February 4, 2016

Visiting the North Shore

The swells have been rolling in the last few weeks, so we went to the North Shore to try and see some of the massive 40 footers they were forecasting.


I think the day we were there, they were clsoer to 25 feet. Still impressive. The beaches were still roped off at that point so they could search for the crashed Marines Sad smile I still can’t believe that was only a few weeks ago. FYI, the local community is still out searching for them, even though the “official” searches have been called off. They gave them a traditional memorial service, too, in addition to the one the Marines held.

January 20, 2016

Give Me Jesus Journal {How’s that Quiet Time going?}


Towards the end of last year, I bought the Give Me Jesus journal from Life Lived Beautifully to use in my daily Bible Study. Prior to this, it was just me and my Bible when I could work it into the day. I’d tried doing formal study workbooks, and I like them, but I have a hard time keeping up with those without some kind of group accountability.

I’ve followed lifelivedbeautifully on Instagram for a while (that’s the link to her profile), because of her pretty pictures and thoughtful posts. Gretchen runs a store with resources for Christian women who want to nurture their faith, and the one product that always grabbed my attention in her posts was the Give Me Jesus journal.

January 18, 2016

On a 4 Day

We've had a nice, easy 4 day weekend around here. Friday I made ice cream and we watched a lot of TV. Saturday we drove up to the North Shore, the first time "for real." We drove through when my parents were here, but this was a deliberate trip. Post and pics to come.

Sunday, everyone overslept. Normally we go to church, but both the dogs AND the child let us sleep until nearly 10. Usually they wake us up at 7:30, 8:00 at the very latest, so we have plenty of time to get up and around without an alarm. This time, we even talked about counting on them to wake us up. Oops. Sunday was a slow day, then, with a late start. We downloaded a new computer game earlier in the weekend, and like a couple of nerds played the day away.

Monday was a home project day. I finished our visitor WC (pics on instagram) and we did a deep mop of the downstairs. And all the laundry.

I love 4 Day weekends. It's definitely a military life perk I try bit to take for granted, especially since we've got another TDY coming up soon. There's always a trade-off.

How was your long weekend, be it 3 or 4 days? (assuming you got one. One of my friends had a college course that was on these 3 days)

January 13, 2016

Christmas 2015 and New Year’s

It’s only January, so this isn’t a late post or anything. :p

Being in Hawaii and effectively on our own for Christmas had intimidated me all month. My goal was to keep activities going as much as possible, so that maybe we wouldn’t notice it was just us. It generally worked.

The days leading up to Christmas were filled with lots of shopping, wrapping, and baking (pics to come). Baby G loves helping in the kitchen so it was a fun, messy time for all.