15 Years of Marriage: Hills, Valleys & Growing Together

Kalalau Trail

Fifteen years ago, I made the decision to drop out of college after only one semester. I planned a wedding in six weeks, packed up my bedroom, got hitched to my high-school-sweetheart-turned-military-man, and headed out east to begin my new (married) life. I had no idea what the hell I was doing, but I figured once I was with my… 

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How Do I Do It?


I get asked that question more than you’d think: “I can’t imagine homeschooling three kids. I can’t imagine homeschooling ONE. How do you do it?!” I honestly chuckle to myself, because when I think of all the stay at home moms (or dads!) in the world…I probably have it easier than just about anyone. I have… 

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A New Normal


So we made it to Colorado! We’re coming up on three weeks in this beautiful place, and I have to say – it inspires a similar sense of awe within me that Hawai’i did. Yes, I really mean that. I look to the mountains, and my heart soars with excitement. You may remember that I… 

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It’s Time to Go


James thought four years. I swore it was gonna be three. We were both wrong. Two years. Two years in Paradise. That’s all we’re getting. (I’ll wait while you dry your tears on your Grandpa’s hanky.) We knew it wasn’t going to be our forever home – I’m not sure we’ll ever have one of those…. 

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