Jun 13, 2012 | posted in Family Portraits, Personal, vacation oahu | 20 comments

Visiting the rock at Waimea is an Oahu vacation must!

Don’t be fooled by his bravery. A) It’s higher than it looks. B) My kids are always the youngest jumpers (generally by at least a decade). I’ve seen many a grown man humbly climb back down the way he came.

JUMP AT YOUR OWN RISK. I am not endorsing this activity for any individual (except for myself, because I love it) or for any family (except my own, because it’s awesome).

Aloooooha!

PS. Woke up at 3:30 this morning and figured out my silly computer mess. Bam. Take THAT technology!

Per request: PHOTOGRAPHER INFORMATION: Canon 5d MK II, 24 mm 1.4 lens, set at f 5.6 and 1/500th of a second, AI Focus.

Jun 13, 2012 | posted in Personal | 5 comments

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Doesn’t summer look delicious??!

Oh, by the waaaaaayyyyyyyy…

My lap top crashed today. Insert huuuuuge, ginormous, teary eyed, snotty nosed, hairy-as-heck frowny face: here. So bummed. So.

Hoping beyond hope that when I take it in to the apple doctor tomorrow, they’ll be able to repair it. I’m not worried about data. I’m totally backed up. I just reeeeeealllllllly don’t want to have to buy a new computer.

At all.

Meh. What will be, will be, right? No use worrying over something you can’t do a lollywaggle about.

Enjoy these beautiful clouds over Waimea Bay, and every one of my fingers are crossed that I’ll be back again with real posts in the next day or two!

PS. Cardon’s new thing is making an INCESSANT farting sound by blowing air out of his floppy lips (does that explanation make a lick of sense??). “Frrrrrrrrrrrr frrrrrrrrrrrrrrr frrrrrrrrrrrrr,” all.day.long. All I can figure, is that from a sensory stand point (SPD, remember) it must be calming. Anyone out there have any input for me?? I’m about ready to crack. Going bat-freaking-crazy listening to this all day long!!! Snort.

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And PPS all images were taken with the self same phone from which I’m posting this very post. Technology is so amazing…when it WORKS. ;)

Jun 11, 2012 | posted in Personal | 28 comments

This is my mom.

Her name is Annie.

But we call her “Grammie” (and my kid’s friends call her “Auntie Grammie”. . . because it’s awesome. . . and because I make them).

She’s brave. She’s generous. She’s kind. She’s FULLLLLL of joy and light and perfect empathy and unconditional love. In complete sincerity, she’s unlike anyone you’ve ever known. These aren’t simply sweet birthday words from a loving daughter. Truly, ask anyone who knows her. She’s exceptional. Completely and totally so.

We love you, Grammie!

Love,

Alllllllll of us

PS. Lincoln: “I love Grammie, because she’s really nice, and she lets us visit her, and she lets us be her grandkids.”  Cardon: “I love Grammie, because she’s nice, and ’cause she loves me.” Raleigh: “I love Grammie because she’s AMAZINGLY nice and she helps us with EVERYTHING.”

Jun 08, 2012 | posted in Personal, vacation oahu | 8 comments

The end.

(Oh Hawaii. Oh. Oh. Oh.)

**Bottom image in this post: Hukilau Beach. Laie, HI. Soooooo great for the kiddies.

**I get emails ALL.THE.TIME requesting vacation information for Hawaii travel. It’s impossible for me to answer all of these requests (particularly because I don’t know your personal groove). That said, I’m going to add a blog category: “Vacation Oahu,” and as I chronicle the next 6 weeks for our family, I’ll do my best to include pertinent vacation information for those who may be interested. I sure do love y’all! xx! N

Jun 06, 2012 | posted in on the agenda, Personal | 6 comments

I am exhausted to the very marrow in my bones.

But we made it!!! Proof (of the cell phone variety):

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It was raining like nuts-o-ville, but my kids could NOT BE STOPPED.

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Here’s what a trip to Costco looks like when you’re prepping for 6.5 weeks of travel.
(The dog food is for my very pregnant BFF, Rach. Well, for her dog that is.)

More coming soon.

Mwa and ALOOOOHA!

Nat

PS funny story. I fell asleep while posting this (from my phone). Like gone from this world, dead asleep. I woke up 7 hours later with my iPhone tucked under my face. Told you I was tired.