Monday, February 21, 2011

When you're a kid...

When you're a kid your job is to play. Taj and Eden are pretty good at their jobs.

Taj is just like his mom, he loves to skate. I was cracking up at how tough he thought he was on these pink skates.

The girls are continually playing some form of house or princess house and love dressing up.

They recently discovered "Candy Lady", or Lee as I know her. She and her husband of 65 years come to Hawaii for 2 months every year and the kids sniff her out. This is my first time seeing the kids with full sized candy bars and my guess is that I'll see it a lot in the next 2 months.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday Snapshots

Guess who remembered she has a camera?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Sometimes trying to get the laundry done with the kids around can be fun.
* Taj parachuting with the clean sheets and Livi eating her toes in a pile of pillows. Eden played too.

Monday, February 7, 2011


While looking for a cruiser on craigslist I came across this 1946 beauty. Of coarse if I had $1000 lying around I'd take it! I got to thinking about all the things I say "if" about. "If I had more time...". "If I had more money...". "If my kids weren't so little...". "If" is a horrible word. It's a dangerous game to play. "If" has become my big excuse for not doing what I want and need to do. It takes me down a road where I don't think about all the amazing things I have right in front of me and the beauty of this time of life.
In an effort to stop using the "if" excuse I've started getting up before the kids are awake and running. It has been glorious. I get to start the day with peace and quiet and watch the sun rise while I run. So far I've been able to shower and get dressed (such a luxury) without distractions after the run. I've been in a better mood and feel like I've accomplished a few things on my daily wish list and have more time for the kids and family stuff. It may seem like a small thing, but it's made such a difference in the way the rest of my/our day goes.
While I'd still love this bike, I have many things far greater.