Our First Overnight Maui Getaway

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

Happy Birthday Ruby!

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!

My Eldest Turns 6 Tomorrow + Other Thoughts on Grief, Change and Growing Older

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

Shells

It's Thursday afternoon and raining just as hard or more since my last post. Thankfully, our home is tucked into the mountain on a hillside, built on stilts, which means we are not likely (I think) to lose our home to flooding. Our yard on the other hand, is a different story. Last month's torrential… Continue reading Shells

Learning to Sew

It's official: I'm no longer completely ignorant when it comes to sewing. Cue applause. Honest to goodness, I can no longer tell people that I have no clue how to thread a needle. Or sew a button. Or rip up seams. I'm actually becoming a pro-seam-ripper (lol), which is not to be confused with "seam-stress"… Continue reading Learning to Sew