About Us...

About Us...
This is our travel blog... our electronic travel journal you could call it... documenting our journeys to new & different places. I called our blog, 'Tree Top Flyin'... a Jimmy Buffett reference that reminds me of traveling, & the adventures to be had with our newly acclaimed 'IFR' Pilot & his plane. We're a non-traditional family - living in non-traditional ways... and I love it that way. For the four of us life is quick & distinct... it's unique and adventuresome - but it's also very normal. We have angst, & we have laughter. We have pain and we have greatness. We're happy, and we're whole...this family, that is mine.

Akumal, MX - June 30th - July 6, 2008

Just arrived in Cancun, Mexico... HAPPY boys!

It was nearly dark when we first got to the house the first night - but with a pool in their front yard... they HAD to test it out! Goooooo-Feeee!

Welcome to our Mexican Hacienda!

This is what we call, 'The naked toothbrush dance'. They did this every night we were there. I think it speaks for itself.

This is a restaurant that was very 'Swiss Family Robinson-esque'.
Climb & eat at your own risk!

At the top Bo said, 'This is a boys only clubhouse... well except you Em, only one girl aloud.'

Poor Bobo has to pose for SO many pictures - he thinks it's torturous! Ty's always all smiles!

Tulum - Ancient Mayan Ruins dating back to 564 A.D.

While Jim was out exercising - the boys and I scrambled to fill as many water-balloons as possible. It was hard for them not to huck them at each other throughout the process - but Jimbo got ransacked in the end!

SUCH Posers!

Ty worships his Dad SO much. And this particular morning he surrendered the ninos (kids) menu and insisted on getting exactly what Jim was getting. He had to muscle through some spicy huevos rancheros - but in the end he was 'the same' as Dad. It's adorable... and really - who better to emulate!

The boys learned how to say a few Spanish words while we were there... the hitter?? 'Botana' - it means 'snack'. What would we do without snacks!?

Quickly, before I lose the nerve... I have to 'blog'... about these two little nuggets. These two boys are the closest, and only thing I'll ever have to kids of my own. And they're more amazing to me - than I deserve. They're open, and sweet, and somehow - they've made a spot for me. I'm not the mom, I'm not the... aunt, big-sister, nanny... I'm just me. A role I'm not sure I'll ever be able to define, but as we understand it - it seems to work.
I'm SO lucky to have such fantastic little people in my world. They're so very good to me.


Beck Family said...

Sherry Baby was pretty funny! I am probably still as rhythmically challenged as I was then. I wish we still had that video. How about "It's velveeta vs. cheddar..." I think I still have that song we wrote with the burnt edges and everything! Classic!


You've been working really hard on this because there are a ton of updates since when you sent out the original email. I love reading about all of your adventures. These boys are sure lucky!!


P.S. If you need help with your blog - let me know. I saw your frustrations on Stacey's blog.

White Family said...

Cute blog Em. I'm glad you finally got one up and running. Now I don't have to ask you to send me all your picasa pictures. Lets have lunch soon and talk about stuff going on. It will be nice now that my kids are gone much of the day.

Anonymous said...

And THEY are lucky to have someone so sweet, thoughtful, and strong to add to their lives. They'll be better for it :)