Hawaiian Thanksgiving

November 30, 2011 in Beach, Hawaii, Thanksgiving - 3 Comments

I don’t think I would mind repeating this Thanksgiving Day tradition one bit: First, wake up and go to the beach. Next, fill up all sorts of devices with sand. Find a “woof woof” that makes the one year old squeal to no end. Become a master hole digger (and…

Beach Hopping

November 28, 2011 in Beach, Hawaii, Tanner Family, Vacations - 6 Comments

Before I dive into the pictures from our tropical escape, I must first give a disclaimer. We don’t go on vacations anymore. Now that we have children, we go on trips. Even though our surroundings were warm and beautiful, the behind-the-scenes was a whole different story. We dealt with whining,…

Thankful Turkey

November 23, 2011 in Crafts, Thanksgiving - 8 Comments

This is the time of year where I can’t help but feel thankful. Thankful for health, happiness, the beauty that surrounds us, good friends, and a loving family. I’ll admit that there are days that challenge me. Challenge me to be as good as I can be. Sometimes it is…


November 18, 2011 in Blake, Nash - 2 Comments

The boys have hooded shirts that they have decided to live in. Especially Blake. He goes through stretches where he wears his hoodie for three days straight, including nights. I have to practically pry it off him at that point to stick it in the washer. Every night when I…


November 14, 2011 in Fall Activities - 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again.   Time to rake up all of the neighbors’ leaves that have fallen in our backyard since we don’t actually have any trees of our own. A shovel gets the job done as well. We don’t mind too much because we get to enjoy…

Fall Mantel

November 11, 2011 in Crafts, Home Decor - 5 Comments

I have been despising our fireplace for approximately three years and four months. After discussing the matter over and over, Troy and I finally reached a compromise that I could paint the fireplace white. He has pretty strong opinions against paint (hence why all of our walls are white white white), but…


November 10, 2011 in Blake, Preschool - 3 Comments

Blake was pretty excited about his first ever homework assignment. He spent hours figuring out all the details of what he wanted in his house (somewhat resembling ours). He thought of everything from furniture in each room to a sand castle outside. We had the best time working on the project…

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