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Christmas on Kauai

Christmas on Kauai

I am so excited to share all about our Christmas on Kauai.  It was so much fun with the kids.  We mostly got to visit with family and a few friends.  Everyone was crazy busy, so I’m sorry if we missed you on our trip home.  If you’re from Kauai then hopefully this will bring back some awesome memories and if you’re planning to visit this is a short list of ideas for your trip that are “must do” items…

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How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alarm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:07 am struck fear into the hearts of many.  For 38 minutes, residents across the state of Hawaii feared the worst.  Even my children and I said goodbye to my husband and told him how much we loved him, as he was at work and separated from us at the time.  The fear and then the following anger has been so great that there have been death threats issued…

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Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

At 08:07 this morning, Hawaii residents received the following text: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. In certain areas the civil defense alarms also went off. Specifically in Aiea and on Kauai some of, not all of, the alarms went off. Did you know what to do? Thank God the alarm was false and an hour later the false alarm was made official by another text and multiple news outlets.  Whether someone…

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you stumped on what to buy for the perfect Christmas gift this year for the special people in your life?  I am usually a huge procrastinator when it comes to Christmas gifts, but this year I am gonna be prepared (I really hope) and I’ve researched some awesome gifts that I’ve given away previously or plan on giving away myself.  The prices range from FREE to more pricey.  Hope this lists inspires you on your journey to finding that perfect…

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High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

Are you one of the tens of millions of American adults who are now considered to have high blood pressure based on the new guidelines that came out this week?  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the levels at which they are calling people high blood pressure just this week.  I’ve had tons of patients coming in and asking about the new guidelines as what it means for them because now they are considered…

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Pinterest Recipe Adventures Potato Bake

Pinterest Recipe Adventures Potato Bake

Ever get stumped about what to make for dinner like me?  I will continue to try out Pinterest recipes so that you can experience my triumphs and failures in the kitchen as I attempt to cook.  Attempting to cook is really what I do, because I am admittedly a pretty bad cook.  Armed with Pinterest I will continue to seek out the easiest, but delicious recipes and hope for the thumbs up from my picky kids.  My hope is to…

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Halloween DIY and Fun

Halloween DIY and Fun

Happy Halloween!  It is crazy how fast time flies. If you’re anything at all like me, the month of October has come and practically gone in the blink of an eye.  It’s definitely true that the older I get, the faster time passes.  Everything seems to speed up and get busier.  But, there I go off topic.  In this post I’m going to share some fun things we did to celebrate Halloween.  It is one of my favorite holidays because…

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Pinterest Recipe Adventures Spaghetti Squash

Pinterest Recipe Adventures Spaghetti Squash

Why Pinterest recipe adventures?  One of the biggest struggles that I have as a wife, mother, and just as a functioning adult is COOKING!  I work full-time and my husband works double full-time because he owns his own business.  In spite of all the work he always has to do, I am very blessed to have a husband who gets up early and cooks a wonderful breakfast for everyone every single morning.  It has been our rhythm for a while…

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Best Things to Do on Oahu with Kids

Best Things to Do on Oahu with Kids

Are you here on Oahu and wondering what kid friendly activities there are?  This post was inspired by the fact that I’ve had co-workers and residents come to me to ask advice about what to do on the weekends here.  If you’re out of ideas for things to do and especially if you’ve got kids, here’s a list of the best things to do on Oahu with kids.  This list is also for the young at heart, not just the…

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My Adoption Story

My Adoption Story

This post is about adoption from the perspective of someone who actually was adopted.  Hopefully it will inspire and help people who are thinking about adoption, or maybe you yourself were adopted and can relate to my adoption story. Blessed by my adoptive family Now that I’m an adult I can honestly say that being adopted by my family was the greatest blessing I ever could have possibly had and I am forever grateful to my family for deciding to…

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