While my children were happily making gingerbread men + women, stars, and Christmas trees the other day, I decided to try my hand at something a little more involved. I've always wanted a Volkswagen bus. They are cheery + nostalgic, things I want to feel especially after such a hard year. Here's hoping my husband… Continue reading Meet the Newest VW Bus: Gingerbread 2020
My heart feels heavy today, as I carry the kids' blankets and pillows into the living room where together the older two will cuddle with me on the couch while their younger sister and Daddy sleep a bit more. Yesterday, was rough. Our slightly sloppy light-up dinosaur covered in Christmas cheer warms the early morning… Continue reading
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” - Mother Teresa Our 500-square-feet of house is strewn with toys, books, crayons, art projects, misplaced snacks, and half-clean laundry that was used to build forts and dress up costumes before being safely tucked into their drawers in time. It’s bad.… Continue reading The Small Things
“I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was Grief.” There is an old shed at my family’s farm, next to the charming yet weathered plantation home that sits overlooking the taro fields, giant pummelo, towering avocado, tilting mango + verdant tropical flora that meanders throughout the property. At… Continue reading Making Space to Grieve
First off, I can't believe it's been nearly two years since I've hit "publish" on a blog post. Seriously, where did the time go? Something about having three kids back-to-back in 3.5 years has really affected me. My mind is a bit hazy at times + I'm often sleep-deprived. 😉 It's hard for me to… Continue reading It’s been 2 years – Hey-Oh!