My trip back to Omaha to visit family was a whirlwind of restaurant and bar hopping, trying to meet up with as many friends as possible, celebrating big family events, going into the office to work, (have to be able to afford these long-distance flights!), and making my family take photos both of and with […]
I have to tell you, I’m sitting here in a bit of a cold sweat right now imagining what kind of mom I might someday be if this is how very “extra” I am as a big sister and even as a daughter…. If you made it through all these images and are now reading […]
I’ve decided I’ll try to start a blog series that will act as a tour of Oahu’s beaches. It can be hard sometimes to leave the comfort of our own backyard beach and take the time to venture out to new places, but there are SO many amazing beaches to experience in Oahu that I […]
Oh boy, this post has taken me a while to get up. It’s funny how you can believe, like I do, that carrying around a camera and taking photos can help you to see even more clearly the beauty around you; to create and remember moments, but…. occasionally….. be too busy living to spend much […]
A few weeks ago a brand that I love, Flynn Skye, was doing a giveaway for the skirt and crop top set I’m wearing in the pictures above. In order to enter, you just had to share “something you love about yourself.” Flynn Skye’s owner and creator does these giveaways and provides prompts like this […]
This is just a little peek into some of my favorite spots/pieces in our Hawaii home! I have a constant, rolling list of things I want to do or add, but it’s also good to just sit in contentment every once in a while and share progress – so it felt like time for this […]
I haven’t been able to blog as much as I might’ve liked in the past week or so because I’ve been pretty busy with work and preparing for our first Hawaii guests! Christian’s family will be visiting us this week, and we really want to make sure we have everything we need to make their […]
Do you ever get super, nonsensically excited about really little things? Yeah, me too. I think it’s so much more interesting to love things than to hate them. That said, I’ve definitely tweeted my share of the “I hate everything; people suck; my nails are as black as my soul,” clever, disparaging-of-joy phrases. But you […]
I never imagined myself as an “army wife.”
I did imagine myself as a famous actress, singer, a princess (or duchess, as Kate Middleton prefers to be called), and a whole number of other things that might be a wee bit unlikely.. A wife, sure.
One really amazing thing about island life and Hawaii is that you can literally chase sunlight.
I wouldn’t claim to be the best at much in life – I have a few talents and quite a few more “needs improvement” areas – but I think I’d be at least tied for first when it comes to procrastination. I have lost valuable hours to the following: – Youtube karaoke (Unfortunately, yes. Think […]
Fun fact: One of the most memorable wedding presents Christian and I received was a small silver vase, and it came with a really cool note from the gift giver. The note explained that the groom (Christian) was being gifted “That Damn Vase,” as the man who gifted us the vase affectionately referred to it […]
Sweet home Hawaii. This weekend was definitely the quintessential island kind. We kayaked, swam in the ocean, went on adventures, met this sweet local pup, rode around in our jeep with the top down, went to my new favorite bakery and just soaked up the sunshine. I don’t think I even once put on a […]