It's been a heck of a year...

Monday, September 15, 2014

The year is more than half over and I've been so neglectful of my precious blog.  I got married in early January and things just got more and more hectic. I feel so terrible for not blogging at all but I had so much going on that I couldn't find the time or the energy. I'm sure by now with the photos in this post, you know why I didn't have the energy... I'm pregnant!!  

My husband Andrew and I definitely weren't planning on having a baby so soon after getting married but God's timing is perfect. Shortly after our wedding we conceived our beautiful baby girl and I'm currently 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant.  To tell you the truth, it went by pretty quickly from finding out I was pregnant in mid-late February to now where I'm at the point that I could give birth any day and she'd be healthy and strong.  To be quite honest, I'm still rather worried and anxious about her coming into this world safely.  I trust in Jesus to bring her out of me safely but I've seen so many heartbroken mamas who carried full term and some beyond and their babies were stillborn.  It frightens me so much even contemplating that possibility. I just trust in God that He will bring my baby girl into this world healthy and strong.  Any prayers you could send our way would be greatly appreciated. 

As for her name, we have one picked out and will announce it when she's born. Super excited to meet my little darling girl!! My son Alaka'i is the most adorable big brother to be ever. He talks to her in my tummy and tells everyone she will be "personally" his baby sister and will protect her. He's wanted a sibling for so long and now God's finally blessing him with one. 

This is how our journey started.

In March I went to my OB to check/verify that I was in fact pregnant and turns out, I was!

After months of appointments and some ultrasounds where it looked like I was having an alien, I reached my 28th week and we had an ultrasound to have a better idea of what she'd look like since she was plumped up a decent amount by then. As you can see from the ultrasound photos, my baby girl is camera shy and doesn't like having her photo taken. She literally turned away from us and into the placenta and cuddled up to the placenta often times hiding her little precious face. 

She's smiling in this picture as she hides her face from us. I guess she thought it was funny. ;) 

So we went back at 31 weeks and did another ultrasound and got a few more pictures. Although she was still quite camera shy, she let us see her little chubby face much more. She literally had her hand up on her face covering like we were paparazzi or something "no pictures please!" 

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Style Inspiration: Double Stacked Fishtail braids.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Loving this simply beautiful and easy double stacked fishtail braid look.  Very easy to follow and very boho chic. Perfect for spring!

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I know, it's long overdue but I'm finally back on the blog after taking some time to enjoy the early months in marriage and readjust my life now that I'm a wife.  I'm so blessed beyond measure to have found my husband Andrew. He started as my best friend that I met through church and it grew into a love deeper than anything I could even imagine.  I used to call myself "the least likely girl" and here I am... married and starting a new chapter in my life.  Alaka'i is thrilled to have Andrew as his dad. I'm so thankful that he embraced Andrew so well and considers him his father because as Alaka'i told me, "God gave Andrew to me as a dad so heck yeah he's MY dad!".

We got married on January 5, 2014 at Sea Life Park on O'ahu, Hawai'i.  It was a small but beautiful wedding.  We were kind of worried because it was storming the day before our wedding and the sun came out and it cleared up just before our wedding occurred.  Though it was windy, the weather stayed perfect and as we left after our reception, lightning filled the sky and the sound of thunder grew closer and closer as we drove away.  God is so good.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from our day.

My adorable nieces Kaliko and Alohilani the ring bearer and flower girl.

There are a ton of pictures after the "Read More" link below.  Be patient if it doesn't all load immediately.. it's a picture heavy post.  

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What I've Been Up To...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I have been really busy super busy.... getting married!  Yeah.  The last couple of months have been crazy hectic not only because of the holidays but because I was putting in the final last minute plans for my wedding.  On January 5, 2014 I married my best friend Andrew who is now my husband.  Eek!  I'm so excited. 

Life is finally getting back to normal now so I'm catching up with posts and have tons of new pictures to share. I pray you all are having a wonderful 2014.  Cheers to new beginnings in the new year! 



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