A Weekend Away

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  I needed to get out. I just needed a change in scenery and a chance to relax and not worry about anything. However traveling with 4 kids can easily counteract any sort of relaxing vacation- the packing, the hauling, the new environment, the lack of sleep (which always happens in new places) so we thought we shouldn't go anywhere that would require too much energy or time in getting there. What did we came up with? A log cabin on the river a couple of hours away, in the woods with absolutely nothing on the agenda other than to fish (for the hubby), play (for the kids), zone out and … [Read more...]


Hawaii Vacation Food Recap

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Hello friends! I posted some pictures from our Hawaii vacation earlier this week and now I am moving on to the food we ate! We definitely ate well on vacation, although we cooked ourselves the majority of the time. Eating out with that many people would have just been a pain and way too expensive. Of course we made exceptions for some of our Hawaii favorites like poke, malasadas (which are similar to donuts but not as sweet (shown in front) and shaved ice. Let's start with malasadas- they are a Portuguese confection, similar to a donut (front box) and they are amazing. They only make … [Read more...]


Hawaii Vacation Recap

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I am back from our 3 week vacation in Hawaii. We had a fabulous time and ended up with very spotty wifi so blogging wasn't doable. Sorry to leave you hanging for that long, but I know you understand! Since it will take me a little bit longer to get into the groove of blogging, I thought I could share some of vacation with you. Every other year the majority of our family gathers in Hawaii for a family reunion/vacation. This time we spent 10 days in Kauai and 11 days in Oahu, with our family (my husband's siblings and their families, my mother-in-law and my parents for the second half). … [Read more...]


Fitness Friday: No-Equipment Needed Workouts + San Diego

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Greetings from San Diego! I am so happy to be back here visiting. The last time I was here, over 6 years ago, and I was 5 months pregnant with my first child! I loved my time in San Diego. I originally moved with a high school friend because we were looking for a change. I was just finishing my Dietetic Internship in Boston and she was working in San Francisco. We decided if were going to find jobs in San Diego we just needed to move there. So we did! I took the first job I interviewed with at Scripps Mercy Hospital with their WIC program. I really enjoyed working with the high risk … [Read more...]


Hawaiian Vacation and Blogging Gets Thrown Out the Window

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We just got back from our two week vacation in Hawaii. I am so thankful that our families all fell in love with Hawaii when they visited us, and now we have chosen it for our family reunion spot. We met up with my parents, my husband's mother and his three siblings and their families. Nineteen people filling a beachside vacation rental on the island of Oahu was not a bad way to spend the two weeks. The kids absolutely adored all the time with their cousins, aunts and uncles. We chose not to schedule a packed itinerary and instead enjoyed a little more beach time. Boy was it RELAXING. I … [Read more...]