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The Big Island and God continues to bless us with more amazing memories. Everytime we come, we look for something new to do. One day after driving home from the waterfalls and rainforest, we stopped to follow a small unmarked lava trail to the Ocean. What we found was PURE PARADISE. A black sand beach, deserted with groves of coconut trees. An abandoned compound and come old canoes were all that was left as evidence that other people had enjoyed this beach.  MY brother-in-law and Hubby went Bear Grylls on us and cracked open a coconut with a lava rock, where we enjoyed every bit of fleshy goodness on a spectacular beach. I could literally write for hours about this one moment during our trip; The way the waves crashed behind my son who was picking up sand dollars and Sea Urchins, the sound enhancing our  Princess giggles.  I could go on and on about the feeling I had in my heart looking at my lovelies so utterly happy. Hard to sum up another amazing week, My baby boy left his heart with a hula dancer names Joy, Buttercup decided she loved Mangos as much as her momma, My Hubby, well he made me cry by walking me to our church and house we got married in, and I left yet another piece of my heart in a small Hawaiian town 2,500 miles away. PS..Coming home to our small beach town… NOT SO SHABBY.. Ah, To have your heart in two places at once, what a beautiful tragedy.

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OH our hearts, they start to cry out when its been too long visiting our second home. Having spent some of our best memories there, getting engaged, married, family vacations we feel as if Kona is our second home. Colin and Little Miss Buttercup packed her suitcase filled with beautiful dresses and swim suits and boarded her first airplane. Yes, I was questioning my sanity taking a 10 month on a 5 hour flight. Nope…. She was as much of a perfect baby as always, easy breezy and onto the island! Trying to pick ONE photo from this week was, lets just say Excruciating. There were so many wonderful memories attached to so many photos, but in the end I chose this one, Colin was such a Humuhumunuknukuapuaa. (Hawaiian fish) The water is healing, seriously. I feel as if it cures anything and everything.  This is what my boys did most of the time we were at the beach. Every morning, my family, my sisters and their husbands would grab our Kona coffee, sit on the Lanai and watch the yellow tangs dance in the waves, then we decided the day of what out plans would be, the first week wa filled with beaches, amazing sunsets, Luau and shave ice! We walked down Alii Drive, smelled the plumerias in the air and tucked one behind our ear every day. It took our princess all but 5 minutes to become our Aloha baby, she laughed and played just as hard as we did.

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