Day 7 Big


Puppy’s Paw

Meet our 4 month old bullador.  His paws are as big as his head in this photo.  At this time, his paws are unusually large and it seems heavy by the way he trots around the house.  He picks up each front paw and flaps it upward before slapping it back on the floor.  It’s a funny sight to see.  However, it doesn’t stop him from galloping around the yard as he fetches his favorite toy or stick.  Here’s hoping that he will grow into these monstrous paws!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Someone’s Having Fun

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas…it’s been a whirlwind of shopping, get togethers with family and friends, too many holiday goodies, and the constant house and children upkeep. Thank God that His peace is always available to us even in the midst of a perfect storm.

Last night was stormy with thunder and lightning with hail on some parts of the island. The aftermath of a heavy storm causes a marshy yard and puddles in the back of our house. I let our 6 month old puppy out to enjoy the sun and this is what I get!



Love this puppy~
Love and blessings always….

Week In Review

Saturday 9-14-13
Despite the strategy of pacing themselves in the first two miles, Mehana and Carmen took off in the beginning of the third mile to finish in the top ten. Nana, Casey, and the girls made it to the race while I drove to Waimea for Urbans first HYSA game. The twins’ game ended at about 10 so I told myself, “If I leave now, Urban will be there on time to warm up.” He had to be there at 11:20am. I had to take Casey’s truck since my check engine light is on and it seems like the automatic shifter is acting up or hopefully it’s not the transmission. Well what would I expect from a 12 year old vehicle anyway?

As we continued on our trip to Waimea, Urban needed to make a pit stop at Tex Drive In. So while I waited for him in the truck, I thought I should check my email to make sure that 11:20 was the exact time he needed to be there.

:-0 The ‘GAME’ actually began at 11:20! I had incorrectly read it the evening before! I gasped, Continue reading

Happy Labor Day Weekend 2013

Cross Country season has begun. The first meet of the season was held at HPA. Mehana finished in 2nd in 21:51, right behind her running partner Carmen. Their team took second place overall,16 points away from HPA. Her finishing time is the fastest she ran on this course. In high altitude, hot, dry, and cold,windy, dusty weather, this course is deemed the most difficult out of all Big Island courses.


Team! 2nd Place

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Puppy Priorities

Day 19: A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

Title: Out the Door and Down the Stairs


Puppy Priorities

Warning: Might have gross content-maybe don’t read while eating ๐Ÿ˜›

Casey’s co-worker/friend, and also the one who gifted us with our pup, came by yesterday to administer the parvovirus vaccine. Lily got comfortable on her former owner’s lap, he gave her the shot, and she didn’t even yelp or wince from pain. What a brave little Lily!

That evening, she began to experience the side effects accompanied by the shot or so I thought. Continue reading

Quick recap of My Week


Day 16: A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

Title: In My Sister’s House


After 27 years of renting a home, my sister became a homeowner herself in June. There was a lot of cleaning, moving, garage sale-ing, and settling in the past several months.

My older sister is a very significant role model in my life. She raised me from when I was a 12 year old pre-teener until I was an adult. As I look back in the rear view mirror of my life, Continue reading

Puppies, Pals, & Play Dates


Day 11: A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

Title: Random Sunday Selfie


My sister who owns a 10 week old Jack Russel mix (Pixie) had called me early in the morning to schedule a puppy play date. We met at 3PM and I also invited my friend who has a 6 month old male boxer (Gunner).

It was interesting to see how the puppies had to slowly get used to their new social environment. They were surprised to discover each other as they kept pulling back and finding comfort in their owners. When we decided to let them loose, Continue reading