Monday, January 31, 2011

this was the longest 3 minutes... {hawaii parenting blog}

this was the longest 3 minutes of my life.

you read it correctly. i'm knocked up. after 3.5 years of trying, god (again) delivers at the right time. why do i bother to doubt the guy?

in the words of my friend Jack Johnson "you gotta be careful when you got good lovin' cause them angels will just keep on multiplying"

i'm about 18 weeks...i will see a specialist to get an exact due date next week.

i have nothing more to say....i'm still kinda in shock.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

it's possible that i'm... {hawaii Blogger}

it's possible that i'm the only ding dong in hawaii...

in hawaii when someone does something wrong, shameful, or that's gonna land them in trouble - we say alā! or a variation of it like hambala...halala,...ala la ukulele peanut butta' jelleh' mama kissed the bebe....

ha ha crazy right? i felt crazy writing it but ask any kid in hawaii if i'm lying.

well yesterday i was reading the Honolulu Magazine and i discovered what the REAL saying is...

Ahana kōkō lele!

Which means - Shame on you! You are going to catch it!

Did you know that...please tell me you didnt.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Innocent Wonder {hawaii childrens photography}

This weeks challenge for I Heart Faces is "Innocent Wonder" I just love this photo of my son and his play group buddies. they where digging in the mud and discovering rocks and bugs...i wish i could still be that easily entertained. this photo has "Innocent Wonder" all over it. please stop by their site to see the other amazing entries.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

because stormie was born... {hawaii adoption blog}

because stormie was born addicted, as a newborn she was easily overstimulated. bright lights, loud noises, and even eye contact would set her on a rampage.

the thing she hated most - loud music. at church during worship time, she'd throw herself back and start screaming. One service in particular, she was having a fit and Pastor Camille had come up to me and said...*dont worry about her. she's gonna grow up and become a worship leader* as much as i wanted to believe her, i couldn't.

everyday stormie proves me wrong and shatters the LIMITS I PUT ON HER. i believe she will be a worship leader...she already leads our family worship time.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I missed fix it fridays over at i heart faces! thank goodness its back!!

Here is the ORIGINAL


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

i love to honk my horn. {hawaii lifestyle blog}

i love to honk my horn. no really i do. and here in hawaii, it's basically committing a sin.

going to too slow? i honk. driving like a fool? i honk. dont go the second the light turns green? i honk. look cute in those shades? i honk.

NO ONE IN HAWAII HONKS. to steal the words of Rachel Zoe - it drives me ba. nanas. i even honk when i'm not driving. my husband is a non honker, and i feel it's my responsibility to honk, even when he's at the wheel.

i guess you can call me the hall monitor of the freeway. i love my job.

are you a honker?

Monday, January 10, 2011

more than i love praying for... {hawaii mommy blogger}

more than i love praying for my kids, i love watching them pray for others. it almost has me at tears when they pray. this is when i see their hearts. when i hear what is on their heart.

kaleb loves to pray for dolphins, his sister to get a green face and the library. stormie prays for her naked barbie loosing her clothes and that she remains a princess. baby j doesn't have words, but i can almost bet he's praying for more food.

anytime one of us are sick or hurt we encourage them to pray for the other. compassion in action. at 3. it really is beautiful.

i love that they will grow up with prayer as part of their lifestyle. and know at any given time they can talk to the creator of the heavens and the earth.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

when i cook something new... {hawaii family blog}

when i cook something new, i feel so creative. even though it's from a recipe 100% of the time! i have to start somewhere right?

Just Cook already had this great idea for PB&Mallow Rolls, and since i had everything in stock i whipped them up for the crazies. I added chocolate syrup to one for the hubby and because i'm a big heifer, i sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on top...

wonderful. delicious. easy. my kinda snack. thanks Just Cook Already.

Monday, January 3, 2011

i am heading into... {hawaii blogger}

i am heading into the new year expecting a miracle.
i am expecting to be blessed and be a blessing in return.
i am believing we will adopt baby j.
i am believing god will send us another baby.

what is the miracle your expecting in 2011? let me know and i'll add you to my prayer list.

Happy New Year Friends