Heaven or Las Vegas

Title inspired from this song. Listen while you read. ♥ After a weeklong birthday bender in Mexico City, we flew back to the States on the 23rd of December to celebrate the holidays with my … [Read more...]

40th Birthday Bash in Distrito Federal, a.k.a. Mexico City

This December was one of the best of my life, but I'm relieved it's over. I'm totally funned out, evidenced by the photos and one embarrassing (but mercifully only four-second long) video you are … [Read more...]

Why we went back to Mendoza, Argentina

As many of you know, a little over a year ago, the Pan-American leg of our around the world adventure came to an end. After spending years driving through 17 countries in Latin America, … [Read more...]

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity: Musings on Mike Brodie’s Photography

We don't own our suffering.  It feels like we do. Like it belongs to us. As if it were a lump of clay, sculpted by our own hands, each curve and indentation revealing the pain moving through … [Read more...]

Viva Mexico! Viva Cabo San Lucas!

I visited Cabo for the first time 17 years ago. My friend and I stayed in a nice casita-type of hotel within walking distance of town. We snorkeled, visited a church, and putzed around in the hot sun, … [Read more...]

Happy 3rd Birthday Soleil!!!

Soleil's 3rd birthday celebration actually started a few days before the actual day (October 9th) in Las Vegas. She got her party going with these two cute little guys, Noah and Elijah, otherwise … [Read more...]

Bye-Bye Maple Canyon

I've been to Utah a few other times in my life, but I must never have bought liquor before. I had no idea that all the liquor stores were owned and operated by the State.  The liquor … [Read more...]

From Heroin to Heroine: How a Good Man Made All the Difference

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” –Johann Wolfgang … [Read more...]

Draft Show and Town Fair: Nephi, Utah

Finally. We made it to a town fair. It had been way too long since we bumped elbows with the local set. Frankly, North Americans just don't gather as much as their southern neighbors … [Read more...]

What are WE doing in Nephi, Utah?

Well, we targeted Nephi because it's the closest small town (with a grocery store) to Maple Canyon, a beautiful, kid-friendly, rock climbing destination. But when we pulled into town, we almost kept … [Read more...]

Noni’s Garden Pasta with Feta and Summer Vegetables

When I launched Nomadly in Love a few weeks ago, my very good friend Corrin, who goes by Fresh Princess on her popular YouTube cooking channel, asked me to collaborate with her. I was honored, of … [Read more...]

My First River Trip! – An Update from Soleil

Guess what! It finally happened! I got to go on my first family river trip! I was so excited!!! THREE WHOLE DAYS DOWN THE DESCHUTES! I had no idea what that meant, but Mama and Daddy, and Pa … [Read more...]

Family and Friends = Home

Towards the end of Sprinter Life, I really fell behind on the daily updates. Quite frankly, I just didn't have time. About three months ago, I started working with Tree at Outdoorplay. So … [Read more...]

White Bean Soup with Fennel and Kale

If you enjoy this recipe, please comment and share it!   I love cooking. It speaks to my love of personal transformation, poetry, alchemy, turning bad sh!t into glorious motherlovin' … [Read more...]

Climbing with Kids: Beth Rodden Interviewed Us!

A few months ago, while we were in Yosemite for 3 wks, we had the lucky opportunity of meeting Beth Rodden. Our families converged at the same "warm up"  boulder at the same time, and … [Read more...]