My photo journal challenge

Is anyone else out there totally lost in what day it is? I’ve been really having to think about it lately. Everyday has been so routine for over a week. I’m so bored, so I can only imagine how it is for my kids. We’ve been trying to get them outside to run around and play ball but the weathers been pretty rainy here and it’s been hard to get out. Lords knows the last thing I need to do is have my kids getting a cold because I let them play in the rain. Because our days have become so blurred, I’ve decided to take pictures throughout the day so that we actually know what day we ran to the store or put gas in the car. It also gives me a little project to do. Please do not expect too many edited perfect photos, Although a color story app is my obsession. I’ll try my best to keep it interesting. I mean, I am only limited to my house, which is what makes this a challenge. I thought of this only this afternoon so I didn’t get many pics during the day but here they are…

Been enjoying trying out different blends
The sky at sunset was gorgeous tonight.
When I took this photo I noticed the blur. There was a smudge on my phone lenses. The beauty in flaws.
When we ran to the bakery we found water balloons and bought around 300 of them. Great investment in these times.
We’ve been grilling a lot. Gives us a chance to have a cocktail outside.

Random Weekend Pics

Good Morning Everyone!  Once again my weekend went by way too fast!  Busy Busy Busy!  On Friday evening we had a BBQ at my house.  Sorry there are no pic to show except for these pretty cupcakes.  I was having way too much fun drinking and catching up with friends and family that I honestly didn’t even have my phone on me.  But the cupcakes were very pretty…


On Saturday Kuha’o had to take his SSAT’s while Tea had a baseball game.  At about 2pm the kids and I headed over to Maui’s baseball game while Kahele headed off to his track meet.  Maui did so good as catcher, but unfortunately they lost.  Here’s a Vine that I got of him throwing out the guy heading to second base.  Yay!

Sunday, we had some free time in the morning before heading off to Kuha’os baseball game (yes, baseball consumes all of our time).  That evening we BBQ’d (again), this time at Kahele’s parents house.  The evening was so pretty.  Aria even seemed to be relaxed in Daddy’s arms.



My kids are at Disneyland without me :(

My sister took my kids to California! Maui, Kuha’o and Tea are all at Disneyland as I write this post. They are sending me pictures and I’m getting so jealous of how much fun they’re having without me:( Before my brother-in-law passed he told my sister that when he goes he wants her to take his daughters along with all his nieces and nephews to Disneyland and have fun. For over two years their family struggled while dealing with his cancer and his wish was for my sister and his daughters to get off the island and have a fun trip to their favorite family destination.

I debated on whether it would be worth it to go, but after juggling with the thought I realized that traveling with a 3 month old just wouldn’t be fun for anyone. I wouldn’t be able to ride any rides and I’d just be holding everyone up with all the baggage that would have to be lugged around (stroller, car seat, etc.). In the end I decided not to go. It was so weird to not have to get breakfast ready for the kids and to actually sleep in for an extra half hour. As much as I want Monday to come around (that’s when they come back) I want them to have the time of their lives.
Here are some pictures that they sent to me

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Aloha Marcus

If you follow my blog, you may remember a few posts about my brother-in-law and his fight with cancer.  Sadly we lost Marcus just 2 days before Christmas.  I’m getting so choked up just writing this.  We all prayed that he’d be cancer free one day and live a long life with his 2 daughters, but now my nieces will have an angel by their side guiding them.

Over the weekend we had a “life” party for Marcus.  We celebrated in “Marcus” style by spreading his ashes at the beach and then having a luau afterwards.  The day was beautiful.  People were enjoying themselves and everywhere I walked I’d hear people sharing their stories and best memories about Marcus.

He was someone who lived with a smile ALWAYS on his face even through his pain.  He treated everyone with respect and wanted to help those in need even when he was too sick to even walk.  The nicest person that I’ve been blessed to have in my life.

Thank you Marc!

