As seen on our walk to dinner. The rice fields of hundreds of years ago still being finely looked after in what I suspect is much the same way. I’m sure there are changes in management and irrigation but it feels like a step back in time. As advanced and technological as we’ve become some things remain the same.
Exploring San Cristobal Hill. Going up in a funicular, leaving all my sins with the Virgin Mary Statue at the top and going down by cable car. Getting a good idea of the size of #santiago , enjoying the views although quite foggy. Is the fog really from the Australian fires?
We haven't done much sightseeing since being in #Daegu . Our first two months were full of us trying to catch a break from being sick and trying to find some normalcy. Moving to the other side of the world has turned all of our routines on their heads. Some days I truly still don't know if I'm coming or going.
But then I remember, we live here. This isn't a race, it's a marathon. We don't have to go out exploring everyday. We can have an experience right here in our neighborhood because no matter what, we are still in a foreign land and life is different here.
However, I have to say it felt amazing to get out this weekend as a family to explore Donghwasa Temple. Originally Johanna groaned at the idea of using her Saturday to go sightseeing instead of playing, but just as we got there it began to snow and everything changed because Shure sense to be winter joy for every child.
It was gorgeous up there in the mountains. We enjoyed the architecture and talked about the difference between our God and there's, being covered by the bloods of Jesus, and the power of discernment. Johanna got a quick course on being lead by the spirit, and staying in tune with the Jesus in us.
This was a wonderful opportunity not only to learn about a new culture, but to learn what it means to be in the world, but not of the world. So many teachable moments the day brought us.
There's a time to protect our children, but there's also a time to teach them how to live out their walk with Christ when surrounded by those that don't believe.
I'm so thankful for all the lessons Donghwasa gave us.
Composting for their organic permaculture garden in Year 1 🌿
2 93 hours ago
Wishing my beautiful husband a very happy birthday!
From morning cuddles with his princess, to a beautiful picnic at the Botanic Gardens with some of our amazing friends and family… we’ve had the best day celebrating! When Sienna Bella saw that there was a pool right next to the playground she couldn’t resist stripping off and going swimming with her little buddy Theo! Fun fact: @scotty_hawker and @chris_dunell have been friends since they were only a bit older than Sienna, and now their babes are going to grow up together!
Here’s to another year of adventures for our little family of three, and creating incredible memories together all over the world!
ps who says vegans miss out on delicious food! Swipe across to check out the super tasty platters I whipped up and the incredible cake created by @cakesbyanna 💜
7 283 hours ago
Caminant per les muralles de les esglésies fortificades.
Kinkaki-ji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto is worth a stop but it won’t be the serene scenery you’re dreaming of.
It’s full of hustle & bustle and tourists walking the path trying to get the perfect picture.
It has an extensive history dating back to the late 1300-1400’s. It’s said to have gold lead on the top two stories. The pond below is full of HUGE koi fish and as you leave the rocky path and head toward the exit you’ll have the opportunity to grab some local food and souvenirs.
“𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰”...
Isn’t our newest addition to the Family 𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞? Yes we are a bunch of nerds and are so obsessed with “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝”...
