This year's Mother's Day was one for the books. Ken took me on our first-ever one-night getaway here on Maui without our kids since having kids. For some quick math, our eldest just turned 6 years old. Wild, right?! It's not that we haven't wanted this before, it's just never worked out to find childcare… Continue reading Our First Overnight Maui Getaway
What a week it's been. I'm so thankful for fresh starts, new beginnings, and opportunities to try again. Praise God it's Wednesday. I feel like I can breathe more after a very full last week. I'm feeling so thankful for this gift of life, my family, our home, and most of all our Hope in… Continue reading Thankful
My eldest gently pressed and plopped giant blueberries into our super cold scone dough the other day, as we prepped a little picnic complete with orange butter and fresh fruits. Our midmorning snack out in the yard, while Daddy worked away at his patio desk, peeking out from time to time at the makeshift scene… Continue reading Blueberry-Orange Scones and the Joy of Reading
my sweet maui girl Hau'oli La Hanau, sweet Ruby! We had so much fun celebrating our precious girl this past Saturday, alongside close friends + family + our dear maui neighbors (most of whom are now fully vaccinated!) It felt like a long time coming, as we've missed having little parties with friends during the… Continue reading Happy Birthday Ruby!
I cannot believe that my first baby turns six years old tomorrow. My beautiful and strong Ruby Mahealani, a precious gem forged through fire. Six years ago today, I was admitted to the hospital for an induction since baby was nearly two weeks past her due date. I still remember shakily getting dressed that morning.… Continue reading My Eldest Turns 6 Tomorrow + Other Thoughts on Grief, Change and Growing Older