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Prepping Easy Grab & Go Healthy Summer Snacks For Kids

Snack Family Friday Today's prompt word is "Snack." What if I told you, just a few weeks ago, I thought I was going to snap if I heard the words "can I have a snack" again!?!?!? It's summer break and all my kids seem to want are snacks, snacks, snacks and more snacks! They can… Continue reading Prepping Easy Grab & Go Healthy Summer Snacks For Kids

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Walking in Papa’s Footsteps

One of the most heart touching moments of my life was watching my 10-month old son walking hand in hand with my dad along the shore of Bainbridge Island, WA. Words can't begin to express the emotions that washed over me. I fight back the tears even now, 7 years later, when I stop and… Continue reading Walking in Papa’s Footsteps


The Makapu’u Lighthouse Pillbox Hike

Trekking Thursday I volunteer to lead children and their parents on various age-appropriate hikes around Oahu. This week, I lead a 1.5 mile hike to the Makapu'u Lighthouse Pillboxes. I had done the popular Makapu'u Lighthouse trail several times but never to the World War II Pillboxes. So, I was pretty excited! I knew the… Continue reading The Makapu’u Lighthouse Pillbox Hike


Let Us Rejoice (bible journal)

Sunny Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Whenever I read this verse, I catch myself singing it like the old kids hymn I sang in Sunday School as a child. It always adds a little sunshine to my day! With Aloha, Lacy

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More than a Ferris Wheel: Sharing the Joy of the Fair with My Kids

Wheel As a kid, I remember the excitement I felt while driving past the Sunset Plaza and seeing the carnival getting set up. All of a sudden that empty section of the parking lot became the hottest spot in town! In a kids eyes, this is what summer is about! This is what we lived… Continue reading More than a Ferris Wheel: Sharing the Joy of the Fair with My Kids


Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Tasty Tuesday Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas Ingredients: -4 chicken breasts (mine were frozen) -1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes (I have also used a can of Rotel instead), undrained -1 small can (I think it's 4 oz) green chilis -1 (8 oz) package cream cheese -Tortillas -Monterrey Jack cheese (or your favorite kind of… Continue reading Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

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The Local Flavor of North Shore Oahu

Local My favorite things to do in Hawaii include hiking and go to the beach. When I'm not doing that, I'm finding fun places to go eat! I just love sharing the pineapple drinks with the kiddos! It's a special treat! The local food trucks on the infamous North Shore are my new favorite place… Continue reading The Local Flavor of North Shore Oahu