𝐀𝐤𝐚 “𝘉𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘠𝘰𝘥𝘢”
3 279 hours ago
We headed back to the Magic Kingdom for our last day at Disney World yesterday. Once again, it was another fun day! ✨ Bravely has learned to say, “I wanna ride!” She was happy 95% of the time, but she screamed when it was time to get off most rides. She loved those rides - especially the carrousel! River was terrified of the 4D film we watched, but loved roller coasters and rides. Treasure would have happily done the Tower of Terror if she would have been tall enough. She loved everything. Manning, Rhythm, Tapestry, Cherish, Liberty and Jubilee had the time of their lives! And hey...the adults had a blast, too! I have been pregnant for most of the past 13 years, so I jumped for all thrill-seeking adventure available! 😁 Not all was perfect. We had one kid who, we think, got the stomach bug and was throwing up for about 12 hours. We are so thankful it was from night to morning so she was still able to enjoy all she wanted...and that it didn’t pass to other kids during our time at Disney! We lost Bravely’s glasses twice and had to backtrack searching the park. Both times her glasses had gotten turned in, and it was a miracle we found them. We were at Disney one of the least busy weeks of the year. There were tons of people still, but we really were able to do 90% of what we wanted and only waited in a few lines for longer than 30 minutes. Most were 5-20 minute waits. We were so thankful to have Lolli and Aunt Sara with us! It made the trip all the more fun and worked so smoothly with having 4 adults to 10 kids. Disney is pricey and exhausting, but worth it for the thrill and memories for sure! 🎢🎠🎡 #rollingbythedozen#rvfamily#rvlife#fulltimefamily#bigfamilylife#bigfamily#largefamilylife#largefamily#homeonwheels#houseonwheels#travel#travelblog#travelblogger#travelingwithkids#travelingwithbaby#homeschool#homeschooling#roadschool#roadschooling#worldschooling#disneyworld#disney#magickingdom#magickingdompark#cinderellascastle#siblingsquad
1 369 hours ago
Day 137 - Now for something completely different! Coming from Singapore, Hanoi is a 180° change for us. The weather, the smog, the traffic!, pretty much everything. For me it feels a bit like culture shock. Had we come here from, say China, I don’t think it would’ve felt so drastic. We also had a very unpleasant first night in the city (more on that later), so I’m having a tough time adjusting.
I will tell you though that I ain’t mad at the food and drinks here!! So delicious and so cheap! The taxis/Grab are super cheap too. Never mind that some have cut off seat belts, or none at all 😂. And even though I’m not religious, I find myself saying a little prayer every single time we get in one.
The traffic here is unbelievable. Pictures and watching videos doesn’t fully prepare you for the no-holds barred, every man for himself, Wild West system of traffic here. If there is a working traffic light, it’s only a mere suggestion. Motorbikes rule the road, and can go in any direction or lane they like, even on what little pavement there is. So pedestrians, this isn’t for the faint hearted. I’m getting the hang of crossing—somewhat.
When we began homeschooling a few people in our lives found it difficult to understand and I think hoped it might be a phase! Now I feel as though our children speak for themselves. Our journey has taken a little detour for 3 months as Joshua and Holly are part of a brand new school called The World School. In a nutshell it’s a forest school which travels to a new destination every term. So their current day begins by spending the morning on a coconut palm lined beach followed by an afternoon in a school building. During this time the children are learning through self directed projects. All the while they are being immersed in a new culture, language, way of life, history, geography... The majority of people we meet find the children’s home education style fascinating, intriguing and more than that what to impart their own skills onto them for which we are so grateful. What person have you encountered who has inspired you or your child? #ourworldschoolingfamily#liveyouradventure#homeschooling#worldschooling#familytravel#dominicanrepublic
Malmesbury is the oldest town in all of England and this family home was once connected to the Malmesbury Abbey, owned by Henry VIII, used as a convent, and holds the remains of the first King of England somewhere on its grounds. With acres of Alice in Wonderland manicured gardens in the front and acres of storybook woodlands and a running river in the back, this property is truly something special. ✨ •
Exploring the Lunar/Chinese New Year. //
We are continuing our explorations ahead of the Lunar New Year (25th January) with real items from the market: paper banknotes and offerings, cardboard coins and gold bars, lucky candles, firecrackers... //
We reread the story of the Nian monster, who comes back at the end of every year to try and devour people, but is afraid of loud noises and the color red. We made a lot of noise with bells and used firecrackers. //
We also burned a paper shirt and some money for the children's great-grandmother, as the cult of ancestors dictates. We talked a lot about life, death, change, loss, and remembrance. //
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Tonight we say goodbye to Julie after 3 weeks together. It's been so nice to spend time with her again and see her home country.
For those who don't know, Julie was our au pair for 1.5 years, although she's so much more than that. She's family. And we love her dearly.
Gracias por todo @julimayorgach 😘 Te extrañaremos, hasta que nos vemos de nuevo.
