March 26, 2012

Sunshine Daydreams off the Oregon Coast

So we're in Oregon right now.

We're hoping the weather up in the Washington mountains turns nice (or at least dry) very soon. There are a few projects we want to help my Grampa out with before we *really* hit the road (read head south for warmth), but it's just been too rainy and snowy to do much of anything yet.

It's unreal … we have seen more snow up there in a matter of weeks then we did all season in Wisconsin this year! That is some crazy shit, yo!

Anyway, Oregon! We're hanging out down by the coast for a couple of weeks. We didn't get much break in weather; it's rainy and cold here, too, but c'mon … there's a beach! And also, since we're unschoolers, we're pretty oblivious to a typical "school calendar", but apparently it happens to be Spring Break here right now, so the resort is bumping with fun activities. What What!

They hosted a Family Double Dare Night on Saturday.

We cleaned up!


And by that, I mean … wet rags and scrubbing. We were a mess. Mostly Owen. And my tongue.

Our team didn't actually win.

But we had a great freakin time losing!

I was called up for the first solo challenge to move an Oreo from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. Ok, Ok … I though I had this shit in the bag! I've watched Minute to Win it. I've practiced this exact challenge. I OWN THIS!!! You know what they made us do? We had to twist open the Oreo and lick the cream side before putting it on our foreheads. Making it sticky as all get out. Literally, that freakin Oreo was stuck to my forehead with such suction force that I had to turn head face down and shake vigorously just to get some movement. Of course, the vigorous shaking to budge the Oreo is eventually what caused said Oreo to fly off of me like a squirrel monkey. Damn! I tried 5 more Oreos, and this same thing happened with all of them. You'd think I'd learn, right? Haa, you'd be wrong! lol. My 6th Oreo was my favorite. She worked with me. She made her way from my forehead down to my cheek. And if it weren't for my short tongue, I'd have nabbed that bitch! Buuuut, I was about 5 seconds too late. Long tongue to my left brought home the win for his team.


And can I just say … all that Oreo licking made me sick!

We did a lot of full team events. Syrup spitting, fruit loop blowing, pie eating (or in our case, pie biting and spitting).
And Owen was called up to represent our team in a doubles event. He was the catcher, so he got to sport a lovely plastic poncho with humongous goggles. His partner, the dropper, climbed the stairs to perch on the balcony. Ready. Set. Go. Chocolate dipped marshmallows were a'flyin. You had to catch 5 in your mouth and spit into a bowl for the win. Owen caught a lot of chocolate on his face, and neck, and poncho covered head; and even one in his bowl. But again, some lad with mad marshmallow catching skillz to the left owned that shit. 

It was a fun night. 3 of us won door prizes … mine being the best! And I'm not just saying that because I'm awesome. Ok, that actually has everything to do with it. It was the "big" prize of the night, and I won it. I am awesome.

And I'm at the beach!

Walking in / Running out 
Hand in Hand on a beach off the Oregon Coast <3

Finding love rocks on the beach is the best!!

Sunshine Happiness

Dudes ... we freakin love the beach!

we love writing love notes in the sand

we love digging in the sand

we really love building dams in the sand

we love throwing the sand

we love smiling at the sand

we love standing in the sand ... and surf!

March 25, 2012

Birth of The Soaring Gypsy

As much as I loved Twirling with Dragonflies; I let it go for something a bit more representative of my current life. Soaring Gypsy speaks to my heart, my soul. 

She represents my dreams. 
She represents my life. 
She represents me. 
She IS me. 

The wind at my back; the wonder in my eyes. 

Wild and Free; Soaring high as can be.

ps ... if anyone knows where the awesome graphic above originated please let me know. I found it in a free clipart folder online ... I would love to give credit to the amazing artist!

On the Road Again!

Smiling Happy People

As I sit here, in the clubhouse, watching my children swim - I am overcome with feelings of peace. Feelings of love. Feelings of content.

We're here.

We've been planning for this moment for the past 4 years; and we're finally here ... It seems surreal.

Our Home!!!

We have our 5th wheel!
We're on the road!
We're full time travelers!


Borrowing my Gramps truck until our VA rating comes back (yep, still waiting - haa!) and then we'll be buying our dually 4X4 and converting it run on veggie oil! Love, Peace, and Veggie Grease!

I still get such a happy butterfly pit in my stomach when I think about it. The giddy excitement is out of this world!

There are some fears there. Some uncertainty. Some really scary unknowns. But I've taken to smiling in the face of them all. Smiling. Because WE'RE HERE!!! I can't believe it. Even as I'm looking at it; I can't believe it. Eeeee!

Finding consistent internet on the road has proven a challenge. It'll take some shifting and getting used to, but now that we're settling into our new lives; it'll be something we'll figure out quickly. I miss connecting with all of you! But hey, now that we're mobile ... we can connect in person much more often, too!! Lets me up, yo!


Our first night in our new home deserved a sparkling sider toast!

family near, fun socks, and the open road ... all a girl needs!

A beautiful capture of a beautiful day ... our first rv resort stay is something to be remembered

relaxing on the dock

A little bball for my boys

What I see right now <3

Stay tuned for a video tour!!!