Strawberry-Lemon Cheese Danish & Learning About Food Security Hawaii

Yesterday, I was supposed to be in California. San Diego, specifically. Celebrating my 15-year college reunion with my best friends. Spoiler alert: I wasn't there. I was home, struggling through bouts of FOMO and grief, as I prayed about how to combat my sadness over having to cancel that big trip, a girls weekend I… Continue reading Strawberry-Lemon Cheese Danish & Learning About Food Security Hawaii

Sunrise Family Photos

We were so blessed by winning family photos from Evy B recently! Ken and I packed up the kids at 6am for an early morning photo session at secluded Paako Beach on Maui's south shore. Shades of pink, coral, tangerine and teal set against turquoise waters greeted us with the sunrise over Haleakala. It was… Continue reading Sunrise Family Photos

Valentine’s Day 2022

Ok guys, I've been pretty sick the past two weeks. First the flu then a sinus infection that now requires antibiotics. Mostly, I've been in bed fighting congestion and fatigue as Ken helps me caretake our three littles who were also sick off and on last week. It's been rough. Lots of tears and snotty… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2022

Beach Days

Hau'oli makahiki hou! It's hard to believe that 2022 is here, when my mind seems to be caught in 2020, my heart still grieving this worldwide pandemic and how it's acutely changed our lives in ways both small and large. Seen and unseen. My little boy put it quite well, unbeknownst to him, when he… Continue reading Beach Days

Father’s Day 2021

Hot gravy smeared over fresh biscuits, baked eggs, breakfast potatoes, lemony kale salad + crisp fruit slices. Plates full, table full. It was a delight hosting breakfast in our new garden area with my husband and kids, my Dad, my sister and her husband. Together for Father's Day. What a treat! I'm so grateful for… Continue reading Father’s Day 2021