Category Archives: Sons

Punchbowl Crater


Punchbowl Crater, or Hawaiian National Cemetery is the last place we toured.  My husband and I had been there 13 years before to lay flowers on my maternal Grandfather’s grave.  We decided to repeat the performance with the boys this … Continue reading

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Hanauma Bay


Ok, slight departure from plan, but now with nothing more exciting than me spilling honey all over the front passengers seat of my car this morning (nasty mess it was, too) I can move on with our trip to Hanauma … Continue reading

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Going All Mom = Going Postal


The boys were very excited for me to post this little story, and were actually disappointed that I haven’t done it sooner.  Well, today is the day. One day last week during spring break while we were still trying to … Continue reading

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The Art of Sunscreen


We arrived in Hawaii on Saturday around 2:30 PM Hawaiian time (or 8:30PM EST).  Tuesday was our first day of being able to sleep past 5:30AM.  By the time we adjusted to the new time zone, it would be time … Continue reading

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Surf Boards and Brothers


On spring break we took  trip we had been dreaming about for a long time.  We had been wanting to take the boys to Hawaii since they were little, but with three so close, and all the other issues, I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey


I had actually planned something different until this afternoon when the boys took surfing lessons and they all paraded past me.

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What Do You Do All Day?


What do you do all day?  I don’t know if girls ask this question, but boys certainly do.  And no other question sets off fireworks faster. Usually halfway to school, “Oh, I forgot my science book.  Can you bring it … Continue reading

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How Much Can A Teenage Boy Eat?


I actually fell asleep last night before I could post this.  So this is from yesterday–now that I’m coherent enough to hit the publish button. The night before last I cooked black beans and rice for dinner.  I didn’t meal … Continue reading

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Driving Tales #4


Apparently DH and I don’t know how to drive.  Here is the conversation when we drive: Bugs:  “You made an illegal turn.  You can’t pass someone on the side to make your turn when there aren’t two lanes.” DH:  “She … Continue reading

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Same Song, Different Day


I know I’ve said this before, but yesterdays post got me thinking about it again.  One of the most difficult things about parenting is acceptance.  Acceptance for who they are, what they want to do, how they want their hair, … Continue reading

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