disconnect between what the families’ lives were actually like in these “extreme parenting” scenarios and what society thought went on in their homes. It was (and still is) such a foreign concept to so many Americans, that the general … Keep Reading!!!
I think this is the year that fathers get their due respect. Parents who are present are starting to get noticed. Most mothers, whether they have a 9-5 job or “stay at home”, get all the blame and all the credit for parenting. She is seen as present (rightly so, most of the time) and taking an active role in the child’s upbringing. However, dads are generally ignored. Fathers are often called out for vanishing after conception, or not “being … Keep Reading!!!
I’m so excited to announce the newest addition to this blog!
We are starting a book club, which has no other purpose than to entertain all of us. (Okay, and inspire us – depending on the book.)
To follow our book club and selections, just find the tab on the upper-right hand corner of the menu section:
Book Club Topics:
We will be selecting both fiction and nonfiction books that still fit with the overall theme and audience of this … Keep Reading!!!