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A Different Kind of Winter Beach Adventure

February 21, 2015

A few weeks ago we went to Kaua’i! It was a family reunion and we all had the best time. There were cousins to play with, sand castles to build, pools to swim in, sights to see, wildlife to view, tide pools to explore, boards to paddle, and good food, drinks, and company to enjoy!

Hanging out at the beach:

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Checking out the tide pools:

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Visiting the Kilauea Lighthouse:

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And a few stunning photos from grandpa!

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A hui hou Hawaii, until we meet again!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2015

It is Valentine’s Day!

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Which means its Peso’s Birthday! Actually, I have deemed it both dog’s birthday today. We don’t really know when Dos’ birthday is, so why not celebrate them at the same time.

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Happy Birthday Peso and Dos. You bring even more energy and excitement to our already crazy lives. We love you!

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Winter Beach Adventures

January 15, 2015

Over the past few weeks we took some great trips to the beach. There is something so wonderful about a cold, foggy, winter beach day. No need for sunscreen or swimsuits, just running up and down the beach, playing in the dunes, and checking out the waves.

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The day we went to Fort Funston was during a “King Tide,” so the water came all the way up to the dunes.

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Luckily no one was swept away!

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A few weeks later we took a trip to China Camp. Another foggy, rocky beach day with rock throwing and beach combing.

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After our walk on the beach we checked out the historic shrimp-fishing camp that was settled by Chinese fishermen in the 1880’s. There is a small interpretive center that shares the history of the place. IMG_4844IMG_4845IMG_4846IMG_4861IMG_4866IMG_4849IMG_4851IMG_4855IMG_4860IMG_4867

Oliver was very proud to have found the small piece of pottery that is a match to the Chinese vessel they had on display at the center. Archaeology in action…

Testing out the New iPad!

December 26, 2014

I got a new iPad for Christmas (Thanks Sam!) Testing it out to see if I can post a blog post from it. Here goes…

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

FO: Lavender Honey!

December 6, 2014

I started my Lavender Honey Cowl back in July and worked on it quite a bit during the summer. But then life got in the way…school, work, I took on a huge volunteering job at my kids’ school, family, dogs, life…and didn’t have much time to work on it. But its finally finished!

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And I love it! The yarn (which I got in my Yarnbox) is very warm and snuggly and I have been wearing it all the time.

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And now onto the next project!

The First Day of Advent!

December 1, 2014
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December 1st! Time to start with our Advent Calendars! Every year we do an activity advent with daily activities to get us in the Christmas spirit. Most of them are simple crafts, fun ways to spend time together, and a chance to decorate the house.

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Today’s activity was a little scavenger hunt.

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The boys had a fun time running about finding the clues.

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And where did these lead?

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WooHoo! Lego Star Wars Advent Calendars!

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I’m looking forward to what tomorrow will bring!

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Thankful

November 27, 2014
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This year I am thankful for so many things; living in a place I love, surrounded by wonderful friends and family, a supportive and loving husband, two crazy dogs…

…but above all else, I’m thankful for these guys:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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