Wednesday, August 29, 2012


A friend shared Finding Joy's post and I can't help but relate 100% with her. All I can say is le sigh.... I miss having all the free time in the world!! Even to do laundry and dishes!!! If only my friends without kids could TRULY understand how crazy things get. Oh those were the days..... Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having Noah in my life, but someone really needs to figure out how to make more hours in a day. Now THAT would be the ultimate invention!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Crockpot Lasagna

My friend gifted us a crockpot as a housewarming gift almost a year ago, and sadly it's been sitting in the closet the entire time. I've been wanting to use it for MONTHS, but just haven't had the time to figure out what to make. But thanks to Pinterest, life just got easier. Here it is...... crockpot lasagna!! SUPER easy. Ground your meat, layer it up, and it's good to go! Definitely gonna make this one again!

I used ground chicken instead of ground beef and I substituted ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese. Since my hubby loves meat, I think next time I'll have to add more to this mix... seemed a little skimpy.

This has definitely inspired me to use my crockpot more. TOO SIMPLE NOT TO!

Friday, August 24, 2012

5 months!

Happy 5 months to my little boy!!! (Okay, so this picture was taken a few days ago, but he just looks too darn happy.) He LOVES LOVES LOVES to put everything in his mouth now and gets pretty POed when it doesn't fit. It's pretty hilarious actually. Hubby and I are starting to really enjoy things as we've kinda figured things out. And this whole crying it out at night this seems to be working.... hopefully. Can never tell with this guy! Been lucky enough to catch up on a few Zzzz's this week.

Took Noah to the beach last weekend for the first time and he LOVED it! Troy and I thought that Noah would be fussy since the water was cold, but he did great!! Took him to Kaiona Beach in Waimanalo... the beach where his Tutu Lady (Troy's mom) went a lot growing up and where she was scattered. She would've turned 50 on Monday, so we just wanted to show Noah what a special place it is. Miss her. Wish she could've met Noah.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Recalled Bumbo

This morning I was sent this article that informs Bumbo seat users of a recall. At this point, I'm shaking in my pants since we own a couple of them, thinking that there is something legitimately wrong with the seat. But really.... after reading it, it's just a recall to cover their butts because there are parents that just can't do what they're supposed to do... WATCH YOUR KIDS. Yeah okay, falling out of a chair can cause skull fractures... DUH. Does that mean we need straps on every single chair that exists?? A grown adult can fall out of a chair and crack his/her head.... should they sue?? This is just as ridiculous as the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit. I mean, REALLY?!?!?! Shouldn't it be the parents' fault for leaving their child in the chair unattended? Would the restraint strap even work?? Wouldn't the whole chair just topple over?? These seats are NOT heavy and any child would be able to tip it over. *sigh* What the heck.....

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lute Pride & Throwback Thursday

Okay, so I went to this small University in Tacoma, Washington, for my four wonderful college years. But as small as it is, I seriously had the best time of my life!! Not to mention, I got to meet great friends and my future husband!! Pacific Lutheran University.... ever heard of it? Didn't think so. No worries. According to Forbes' Top Colleges, PLU isn't the bottom of the Washington state schools. So I'm okay with it. :)

PLU has a Summer Photo Contest for people to show off Lute pride. (Yeah, I could get into the whole thing about "what's a Lute?" but that'll have to come later.) So a bunch of my Lute friends and I got together to show off our Lute gear in front of Waiola's. What do you think?

We really miss the Washington snow but make do in Hawai'i with Shave Ice!
Noah even made it to the picture!! I love my friend's caption.... creative, no??? Love it. Here's a few more pictures from the weekend.... all Lute related.
Noah loves his Aunty Wai!
GREAT picture. Love seeing people trying to make Noah smile. :)
Now onto Throwback Thursday.... figured might as well include my PLU friends! This takes us back to Easter 2006 (aww.... missing Lars!!). Do we look the same??

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pencil Push Up Pops

Aren't these just adorbs?? Gosh I really wish I had the time to bake!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Throwback Thursday

It's that time of the week again... and to celebrate my friend Tiffany's birthday today, gotta make sure she's in the picture. So let's take it back to.... 9th grade??? 10th grade?? Gosh, I don't even remember. May I present the ladies of the lunch bunch. :)

It's amazing how long high school was... 10 year reunion coming up next year! If I knew then what I know now, I would've done things and acted WAY differently. I definitely know that I've grown up a lot since high school. But as long ago as it was, it's nice to know that some things change and some don't. I treasure the friendships I had from high school and I am blessed to still have some of those relationships. I am definitely lucky enough to have met a great bunch in college too, and that just makes life that much sweeter.

And to quote the great John Lennon...
I get by with a little help from my friends.