We are a Canadian family of 5: Mom-Allison, Dad-Jonnie and our three boys.
The three boys are wonderfully wild and mischievous wrapped in kindness and curiosity. Our home is disorderly and often looks like we are losing a game of Jumanji. It is filled with hand drawn pictures on the walls and random dance parties, while playing go fish and toilet tag. Random bathroom words are yelled out routinely along with one of us bellowing at another one of us for something trivial. Raising kids was less messy before we had kids.
The three boys-Jesse, Josh and Jack- are still young enough to be seen with us and we take them everywhere we go. Their passports are brimming with stamps and their faces brimming with smiles each time a new page is marked. They are like badges of learning experiences and memories to look back on.
We have just started our adventures with the three boys and are nowhere near to being over the wanderlust that we have infected them with. Their piggy banks are slowing accumulating enough for a safari in Africa or a search in Tasmania for the Tasmanian tiger. Their travel wish lists are endless and so are Mom and Dads, we hope to show them the world and document with you guys as we go.
As of right now, November 2016, we are escaping the Canadian winter and heading for alluring Costa Rica. The plan is 6 months to live life in a slowed down less commercialized simpler way. Breaking free of “robot” living, forgoing the spending/buying habits of Canadian life and trying to do things our way or “Rowebotic” living.
How are we doing this? This website! Well, kinda. We have a company called Stoked Designs*, Jonnie is the webmaster, he makes websites as a second/third/fourth job. We also book vacation packages for those looking to discover enticing Costa Rica. Thirdly we do social media and search engine optimization A.K.A SEO, we can help your company have an online presence. Tutoring is another small income, teach English to locals or helping the three boys schoolmates on classwork can be rewarding. Not last: once in a while we go scuba diving and work at a dive shop here called Rocket Frog Divers**, they started this whole idea of moving to Guanacaste we owe a lot to those guys! A family of all trades doing whatever we can to make our dreams reality.
*stokeddesign.com check out our page and let us help you start or redesign your own website/blog.
** The dive shop is called Rocket Frog divers. We made the website you can check it out here: