Friday, November 4, 2011

Where are we now.. A sneak peek

Our Driveway :-) 

See our sweet yurt poking through the trees??

Lunch and a shoebox o' freshly picked grapes 

The kids getting a taste of country living

Yes, that is my outdoor bathtub!  
(We do have a full bathroom inside as well :-)

Tamale making for the Day of the Dead with our fabulous neighbors. 

 And paper mache lanterns at our place with the whole crew.

The Yuba

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween in Cali

 A pre-Halloween Stroll through the streets of Berkley

 A quick pause for green juice and smoothies!

  Halloween morning snack, Fresh Blackberries!

 Solomon, our one of our closest NEIGH-bors

 Trick or Treating with the Ananda Village Community

 Enjoying the bounty of the Candy Fairy!!

After 2 months of being uprooted, and spread out across the country:
 We have a home.
We are re-united as a family. 
We had a hayride drive us trick-or-treating.
 AND there were many healthy options at the homes we visited.
I can safely say this was the BEST Halloween ever!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Birthday Celebration

It started with breakfast in bed, of course...

Moved to a very successful trip to the farmers market

And then to the ROLLER SKATING RINK!!!
Old school style

Even Willow was having a blast!

Great Auntie Joyce on wheels!

And Nonni holding down the fort

friends since they were in utero

Raw-vegan, cacao based lip-liner :-)

Chocolate Ganche Pie with a Coconut Swirl, YUM!

On their own!

What a fun day!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A World of Change: The 9th Celebration of the Birth of My Oldest

Its that time of the year again, a day of reflection, a day of celebration.

Nine years ago today my world turned upside down, spun round and round and left me a new woman, A Mother. 

These last nine years have taught me what unconditional Love means.
They have taught me that the patience I thought I had was, well, hmm... let's say it has been tested and I've been humbled.

A giant, life-sized mirror has been placed before me and I've seen into the depths of myself, into all those dark and dusty corners of my being that no one actually wants to know lives within them.
I'm learning who the real me actually is.

The last nine years have shown me so much beauty and love, the kind of beauty that makes me fall in love again and again.  Everyday, all day long, even if moments before I think I'm at the end of my rope.

Funny how as parents, as home schooling Mamas we are labeled as the "teachers".  
Being a Mama, by watching and loving my children, by being open to growth and change, my three children have taught me all that I know.  

Somedays, I think I'm crazy for taking on the task of being a stay-at-home, home schooling Mom.
But mostly, I give thanks to God to have been Graced with the Most Amazing Job any Being could ever be Blessed with.

Happy Birthday My Love!