Glowing with gratitude

Glowing with gratitude

Not much can compare

to the sweet                     satisfaction of a

life well lived, a moment well spent.

Gratitude melts

                                      in my mouth                        like a treat.

I have no words, but

                                 a medley of feelings that sing        from the heart.

It brings me           closer to myself.

When the crisp cool breeze

                 tickles the tiny hairs behind my ears.

And I find myself


at deep hues           fallen from

                                    rainbows in the skies.

I inhale,       exhale,                           and let it simmer.

There is joy here,

                                   and I intend to keep it.

Sunset SUP and a Cruise Ship

Sunset SUP and a Cruise Ship

Photos from earlier this month. The MSC Magnifica had just made its maiden voyage to American Samoa in the morning, and after a short 12-hour visit, left the Pago Harbor that evening. We just got off work, and the water looked too good not to get in. Ian and Paolo paddled out to SUP surf while I tied up to the buoy, and watched this glorious golden hour scene.

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Sunset dates out west

Sunset dates out west

We love spontaneous date nights around the island.

This was actually from last month, early September. I remember feeling so busy and stressed, and Ian (being the best bf ever) took me on a drive out west to catch the sunset. We parked off to the side of the road and just hung out on the truck bed, listening to the hum of the waves crashing, watching the sun go down, and talking stories. These are my favorite date nights…

I don’t always take my camera on date nights, but when I do, I’ll try to share photos here.

Rainbow moments with Shivaun

Rainbow moments with Shivaun

Last weekend in the treehouse with this golden gal, Shivaun.

Talking stories and laughing with rainbows, then running from dark squalls and eating homemade chocolate truffles.

She’s one of my faves.