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):


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



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.



PS funny story. I fell asleep while posting this (from my phone), since I was using the best TRTL PILLOW for this trip. 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.

Jun 04, 2012 | posted in Family Portraits, Personal | 15 comments

A quick (ish) chronicle of the cousin portion of our trip to sunny (ish) San Diego. (Not pictured: Uncle Matty! What?! How?! Shame on me! Also not pictured: our grown ups only party night at the Beach Boys/Foster the People Concert!)

Jun 01, 2012 | posted in on the agenda, Personal | 4 comments

Sorry for the hiatus. (No I’m not.)

We took a Memorial Day trip to California, ate waaaaaaay to much delicious food (ask my thighs) and saw sooooooo many people we love. It was perfect. We got home the day before yesterday, and now we’re getting prepped for our trip to Hawaii (leaving Monday).

WOOSH. (That was the sound of the wind rushing past as we zooooom by. Full speed ahead.)

I’m hoping to get back to blogging (real blogging) soon, but in the mean time, I suggest you take a day or two off. I don’t care who you are, and I don’t give a spit about the circumstances. Take the day off. You need it.

Put your phone away. Get outside. And live. The world won’t stop spinning without you.


PS. My darling baby Lincoln graduated from Kindergarten yesterday. My youngest is now a first grader. Oy.

May 20, 2012 | posted in Inspire, parenting, Personal | 7 comments

You fill up my senses, like a night in a forest.
Like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain.

Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

Come let me love you. Let me give my life to you.
Let me drown in your laughter. . . .

Let me lay down beside you.

Let me always be with you.

Come let me love you; come love me again.

Thank you, John Denver, for writing the words of my heart. Truly one of the most beautiful songs of all time. Also, you should know that sometimes I pretend like you’re still alive. I’m equally fond of imagining you in Heaven, friends with this guy. I’m fairly certain that the two of you would be a great fit.

PS. Lincoln, you were DETERMINED that I get a picture of you doing a handstand in the water. As you can see, your determination almost paid off. . . sooooo cloooooose.
PPS.Thank you for hosting us Grandma and Grandpa Great. We sure love you a million.
PPPS. Rediscovered this tonight as well. Oh my. Tears (and a standing ovation of my heart) every.single.time. So much in this world to be inspired by. Everywhere you look.