We Saw a Mama & Baby Whale Breaching!

whale watch boat lahaina

I couldn’t have scripted this whale watch to happen any better than it did. PERFECTION. Sunday night, Uncle Mike Spalding posted on FB an invitation for anyone that wanted to join him on a whale watching adventure…

Jackson Surfs “The Cove”


  Jackson and I went surfing with Pénélope while she was here with us (she’s our French exchange student). It was a small day at “The Cove” – perfect for surfing with baby. It was just our third time out on my longboard together. For other surfer mamas out there – the water wings work… Read More



  A photo of an ulua choking on a puffer fish has gone viral this week. I interviewed the family that helped bring it to shore and spoke to a marine biologist about the event for some insight. #uluaVSpuffer     It was a hot, sunny Sunday in Kihei. A couple of fishermen were out… Read More

The Heart at the Nakalele Blowhole


  The first time I saw a photo of the heart in the rock at Nakalele Blowhole – it blew me away. I thought maybe it was fake. A spot like this couldn’t actually exist in real life! The photo was posted on Facebook and the comments were interesting – some people said it was… Read More

Surfing with Baby!


Jackson has been “surfing” for several months now but this is the first time he actually stood up on the board by himself. Granted, we weren’t riding a wave but he’s taking baby steps Of course mommy forgot to charge the GoPro (My first time out with it! We bought it THREE years ago!! Talk… Read More



  59th Annual Makawao Rodeo Where: Oskie Rice Arena on Olinda Road at the Kaanaolo Ranch When: Today, July 3 – Sunday, July 6 Parking: Oskie Rice Arena (There will be FREE shuttle service to & from the parade)   DETAILS: Thursday, JULY 3 8:00 am contestant check in 9:00 am – Qualifying runs begin… Read More