The Month of Aloha

Aloha, lovely readers!

One. I published one measly post during the month of January.

I can’t even begin to fathom how quickly the month of January passed, and I am hoping to get back to a regularly scheduled publishing routine here soon. 2016 has started out a little rough —  even though we spent one-third of the month at one of my favorite places in the World. Don’t get me wrong, our time in Hawaii was fabulous, however, the time before and after our trip has been a little stressful and full of time spent at the hospital, doctors office, or veterinary office — my little family has been strugglin’. Yet, I’m a firm believer that, “You have to sometimes experience the bad to really appreciate the good” and there’s always a whole lot of good around these parts, so we will continue to look at the bright-side. I’m just thankful that January is behind us.

Ah, Hawaii. There’s just something special about those islands in the Pacific, and every time we book a trip, I’m almost more excited than the trip before.

Over the years Hawaii has been a place where I’ve been able to hit the reset button. I’ve spent time dreaming about my passion and planning my future. It’s been a place of healing –emotionally, mentally, and physically — and it’s been a place where my husband and I put aside the stresses of every day life and play without a care in the world. So when my husband pointed out that in a typical year, we spend more time in Hawaii than we do in the town we grew up, it was a little surprising, but also a fact that I’m completely content with (of course the one drawback is that Hawaii doesn’t have my mom or dad 🙂 ) Disclaimer: I unashamedly earn those brownie points for the favorite child at every opportunity. 😉

So here we are. A new month. Another chance to get it right. And I’m whole-heartedly looking forward to making the most of this Aloha-filled month.


Where is your happy place?


  1. February 4, 2016 / 9:57 AM

    I really agree on you about Hawaii , but next time try to visit those tiny island of Micronesia .like the sunset.

    • February 4, 2016 / 10:34 AM

      Thank you. 🙂
      I will add Micronesia to my list. Do you have a favorite island suggestion within Micronesia? We are headed to the Society Islands this summer, and I cannot wait. 🙂

  2. February 4, 2016 / 2:22 PM

    Aloha Krystle,

    A liberal dose of Hawaii is good for the soul. It can cure a lot. Be careful though. While not everyone who visits stays, it does cross each of their minds.

    I’m glad you are back. Enjoy the Aloha girl.

    A Hui Hou,

    • February 5, 2016 / 9:46 PM

      Aloha my friend!
      I hope to stay for good one of these times. My husband and I talk about it often. 🙂 Next time we get to Kauai we’ll have to meet up for a round of golf.
      A Hui Hou

      • February 5, 2016 / 10:19 PM

        Aloha Krystle,

        I would like that.

        A Hui Hou,

  3. February 8, 2016 / 8:56 PM

    Hawaii could really be my happy place. I lived there for three years a long time ago and have returned twice since then. Many happy times there as told in my life’s story and my blog. But I think there are so many places in the world that can make me happy and glad to say that home is also one of them. I will look forward to your posts.

    • February 9, 2016 / 10:14 AM

      Aw, home… There is really no place like it right. I feel incredibly grateful that at the end of a fantastic trip I am able to come home to our beautiful home and our three pups and feel rejuvenated. 🙂
      I hope to call Hawaii home some day as well… What island did you live on?

  4. February 20, 2016 / 8:42 PM

    Ooooh I love this! I’m going to Maui in a few months and I can’t wait! I’ve been once before and I can’t wait to go back!

    • February 21, 2016 / 10:52 AM

      Have so much fun!!! Maui is one of my favorite islands! xoxo

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