It was our last morning on the Kohala Coast in our gorgeous, decadent home by the beach. Of course, there was lots to do to get ready for our one last move before we head home next weekend. We have only one more week which I am finding hard to believe. But, before we left our favorite little spot of paradise, Mike and I trekked down Continue reading
Our last day on the Kohala Coast! Danny volunteered to watch Casey while Mike and I drove up to our favorite little mountain town to visit the not 1, not 2, but 3 farmer’s markets they have in this quaint little oasis on a hill. Continue reading
I couldn’t not choose both of these pictures that Mike took last night of a family with a goofy girl all showered, ready to watch Despicable Me 1 and then enjoy an early bedtime.
That early bedtime was for all of us, actually. Mike rose at 5 and then slowly started to stir his dead tired family. He was ready to get on the road this morning. We drove about Continue reading
Michael and I got up early as usual and snuck out Continue reading
So, we have been talking about renewing our vows for 10 years. We actually had the pleasure of renewing them at our 10 year anniversary; our old church offered couples a chance to renew their vows over the Valentine’s weekend. To us, it was just a spur-of-the-moment activity that we thought would be fun to do before heading out on a rare quiet dinner date. I basically signed us up and told Mike we were going. I seem to recall him grumbling just a bit and asking lots of questions about how and why were doing this. (He doesn’t recall that, but I definitely do!:) The funny thing is, neither of us had any idea how meaningful those 15 minutes would be. Recommitting your lives to each other after spending 10 years together with some really high peaks and (fortunately just a few) really low valleys it turns out, can leave one’s heart a bit torn open, in a wonderful way. We decided to do it again, and this decade, we would take the time to appreciate the meaning of this special ceremony. Of course, I had a few ideas Continue reading
We had yet another wonderful day in paradise this Tuesday. Again, we woke up and lounged around our house all morning watching the glorious day unfold over the ocean. Continue reading