Monday, November 27, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
I took the time to fix my hair. I made Ina’s Beatty’s Chocolate Cake, which is apparently the same as Hershey’s Special Dark Cake.
I dropped Michael and Sophia off at Awanas. Daniel got home, we went through the molokai burger drove through. I got a chicken bacon ranch sandwich and a root beer float. Then we picked up the kids, went home, got showers and put everyone to bed. I was too exhausted to have cake, so we had it this morning for breakfast. But Danny missed it because he had to go back to Lanai again.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
|This year's buffet set up- I spray painted a bunch of flowers from Takes.|
|We just put up bunk beds in the kids' room- so their dresser is currently still being stored in the living room.|
|We got a new end table. I like it, but I think eventually I'd like a wooden one. My hunt for a second hand bamboo one has been unsuccessful for the last 2 years, so not a lot of home left on that front.|
|I painted a couple of signs on some of Daniel's old scrap wood.|
|Table setting Take 1.|
|I looked all over for these candelabras- Wal-Mart had the best ones- and cheapest!|
|but they took a lot of suitcase space to haul back.|
|These cute flourescent light pumpkins from the target dollar spot last year. Which should be called the $3- $5 spot.|
|The painted bottles I've almost thrown away abut 100 times.|
|Living Room! So festive!|
|And this year's dollar spot had these cute little luminaries.|
|The other sign I painted this year.|
|I really want to re-paint our door, but it keeps raining.|
|My mom had crafternoon before she left and the kids made these cute windsocks :)|
|Tablescape Take 2. These cookies lasted 48 hours...|
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Growing up I always loved spending as much time as I could at my Grandma and Grandpas house. My grandma and grandpa both came from big families, so their house was always full of people and food and parties and crafts, and decorations and holidays and celebrating. Lol. It probably has a lot to do with how I live my life today. I mean really, who else decorated for Presidents’ Day? I think somewhere deep down I always wanted to have a huge family of my own to hang out with. Back at my own house I didn’t that that many of my own siblings or cousins, but I did have a nice group of neighbor hood kids that were always over at our house or Hortons, and I know I was always having more fun in a large group than a small one. Being a parent takes a lot of love and a lot of patience and sometimes it’s really hard for me to focus on family time first, chores and responsibilities second...which maybe isn’t that bad of a quality, but a better balance would be good. My own parents set a great example of how to be hardworking contributing individuals and sometimes that aspect takes over and I tell Sophia that I won’t play with her because I HAVE to shampoo the carpet today, and then do dishes, and then laundry, and then vacuum, etc, etc until it’s bedtime.
That being said, I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since we lost my grandma to cancer. Today heaven gained another character as my cousin Ben lost his battle too. It’s been several years since I’ve been back to the mainland-let alone taken the time to visit most of my family. Make sure you live with no regrets, because tomorrow is never promised.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
But seriously!!!! How freaking cute are they?!?!?!?!?
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ethan has made us experience life with an intensity I never knew existed. His sweet little personality completes my heart.
ONE YEAR OLD
Ethan, you are one! You're not walking yet (but neither was your sister at this age)
You just got your 7th tooth this week!
You are pulling up on the couch, but not brave enough to let go.
You love being outside.
You love to play "chase" with Michael and Sophia, where they scream and run and you chase after them.
You love cereal and graham crackers. You love to feed yourself.
You love to take every since can out of the kitchen cabinets.
Its been a tough year, but in spite of it all, you're a happy healthy, thriving little guy.
Mommy, Daddy, Michael and Sophia love you soooo sooo much and wish you the happiest birthday!