Monday, October 10, 2016


Remember me? My name is Leilani, I have two little boys and I'm married to my highschool sweetheart? Oh yah and I used to blog on this thing once in a while every blue moon? Well I'm back! I cannot make any guarantees as to how long I'll stay consistently blogging but thats all part of the fun. :) So Lets see whats been going on in the years *cringe* since I last checked in. Our boys grew because kids sadly tend to do that, DJ has changed jobs, I started assistant coaching boys club volleyball, and we have another baby on the way. I think that about covers the jist of it all.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pros & Cons of Coloring Your Own Hair

Pros & Cons of Coloring Your Hair at Home:

PRO-you don't have to travel to a salon

CON-you may have to juggle a one year old who's whining to go in the backyard and neighbors knocking at the door all while trying to finish mixing the color and developer in a cereal bowl

PRO-you are able to do your hair anytime you feel like it without having to make an appointment

CON-sometimes that means you convince your hair stylist AKA mom to squeeze you in before shes runs out the door. Meaning your left to rinse out the color yourself which you manage to stain half your face with

PRO-you just send your mom a picture of what you want your hair to look like and she gets the color at the beauty supply

CON-realizing the fact that you just sent her a picture of one of the kardashian sisters and feeling the same guilt you do when you watch their show. i wanna hate them, but i just can't.

PRO-a lot cheaper 

CON-unless you figure all the errand running and foot rubs your mom will get out of you for doing your hair
(jk she doesn't make me do that, although she should. she's way to good to me)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

Happiest of Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there! But especially to DJ, who is so loving and funny and always down for an adventure. I'm so glad that my boys have such a great man to call their father. We love him so so much!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

jiu juitsu class

Last night we took Talis to his first little Brazilian jiu jitsu class. I've been wanting to put him in a few things. Kind of dying to really. One of the things I looked forward to the most when becoming a mom was the day that I would get to watch my little loves find passion in different things they enjoyed doing like sports, music, and art. And while I know at this age it isn't passion more of a fun and social activity for them, it is the best getting to observe your kids learn and explore the world around them.

 He was the youngest in his class with the next youngest kid being five years old. They had the kids run around the mat, take turns jumping over pads, go down and back doing different things like skipping and bear crawling, did a little bit of floor work (which Talis wasn't into much) and finished the class with a little game of dodge ball. He really did so good I was such a proud mom on the side with the cheesiest smile on my face the whole time watching him. At one point DJ even looked at me and asked, "Are you about to cry?", which I totally was guilty of. 

He tried his hardest to copy everything the teachers were doing and kept up so well with all the other kids who clearly had been taking the class for a while. There were a handful of times when he'd get chatty with the kids next to him and try to play with them during the teachers instruction but even that was pretty precious to see.

Friday, June 13, 2014


  (^^^selfie of Talis that I found on my phone ^^^)

-"hey mommy Cat Woman! hey daddy Bane! hey baby Robin!" (Everything is Batman related these days.)

-"mommy let's play dada's la-la-Legos!"

-"I can say 'bum'" 

-"Shake your whole booo-day!"

- Talis-"mom I'm sick of this!"
   Me-"Sick of what?"
   Talis-"I'm sick of toys! I'm sick of movies! I'm sick of books! I'm sick of this!"

- "oh my gosh! I need to go help baby brother bear!

- gives Miles a plastic fork to play with and then spanks him on the butt while saying "go have fun baby"


Sometimes I don't feel inspired to keep up my blog. Sometimes I'd rather snuggle my kids extra long that night or have some actual uninterrupted pillow talk time with my husband than blog late at night. Sometimes I feel like updating my blog but realize I havent in so long and I get overwhelmed at that guilt of "having to play catch up" on what we've been up to lately. And sometimes I feel all of those things and still want to blog but am not sure where to start. So I guess a photo dump is the best way???

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snapshots of Life

^^miles turning the kitchen cupboards into his own personal hideout^^
^^watching my cousins perform at Aloha Fest^^
^^yogurt pretzels for breakfast^^
^^lovebugs being snuggle bugs ^^
^^sharing snacks^^
^^talis being so sweet and kind to his little cousin ryan. He kept calling her "little cutie" all day this day and insisted that I put on Shrek for them to watch ^^
^^our new play set in the backyard (thanks to the neighbors moving and giving it to us) has turned miles into an expert slide climber^^