Friday, August 30, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 30 August 2013


Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.

This week we went on a train ride with Nonna & Paw Paw. The boys giggled & squealed every time the train whistle blew. We had a picnic lunch, met the conductor of the train, and made beautiful memories on this (hot) perfect morning! Papa even got to come along for the ride! We all agreed, GG would have loved it. - United States


Ooo, it was so wonderful waking up here this morning! Nature felt so close, quiet, watching and embracing :) Then there was the music and singing coming from the temple room. Aidan and I enjoyed the last bit of that and then left in case we disturbed the half hour mediation that followed... Aidan said "nice!" just as we had closed the door. - South Africa - visiting the U.K.

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 23 August 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.


This week we explored the world both near and far from home:

 We wandered through fields of grass glowing in the setting sun.

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Ruben made his first trek up the trail alone - United States

 Aidan flew to far away lands to see family and friends!!

 And enjoyed the day with three generations swinging together - South Africa (in the UK)

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 16 August 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.

This week we learned some life lesson - lessons about new beginnings, and about saying goodbye and hello all at the same time ~

This week we found an adult Tufted Titmouse that unfortunately met its fate on our road.  We took the opportunity to examine this amazing specimen.

 And then we held a proper burial! - United States

This week Aidan was experiencing major life changes as he explored his new home, and met friends and teachers at the Waldorf school where he will continue to grow and learn!! On the way home he spent some time saying hello to the goats and their new kids. {The seasons are shifting}

 And then some more puddling for good measure! - South Africa

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 9 August 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.

 What a moment - definitely memorable - first big "goose egg!"
- United States

Waving hello to our SA friends and sending them big love as they prepare to move!
USA - ZA

Discovering all the gems in our garden and enjoying this exquisite house!!

There is a cape sugarbird feeding on top of the pin cushion protea on the right - South Africa

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 2 August 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.

This week we experienced sheer joy:

Acquired through bug hunting,

and up close bug observation - United States

Through toddler yoga sessions,

and beach play - South Africa

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.