A morning at the park with my girls!

This morning before heading off to work I took my girls to the park to have some breakfast and to play on the jungle gym.  My youngest loves to be outdoors and pretty much nags the entire time in the house to get out.  So when she’s at the park running around she’s her happiest. It was really nice to have the morning with them, I wish every morning could be spent like this!

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Thursday Throwback- When Maui met Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Maui used to be the biggest WWE fan when he was a little boy and his favorite wrestler was The Rock.  My best friend Hina worked on the movie set of The Rundown and called one morning saying that he was going to be on site and to bring Maui down to meet him.  Maui was soooo excited the whole ride there and made sure that he brought his wrestling figure of The Rock with him.  When Dwayne started walking towards us Maui all of a sudden got so shy lol.  When he asked his name Maui replied “Maui” and Dwayne said “That’s one of the coolest names ever!”  It’s funny that he actually played “Maui” in the movie Moana!

The Exhaustion Is Real

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I need a vacation so bad!  It doesn’t even have to involve hopping on a plane or spending money.  I would love to just have a day off… of everything!  My brain hurts, my body aches and my anxiety is out of control.  When I’m not at work I’m at home working- doing dishes, doing laundry, cooking dinner, constantly cleaning up and running after my 1 year old.  I NEED A BREAK!  So…. Tomorrow I have a day off and I plan to ask my mom to watch Aria so that I can go and get a massage and a pedicure.  I cannot wait!!!! I know it’s not the full day off but I know that just those couple of hours will give me what I need.  Hopefully in the next couple of months I’ll be able to plan a short trip to visit my sister in Vegas.  **fingers crossed**  It’s hard to plan anything with the kids in sports, work all week, Kahele coaching and a 1 year old at home.

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I love when it’s the weekend and all the kids finally go to sleep and I’m able to pop open a bottle of bubbly.  Me and Kahele literally sit there sipping our drinks in total exhaustion, sprawled out on the couch.  The funny thing is all we talk about are… our kids!  But at the end of the night its nice to just have some quiet time to catch up and get a little buzz on.  Maybe even get a midnight snack.

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So cheers to the upcoming weekend (mine starts in just a little under 2 hours) and here’s to getting some R&R after the grocery shopping, laundry, getting dinner on the table, helping the kids with homework, getting them to and from baseball practice and sending them off to school in the morning. LOL

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Happy Birthday Téa!

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Happy 9th Birthday to the sweetest, most perfect daughter that anyone could ask for!  I am so blessed to have this little lady in my life.  To think that someone so special came from me is unbelievable.  She is an honor roll student, she loves to cook and help with the house chores, she is the most patient and biggest help with her little sister, she is mature and will put her brothers in their place when she knows they’re doing wrong and to top it all off… she is a kind soul.  There are just those people in life that you think “what a great person, what a great friend” and she is that person.  I pray that she stays this way and never lets all the toxic in the world change her.

Thursday Throwback

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Tea, Kyla & Malika

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Here’s a picture of my daughter and her 2 closest cousins from a few years ago.  To see how little they looked gets me choked up because it just shows how fast time flies by.  So many things have changed since… some good and some bad.  Just looking at these photos from the past makes you realize how important it is to cherish every moment of life because before you know it your children are grown and you’ll wish for those moments back.

 

Happy Birthday Maui!

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Today my son turns 18!  I am a mother to an adult, I can hardly believe it. He has been my rock since the day he was born.  I owe so much to this guy.  It’s because of him that I had to grow up fast and thus the reason why my life took the path that lead me to where I am now.  I love him more than life itself.

Aria is 1!

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My baby is already 1!!!!  This year flew by sooo quickly, it feels like I just gave birth to her.  It’s so hard to believe that it was a year ago that I was in the hospital trying not to give birth too early.  I held off for a full 5 days before she got impatient and entered this world.  She was such an incredible blessing in a time of some very unfortunate illnesses that took 2 very important people from us just 2 months after her birth.  She put smiles on our faces when we needed it the most.

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Last night we opened presents and had some cake and ice cream.  On Saturday is when we’ll be actually celebrating. So I will have lots of pictures to share with you.

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October! My favorite month!

Tomorrow is the first  day of my favorite month!  What’s so special about this month?  Well let’s see….

It’s Fall!  I know that September 22 was the first official day to mark the fall season, but October is the month where it really starts to feel like all of the holiday festivities are about to begin.  It makes me soooo happy.  Here’s a list of why I love October.

~ The weather starts to get a little cozier

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~ Businesses and front porches everywhere begin to decorate for the holidays and everything starts looking so festive.

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~ The smells!  I love fall scents. The apple and pumpkin spice candles… no words!

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~ Pumpkin!  One of my favorite flavors.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin crunch, pumpkin scones & pumpkin spice latte.

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~ Halloween.  I’m especially excited for this Halloween because last year I was in the hospital trying to hold off on giving birth to Aria too early.  This year will be her first Halloween and I cannot wait.

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~ Movies!  I have so many movies that I love watching during this time of the year.  Hocus Pocus, When Harry met Sally, Halloween (parts 1-100 lol), Beetlejuice, Clue, Hotel Transylvania, Adams Family & Monster House just to name a few.

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~ Books.  There is no better way to read a book than when you’re snuggled in bed with the rain pouring outside your window.  Some of the books on my list for this month are

~ Red lipstick and fall makeup.  I don’t wear red lipstick normally but the changing of seasons gives me a reason to wear some darker shades of makeup which is always super fun.

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~ MY BIRTHDAY!  What a great month to be born right?!

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