Mammaw’s Tall Tales and Other Mostly True Stories

I've just spent a wonderful week with my mother. At least, she assured me she had been here for a full week. It seems like it was less that 48 hours. How does time shift so quickly when I get to have my favorite people under one roof? I'm sure Einstein would have a...

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Preaching To The Choir

Preaching To The Choir

So I've heard a few things this weekthat made me stop and think. I thought I'd take a minute while I'm listening to the sound of soccer balls on a gym floor to share them. The church keeps saying "come" but Jesus told the church to "go." Love is not just a feeling you...

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The Defender Of Hawaii

The Defender Of Hawaii

Brace yourself. This will be a loud, boastful, proud mom post of the highest measure. If you can't handle it, it's totally okay to scroll away. Really... It's coming.... Last night after a day of handing out there may or may not be lice in the classroom letters (sigh)...

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My Heart Is Heavy

My Heart Is Heavy

This morning my heart is heavy for people I dearly love. Last week we were able to make it home to say Fair Winds And Following seas to my Uncle Jim. I refuse to say good-bye because I know I will see him again. I'm happy for him because he won't suffer at all from...

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Ummpy Jim Didn’t Say Me Bye

Ummpy Jim Didn’t Say Me Bye

As I type this, my Uncle Jim is resting comfortably with family surrounding him with love. While I know there is not a darn thing I could do for any one of them, selfishly my heart is sad. I just want to be there to grieve with them. It's hard to live away. This...

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Subtweet This!

Subtweet This!

I am mad enough to blog right now. Seriously people! I've had a lot happen in the last three weeks. So much that I refuse to give voice to in anger. This time I will. It's time for the Mama Bear to come out. I will come out growling. So one of my children, who is...

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Aloha 2017

Aloha 2017

I want to say like every other social media post that I'm happy to close the door on 2016. It was ROUGH! Family members dealt with medical problems. The election cycle made some of my friends downright ugly. I think my blood pressure was elevated from convention to...

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Say A Prayer Please

I had plans to tell you about our wonderful Thanksgiving this morning. Instead I'm going to tell you to hold your babies tight and be thankful for every second of every day that you have with them.  Another chaotic morning that led to my irritability...I dropped...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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