Posts tagged ‘weekend recap’

April 2, 2012

Bring On April

Well hello, April!  When did you sneak in?

I’m really excited for this coming month for a few reasons:

  1. I finish my practicum in three [!!] weeks,
  2. After this month, I’ll only have one week left of school before summer break starts, and
  3. I’ll be entering the third trimester! 

I’ve never been big on spring cleaning – or any cleaning for that matter – but I’m actually hoping that the combination of spring and “nesting” will help me get organized this year.  One can hope, right?


After last week’s quick Spring Break, I’m back in the swing of things!  I feel really good about it [actually thrive better when I’ve got a routine and schedule to follow] because this is the final push of the semester!  Nonetheless I’m glad Ben and I laid low this weekend – it was just what I needed to set me up nicely for a week of go-go-going. 

A Few Highlights:

  • Homemade plain whole wheat and cinnamon-raisin bagels were made and are now stock-piled in the fridge and freezer for my carbosaurus hubby:



  • Our house was brightened up with beautiful yellow flowers – a surprise from Momma!  Smile


  • And, perhaps most randomly: we watched A Streetcar Named Desire [after hearing about a Stanley + Stella-screaming contest on the radio and realizing we actually own the movie, we decided to watch it].  I usually can’t keep my eyes open during old films, but this one kept my attention [possibly because I work in severe mental illness?]. 


The rest of the weekend was filled with rest, household chores, research and paper writing, and I’m glad to say that I’m now about half-way done [woot]! 

The break last week was nice and all, but I really enjoyed teaching my kickboxing class again this morning and getting a couple of papers turned in!  I’m off to put together a powerpoint presentation and then – hopefully – get a nap in before class!  Smile

Have a beautiful Monday!

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March 27, 2012

Scenes From the Long Weekend

Usually I look back at the weekend and wonder where it went, but this past weekend was so jam-packed for us that I know exactly where it went.  It felt like the perfect mix of down-time, adventure, and socializing.  It feels really good to know that we truly got the most out of the past three days. Smile 

We woke up early Saturday morning for Ben’s second half marathon, the Valley to the Sea, which starts up at ‘Iao needle, includes about a mile beach run, and makes its way to the Whale Sanctuary in Kihei.  It was a nice small race, a gorgeous day for a long run, and Ben smashed his goal of running a sub-2:15:00 half! 



It turned out to be the perfect day for a long run, as the rest of it was filled with food!  After a quick shower, we headed to our friends’ baby shower.  My friend/classmate Christina is due about five weeks ahead of me – at the end of May – and her friendship has been so incredibly meaningful to me as we navigate the journey of school and pregnancy together.  It was so much fun to hang with her and her family for a few hours. 

After the baby shower we came home and watched Crazy Stupid Love, which I liked a lot more than I imagined I would…


and then we ended the night at a 1st Birthday Lu`au with my family. Smile  It’s hard to believe that my cousins’ kids are old enough to tell me how they’re doing at school [one of them is in college already!] but I absolutely adore them! 

Sunday was my twenty-seventh birthday, so I got to sleep in while Ben made me pancakes!  We had breakfast in bed and lazed around for the morning before heading to a hair-cutting/styling fundraiser.  I usually like to wait until my hair is long enough to donate it, but I realized that I only cut my hair once since I last donated it.  I figure it needed a bit of a style so I told the lady to do whatever she wanted with it.  She wound up cutting about 4 inches off the length, adding a bunch of layers, and then curling it [which fell out in a matter of minutes]. 


[My Momma gifted me to the new ‘do… encouraging me to pamper myself Smile]

The rest of the day was filled with more pampering and lots of love from friends and family!  I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by so many incredible people! 

Yesterday was Prince Kuhio Day so Ben and I got to adventure together!  We had a picnic at the beach and then got to play in the water for a while.  We spent time reading our books on the beach and then just followed as our intuition told us where we should go next.  I love days without plans! 





It’s now Spring Break for me which means I get a break from grad school, teaching, and practicum [but not really, since I have three papers to research + write].  Ben’s birthday is also on Friday, so there’s a lot to look forward to!  I have so much to do that I feel like this week is actually going to be more busy than usual. 

I’m glad I’ve got a great weekend to think back on as I’m getting all my stuff done! 

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