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Pele vs. Puna (So far, Pele is winning)

So, clearly I have been a bit MIA on this site for some time now.  Life at home as a mom and wife has been taking up most of my time.  However, just because I have been a bit absent here, doesn’t mean that Hawaii has been absent in my heart or my mind.  Mike and I comment regularly to each other in passing that we sure wish were going back to Hawaii for a month THIS year too.  (Actually, we are going back– YAY! — but not until after Christmas and only for 10 days.)

But I can’t go another night without getting some thoughts down on what is going down on my favorite island.  Continue reading

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Casey was excited to get back to her friends and her wonderful school!

So, I know it’s been awhile since I have posted here on this site.  Between back-to-school preparations, doctors appointments, a visit to the DMV for a certain new driver, and… full disclosure… all the times I catch myself with my eyes glued to my phone reading the news (ok, and maybe a little Facebook) you probably think I have been too busy to worry about this blog.  Truth is, I have been wanting to get back to writing since we returned.  I don’t know how many brilliant notions I have come up with Continue reading

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Guest Blogger!

I thought it would be nice to get in writing a different perspective other than my own about this once-in-a-lifetime-trip and I have been bugging asking the boys if either of them would like to contribute.  Dan has been pretty busy catching up on Netflix and You Tube videos but Mike finally took the bait and decided he had something to say. I am so glad he did.  And I am grateful that all of his hard work the past however-many-years has allowed us to do something this amazing.  

So, here you go…


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Day 25 – Hilo and Uncle Robert’s

Day 24 Family Photo – witnessing creation!

We had such a fun day today!! And we didn’t have to get into a dangerous situation either! Win, win!

I was up super early and went out for a walk to see the sunrise. I ended up meeting a nice woman named Pam from Cali who owns a house here and just arrived for the next two months with her Great Dane service dog and her veterinarian husband. We chatted Continue reading

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Day 22 – Heading East to Kapoho

Day 21 Family Photo – On our way to Merriman’s

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