This just in, we’re adventure parents!

In the news:

For the last several years Stevie and I have been inspired by traveling families we’ve met on the road. It was great to see other parents already doing what we dreamed of, exploring the world with a child in tow. Now we’re finally doing it!

We got an email from Adventure Parents the other day letting us know that we’re highlighted on their website. Cool, I love this site.

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Yesterday my sister flew back to the US. It’s been great having her visit over the last 10 days. Between her and my mom, we’ve had double the help with Soleil, which has been really nice! Stevie and I have been getting plenty of sleep.

We’re really gonna miss her! Oh well, at least we still have Noni for a few more weeks.

We’re finding that Sol is an incredibly good baby. I have no past experience to reference, but both my mom and sister say we are sailing under a lucky star. Sol hardly ever cries. She sleeps long stretches of the night. And she is super mellow. This makes it easy to take her anywhere.

Lucky us. She’s gonna be the perfect nomad baby.

The only issue we’ve had is her new habit of grabbing things and pulling really hard. I’ve actually been training her to do this. It’s part of her pre-climbing exercise routine, but after Sol started misinterpreting feeding time for workout time, Stevie (and her hair) put a moratorium on the entire routine. <sigh…>

We didn’t do much while my sister was here. We wanted to show her the sights of Lima, but nobody was motivated. We did manage to get down to the local Starbucks. We set up a procrastination station just like the good old days!

This was the first time I’ve had Starbucks in like a year. I can’t believe I use to drink that coffee every day. It tastes horrible compared to the Peruvian organic coffee we’ve been drinking. The only think worse would be Folgers (SISCO, DING DING).

The one thing we did do was eat out, a lot. The best of show in Lima is clearly the food scene anyway.

We hit some top shelf places including Maido, ranked as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world!

We also did two laps at Trattoria L’Impasto, our new favorite. It’s a tiny hole in the wall Italian place right around the corner from the house. Amazing. Brilliant. Enough said.

L’Impasto is owned by a little old Italian grandma named Carmela, which makes it a completely authentic experience.

Stevie loves her. On our last visit she said…

“Ahh, she sooo cute and tiny, a little puff of a person, she can barely see over the counter…”

I was like…

“Yeah, go over there and I’ll get your picture of you two Italians”

Ok guys, on three. Wait, can you see me over the counter?

For the record, due to unpleasant repercussions, I can never call my wife short. All I can do is take the picture.  🙂




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  1. Having family help with a newborn is invaluable. It takes a village. BTW having a hot cup of Folgers now all the while thinking of the Trujillos. Love you guys can’t wait to see you in December.

  2. Holy moly Tree you are one lucky duck surrounded by those beautiful and powerful women! I can’t wait to celebrate with you all next month. Sprinter Life is a total inspiration and I appreciate how Adventure Parents captured your story. The romance, the adventure, the truth in every decision you both made and now today it continues. And we are all stoked to be a part of it!

  3. I love love love following your blog and I have fallen head over heels in love with the beautiful little person,keep those pictures coming…

  4. Just read the blog post from Adventure Parents – awesome! So happy for you both. Sol is gorgeous. Wonder how old she’ll be when we finally get to meet her!?

  5. Auntie Alexis says:

    Eeeeee! Almost exactly 1 month and then you guys will be here!!! Wooooooo!!’

  6. Nice wrap.. makes things nice. Have you been doing the man wrap yet, or just hauling her around like a football.

  7. Tree,
    you are one truly blessed soul…. I’m stoked for you guys. You are inspiring freedom and spreading love everywhere . Who would have ever in their wildest imagination (except me of course,) after being one of the first to see your amazing wife walk through the door at one of those horrible but vital sales jobs that her life would evolve into such an awesome adventure. I will always be grateful for the person who would listen instead of just waiting for their turn to talk. See you soon, Willy

  8. Nica and Theo says:

    Nica says baby Sol looks like a hotdog and the boppy looks like the bun!

    Happy birthday baby Soleil -love cousin Theo!

    We are glad to have mommy back! When is Noni coming home again?

    Love- your cousins

    • Goo goo blu blah blah ga gurr ga, says Baby Soleil. Translation: I love you Nica and Theo!!!!! Can’t wait to play with you in December. I’ll bring Noni back with me, okay? Give your mama a big hug and kiss for me and tell her I said thank you for flying all that way to pat my little butt. xoxoxoxo.

  9. LOVE the picture of you and your mom, Garret. Any chance you guys might pass thru madras in December? I would love to meet Stevie and Soleil.

    • Hey Marty,
      I don’t think we’ll be making it to Madras. Stevie and Sol won’t even be making it to Oregon. I’ll be in hood river for a few days, but that’s it. 🙁

  10. Tree,
    My contribution to Sol”s college fund (baby shower gift) should be at the Hood River address, Please gather your mail while you are there.
    Love you guys,

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