New Method of Creativity

March 25, 2013 in Blake, Crafts, Preschool - 1 Comment

While we were in Hawaii, Blake developed a love for drawing and coloring and linking together sheet after sheet of completed artwork. Since his grandparents are only living there temporarily, they don’t have a big supply of toys. But I kind of loved that it forced Blake to be more…

The Final Stretch

March 14, 2013 in Hawaii, Pregnancy - 6 Comments

I may be eight months pregnant with baby #3 (which is code for swollen everywhere, constant heartburn, bruised ribs, waddling, and living in yoga pants), but I can still do this: I think my high school coach would be proud.

Evening Beach Run

March 11, 2013 in Beach, Hawaii, Vacations - No Comments

We made it to the beach at some point every day while we were in Hawaii. But I think the boys’ favorite beach memory might have been our windy evening picnic which was actually kind of an afterthought. Troy’s parents had meetings one evening (yes, they do have actual work…


March 10, 2013 in Pregnancy, Trials - 2 Comments

I’m taking a little break from the regularly scheduled Hawaii posts to vent. Lately, my boys are always sick. Like, they have gotten sick at least once a month since the fall, and it’s not just sniffles and coughs. It usually lasts over a week. Which means that they have…

These Two

March 7, 2013 in Beach, Blake, Hawaii, Nash, Swimming - 1 Comment

These two fight about as much as get along. But they are genuinely best friends. Every time we went to the beach in Hawaii, they came up with a new game or activity together. Whether it was sledding on the boogie board, digging gigantic holes, throwing handfuls of sand into…

Chasing Waterfalls

March 5, 2013 in Hawaii, Swimming, Vacations - 1 Comment

Hiking to a waterfall was another activity that could be done in the rain. And sunglasses were a necessity, regardless of the precipitation status. We’ve done this hike before, but the tropical flowers never cease to catch my eye. The hike is about a mile and a half long and…

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