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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Changes- Be back soon

I have always been a level headed and healthy minded person. I believe some of my strongest traits are empathy and loyalty. I have had to make some changes in my life this past week in order for me to stay or become healthy minded again. The decisions I am making will effect those two traits. I am breaking my loyalty and ignoring my empathy in order to make a change. That does not sit well with me. So......I will take a small break while I figure things out and hope you will visit me again soon....probably a couple weeks. I will still be reading some blogs out there, but need my focus to be on my choices and my decisions moving forward as I clear my head and my life.

Love and Aloha,

I will have to host a contest when I return to lighten up the mood around here.........something perfect for winter!!!!! I already know what it is. Tell me your favorite colors and I will take a look at these to make my prize (homemade of course). Keep up with Rambler at My Rambling Thoughts (thats my big sis).

Visit back in 2 weeks. That means October 6th -ish =)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Kai

Dear Kai,
I remember the day I found out about you. How I was smiling and scared. I knew it would be okay. I remember going to the doctor and hearing your heart beats in the little scanner and saying "is that my baby" bringing myself and the doctor to tears. I remember thinking you were gonna be a boy until I had a dream you were a girl.....that came true. I remember the day you first "really" kicked me in the tummy and turned my sides all over. I remember the day you were born and changed my life forever. I remember the days of your firsts seconds and thirds. I remember the day you became a big sister. I am so very proud of you and how big you are getting. Never lose that spirit and smile. I love you more than words can describe and our bond is forever.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sisters and Phones

I have to say that my sister(Rambler from My Rambling Thoughts) and I are very much a like, and very much different. We want the same things, but I like it one way and she likes it another way.....Sisters.

This is Rambler and I. I am a Blackberry Storm and She is an I Phone.

P.S. I just got my phone yesterday after 2 weeks, no phone. I wonder how many text messages I missed?


Monday, September 14, 2009

Turning 3....again

I know, I am not actually turning 3 again, however I am living vicariously through my daughter this week. Here are the things I am doing this week as I try to live up to "fun times" on Saturday.
1. Cake-gotta have cake. I am trying to be simple, as I have to make the kids happy, but really, they just want the sugar. So lets give it to small sizes. I have to get a small cupcake pan to make the tiny cupcakes.....with a sweet pretty hawaiian topping. I got a recipe idea online for a topper made from marshmallows cut into five slices. These slices resemble petals of a flower and when fanned out, look just like a plumeria! Beautiful. I am also going to practice piping this week.....we will see!

2. Food-what do they want? well they are gonna get some tasty lasagna, bite size pizza's on bagels, there will be meat and veggie skewers......veggies......I am a little crazy with food, so there will probably be way more than we need.

3. Fun- I am planning a kiddie race and obsticle course, painting fun, and play time. Swimming in the pool if weather permits.

4. Gifts.....I am trying to get the word out for my friends to save their money and get only things Kai can use, and fun simple non plastic large toys she can play with....but really clothes, books, personal homemade art, non-plastic toys, are the theme.

5. Adult fun- We will be in hang out mode, kids can play we can eat chat and drink some drinks (I will probably be on kid duty so none for me till around 9pm when kids go down!

I am starting to craft again, so watch out Etsy, I may actually start you up!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

MIY....Make it Yourself!

I was looking for a craft site that would tell me how to make the stacking rings for a little baby made fully out of cloth and ribbon scraps. I found one...sort of and had to elaborate on the center of the ring. I ended up with just one ring and stopped because it is not how I wanted it to come out. I kept perusing the pages of google and stopped at so many blogs that were helpful but none that showed me My Project Idea.....oh, well....I will have to do it myself.

Some good news though!

I found Make it and Love it. a craft blog that provides you with "sew" many ideas you will be busy with crafts for ever! I can't wait to get started on some of her fab suggestions using her descriptions. I don't know how she finds the time, and her models are on my pic above to see some of my favorites (small summary) of her ENTIRE archive of blog posts. I spent about 1 hour scrolling through......become an expert gifter or buy something from her.....either way BUY HOMEMADE!


Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11th

It is one of those moments that we can all remember where we exactly were when we got the call to turn on the television, radio, or just got a call.

I remember the fear and concern I felt that day and the horror that something so tragic was actually occurring.

My heart goes out to all those that lost that day.

We all lost.

Much aloha,


Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Hair Cut

Chas has finally cut his hair.

He looks really handsome.

I love the new cut.

I love The Chas!



You look good, baby!