Monday, November 22, 2010

Words to Consider

We believe that our most precious possession is life.

We believe we shall mobilize all the forces of life against the forces of death.

We believe that mutual understanding leads toward mutual cooperation; that mutual cooperation leads towards Peace; and that peace is the only way of survival for mankind.

We believe that we shall preserve instead of waste our natural resources, which are the heritage of our children.

We believe that we shall avoid the pollution of our air, water and soil, the basic preconditions of Life.

We believe we shall preserve the vegetation of our planet: the humble grass which came fifty million years ago, and the majestic trees came twenty million years ago, to prepare our planet for mankind.

We believe we shall eat only fresh, natural, pure, whole foods, without chemicals and artificial processing.

We believe we shall live a simple, natural, creative life, absorbing all the sources of energy, harmony, and knowledge, in and around us.

We believe that the improvement of life and mankind on our planet must start with individual efforts, as the whole depends on the atoms composing it.

We believe in the Fatherhood of God, the Motherhood of Nature, and the Brotherhood of Man.

-Credo of the International Biogenic Society.
composed in Paris in 1928 
by Romain Rolland and Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

That's our Cue!

We woke up yesterday morning in a pile of blankets, the whole family snuggled up on my Dad's living room floor. Yes, there were more than enough beds for everyone, but we were preparing to leave on our road trip adventure in the morning, and this seemed more fun.
    What we woke up to was a bit of a surprise, a very wonderful sign, our cue to start heading for the Southwest.
Grandpa Cool's House
Delighted kids
 We had to once again, unpack and repack the trailer, since we were wearing sandals, little spring shoes and the like.  Oh, but what a treat, one last snow before hitting the road.

Willow chugs green juice with great enthusiasm!

The traveling machine

 We sailed on over to my grandparent's house to grab the kiddos who were so lucky to get to spend so much time with them while Steve and I were unpacking and repacking, sorting, donating, trashing, cleaning...
 Nine and a half hours on the road yesterday, not a single complaint from those three bundles of joy (well, not until it was WAY past our bedtimes)

Our first stop, Catch a Healthy Habit, Glen and Lisa are so incredible we stop whenever we get the chance!

Crossing the Hudson

The Kids are in charge of walking the Pups!

Now we are resting up in Falling Waters, West Virgnia.  Taking a breather, looking for some juicy organic produce, and oh, did I mention our hotel just happened to be right next to the library??  Yay!