Yesterday we said goodbye to the beach and ventured into yet another area of Florida to explore.
One of the many perks of this lifestyle is that we rarely get bored of the area we’re in. While here in Florida, we’re staying in each area roughly 10-14 days which gives us enough time to explore, handle business, or just re-coop. Our scenery frequently changes and we like that. We like being tourists in towns; not like the annoying tourists, but the ones that are intentionally living. We appreciate the moments, the landscapes, and state parks.
The thought of going into an area we have yet to see is exhilarating. New locations bring on new adventures and sights and for us, that’s our favorite way of living.
How long do you guys try to stay in an area?
29 9213 hours ago
As músicas tradicionais sérvias contam histórias e antigas lendas, passadas de geração em geração.
Descobrimos que a maioria das grandes cidades do mundo, tem um Free Walking tour, remunerado à base de gorgeta. Estamos viciados, vamos em todos! Os guias sempre são muito descolados, talentosos e sabem muito. .
Esse fizemos em Belgrado, o tema eram os mistérios e sociedades secretas da cidade.
Parque forestal “Cercado del Ciprés”. Pequeño paseo donde hemos podido ver la representación de todos los ecosistemas del Bosque Mediterráneo. En la casa del parque, Rocio nos ha explicado cosas interesantísimas sobre el Parque Natural de la Sierra de Andújar y le ha dado a Vera mucha información y material para su libro de investigación. Es un regalo encontrarse con gente con tantas ganas de compartir sus saberes, su amor y respeto a la naturaleza y transmitir a los niños la belleza del conocimiento.Gracias Rocio #andujar#flora#ecosistemas#bosquemediterraneo#worldschooling
Look at all the chefs!! This is driving my mom crazy - I’m sure. She hates people in her kitchen and since I was little, she has been kicking me out. 🤣🤣🤣 she has been blessed with grandchildren that love to cook. It’s perfect.
Må bare få si tusen takk .... tusen takk for at dere tagger meg i bilder og story at dere er ute med ungene deres på ski og andre morsomme aktiviter 😊 Det er så gøy å se 😀Dere er en stor inspirasjon for meg 🤩 #barneringenhindring#inspirasjon
59 74417 January, 2020
Over our years of travel, some of my favorite memories are the picnics we’ve had in different places. We’ve eaten at the foot of the French fairy tale castle Chenenceau, overlooking a beautiful valley in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, busy highway stops in the United States, and more. No matter where we are or how beautiful it is or isn’t, it always feels kinda fun and special. Eating at a restaurant is okay every once in a while, but the togetherness you feel by sitting down with your own picnic is truly unrivaled. With that being said, it was fun to add another place to the list this week by eating at a real desert oasis in Peru! The sand on the dunes felt like lava but sitting in the shade of the trees by the water felt amazing. Where is the most magical place you’ve ever had a picnic?
And next time you’re heading out for either an adventure or even just a day to the park, why not pack a little something to spread out on a blanket and make some happy memories?!
46 1,81115 January, 2020
Es passiert immer wieder, dass uns nahe stehende Menschen bei Wiedersehenstreffen fast schon etwas verwundert gegenüber Oli und mir festellen, dass wir doch “sehr toll entwickelte” Kinder haben. Als wäre das angesichts unseres Lebensmodells irgendwie überraschend.
Vielleicht ist es auch kaum nachvollziehbar, dass wir als Familie völlig andere Strukturen gewohnt sind, dass wir uns an vielen verschiedenen Orten zurechtzufinden und zu Hause fühlen, und dass es unseren Kindern nicht schwer fällt, sich in einer neuen Gemeinschaft zu integrieren.
Ich bin stolz auf Susanna und Giulio, die nun so selbstverständlich auf Englisch schreiben und sprechen, in der Schule sofort Anschluss gefunden haben, und sich so sicher auf dieser Insel bewegen, als wären wir nie weg gewesen.
