Hello friend. Luke here. It’s been awhile, eh? Have you ever taken a really long break from the gym? You want to get back to it, but that first time back is always the hardest. But once you do it, the subsequent times become easier? That’s kinda what this. It’s been a long time since… Continue reading Hello.
winter camping and sick babies
I welcomed Jude's winter break with open arms! A chance to sleep in a little and not have to worry about packing school lunches for a few weeks is my idea of a good time these days...winter break also means anything goes so we planned a quick camp trip to Polihale. The weather is unpredictable… Continue reading winter camping and sick babies
Morning at Kealia
Teething is the worst. Majorly sleep deprived and running on E over here...dreaming of happier times:)... We spent the morning a few weeks back at Kealia Beach. We are not unique in that our lives are always so jam packed with craziness. I know we aren't the only parents struggling to find time to get everything… Continue reading Morning at Kealia
The whole life challenge and some potty training too
Luke and I started the Whole Life Challenge together with our Crossfit gym a few weeks back. It's exactly what I've been needing to give myself a jumpstart into healthy eating and lifestyle habits. I've struggled with balancing a regular fitness routine and preparing healthy home cooked meals (can anyone say TAKE OUT?) while raising… Continue reading The whole life challenge and some potty training too
Rainy days and a sick Jude
Not even a month in to the school year and Jude has caught a bug. Nothing too crazy but he was sniffly and has a cough that made me want to keep him home today. Jude isn't the type of kid to let a little cold get him down and today was no exception. While… Continue reading Rainy days and a sick Jude
Gardening with Ev and Little Projects
Today was Jude's first day of kindergarten. There were tears on my end last night as I searched through old albums and came across pictures of Jude when he was a baby and a toddler...its like I'm a glutton for punishment or something. I keep saying it, but time goes by so fast. Ask any… Continue reading Gardening with Ev and Little Projects
Polihale Camping Trip
We just got back from spending two days camping at Polihale State Beach on the west side of Kauai. Kauai has its fair share of amazing beaches but Polihale has by far been my favorite since moving here... a long stretch of white sandy beach, the bluest blue water and breathtaking cliffs make for… Continue reading Polihale Camping Trip
So What Now?
I had been wanting to take a vacation for months. I fantasized about getting away and getting out of our normal daily routine. I wanted so badly to reconnect with Luke and with the kids. Two and a half months out of the country would fix that, right? The funny thing? The further away we… Continue reading So What Now?
I Had Seen the Face of Death
And it was mine. "So stupid," I kept saying to myself. "So stupid." I couldn't believe it. ......... My poor kids had been dragged across this planet. Make no mistake, when you're five, the only thing that matters is play-time. You couldn't pay me to live in North Dakota, but if there is a park… Continue reading I Had Seen the Face of Death
Catching Our Breath
Oh ehm gee. Here we are, in Ecuador! Fun fact: Currently we are the closest we have ever been to the equator. Also we are in the highest spot in the world. Don't believe me? Look it up. 😉 That last set of flights was a doozy. We left Rome and flew to Lisbon, Lisbon… Continue reading Catching Our Breath