In contrast to the whir of excitement and activity when we are in NYC, we make our home in the much slower paced state of Oregon. About as far away from NYC as you can get (at least in the U.S.). Our lifestyle has evolved to spending weekends in the Mt. Hood National Forest, in a small forest service cabin,that is minutes from this amazing view of Trillium Lake. On most Friday afternoons, while other families are buzzing around preparing for soccer games, birthday parties, and an endless list of to-do’s, we have made it a prioritized routine to seek out solitude and connection in nature. This has not been easy, but in the end it has been incredibly rewarding. Much more on this topic to come!