Summer is Here!

I always have the best intentions with writing. I think of many wonderful stories to share about what my family is up to and then life happens and months go by without me posting any little tidbits to this blog. So, here we are. I have no clue how long it's been since my last… Continue reading Summer is Here!

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

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

I'm bookending the week with baking. Simple, moist two-layer chocolate cake with a sandwiched filling of dark chocolate ganache and homemade salted caramel, all held together by whipped chocolate buttercream. There's something very comforting to me about baking a cake and setting it on a cake stand. Maybe it's my childhood memories of watching the… Continue reading Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

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