TRAVEL

Flagstaff, Arizona + the Grand Canyon

Always there is something worth saying about glory, about gratitude. ― Mary Oliver, What Do We Know Arizona felt like a blip, a brief moment in our journey. Crossing another time-zone, we arrived to our tepee in Flagstaff at 11:30…

Santa Fe, New Mexico

When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it that was my country. I'd never seen anything like it before, but it fitted me exactly. It's something that's in the air--it's different. The sky is different, the wind is different.…
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Preface

"This is not our home," Mark told the kids, pointing to the house we'd lived in the last seven years -- the only house they have known or remember. It was Thanksgiving weekend last year, and we were sleeping in the backyard, snuggled in…
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a brief mid-day hike

I noticed my shirt was inside out while brushing my teeth the other day and realized this is how life feels right now: the same shape and design only with all the frayed threads exposed. Life in our new home is still coming together. At…
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day hike

As I mentioned last week, lately we've been indoors more than usual, and while I value indoor activities in their own manner, there's nothing quite like exploring the outdoors, especially…

oh, chicago!

After having four kids (whom I love desperately), I have new perspective when we get to travel without them: Eat. It. Up. Mark and I try to enjoy at least a weekend alone together a year to remember and celebrate us apart from our…