(below the pictures there’s a little slideshow)


Random Ramblings

The last couple of days I’ve been experiencing some very uncomfortable Braxton Hicks. I’m 29 weeks now and oh boy things are starting to get bigger, heavier and uncomfortable. I love lying in bed and staying off my feet, but unfortunately it’s usually after a long day of work and errands where I’m able to do that. Good news though….. I took a week vacation from my job!!!! Starting tomorrow I will be getting some much needed R&R through 10/5! I’m so excited. I don’t plan to just lay down and eat all day though; I plan to get some important things done around the house as well as get my oil changed for my car, paint my bathroom, and clean clean clean.
Hopefully I’ll be able to try out some new recipes that I’ve found on some sites that look really yummy! I also hope to blog a little more. I have a few projects that I’d like to try on my little vacay, so stay tuned for what I hope will be an exciting week 
For now, here are some random pics from the last couple of weeks…

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My weekend in pics

How was everyone’s 4th of July weekend?  Mine was full of activity!

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On Saturday we decided to head over to my aunty’s pool.  We knew the beaches were going to be packed with people and we really didn’t want to even chance trying to find parking let alone a place to set up.  The kids loved it and were literally in the pool for almost 6 hours straight.  I even had to force my kids out every so often to reapply sunblock and hydrate.  Later on that night we had a BBQ at Kahele’s parents home and watched the Pearl Harbor firework show.  It was beautiful.  I didn’t capture any pictures (oops).

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On Sunday we gathered for a family party celebrating my dads birthday.  My grandma steamed the most die-licious fish!  All of the little cousins were running around and playing and even us big kids got in on the action and started taking over their volleyball and football games.  For a moment I forgot I was pregnant and Kahele had to remind me not to try the skateboarding.


We finished off our long weekend last night by taking my dad out to dinner for his actual birthday.  My sister and I along with our kids met at The Cattle Company, I absolutely love this restaurant.  Unfortunately everyone dug into their dishes before I could capture any photos.  But I did a photo of my die-licious salad.

I had a busy weekend!

Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  This weekend was full and exhausting but oh so fun.  On Friday we finally got to pick up Kuha’o from explorations.  I was beyond excited when we arrived for his Ho’ike at Kamehameha.  I was amazed at their performance that they put on for the families- I was really impressed by all that they learned over just a 5 day span. He made so many new friends from the outer islands and he and my niece are still talking about how much fun they had. IMG_2414 IMG_2419 IMG_2440

On Saturday my family got together to support my cousin Kepa- he entered the Ikaika bodybuilding competition.  He entered the physique portion of the competition and ended up placing 5th. We were so proud of him, he really worked his butt off and for his first time ever entering he did awesome.  Kahele said that it inspired him to get back in the gym and start lifting again.  I sat there and honestly was inspired to eat! lol.  Before the competition we had dinner at my favorite restaurant, Shokudo, with a few of my cousins.

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Kepa is on the far right. One thing about Iphones- they take great close up photos but terrible zoom shots.


Tiana, Alohi and I!  My cousins and I are so close that we’re actually all like siblings 🙂 Good job on eliminating the baby bump in the pic Kahele lol.

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On Sunday we were able to sleep in and have a lazy day before heading out to the 50th State Fair.  It was overcast and the perfect weather to be at the fair.  I can’t stand when it’s scorching hot at the fair.  The kids had a blast and we spent way too much money.  But we never feel too bad when the kids have those huge smiles on their faces.

IMG_2563 FullSizeRenderThat’s about it!  I wish I’d taken more photos but when I’m enjoying myself I always get so caught up in the moment that I forget to capture it.  Probably need to work on that little flaw while blogging lol 🙂

Kuha’o is 11years old!

The weekend was pretty much spent near the water. We celebrated my niece’s birthday at the pool and on Sunday Kuha’o celebrated his 11th birthday at the beach. I can’t believe my little boy is 11! Where has the time gone? He used to be my little tail- he’d always be right beside me on the couch and could not sleep without me at night. Now he’s an independent young man. This upcoming week he’ll be spending a week at explorations (sort of a mini summer camp) at Kamehameha Schools. I don’t know how I’m going to survive it! I’m more nervous than he is. I’ve never put him in the care of someone I didn’t know- luckily Kahele used to be a dorm adviser at the school and he has a lot of friends up there that will be keeping an eye on my son. I will keep you all updated on my sanity during this time. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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