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August 17, 2019

When thinking about my grandpa, I was reminded so vividly that what I do now matters.

My grandpa and I Christmas of 1984.

When I was a pre-teen, he asked me what he should make for me. He was a self-taught woodworker and it was time for my build. Each of his grandkids wa...

January 12, 2019

On the road, we had VERY little interaction with service providers or companies on a regular basis. We were not committed to any business other than our insurance agents (and good old Uncle Sam come tax time). We did pay $30 a month for our basic phone/text plan but th...

November 25, 2018

We agree it changes a lot, but not everything.

With news of a baby on the way, we planned to settle down. We searched for a home that we would want to live in for many years. We dreamed of how we would use these 3 acres in so many fun ways.

The daily reality of our...

October 6, 2018

Did we ever mention what visiting people was like when we traveled in a van? We were invited to stay in the homes of our loved ones. Overnight. Multiple days. It wasn't just one meal or a quick game night. We got to hear about the serious good and the serious bad. We w...

September 10, 2018

Before the due date of our child, our midwife sat down with us and asked us a lot of questions.

  • Do you want medication for pain?

  • Who is allowed in the room?

  • Will you be breastfeeding?

  • Do you want to cut the umbilical cord?

  • Do you want to take t...

September 6, 2018

We learned a lot from spending time with our families while traveling. A favorite lesson was one about family competition. In one of our relatives' family there is only one kind of competition allowed: they try to outlove each other.

To love harder is a beautiful reason...

June 1, 2018

Our time looks very different than it has in the past.

We haven't been camping.

We haven't gone out for hikes.

We haven't been going out for weekend adventures.

We haven't been drinking beer on a deck at the end of a work day.

We put in some time cleaning and working on lit...

March 15, 2018

Friday seems to be a very celebrated day. TGIF.

Is there a reason you do what you do all week long?

For the 2 years before traveling, Nate and I had the 9-5 job for a very specific reason: to not have a 9-5. We didn't brush off the job itself, but used it to fuel our m...

February 24, 2018

Our season of life has excitement, new roles, uncertainty, and some longing.

We are thrilled to share a picture of our healthy Sweet Little at 20 weeks. Pregnancy has been such an amazing part of our journey.

Both Nate and I have new roles as full-time employees. Nat...

January 31, 2018

January has been a month full of decisions! (Neither of us would say it has been our favorite thing to do.)

Our original plan was to spend the holidays with our family in Minnesota and have Laurel get a tonsillectomy before returning to the island farm as full-time staf...

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