Just You Try To Keep Up With Her: Happy 4th Birthday, Kendley!!!

Mommy and I sincerely apologize that this birthday post is a little late, as we JUST only finished cleaning up after your ‘GRAN FIESTA’ last weekend. More than 75 people arrived at our little home in the campo to celebrate you on your special day.  Aside from the seventeen little boys and girls from your class, it seemed as […]






The Gift of Love

November 9, 2014 Rome, Italy As I sit here trying to figure out what to write you for your 35th birthday, I am truly at a loss for words. If I was as creative or intelligent as you, I would whip out a poem or a racy birthday card like you did for my 41st birthday. […]






And, Just Like That, We Have a Seven Year Old

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…    E.E. Cummings When I read this quote I immediately thought of you as you are the ‘love’ that binds our family together. Without […]






Kendley Turns 3!

There’s been quite a bit of radio-silence on this blog for a while, but for good reason!!! We’ve been really, really wrapped up in our travels; visiting new places, returning to ones that we love, spending time on both coasts of the USA for an overdue friends and family tour, experiencing in-depth our first country […]






To the Love of My Life on Her Birthday

November 9, 2013 Seville, Spain Many who read about our travels have no idea that there is a story, many stories actually,that pre-date our traveling life. While I will not go into detail here, it is fair to say that you have played a vital role in shaping the man that I am today. Since […]






Happy 6th Birthday, Oliver: Love, Daddy

August 2 Tabuaço, Portugal Oliver, I still remember the day that Mommy called to tell me the good news that you were growing inside of her. There is no question that from that very first call, you changed everything in my life for the better. I am quite certain that you helped to save me, […]






Happy Birthday, Little One: Kendley Turns Two (From Daddy)

May 18 Bordeaux, France Happy birthday to my beautiful little girl. From the second I laid my eyes on you, I was in awe of you. You have always filled my heart with joy and have given me a lifetime of love in only two years. While you might not understand what we are doing […]






Priceless Series: Bedtime Stories

Earlier this evening, Ollie and I began reading Dickens’ Oliver Twist. On the second page of the (abridged) book, poor Oliver’s mother dies during childbirth. Ollie (our Oliver) and I were lying on the couch and after I read these lines, he looked back at me and asked, “Oh, is that when they cut the mommy’s […]