Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reflections of 2015/Five for Friday

Yowza...2015 was a jam-packed year.
Now, let's get the linky parties started!

{1} Daughter Time
Much of 2015 was spent with this sweet baby-face, partaking in travels, dinners, movies, comedy shows and, of course, her selfie practice :)
{2} Student Time
Good-bye to an insanely awesome class in June!

{3} Teacher Time
Rockin' our Hawaiian threads for the teacher skit at our annual fundraiser
Cups of legal stimulant and a barista for Halloween
That will be a half decaf, four shot, coconut milk, one pump chocolate, extra foam, no whip, pumpkin spice latte... and spell my name right please.
A shower for our barista and her wee one

{4} Family Time  
Hotel Kaiser
My dad unfortunately had to spend some time in the hospital this year, where I joined him for a few nights. He had a difficult to diagnose infection. It was his first hospitalization ever! Not bad for 89 years. When the nurse asked him what he wanted to be called, S.O.B. was his reply! 
S.O.B. is back to playing golf and practicing yoga, good as new!

Hawaii is horrible...SAID NO TEACHER EVER!
My first experience with Airbnb was our family Christmas in Molokai where we rented a house for the holiday. 
The house and our hosts were awesome, all for a bargain price!
This was the daytime view from our large deck...
  ...and the nighttime view.
It was a speedy bike ride down the hill to Papuhaku Beach, with three miles of nearly deserted sand and surf.
Hitting some early morning yoga (my drug of choice) at ruins in Halawa Valley. Our guide had a different drug of choice (rhymes with iguana) when he led us on a hike through the rain forest of the valley to Mo'oula Falls, where we swam in the cool, fresh pond.
It was my first hike through a rain forest. Nobody told me not to wear white:/

{5} Friend Time
My favorite photo of New Year's Eve was of my childhood friend and her hubby wearing their smokin' hot outfits for a bubble wrap party!

Wishing you an abundance of awesomeness in 2016!


  1. Oh Wow - what amazing photos you have posted and what a year you have had :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  2. Wow! Those bubble wrap costumes are amazing! I love the Starbuck's ones too. Your blog is adorable.

  3. Your pictures made me smile and ALMOST want to travel to Hawaii. I'm such a homebody, that travel never seriously tempts me. Gorgeous photos!
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. Thanks Jan. I'm a bit of a homebody too. It took some prodding from my sister to get me there, but I was glad we did it. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

  4. The bubble wrap outfits ROCK. Gotta remember THAT idea. Happy New Year! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. I know! I still can't get over those outfits. Happy New Year to you too Kathleen!