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Friday
May182012

Afternoons at the Orchard...

05/18/2012

My little prince and my sweet princess love going to the orchard.  My little princess loves picking her own fruits and vegetables, and then she enjoys helping to clean and prepare them at home.  Running wild and chasing each other around the orchard and farm areas are also a very great time for them!

 

 

 

Sunday
May132012

Things don't go as planned...

05/13/2012

Things don't go as planned, better things happen instead. 

Seven years ago, I would never had imagined I would be a mother.  My husband and I believed we would be the cool auntie and cool uncle to my siblings children and future children.  Then in the ending of summer 2006, I found out I was 4 months pregnant.  Life as we knew it to be was over.  It was the best shocking and scary life-changing moment of my life.  My little princess was born and a few years later my little prince joined our family.  Two highlights of my life's best surprises!

Happy Mother's Day!

A planned picking tripped to the farm ended up including a mini sword fight!

Monday
May072012

Night at the Drive-In

05/07/2012

As a child, my parents would take all 5 of us kids to the drive-in in my dad's old van.  It was one of those vans that had a big wooden table and a bed in the back.  I have memories of the snack overloads and whining that no one was sharing with me.  Lol.  Looking back, it was a great time.  Eventually, we all got older and the drive-in closed down on Oahu.  My husband and I bring our kids to the drive-in in Vegas.  Hopefully, our kids will have great memories of their nights at the drive-in.

Monday
Apr302012

Charmingly Simple

04/30/2012

The sweetest I have ever looked in a two piece!

Wednesday
Apr252012

Nike Goes to Heaven

04/25/2012

Last friday, April 20th, 2012, our family dog Nike was put to sleep in Hawaii.  He spent almost 15 years as a part of our family.  I wish I could have seen him one last time to spend his last day with him. 

We will all miss you, Nike

Tuesday
Apr172012

One of the top highlights of the year...

04/17/2012

Disneyland has become one of the main highlights of our life at the moment.  3 times a year is hardly enough.  "When are we going to Disneyland?" and "When are we going to Disneyland again?" have become permanent in my sweet daughter's vocabulary.  Eventually, it will become her little brother's favorite words too.  As for my husband, his favorite lines are, "We never have enough time at Disneyland. " and "We should check out DisneyWorld!"

Tuesday
Apr172012

Frankie the Pug

04/17/2012

Frankie all snuggled up... he's the best guard dog ever!

Wednesday
Apr042012

Mint and Gold Sequin Easter Egg

04/04/2012

A sweet afternoon spent decorating eggs became amazingly funny when my little prince decided to bang the eggs repeatedly against each other after they had all dried! Silly!

Thursday
Mar292012

03/29/2012

Escape

Wednesday
Mar282012

Unplug and Make a Moment

03/28/2012

Time unplugged from electronic devices causes...a moment!  As hard as it may seem, unplugging from outside and electronic distractions forces an awareness of what is really important.  Time flows by so quickly, and often, time is wasted on the unimportant.  Seeing my son smile at his favorite book being read for the billionth time, hearing my daughter read her first books out loud, and cuddling up with my husband and the best pug in the world is worth more than anything I can see on tv or read online.  A few hours a day away from outside distractions won't hurt.  Only a few hours, I'm not crazy, I'm not going to give all of it up! lol

Sunday
Mar252012

Beauty

03/25/2012

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

~ Confucius

 

 

 

Friday
Mar092012

listen.listen.listen.listen.listen

03/09/2012

Listening to music at 6am in bed with my husband rarely happens.  Listening to music at 7am in bed with my husband, while our kids hummed along was the best part of the day.

Wednesday
Feb222012

02/22/2012

 

Friday
Feb172012

Wish Tree

02/17/2012

Growing up in Hawaii, I was honored with the experiences of different cultures.  On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I came across a wish tree in a Japanese community.  It was inspiring to catch a few glimpses of the wishes of so many people.  There were big wishes of great weath and also humble wishes of the continuance of good health.  My wishes included hopes for the future of my family, especially the future of my kids, better health for my family, and safety from natural and human disasters.  It was comforting having my hopes and concerns joining the many who have practically hoped for the same. 

Wednesday
Feb152012

Happy Valentine's Day

02/14/2012

My little sweethearts inspire me.  Anything and everything is possible.  Keep trying. Importantly, a smile, a hug, and a kiss can make anything better.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday
Feb022012

Kindergarten 

02/02/2012

Today is my little girl's 1st kindergarten readiness test.  I know she's ready, but i don't think I'm ready to watch her grow up.  The years went by so quick.  She'll be 5 in a few weeks.  She's my big silly princess now.

Sunday
Jan152012

01/15/2012

Tuesday
Jan102012

Happy 30th Birthday!

01/10/2012

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Oh, I'm 30! I've already had 30 of my own birthday cakes, YUMMY!.  I blame my first birthday cake on my love for sweets; oh how chocolate cake owns me.  This is the year I will act like an adult, maybe...

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