Monthly Archives: December 2011

::: things I love about the holidays this year :::

To follow up on Amanda’s post few days ago, I’d like to share here so I can remember the things I love the most about the holidays this year. ::: being home.  I think this was the best decision we … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, family, friends, Holidays | 1 Comment

{ one more time around the sun }

We are home now. We arrived 10 days ago from our 4-month-long exchange to India. I think now we are all feeling much better our bodies adjusting slowly to the new time with the 13 1/2 hours difference between home … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, family | 1 Comment

Come on down to Goa with us

After spending four days in the forest in a place where insects and birds and plants is all what surrounded us.  No car or truck noises, no people noises (besides our own). Just silence and nature’s sounds is all we … Continue reading

Posted in homeschooling, India, travels | Leave a comment

Goan Village

On our last morning in the forest in Goa, at the Wildernest Resort, Siena feeling much better (but me starting to feel the same illness) we decided to go see a small village. They took us in this bus. I … Continue reading

Posted in homeschooling, India, travels | 2 Comments

The Plants ::: Goa

Can you smell the coffee bean? Coffee plant. This plant the guide said it was good for skin problems. I wish I’d know the names of these plants.  But at least I was able to photograph them.  Beautiful!

Posted in gardening, homeschooling, India, outdoors, travels | 2 Comments

Folk dance ::: Goa

On our second night there was a folk dance showing at the Wildernest Nature Resort.  It was about half and hour of showing different types of dance, from that area. The night was perfect.  It was a little cold, and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, homeschooling, India, travels | 3 Comments

Hiking to a great view : Goa

We did few hikes while we were staying at the Wildernest Nature Resort, in Goa. The guide was telling us that people collect this moss to make pillows.  And now people are trying to teach them that it’s not good … Continue reading

Posted in homeschooling, India, outdoors, travels | 1 Comment

The meals ::: Goa

The resort where we stayed all the meals were included, which made it so nice not to have to worry about what to cook or figure out for lunch or dinner.  It was all Indian food, and it was delicious. … Continue reading

Posted in Food, India, travels | Leave a comment

{ pausing to say goodbye }

After four months in Gwalior, India (in the state of Madhya Pradesh) we leave today and go back home.  About 7,339 miles apart, two flights away, about 23 hours of travel. It’s all it takes. With mixed feelings we’ve been saying … Continue reading

Posted in family, friends, global, homeschooling, India, travels | 10 Comments

Resting to infinity ::: Goa

After almost four months here in India, and especially after the roller coaster of changing our plans last minute and the bad colds just a day before going to Goa, we felt exhausted. So you could imagine how felt when … Continue reading

Posted in Food, India, travels | 4 Comments