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I do this. I keep trying to get back but it’s hard. Today I took some pictures and I thought I’d share them. It was actually me procrastinating. About what? My niece Zinnia turned 5 last week. We drove into San Francisco and spent the day with her at Pier 39. I took pictures and I actually edited them, oh my goodness, yes I did. But there was some video I took on my phone that I did not get to that evening so I set it aside for the next day. But the next day came and went and the video went untouched.

Then, as I said earlier, I took these pictures today. I edited them and uploaded them and started to blog about them when I just gave myself a mental kick in the butt and thought: oh just edit the darn videos instead of saving it for another day. So, that’s just what I did. So…here are the pictures from today.

A start to apple pie

"What are you doing Nathan"

Apple pie

And some pictures from Zinnia’s birthday.

San Francisco Carousel Pier 39


Silly Isabelle

Giant claw game!!

In the mirror maze

The video that I put everything on hold for, of the piano stairs and a fun mirror maze:

Video on Flickr

And for good measure…since I am such an awesome procrastinator…can procrastinating be awesome? I declare YES it can be. Anyhooo….some pictures from my nephew Ebow’s birthday:


Doggy in a bag


Happy birthday Ebow!

Silly kids

….whose birthday was in June. See! Can you procrastinate to such a level? The awesomeness of it!


I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before…at least I think I have….

On the right side of this page, I have my most recent Instagrams up. Though I took a big blogging break recently, I was still instagramming for the most part. I don’t usually share them in blog posts. However, I didn’t draw yesterday and I’ve been trying to stay away from drawing on the weekend, so I thought I’d share it. It is hilarious. :D

I was just filming the kids, doing a test shot since Instagram ate my last two videos. :( They just went poof. I couldn’t get them from my camera roll or upload them. But never mind that, go laugh with me, watching the kids antics.

Video on Flickr

Hawaii for Twenty Years, Final Post, Finally

Ok finally getting to our last few days in Hawaii. Yay! On the fifth day we headed off towards North Beach. We were all sunburned from our first beach day. And we must have all been a little tired from the get go because when we drove by the Dole Plantation no one really objected to not seeing pineapples.

But we did pull over and run across a busy street to see sea turtles! Isabelle had learned about them in our schooling, right before our trip, and it was a perfect chance to see them in real life. She said it was cool but she didn’t seem very excited. It was hot and Isabelle, my little fish, wanted to go swimming.

So, we took off and got some shave ice from Masumoto‚Äôs and that’s it. We didn’t check out North Beach at all. Instead we went back to the resort for swimming and movie night out on the lawn.

Sea turtle

Sea turtle

At Masumoto's


Had to pull over for some when we saw thisUntitled

UntitledMovie night outside

On our last full day there we were undecided what we wanted to do. We thought we’d relax and check out the activities at the resort.

We started with going to Aunty’s Beach House for family play time. But instead of leaving when it was over, Isabelle wanted to stay for an activity, making space goo. Alone. Without us. Gulp. So, we signed her in and walked out the doors without her.

It felt so weird not having Isabelle with us. I missed her so much. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We didn’t want to leave the resort and do anything because we didn’t want Isabelle to miss out. So, we ended up going to the little game center area and making a video. It was supposed to be a family video but ours wasn’t because part of our family was missing.

Aloha from Nathan on Flickr

We just sat around like goobers for an hour and a half until it was time to go get Isabelle. I was so happy when it was time to pick her up. Since we were complete again, we went back to the game center and made our family video.

Aloha from us on Flickr

When we were done with that silliness we checked out the Menehune adventure trail activity. How it works is, you check out an iPhone and watch videos from Aunty and hunt for things for her. Isabelle LOVED it. There were several different adventures. We should have checked it out earlier in our trip because Isabelle would have loved doing more of them. We only did that one because it was getting hot which meant…swimming, of course.

After swimming we ended our night by the fire pit with Aunty telling stories. And sadly that was our last full day in Hawaii.

On the Menehune adventure On the Menehune adventure



View from the top of the waterslide area


The next morning we woke up, packed, walked around one last time taking pictures, and then flew back home.
Goodbye Aulani Goodbye Aulani

Goodbye Aulani

Flight home
I miss Hawaii.