Family Motto

Ever since reading The Secret of Happy Families, by Bruce Feiler, I have been eager to create rich family traditions. We created our vision boards for the year using magazines and glue, and this weekend we had the chance to create a family motto.

 

The Feiler family motto is, “begin in adventure and end in love.” This family has two young girls and I absolutely loved what they came up with. I really wanted to create something similar that encompassed our values as well but I wasn’t sure just how to get those creative juices flowing as a family to come up with something until….

A few weeks ago while visiting New Mexico we visited the AMAZING Meow Wolfe interactive art exhibit. While there we learned that the creators each put words into a box and they drew two words to name their creation.

As a family we chose to do the same. We each put words into a box and drew out a word that represented each family member to create our motto.

 

Drum roll……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

The Harvey family motto is:

Travel Hungry. Love Safe. 

 

I love it! Ella’s word was hungry. Waring chose travel. I put in the word love and Addie chose safe.

 

We as a family want to strive to stay curious and “hungry” for new adventures, novelty, and wonder in the ordinary. We also know that no matter how far we roam and what happens in life, the love of our family is our “safe” place where we can return home to at the end of each day.

 

 

2019 Bucket List #4: See A New State

Dear 2019,

You have been tiring already. Between the flu, bronchitis, stomach bugs, ear infections, and just general yuckiness…we are about ready to burn our house down and start over to get rid of the sickness that has been going around. Don’t get me wrong, we are so very blessed that none of this has been life-threatening….but we are ready to start living and not just surviving in 2019!

For this reason we NEEDED a little escape from the ordinary, and we found it in the Land of Enchantment! New Mexico marks state number 44 for me, and what a beauty she was!  Eleanor took her third plane trip and Addie is a seasoned pro. It was a whirlwind trip, like many of our vacations, but it was just what the doctor ordered!

A few highlights from the trip included:

  1. SNOW!
  2. Meow Wolf Interactive Art Experience
  3. Tacos!
  4. Green Chile and Pork Stew
  5. Tent Rock Monuments
  6. Santa Fe’s Artwalk along Canyon Road
  7. Madrid
  8. Riding along the Turquoise Trail between Santa Fe and Albuquerque
  9. The most awesome game library and cafe in Albuquerque

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44 down and 6 more to go!