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We returned to Colorado at the beginning of August.  I felt giddy as we landed in Denver and caught our first glimpse of the Front Range.  I entered our house with trepidation given that other people have been living in it for seven months (everything is fine).  We shared joyful reunions with our family and friends.  But mostly, I felt incredibly calm and so very happy to be home.

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Primary Kids Clothing

Primary Kids Clothing

I'm a bit late to the game on learning about Primary, a baby and children's gender-neutral fashion brand offering a range of items (shorts, leggings, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, swimwear, etc.) in a rainbow of solid colors.  I don't know about you, but I have found it next to impossible to find affordable, solid-colored clothes for B.  Occasionally I'll find them at H&M or Target, but often they are sold out which is frustrating.  And as much as I love patterns and cute prints, I like to pair them with solids.  

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Finding Our Comfort Zone

Finding Our Comfort Zone

We've been in Amsterdam for a week and I feel more relaxed here than I've felt since we left Kauai almost four months ago.  The sensation of having just taken a deep breath and exhaled came over me as soon as we arrived, which is saying something following 16 hours of flying and a 7-hour time zone change.  I've been pondering why that is while I'm riding along the canals of this gorgeous city or running through its numerous parks and I think the reason is threefold.

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Favorite Children's Books from Abroad

Favorite Children's Books from Abroad

We haven't acquired much in our travels, but one thing we've loved picking up in each country we visit is a new book (or two) for Blythe.  A few of our new favorites are from a particular country, a few are about countries we've visited, and some are from the US or the UK but are new to us in our travels.  

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Slowing Down

Slowing Down

Today is our last day in Kyoto.  We've been here for two weeks and I can count on one hand the number of tourist sites we've visited.  On the other hand, I've been to the nearby Umejenko Park almost every day, we've ridden bikes all over the city, we've cooked several dinners and breakfast each morning, and Rob and I have both been working out regularly.  It feels about as normal as life can on the road and it is just what we need right now.

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"Hygge" on the Road

"Hygge" on the Road

Almost four months into our adventure, we have called 22 places “home”.  Some were certainly more cozy and comfortable (and clean) than others, but each one has been our home for at least a night.  I am learning that “home” can have many meanings.  Of course our real home is in Denver - both our actual house and our family and friends who live there.  But we do call each of the places we stay our “home” and we’ve realized that certain things make it feel more like ours for a short period of time, which helps with not feeling homesick and feeling settled when we are anything but.

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