It really was an incredible Summer. Today was the first day of school for the boys. It was a scorcher of a day. It hit 107. The boys were ready for school. Casey started his freshman year at El Camino High School (Class of 2023) and Erik is in the fifth grade.Read More
Last week we drove to Fort Bragg to camp for four nights at MacKerricher State Park. Our neighbor lent us his trailer, so packing was so much easier and we were able to bring all of our bikes! We first drove to West Sacramento to pick up our nephew Liam. He had not been camping yet and because we had the trailer, we were able to fit him in our truck.Read More
I recently flew to Maryland to visit my dear friends, Chris and Jen's new bay girl, Emily Jane. Emily was born on November 22. She is a dream come true for them and I spent the weekend holding back tears watching them with her.Read More
We had a great time exploring the beach right outside the hotel. We rented a water tryke and paddle board and even an umbrella and chairs. We snorkeled and saw sea turtles. That was amazing! It was so fun to be in the warm ocean. The boys loved sitting in floaties and just bobbing in the waves.
We visited Bellows Air Force Station and enjoyed a BBQ with the rest of the family that was staying at Bellows. Pedar and Casey had fun using a bodyboard and surfing the waves. Erik and I hung out on the beach and later played miniature golf with cousins.
Casey came down with a nasty cough a few days into our trip, so on Thursday we headed to Kaiser in Honolulu. He was diagnosed with Bronchitis. He was such a trooper during the day, it was the incessant coughing at night that was so hard on him (and his roommates -eek!) We were all ready to be in our beds away from coughing. I am so grateful to our cousin Jeff and Lisa for recommending our pediatrician at Kaiser. We adore her. She has been absolutely fantastic through the boys illnesses. I also want to thank Mama Sue for helping answer all of my questions, day after day. Thank you so much!
We made the most out of our Kaiser detour. We were supposed to be on a catamaran snorkeling excursion, but instead we were the doctor's. While waiting for his appointment, we walked all over downtown Honolulu, shopped at a skate shop and enjoyed shaved ice. Later that evening we rallied to attend a super fun luau at the Hale Koa with all of my cousins.
One of the funniest memories of our trip happened at the luau. Our table was a bit away from the stage where the show was going to be. After dinner, just as the show was about to start, Erik took his chair and carried it to the front of the show. He placed himself right by the front of the stage.
No one said anything to him. In fact, one of the dancers, patted his head. He loved every minute of it. He goes after what he wants, love that about him!
Friday evening, after the funeral we went to the Jack Johnson concert. We had tickets for all four of us, but with Casey's cough, we asked my Mom to watch them and gave the tickets to my cousins. It was a great concert and it was nice to have a few hours away.
I am so grateful we were able to go on this trip. I loved being with family. I loved seeing a bit of Hawaii. I love traveling. The boys are great travelers and I and look forward to many more adventures. Mahalo.