Maui Family Photos at the Beach

Kristy Deer Photography blessed us with the sweetest family photos. She pulled my name in her Mother's Day Giveaway back in May + this past week, she + her family met us at the beach for this super fun, windy + wild photoshoot. Speaking of wild, have you ever tried to take photos with three… Continue reading Maui Family Photos at the Beach

Morning Meditations

Matthew 5:1-16: "Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn,    for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek,    for they will inherit… Continue reading Morning Meditations

Meet the Newest VW Bus: Gingerbread 2020

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

Making Space to Grieve

“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