How to Homeschool WITHOUT a Home: Road-School

If I had euro, dollar, or peso for every time someone asked about Soleil's education, we'd have an okay college fund started. I think most people are just curious. They want to know the nuts … [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...]

But How Will Soleil Make Friends?

"But how will Soleil make friends? How will she 'socialize'?" It's not a bad question. Given that we're always on the move, and that Soleil is an only child, I can understand why people worry. … [Read more...]

Soleil – New Country – Mexico

The last few weeks really flew by! Since we had booked flights out of Santiago to head up to Mexico for our family vacation, we've been hanging out in the general area killing time. After … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil – You pack a mean punch

Dear Soleil, You're 1 year and 5 months old right now and, to be honest, I believe you've reached your terrible twos a bit early. Yes, you're still my sweet little angel, but some of your … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil – Happy New Year 2014

Dear Soleil, I have to say that your first full year on planet earth was one action packed adventure after another! Your mother and I had a blast showing you around South America. Here is a recap of … [Read more...]

Save the Boobies! Save the World?

I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant eating chips and salsa across the table from my former boyfriend, who, for the sake of brevity, we will call Dipshit.  I reached over to grab another chip when I … [Read more...]

Sol’s Birthday Party Photos

I woke up on Sol's birthday at my normal 7am, and was shocked to see that Stevie was already awake. She was sitting on the edge of the bed making a birthday party to-do list. Apparently she had been … [Read more...]

We Did It For The Wild

I wrote this blog post as a present for Soleil on her 1st birthday. This is the story of how she came to live the nomad life. -Stevie = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = … [Read more...]

4 Year Anniversary of Sprinter Life

Four years ago I talked Stevie into moving in with me.  We had already been living together in Venice, but I had something different in mind.  By "in", I meant into my van, which, in a lonely way, I … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil – Hood River Part #1

A special thanks to Richard Hallman for the amazing photos below. The last time you styled us out like this was back in Peru when Soleil was still in Stevie’s tummy (remember here). This latest round … [Read more...]

The Risks We Take

  Dear Soleil, It was June, 1997, and whitewater kayaking was experiencing a golden age. All disciplines of the sport were peaking, from freestyle to slalom racing, and at the front of the … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil – Your 3rd Country – Bolivia

My dear little Soleil, You're now a whopping 6 months old and you've just entered your 3rd country, Bolivia. (Technically this is your 4th country. They stamped you into Chile, but then wouldn't let … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil… – 12/07/2012

Dear Soleil, Happy eight week birthday my darling! For your birthday we decided to do a family photo shoot so we could get some professional prints to give family for Christmas. Here are some of … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil… – 11/25/2012 (video)

Dear Soleil, Daddy put together this short video of your first six weeks roaming around this world. We've had a great time with you so far. We are absolutely head over heels in love with … [Read more...]