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April 2, 2015 in Moving, Nature - 2 Comments

First of all, thank you for your kind comments regarding our rough start. I didn’t think anyone actually read this little corner of the web anymore except the grandmas. I keep it up for my own records, but it’s nice to know there are still a few of you in…

My Morning View

March 30, 2012 in Nature - 6 Comments

For the last four years, this has been my view from our kitchen window every single morning: The tree changes with the seasons, but the way the light captures and warms the branches as the sun rises over the mountains always makes me want to lasso in the beauty with…

Chasing Waterfalls

December 5, 2011 in Hawaii, Nature, Swimming, Vacations - 3 Comments

Our first and second attempts to hike to Waimea Falls were unsuccessful. Our original plan was to hike on Thanksgiving morning before letting our feast settle in. We checked online to make sure they were open, but once we got there, there was a small sign on the gate that…

Pineapples Everywhere

December 1, 2011 in Hawaii, Nature, Photography, Vacations - 4 Comments

When Troy found out that the Dole Pineapple Plantation no longer serves homemade ice cream in fresh pineapples, he wanted to scrap the visit altogether. However, after a little convincing from his mom regarding how much the boys would love the train ride, he agreed to give the plantation a…

In the Leafy Treetops

October 24, 2011 in Fall Activities, Nature - 4 Comments

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Fall is not my favorite season. Especially when there is hardly any color here in the valley compared to the forests of vibrant trees that surrounded us back in Michigan. But, I finally figured out that if the autumn colors don’t…


July 7, 2011 in 4th of July, Cabin, Nature - 5 Comments

There was a beautiful wildflower field next to the cabin that the boys and I ventured to in between our barbecue and fireworks. It was discovered that American Flags make good trumpets.


Our first port of call was Grand Cayman.  Now that is some clear water. We all brought our own snorkeling gear, so we did a little shore snorkeling. I feel like pictures can never capture how vibrant all the colors are on the ocean floor. Grand Cayman’s seven mile beach…

In Bloom

Troy gave me a new camera lens for Mother’s Day that I was so excited about I almost cried. I saw it sitting on the counter on Saturday afternoon and could hardly contain my eagerness to use it. After seeing my little dance around the island in the kitchen, Troy…

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