Monday, November 26, 2012


I love Thanksgiving. I love all holidays but having school off makes this one that much better. We ate dinner with our ward and then once again with a whole group of friends. Our dinner was on the beach & was set up like fall on the main land with an ocean view. It was impressive & perfect. It was a relaxed day with lots of food.We were lucky enough to have Taylor's parents on the island for a few days. We loved showing them around & watching them jump off Maunawili waterfall. I got to spend time with my sister & her family as well. ( although not pictured) I am grateful for family & having them here in Hawaii.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 weeks

sometimes it only takes a 20 minute hike & a day with awesome friends to realize how lucky you are.

today it felt like I got hit with a baseball bat. A huge smack on the head that reminded me my time here is running short. at times I feel ready to move on & am excited for the future ( as unknown as it might be). but sadness eventually seeps in. I feel my heart ache. the anxiety of leaving this beautiful place makes me want to close my eyes, squeeze these moments by the hand & pretend I never have to leave.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

birthday boy

26 candles on the cake
dozens of sushi rolls eaten
4 friends to celebrate with
1 awesome birthday celebration

I am so grateful Taylor was born & that I get to be a part of his life. He was spoiled & am pretty sure he enjoyed every second of it. I made a chocolate peanut butter Reese's ice cream cake that could beat any ice cake any day.  I love this boy & am happy I get to celebrate him for a whole day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

this is halloween

                    zombie doll(?) & white trash hick                                                        twins

Taylor absolutely loves Halloween. Mostly because his birthday is the next day ( today! happy birthday)& lots of candy is involved.... two day non stop sugar rush. It's his favorite holiday for a good reason.

We went to our first annual married couples Halloween night dinner party. Lots of pasta and fake eyeballs all around. I now know that married people with out children still can have fun on Halloween. It's crazy, but true. But... I still wouldn't mind borrowing a small child for the night to go trick or treating

now for more candy & a birthday celebration. the party & sugar never stops