Hawai’i Life

Living in Hawaii
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Some days I wake up and think “Is this really happening?” Living in Hawai’i is an amazing experience, don’t get me wrong, but life is still life. I still have to change poopy diapers, take kids to school, deal with homework and time outs and all the other joys (and trials) that come with raising a family and living life.

Sometimes I forget that I am blessed to live in paradise. An opportunity not many people will get in their lifetime. It seems no matter where you live in life, you find SOMETHING to complain about!

I’ve found that if you live in Hawai’i it’s an unwritten law that you MUST NOT complain about anything. Especially to anyone on the mainland and especially not about anything Hawai’i related: weather, seasons, electric bill, sand in your bed, geckos in your shower, etc. But when I’m tempted to complain about any of these small annoyances, I look out the window at the palm trees swaying in the perfect ocean breeze and I am overcome with a feeling of gratitude. I think “Is this really happening? Am I living in paradise? Wow!”

I am recommitting myself to taking advantage of this beautiful island! As the locals say: “Lucky we live Hawai’i!”

One thing I’ve learned from this adventure of living in Hawai’i is that home is where your family is.

Living in Hawaii 2
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Beach Kids


About Vanessa Hunt

I'm Vanessa. I love life. Everything about it (almost)! People fascinate me! We are all so unique and I love meeting new people from around this crazy planet! I have 4 babies that keep me busier than I ever imaged and a fabulous husband who helps me run this circus that we call a family. I'm kind of a health food geek, but am trying to find the balance that works for a large family. I am blessed to call Paradise my home (Hawaii) and we are happy to be beach bums!

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4 Responses to Hawai’i Life

  1. Steph November 12, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    This post is oh so true!!! Thanks for sharing, Vanessa!!!

    • Vanessa Hunt November 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Thank you Steph for stopping by! We are seriously some lucky ladies to be able to live here! I love my Hawaii Ohana! xoxo

  2. Kris Poulson November 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Beautiful Blog! Love your beautiful family pics and you always make me laugh! Miss you tons!

    • Vanessa Hunt November 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

      Thank you Kris! We sure miss you guys and Loomis! Missing seasons right now. It feels like July! Give Rachael a hug from us! xoxo