November 30, 2012

November Edition: Living in the Moment

Our HUGE November happening was our family trip to Kauai.  And the biggest (and arguably, best) portion of our trip was spent on the beach at Moloa’a Bay.  Beach before the sun rose.  Beach in the morning.  Beach in the afternoon.  Beach in the evening.  Beach as the sun set...IMG_8528It’s the first place we headed upon arrival (if you don’t count our obligatory grocery stops at Costco, Walmart & Vons).  Littlest Dude was bound and determined to find a coconut that he could stick a straw into and drink out of.  first coconutIMG_8118Mission accomplished.  coconutsIMG_8129All of our beach time – and I mean ALL – involved sticks.  Rocks.  Digging.  Throwing.  Building.  Observing.IMG_8147IMG_8140433IMG_8360IMG_8373
Truth be told, Big & Middle Dude logged some swimming/snorkeling time, but I was too busy reading my book to bother myself with walking down to their end of the beach to take pics.
425big stick teepeeIMG_8362IMG_8572IMG_8586IMG_8582stacking rocksIMG_8620swingWe were at the beach daily.  Multiple times.  This particular night was all about stick throwing.  And I must admit that “playing catch” with the sea is far more reliable than playing with Dog Dude;  the waves returned those sticks almost every single time.IMG_9018big dude big stickIMG_9060IMG_9079IMG_9035IMG_9065IMG_9090IMG_9094IMG_9074IMG_9121IMG_9122teenIMG_9103middle dude2IMG_9150middle dude3waves and stickssunset sand2The light.  Always changing.  Always glorious.  The waves.  Every bit as amazing as the light.moloaa middaySunrise.  We watched this particular one from 40 minutes prior to 30 minutes after.  The moon was still high and bright.  The light changed from dark purple to magenta to peachy gold.  All while the waves serenaded us.  I need to go back.  Now.  [sigh]IMG_9398purple pre-sunriseIMG_9400IMG_9423me at moloaaIMG_9465

Oh, and in case you'd like to be serenaded by some sunrise waves ... enjoy!

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November 28, 2012

And then there were two.

Two Teens in the house.  And the newest Teen started his day with a hot cup of hot chocolate coffee.  bday boyAnd continued his day with a hike in our canyon.walk in canyonIMG_3536IMG_3543froggieIMG_3550IMG_3566IMG_3553IMG_3554IMG_3562IMG_3557This very cute little froggie did NOT come home with us.  We already have enough critters at Chez Keller.oakIMG_3585bday boy2catching grasshoppers(catching grasshoppers; free food for the toad we do have living at home. life with boys.)IMG_3619IMG_3614 And the gourds also came home with us.  Free table d├ę table decor

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