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February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day Every Day

Ben and I are strange. 

You may have noticed. 

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To describe us, our friends use fun words like eccentric or unique. 

We love it.  I’ve always felt so different, and finding someone as weird as me so early on has made life not only way more fun, but meaningful.  I’m so grateful to have found someone who gets me on every level, makes every moment an adventure, and truly loves me for all that I am.

 

One of our quirks is that we aren’t big on typical holidays.  I may have mentioned that we don’t give gifts on birthdays or holidays… instead we have Happy [insert-day-of-the-week-here]day! gifts that come randomly throughout the year.  It makes receiving a gift that much more surprising, and we actually get what we need rather than things we’ll never use.  Plus, we try to make a conscious effort to practice the values of holidays on a daily basis [why just celebrate peace and abundance during Christmas, or love only on February 14th?] rather than on just one day a year. 

We really don’t have any rules when it comes to holidays, though… and if we feel like it, we celebrate!  And we always make it a point to do something special on our wedding anniversary. 

It’s probably a good thing we’re not “celebrating” Valentine’s Day this year, because this year my evening is going to consist of two super exciting activities:

  1. helping my Uncle fix the brakes on my car for two hours, and then
  2. giving a presentation to my Social Work with Families class. 

… Yay!  Disappointed smile

And just because we’re not doing anything extraordinarily special with our Valentine’s Day this year doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying all the love + heart-themed ideas circulating the blog world! 

A few of my faves [which I totally plan on making soon!]:

 

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I just realized that all three of those options are chocolate-based.  What can I say?

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And just for fun, a few of my favorite posts about my best friend + life partner:

Don’t forget to love yourself today [and every day, for that matter!]!  Even if you’re strange… Winking smile

Any special plans for Valentine’s Day?? 


Aloha Pumehana.
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November 28, 2011

Thankful.

For years now Ben and I have been asked the question to which our reply was always, “We’re not ready yet.” 

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Well friends, our time has come. Smile

“Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

- Elizabeth Stone

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Ben and I have always been big kids at heart and had a very special connection with little ones, so having kids was never a matter or if, but when. When we finally came to the realization that we’re never going to feel 100% prepared to have a baby, we started tuning in to our intuition and letting things happen naturally. 

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[Yep, we’re pregnant.]

This whole pregnancy thing is so new to me [I’m only about 9 weeks] and a lot could still happen, but I’ve always felt an urge to share my journey. I feel called to share this process as well, and I truly believe that no matter what happens, it is the best thing for me to write through it. 

Keeping this a secret for the past few weeks has been immensely difficult, especially since just looking at food is painful some days, let alone trying to post recipes!  Now that you’re in on the secret, maybe you’ll understand a bit more about where I’m coming from. 

There is so much to be said and I’m excited for the opportunity to document my journey on GPD with a focus on keeping my pregnancy simple yet significant, as always.  I still plan on posting healthy recipes and motivational tidbits, but I also plan to throw some pregnancy updates in the mix, too.

This year, we spent another glorious Thanksgiving on the island of Hawai`i with the ‘ohana…

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and Ben and I had something extra special to be thankful for. 

 


Aloha Pumehana.
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