March 29, 2011

You are my sunshine

Cheesy but true. Shane is the warm sun that brings me to life everyday and in a little over 2 months our little bun will be the center of our universe.

Today after work, we spent some time enjoying what we usually take for granted when we routinely drive straight home to burrow ourselves in a darkening house…. a beautiful sunset. The air even smells different at this time. I think sunsets are so captivating because it's the moment you realize it will disappear and that's when you desire it the most. Nature's way of reminding you not to take things for granted I guess. And, it's the best time to breathe in the day and reflect on all of life's beautiful blessings. The fact that we live now, in this world, at this time, in this moment…. we are so lucky.




















tunic & under shorts (marquet) jacket(japan) bracelets & cuff (f21) bag (bamboo sky) necklace (pure joy, bamboo sky) boots (target)

photos by zazzle, he's getting good huh? : )

March 28, 2011

beautiful things

My first beautiful announcement today is that Shauna's baby Rhyder is here!!!! A healthy 7.5 lb little angel, perfect in every way. I'll have to refrain from posting a picture of him until she' s ready to post her own pics on FB, but I can say, that if the overwhelming joy I had for Rhyder today is any testament to how I will be when my bun is here, then she's in for some serious, SERIOUS lovin. Congratulations again to my love bug and her family!

Second, my brother moved home today and is here to stay!!!! Now my whole family is here in Hawaii and it warms me to bits knowing that everything dearest to my heart is only 5 minutes away. I adore our simple family dinners at home and now it's so much easier for me to bug him whenever I want. It's funny how when we were young, he was the little bug-a-boo tag along…. now, it's me. Always calling him for no reason, "Hi. Whatcha doin?"

And the last beautiful thing I want to share is about our sweet little Laurie. This past Saturday, she competed in the 59th Cherry Blossom Festival Ball. I was so impressed by her composure, grace and confidence, it brought me to tears. Laurie is the sweetest, most humble girl I know… the kind that's made of pure sugar. Congratulations Laurie, on a very special accomplishment! I'm so proud of you!



















jumper, cuff & ring (f21) jade bracelet (chinatown) rope link ring & bag (bamboo sky) espadrilles (louboutin)

ps- apparently it was a wide pant kind of day : )

March 26, 2011

3 to 1

That's the ratio of boys to girls that will soon be upon my gorgeous pregnant bestie, Shauna. What can I say, she's just so hot that her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard!
Here's a photo journal of the shower we threw for her a few weekends ago in the Cupola Theater at Inspirations.
cupcakes from hokulani bakery
prize table + a love bug
names tags hand made by linh
he hated it…. until he saw that he wasn't the only one
the beautiful family arrives
a happy big-brother-to-be + reception table
too cute for words
"baby on the brain"
"what the heck are the feeding rhyder?"
"name that baby"
shauna's mom was an expert at "how rhyder was made"!!!
this is good practice, cause you guys are next. just saying.
of course keani knows the best position!
"what's good for baby, is good for daddy"
a "special" formula of mother's milk ; )
it's no wonder why a mommy's nipple gets raw!
"make a baby"
present time!
everything is cuter when it's mini!
Congratulations to Shauna, Keoni and Karter!
We can't wait to meet Rhyder!
xoXo always,
the love bugs
A special thanks to Leena for being so gracious with helping us with the venue and set-up on your day off.