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10 Things Loved in July

It was a quiet, happy month. Here are 10 things that made it so:

  1. Papaya – I love the reddish ones.
  2. Bringing out my stars and stripes All-Stars for the 4th of July parade.
  3. Delicious cherry tart – despite a crust catastrophe.
  4. Beautiful views out my car window.
  5. Beautiful view in my backyard.
  6. Beautiful views in my town.
  7. A super silly husband who draws faces on mangoes.
  8. Eating takeout flautas from Serg’s – with this view.
  9. A fantastic day at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens – bikes, picnic, shade, friend.
  10. Finishing my diving certification. Woo!

10 Things Loved in March

Our first visitors came to stay! And boy did they stay … for the entire month! What fun it was though. Here are 10 things that made me happy in March:

  1. Hanging out with two of our favorite people and showing off our new town.
  2. Lunches at Prima in Kailua.
  3. Playing tourist.
  4. Pie at Camille’s on Wheels
  5. Kayaking Kaneohe Bay
  6. The Monkey Bowl and Ginger Ono smoothie at Lanikai Juice
  7. Sunset at Shark’s Cove
  8. Strolling on the beach (so what if it makes me happy every month!)
  9. Checking out the Byodo-in Temple – it’s been quite a few years since I last visited here!
  10. Stumbling upon beautiful creations on the beach.

10 Things Loved in February

Home at last! I am officially a Hawaii resident – and I even have a driver’s license to prove it. On February 1, Mr. Kitty and I landed in Hawaii. What a journey this has been. The “house” arrived a couple of weeks later. We are settling in. Here are 10 things that made my month:

  1. My patient and very quiet travel companion on the flight over. (He was not happy, but at least he kept it to himself.)
  2. Flying over the windward side of Oahu – a rare treat. I could see my house from the plane!
  3. Being reunited with my love. <3
  4. Beautiful flowers.
  5. Weekend adventures and discovering new beaches.
  6. Sweet Home Waimanalo – my favorite restaurant.
  7. Sunrises at Kailua Beach – mmmm, the Mokuluas
  8. Sunsets at Kailua Beach – that burst of color as the sun disappears over the Kooluas. Until tomorrow.
  9. Opal Thai – amazing Thai food on the north shore.
  10. The arrival of our household goods. It is truly who and what you surround yourself with that makes a place feel like home.

A great month.

1 Jan
2012

10 Things Loved in December

I spent most of the month in my new home – in Hawaii! It was a great first look at what my life will be like there, especially since I worked remotely during most of my three-week trip. Aside from beach walks, sunrises, rainbows and the general magic of moving to Hawaii, here are the things that made my December wonderful:

  1. Mom and daughter trip to Barefoot Sage in Portland
  2. Decorating two houses for Christmas
  3. Crafty Wonderland in Portland – so much great art! I ended up buying the Ryan Berkeley “Wonder Kittens” print
  4. Watching kite-boarders on Kailua Beach
  5. Hiking the “Stairway to Heaven” – Haiku Stairs – breathtaking
  6. Watching big wave surfing on the North Shore
  7. Dean & Deluca gift box – delightful
  8. OnoPops at the farmers market – Kalamansi Coriander is killer
  9. Beach combing
  10. Prima Restaurant

It was a Christmas for two.

30 Nov
2011

10 Things Loved in November

November was my first month without my sweetheart. I was hanging out here in Portland while he was beach combing and snorkeling on Oahu. OK, so he may have been doing a little bit of work at that new job of his. While it was quite the solitary time, I did manage to have some fun. I did yoga 3-4 times a week and was blessed to have great friends who still wanted to hang out. 🙂

Here are 10 things that made my month:

  1. Best friends – this couple rocks
  2. Mt. Tabor in the fall
  3. Rain or Shine Coffee House – a great post-yoga indulgence
  4. Veritable Quandary – one of Portland’s best kept brunch secrets
  5. Pyro Pizza – brick oven pizza cart
  6. Small dogs and the people who love them
  7. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas
  8. Stumptown Coffee – you can’t start winter without it
  9. Going out to eat alone – it can be fun!
  10. Yoga Union – amazing teachers and a great studio
  11. Spending Thanksgiving with my favorite guy