Monday, August 14, 2017


Thankful this week......

 for a great week 1 of new norms and new routines.
My heart is especially proud of Harrison.... he has the killer week, but so far so good.
 He goes at 7:45. and ends at 2:15, but the coaches make the football team have a study hall until practice at 4:30. Then they practice until 6:30. Although we are learning that island time is a little off Hebert time, and 6:30, means 6:50 ;/
We love that Harrison has acclimated so well. He is such a strong, happy, friendly boy and my momma heart wondered if any of those amazing characteristics would come undone during a big move.... so far... so good! We are a minority in our area, which brings zero issues so far. We have heard some strange stories, but by God's grace we are protected and have been only welcomed and loved on by our community. Harrison is lovingly called "Chicago" and "White Chocolate" by all his team mates :) Names could be worse, right? So we will rejoice at those choices ;) :)

that we braved the line at Dunkin & enjoyed some delish iced coffees and donuts!

for another fun Saturday in Waikiki. This time we went to a different side of the beach where the waves gave our boogey boards a good ride! It was so fun! Resetting on the weekends is just what we need!

my team at work is just fab. In every single way. So totally loving the vibe here!
my class is just so cute. these kids are adorbs in every way and the parent support is there too! so crazy thankful.

not super thankful for the heat and stickiness that is always around right now- it is totally different when we can vacay and live in shorts and swim gear, but when you get dressed in "real" clothes and try for a semi frizz-less hair do, but to no avail. day after day, it gets semi annoying! But trying to embrace that and just go with some surfer chic looking waves instead of curls and straight dos

for significant work being done on the new Hall's parking lot! Cement should be poured Saturday, and then the process of moving whatever has been stored inside the Hall building out, and then move in! It sounds so easy, but we are noticing things are never as easy as they sound ;) #adultlife

thankful for Raid  #antsgoaway!

thankful for our friends out here who seem like family. It is still an adjustment having no family around- some days when I had family around I did not appreciate them like I should have, and yes that phrase :distance makes the heart grow fonder: is so applicable. We are looking forward to hearing when our fam is booking tickets to see us :) In the mean time, allowing other friends from the Hall here to be like family is not as easy for me... Matt can embrace new-ness in great easy strides, but maybe the private, reserved side of me just holds me back from it...

thankful for the amount of time we have together. in all honesty- i may complain about this certain mornings when i want to work early and get stuff done but have 2 littles in tow with me slowing down my work. BUT truth of it is... work is JUST work... and even when it seems like it's number 1... it really isn't. The precious kiddos that God blessed us with are... and I need to glue that reminder everywhere I look :)

Fun Memories.....

Celebrating Matt's Birthday with Keith and Kate

And yes. Our long hot days, make for GREAT sleepers!!


 That sky!! That car!!

 Fresh Ahi Poke is just too good.

 Icees for days!

 ( 1st Day of 2nd Grade and PreK)

 (First day of 7th grade!)

 THIS TEEPEE is everything. 

 Cutest class eating pops.

 Dad sightings are frequent!!

 My amazingly fun and creative team!!

 The best hiker I ever did know :)

 That view!! And he says he's scared of heights! 
 When our weekends start on Friday at 3pm across the street at the beach, we knew it'd be a great one! 

 since the only 3 fishies we caught were the Reef Triggerfish, we had to throw them back, as they are the state fish

 Waikiki surfer girl!

 The only Dunkin on the Island... for now!

 So excited!!!!

 Tired. Sunburnt. But hugs and smiles for dayzzzz

 new boxers for this 100% potty trained dude. 
Hooray Hudsie!!!

 Just a boy and a book and oh yeah, his shark gun :)

 These two. Too much. All the time. XO