Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Milestones and Mermaids

Hannah eyeing the pregnant lady in the lounge chair, we made our way over to a shaded table to plunk down our towels and kick off flip flops for an afternoon poolside. The kids love the pool. Without fail they inquire the precise time we will be going to swim each morning. Kids off and… Continue reading Milestones and Mermaids

Family

Mermaids

Sitting on the shore at the Ko'olina lagoons four years ago, my sister and her daughters jumped right in splashing and playing like three long haired mermaids. They were out visiting and I so enjoyed a peek into the future of what life looked like with kids slightly older than my own. How I marveled… Continue reading Mermaids

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Swim Time

Today is not only my daughter's 4th birthday, but it was also both of the minions' first day at swim lessons. Having attempted this before, I was crossing my fingers hoping it would go well. As a baby, Jake positively detested water on his face, or in his ears and would scream the entire lesson.… Continue reading Swim Time

Health and Fitness

Back At It!!!

I had my first swim lesson today and I already feel so much more comfortable in the water and with my breathing!! Hooray!! Since training for the marathon and upping my bootcamp days to 3 days/week, it has come to my attention, ahem, my dear husband pointed out, rather, that I haven't been as diligent… Continue reading Back At It!!!

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Michael Phelps and a Grumpy Curmudgeon!

So while preparing for my biathlon next month, I decided to swim at Hickam beach. It's gorgeous out there and not a whole heck of a lot of people because, well let's face it - it is the day after Christmas and only CRAZY people like me are training for biathlons instead of shopping! So… Continue reading Michael Phelps and a Grumpy Curmudgeon!

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Fear

Over the past 6 months I have done things I never thought I would. Things I never thought I could. in addition to losing almost 45 pounds, 20+ inches, and seemingly shedding sizes weekly, I've gained an incredible amount of confidence. And it's not just confidence in appearance, although there is that too. It's more… Continue reading Fear