Es geht mir selbst so, dass ich oft darüber staune, wie nahtlos wir an bestimmte Orte, die uns im Lauf der letzten 5 Jahre Jahre ans Herz gewachsen sind, anknüpfen, selbst wenn wir lange nicht dort waren.
Dann bin ich immer sehr bewegt und unfassbar dankbar für unser Leben von heute, dem wir durch unsere damalige Entscheidung neu anzufangen, ganz sachte und ohne eine Vorstellung, was auf uns warten würde, die Tür geöffnet haben... ♡
. #kohphanganisland #kohphanganlife #thailandmitkind #großfamilie #reisefamilie #tropen #lifechangingmagic #internationalschool #reiselust #homeoftheheart #worldschooling
31 1,47317 January, 2020
The time has finally come for us to head out! The craziest day is actually the day BEFORE the adventure- when we are all realizing the little things we don’t have and are trying to shove all of our stuff into tiny backpacks. We’ve never traveled this light before with all of the kids so it was a little overwhelming to make sure we had everything we needed but not one bit more! You can come along for that day by clicking on the link in our bio as we as follow along on our trip to Peru real time in our stories! (Asher is coming too but was gone before we could snap a picture!)
81 3,0528 January, 2020
We made it though security and a million different shuttles to finally board our flight to Peru!!! I don’t know what I was more stressed about - the airport chaos or going to a new unknown country! You can see the whole day and how it we did it with such a big crowd! Link in our bio!!! ¡Viva Peru!
36 2,78310 January, 2020
As a home educating family we’re regularly asked to justify the educational choice we’ve made for our children. It comes in the form of pointed questions, both from people we know and people we’ve only just met. It comes at family gatherings and in the workplace, and it comes at shop counters and in playgrounds.
If you’ve ever done the asking, I have a genuine question for you - have you tried turning any of it back on yourself?
Because if your child attends school, I would like to know how you’ll make sure they’re afforded sufficient socialisation opportunities beyond the small set of same-aged children they’ll be spending most of their time with.
And I would like to know how you’ll make sure your child is learning when their interests, strengths and progress will need to be juggled by one individual tasked with delivering a prescribed curriculum to 25 other children at the same time.
Is that one particular individual even the best person to be teaching your child day in and day out? I’d like to know that.
Also, how concerned are you about your child not being sufficiently prepared for the real world after spending so many of their formative years in an environment that is extremely curated? I’m worried they’ll get a shock when they eventually leave the sheltered and regimented world of the classroom.
Lastly, I’m curious as to whether or not you’ll be giving your child the option to switch to home education when they get a bit older. Surely they should have a say at some stage?
I’m not being facetious, I really mean it. If you’ve asked a home educating parent any of these questions in reverse have you ever, even once, stepped back and thought about how you might answer them about the educational choices you’ve made for your own child? Could you confidently address them on the fly at the supermarket checkout?
If you have, by all means, ask away. But if you haven’t, perhaps we could just talk about the weather instead.
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Eve isn’t the only one who’s super excited to finally be in Peru!!! We are here and every moment we are seeing new things, learning new ideas, and being exposed to an entirely different culture! We haven’t had fast enough internet to share YouTube videos YET but we are hoping in the next couple days we will! We love you guys and are super excited to share Peru with you! 🇵🇪 👏
33 2,69712 January, 2020
One thousand posts on Scotland wouldn’t even cover how wonderful it is! This is Loch Ness, dreamy right? This photograph is the only view I had of this spot because Delphine was asleep in the car and when you’re traveling with kids- naps are essential. So, we divide and conquer and sometimes that means we miss out on things. I missed Loch Ness, Sam once sat in a tour bus with two sleeping, little boys while I strolled the Garden of Gethsemane by myself. We might still not be even. .
What is something you’ve missed out on during your travels because of having your kids along?
50 9579 December, 2019
This boy gives the best kisses! Originally this was going to be epic mountain scenery shot, but he decided instead of posing, we should stop for a kiss! and he's so right!!
Do you find your kids have a way of teaching you what really matters??
46 8505 January, 2020
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