I haven't been writing as much or reading as much. I've been focusing so much on the various hats that I wear... trying to find a balance with all of it (not an easy task).
It's been a really amazing few months. Truly. We had a visit from Pops, Uncle Jeff's wedding along with lots of family visiting, tons of photography work, school work, evenings at the beach....
In my last post I wrote about feeling tethered to this little piece of Wailuku - and boy do I ever. Peter and I love this place so much. Actually we've already started on a few of our plans to restore it, and I have to say, that it's pretty cool to be on the same page when it comes to our ideas. We just picked out wood floors that are going to start in the kids' rooms and the hall. The living room is an entirely different project altogether, as there's some lead paint under paneling that needs to be dealt with before we tackle the flooring. I am so excited to do Ry's room while she's visiting Texas this summer. She's going to come home to quite a surprise.
I've been sharing DoTerra oils a bit and it's been really amazing to see the oils benefit others as well. The kids love their oils and our routine every night. I've found the changes in mood and attention span to be phenomenal.
We're looking forward to Ry's May Day this week and the last day of school on the 3rd. We have a quick trip out to Hana scheduled for Ry's birthday before sending her to the mainland. The boys are looking forward to Summer Pals program and a flag football league!
|Silly Monkeys with me in our yard|
|I rented a lens to test out since one of mine broke and Kai asked me to take a portrait of him. It's rare that he won't give me a crazy face. This was a really special moment for me.|
|A ti leaf outside... another test with that lens.|
|Beautiful Arlito on a visit to my house|
|Getting organic Shave Ice with Pops and Uncle Koa|
|Emmy hurt her back. It really sucks. She is confined to her cat crate for a month. Her best friend Mitz likes to sit on the crate and look over the top.|
|Saying Aloha to Pops again. I swear those visits just go by too fast!|
|Mother's Day lunch with the Dagupion 'Ohana at Nana's favorite restaurant!|
|May Day boy - Kai in his kindergarten class for his first ever May Day! (video coming)|
|Quick overnighter at the Hyatt for some much needed R&R. 24 hours was WAY TOO SHORT! Ry the mermaid|
|Cruz is pretty awesome with his merboy skills|
|Kai tackling the waterslide in true local boy fashion|