Five Take Flight is flying home



As the plane entered the Salt Lake Valley the world was suddenly at my back. My mouth went dry at the thought. The world was so accesible and all of the sudden it felt beyond my reach. Something rebelled in us a year ago and we left, deciding to only look after each other and our kids. Traveling kept our family close and selfishly mine. I didn’t have to share their time with anyone else. It was easy to take flight. I just ran with out looking and I knew the world’s vitality would tackle me out the proverbial glass window where I’d easily soar. Now Five Take Flight is gliding home and into our next chapter.

We are settling a little. Wiggling our toes and replacing our worn out shoes. We are going to start building a home in the mountains. We begin meetings next week for obtaining city approval, finding an architect, etcetera. We spend most of our time outside and want to bring the outside into our home. We will build a Scandinavian/Organic Architecture mountain home. I think I just made that genre up . . . so just think of all organic looking woods, stones, and walls that are giant opening window panels!

The boys are doing swim lessons and tennis lessons to finish out summer. We are home for the next 3 weeks to get them use to a different pace of life and routine. They are loving seeing their cousins more but I can see a certain boredom creep in each day around 3:00 pm. Life is slower for us all and it will take some getting use to. In the fall when school starts I am going to enroll Porter in Piano lessons. He will be entering first grade and Beckett will be in Pre-K.

Derek and I frequently talked about what we would do once we came home. We never had any concrete answers for each other. But simply put we are happy and that’s all we really care about, everything else will work itself out. At the store today the cashier asked me if I had any fun plans this weekend and I said, “Nope” and she said, “Really? Nothing?”  Yep nothing. For me that sounds pretty great. However, I hope that you and the cashier have something pretty spectacular to do!


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  • Olga Pekalska
    Posted at 13:07h, 29 July Reply

    Love this post and its pure honesty. I wholeheartedly agree that if you’re happy and content everything will work itself out. Being positive will bring more positivity your way. Enjoy your 3 weeks of getting used to a new lifestyle and routine. Have a blast building your home too. Fivetakeflight settling in…..enjoy!!!

  • Christine Colangione
    Posted at 13:37h, 29 July Reply

    Enjoying the updates! Just curious- will it be a more cabiny type home or modern straight lines wooden beams home? Haha. Trying to picture this (beautiful,I’m sure!) home in my head😉

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 13:43h, 29 July Reply

      It will be more modern and yes on the wooden beams! Now you’re speaking my language! We will post and update the build as it starts to move forward.

  • Deb Mattson
    Posted at 13:41h, 29 July Reply

    Welcome home💙 Time will guide your transition and soon this will all be normal. Keep your creative, adventurous spirits alive! We all look forward to your home-front adventures😊 Blessings as you enter the home building adventure!

  • Belinda Binns
    Posted at 13:49h, 29 July Reply

    Thank you for sharing your journey it was like sight seeing parts of the world without leaving home I appreciated reading and seeing your adventures.

  • Lingotot Bexlet
    Posted at 15:07h, 31 July Reply

    I have loved following your journey (a little jealous and a little in awe). As a mum who teaches languages to young children, I would love to know if your kids have picked up many new language words on their travels, and whether any have become integrated into your own language now? xx

  • Kathy Star
    Posted at 15:08h, 31 July Reply

    Wow about building new home! What a challenge for sure!

  • Mariam Suliman
    Posted at 15:09h, 31 July Reply

    You know sometimes being at home in our “space” feels like the best thing on earth. Spending time with your family doing “nothing” is really great for everyone and I savour those moments.

  • Lexi Andelin
    Posted at 15:10h, 31 July Reply

    Welcome back!!! I can’t wait to see your home building progress!! It sounds amazing! ❤️

  • Kathryn Reid
    Posted at 15:11h, 31 July Reply

    Welcome home, to be honest it still sounds like a pretty fun adventure, building your own home to suit your family and all the new experiences you have had will be wonderful. It will suit the new you

  • Berlinda Aguilar Martinez
    Posted at 15:12h, 31 July Reply

    A new home a new, 1st grader, anew pre-k, will have plenty of adventure for awhile. Well home for now.

  • Madi Sessions
    Posted at 15:13h, 31 July Reply

    Now we can have a weekly adventure together!!!!😆

  • Fan From Afar
    Posted at 13:18h, 03 August Reply

    What an experience. Really enjoyed keeping up with you.

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