Hawaiian Reunion

March 29, 2018 in Beach, Friends, Hawaii, iphoneography - No Comments

Going to Hawaii with some of our oldest and dearest friends was a dream come true. Troy and I were the first to arrive on the island because we traveled the shortest distance from California. We soaked up the views from the air as we spotted O’ahu. We stocked up…

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…

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…

Rain On

March 4, 2013 in Hawaii, Vacations - 1 Comment

I mentioned before that we experienced an abundance of rain in Hawaii. But that didn’t stop us from going out and about. In fact, the boys rather enjoyed running laps in the tropical spurts of downpouring rain. And you can’t beat that backdrop. The fish seemed extra exuberant in the rain as…

Shave Ice

March 1, 2013 in Hawaii, Vacations - 4 Comments

Somehow the last time we visited Hawaii, we never made it to the world famous shave ice joint. So we made sure to make it a top priority this time. I’m still not sure if I see what all the hype is about, but at least we can now say…

Nash vs. Blake

February 28, 2013 in Beach, Blake, Hawaii, Nash, Vacations - 2 Comments

As I sorted through hundreds of pictures from our trip, this one stood out to me because it captures the personalities of our boys perfectly right now. Nash: carefree, oblivious, independent, vivacious. Blake: cautious, protective, observant, thoughtful. This is them to a T.


February 27, 2013 in Beach, Hawaii, Pregnancy, Vacations - 3 Comments

We thought we better take one last babymoon as a family of four before our lives get a little crazier in seven weeks (or less). We wanted to make it out to Hawaii once more while Troy’s parents are still living there, so it seemed like the perfect location for…