In the Shade of a Lahaina Tree

Photo Friday Theme – Tree

We were so fortunate to have a beautiful day in Lahaina with our close friends. The girls all kayaked and had mani and pedis and then caught up with the guys for lunch. 

I caught this shot as we were walking thru the town. The backlit tree with the shimmering ocean in the afternoon was breathtaking. I noticed the person enjoying their afternoon beneath the shade of the tree.

Many Paths

WordPress Challenge- Path

I made a collage of some of the paths I have taken over this past year. A path can be like an old friend or a new adventure not knowing what you will find at each turn.

I also thought about the paths we take in life like moving, the loss of a parent, trying a new career. These journeys make you realize how important your relationships are in life. You may be walking through it alone at times, but to share it with a friend or family member somehow makes it a little less intimidating or more exciting depending on the path you’re taking.

Wishing you many paths to explore this year! “Happy Trails”


It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

T H E     C H R I S T M A S    T R E E

It’s the one thing that has been a part of every Christmas since I can remember.  Even if we are traveling for the holidays, the smell of pine and the beautiful lights brings the Christmas season into our home.

I love the family trip to pick out the tree, choosing the perfect one in our eyes each year. Although, putting the tree in the stand at home is always frustrating!

Other than that moment, our family tree is a treasure. It’s a place for family photos, watching our kids open gifts and a peaceful place to reflect… to be grateful.