Dearest Husband

Dearest Husband, 

God knew just what he was doing when he put you into my life. 

He knew I would need a cheerleader. Someone positive and encouraging. Someone to continuously push me forward. 

He knew I would need someone low-key. To keep me balanced. To help me slow down. 

He knew I would need someone funny. Someone to crack a joke when I am taking things too seriously.

He knew I would need a teacher. Someone full of knowledge, ready to dispose it onto me. 

He knew I would need someone easy-going. Someone to put up with my whimsical ideas and grand plans. 

He knew I would need a partner. Someone who will pick up my slack without a saying a word. 

He knew I would need a rock. Someone to anchor myself to when the seas got rough. 

(Almost) ten years ago when we first said “hello” on the football field at California Lutheran University, I didn’t know you were these things. (I just thought you were cute).

I didn’t know I needed these things.

But God knew. 

And I am forever grateful. 

Thank you for being my person. Then, now and always. 

I love you. 

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P.S. We need more photos together 😉

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Cake and Ice Cream Party

It’s hard to believe that Lyla is turning two this week. Time is moving way too fast – but you know that. What you might not know is that we celebrated over the weekend.

We kept things simple and invited a bunch of Lyla’s little friends over for some cake and ice cream and then sent them all into a bounce house in the backyard. Basically, we loaded them up with sugar and let them burn it off. It was perfect!

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I picked up the tablecloth, cake stand and Lyla’s cute little leggings from Target. I ordered her balloons from Etsy and my super talented friend, Charron, made the cake topper. I would have liked to make all of the decorations but, really, aintnobodygottimeforthat. I did, however, make some fun ice cream cone garland. #DIYerforlife

It’s so fun to see Lyla building relationships with other children. She has such a sweet group of friends (and their parents rock too). We had a ton of fun and are so thankful for everyone who came to celebrate our two year old with us. 

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Year of the Byrds 14/52

Lisa and Kyle get here tomorrow. 

Here as in Hawaii.

The Sargents.

In our house.

Tomorrow. 

EEEEEEEP!

I’m so excited for my favorite Georgia peaches to be visiting us this week! I’ve been not so patiently counting the days until their arrival since they booked their tickets in December. I wasn’t sure if the last week was going to be the fastest (because I had a million things to do) or  the slowest (because I’m so excited) week ever. 

Turned out to be the fastest. 

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We started out our week with the most untraditional of Easters. My cousin, Hokulea, was in a big soccer tournament (who schedules a tournament Easter weekend?!) so instead of our usual sunrise service at the beach we all met up at the field and cheered her on to victory! (and stuffed our faces with McDonalds – whoops)

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Monday came and the weather was just too beautiful not to be at the beach, so we hit the Ko’Olina lagoons with Uncle Trey. He built that awesome Mickey head since we were at the lagoon that backs up to the Aulani property. #unofficialhiddenmickey Simon Earl loved splashing in the water with mom and Lyla loved feeding Simon Earl sunscreen. (kidding, mother)

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On Tuesdays my auntie watches dem babies for a few hours so I can have some “me” time. Apparently, “me” time usually involves breakfast food and a good book. Two weeks in a row and I’m not mad 😉

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Simon Earl AKA chunk master AKA the cutest 4 month old I ever did see had his checkup this week. He’s 26 inches long and just under 16 pounds – the same numbers Lyla checked in with at her nine month appointment. Big boy is big. He is happy and healthy as can be – praise God!

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This little munchkin is non-stop fun. Her favorite trick this week is to pretend to be asleep. Except, in this photo she actually is sleeping. With a t-shirt that she turned into a skirt. After bouncing in her crib for 30 minutes singing “Let It Go” at the top of her lungs, just loving life. You can’t make this stuff up. 

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Right before Alex calls to tell me he’s on his way home from work, my kids catch a case of the crazies. Everyday. So to pass the time until dad gets home, I load them up in the stroller and just cruise the neighborhood. I love my view 😉

Have a great weekend!!

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Year of the Byrds 13/52

Week thirteen AKA Lyla’s dream week. We played hard this week and she loved every minute of it. 

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We decorated eggs at our neighborhood’s Easter event…

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… and met bunnies at the library…

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…we played at the playground…

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…a lot…

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…we visited a dairy farm…

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…checked out the monk seal hanging on our beach…

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…took a few sink baths…

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…Dad gave Simon his first (successful) bottle…

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…and we went to Chuck E. Cheese. 

Tired yet?

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