this gorgeous handpainted globe from anthropologie reminds me of our first love - to explore the world together. im super pumped after our recent trip with bubba that now our nomadic lifestyle can resume! the flights don't scare me as much (thank you, in-flight entertainment) and the exploration is set at a more relaxed pace (to include time to run in parks and discover new play areas) but that's a compromise, i'm happy to deal with in exchange for having blake with us.
i don't know how to explain this eloquently. but even though we were never clingy parents with very little separation anxiety, we often feel like if its at all possible to have blake in tow, we'd prefer that. we used to do that with musashi too! its way more convenient to chuck them at home with family, frankly. but if we didn't take them (especially blake) with us, who will teach them how to travel, how to dine in nice places and how to behave in public. and if they're not going to learn that, how would we be able to enjoy that as a family in future?
so we try.
if there is nothing else, we achieved this year.. we regained our wings! can't wait for the trips we've planned next year!!