Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beautiful Hawaii

We've arrived safely in Oahu and are trying to relax, amid 4 sick children...
But check out the view from our family's living room window! Makes it hard to complain!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today's Mommy Tip

When drying clothes in a tumble dryer, don't overdry. Too much heat can ruin the fibers of your clothing. If possible, use the "auto" setting on the dryer, which senses moisture and stops drying at the appropriate time. Use the cycle signal and fold clothes immediately to reduce ironing. Air or line dry all your delicate clothing (like your favorite quite contrary pieces;) to save those embellishments, velvet ribbons, buttons, etc. Hint: A drop of lavendar essential oil on a cotton ball in your dryer makes for fantastic smelling laundry.

Missing friends

The best kind of friends are the ones that you can really relate to, and with whom you have lots in common. I especially love friends I can sit and chat with, while their kids and my kids can play together. When our dear friends (my cousin and her family) moved to Hawaii we knew we'd miss them. But it's even more evident how much they were missed when our kids started asking to see them too. So, it was really our parental responsibility to plan a trip to Hawaii, which we'll be taking this weekend. Wasn't it nice of them to move to a beautiful island? So it's a mad week to prepare for a nearly month-long trip (yes, you read right!). More from Hawaii....