Happy Memorial Day!

By Kate Riley May 26, 2014

Hello and Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend and kick off to summer. We’re headed home from Oahu today after eight amazing days spent in Hawaii. I meant to post a ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ on Friday but this place does something to me, it saps any desire to look at a screen, yet simultaneously inspires me to get home and start creating again. I couldn’t justify time on a computer when the beauty of the islands called and the family was having so much fun together in the sun so I decided to play instead! I’ll post a belated roundup this week :)

Yesterday we went to visit Pearl Harbor and a huge storm came in just as we arrived with thunder and lightning and even flash flood warnings like we’ve never seen before on previous visits to the islands. The changing weather cut short our tour of Pearl Harbor and although we’ve visited before, we did take a few moments to reflect at this magnificent and meaningful memorial.

pearl harbor oahu

We ducked into the shelter of the museum as the clouds rolled in and the rain poured down to pay tribute to our brave brothers and sisters who gave their lives to defend our country on the battlefields.

pearl harbor oahu memorial

Let us never forget that the freedoms we enjoy we owe to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I’m feeling so much gratitude today for all of the men and women who have served in our military (and the families who support them) both past at present. Bless you all.

pearl harbor flag

I’ve got much to share this week, including some favorite adventures/stops/eats in Kauai and pictures of the best vacation rental we’ve ever stayed in, it was so charming with many great design elements to inspire!

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend. ..


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