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Another Rainbow on Kauai

A Family in Paradise: The Good the Bad and the Puker

Today, the wind whips to challenge the palm trees to remain vertical. The waves come in short ferocious sets each one trying to out do the next with the size of their salty spray as they slam into the small cliffs in our temporary backyard.  We have the sliding doors wide open as the rain is only light right now.  The southern tip of Kauai is just about to come into play on the radar for Tropical Storm Ana.  We watch the force of the waves and wait with anticipation for more wind and rain.  Darren has been fighting a high fever through the night thanks to the some annoying virus we have so graciously shared with one another.  Our last few days in Paradise have been rather real life to say the least. Continue reading

Garden on the The Big Island, Hawaii

Mice Not Nice: The Big Island

  “There was a mouse!  It ran from the kitchen over there, ” Liam said as we were unloading luggage and groceries into our little bungalow for the second part of our adventure on the The Big Island.  “No way,” I said in total disbelief.  And really I did not believe him until I saw several others over the next 24 hours with my own eyes.    Continue reading

paddle boarding off the Big Island 2

Commencing Adventure: The Big Island

We live in a hood where people are constantly running through our house, big people, little people all sorts of people.  We like people.  My kids will send me over the edge with the constant play date requests and sometimes the play dates just show up, request or no request.  There is always an event to attend.  We have to consciously declare that it is a family day to alert the kids that it will be just us for the afternoon or the evening.  It is usually met with a drawn out, but whyyyyy??!!  Continue reading