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Dear baby Eva, You are TEN YEARS OLD! Two hands. Double digits. It is truly crazy how fast time passes as a parent. It seems like yesterday I was carrying you around on my back wherever we’d go. Writing down every detail in this little blog of mine. Now you’re so tall and grown and…

Earth Strong, Eva Pilar

Evita Pilar: 10 YEARS!

We are so stoked to be back in Kauai. Yesterday evening we had a gorgeous sunset, with all the orangy and purply colors. Damian surfed some by the pier, Eva worked on her sandcastles, Elijah pushed his truck around, and Ariela danced and twirled while I photographed a nice family visiting from Wisconsin and Colorado.…

kauai, My Family

Firey Hanalei

Dear Baby Elijah, You are TWO years old now! You are super talkative and love to dance! You love all things boy- firetrucks, balls, tractors, etc. It’s so silly to me how serious you are about these things! We celebrated your second birthday at Palmito Ranch with Papo. You had fun running around, watching the…

Earth Strong, Elijah Ikaia

Elijah Ikaia: Two Years

Dear Ariela, Today you’re 4 YEARS OLD! I looked at you this morning before I woke you up with your birthday song and realized how much you’ve grown. You’re so LONG! And you’re so pretty. I think you look like your mama, but maybe I’m biased. 😉 You are much, much braver than I, though!…

Ariela Selah, Earth Strong

Ariela Selah: 4 Years

Damian Julio, You are SEVEN years old! You such a BIG boy now!!! You love riding your bike, adventuring, exploring, and playing video games. You are SO smart! You read and learn well beyond your years. You love checking out all the critters, especially underwater with your goggles. You’re always wanting to pick up and…

Damian Julio, Earth Strong

Damian Julio: 7 Years

Dear Eva, I can’t believe it’s your last year of single-digit numbers! 9 YEARS OLD! It warms my heart to think of what a beautiful young lady you are becoming. You are such a thoughtful and helpful big sister. You feel what others are feeling, and are so emotionally aware of everything. You are my…

Earth Strong, Eva Pilar

Eva Pilar: 9 Years

Dear Eva, I can’t believe it’s your last year of single-digit numbers! 9 YEARS OLD! It warms my heart to think of what a beautiful young lady you are becoming. You are such a thoughtful and helpful big sister. You feel what others are feeling, and are so emotionally aware of everything. You are my…

Earth Strong, Eva Pilar

Eva Pilar: 9 Years