My (not so baby) chicks

So my adorable baby chicks are growing up! They are about 6 weeks old or so and while they aren’t tiny little cute fluffy babies, they are still pretty darn cute… Especially since they are getting all their feathers in … Continue reading

Mariner’s Ridge

This was a GREAT hike… It was Omar’s very first hike in Hawaii. We hadn’t had the chance before he deployed and I had hiked plenty while he was gone… but I finally got to drag him with me!¬†This is … Continue reading

Waimea Valley

We hit up Waimea Valley two separate times while we had family here. The first time was just to go to the farmers market they have (Thursday afternoons).   I really wish we had some farmer’s markets even closer to … Continue reading

Underwater Waikiki

Continuing the touristy recap of my in-laws visiting… We did the Atlantis Submarine tour. I have to give my husband credit, he found this one. I was worried that it would be kinda lame since we do quite a bit … Continue reading

Aoki’s Shave Ice

This is (was) my favorite shave ice place on the North Shore. Unfortunately this is the last chance we got to go there before they were tearing this building down and moving locations. I hate it when that happens… I have a fondness for old, funky buildings.

The hardest part, always? Deciding on a flavor! I am fallen in LOVE with guava, something my boy put me onto (how my 6 year old is all of a sudden a more adventurous eater is beyond me) Guava, lilikoi (passion fruit) and cherry is my flavor combo of the moment. And no beans, ice cream or condensed milk… I like a classic shave ice.




Leah, my niece, getting her ‘small’ shave ice. You should see the large, its as big as your head.DSC_0183



Happy sugared up kiddos…¬†DSC_0184

Get Your Luau On!

When Omar came home, his mom, sister and niece came for a visit. One of the things at the top of their (and my!) list was a luau. This is one of the ‘Hawaiian’ things I had been saving to … Continue reading