Letters to Kirra

Winter is Here!


From cold beach days to warm nights by the fire December has brought more than just gifts under the tree. Reef is really starting to talk, in fact he has a hard time keeping quite. Kirra is just growing into her britches and becoming such a beautful young lady inside and out. I love this […]

The Gift


  I love winter and I love the holidays. So many fun things to do with the kids, and a lot of precious family time.  I have an abundance of things to be thankful for and I am really making sure to recognize that daily.  So thankful for my family and friends and all the […]

Desert, Dirt, and Salt

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The first family surf trip this year to our second home(i.e. trailer in the desert) in abreojos, Baja. Two days and Twenty plus hours in a car with two kids was an amazing adventure and my already well traveled children surprised me around every corner. Reef and Kirra are true beach masters and we had […]

Kirras First Ladies Surf Trip

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Oh Cabo how I love thee..  Grandma, Aunties, Momma, and Kirra enjoyed one week of humid tropical paradise.  I have been dreaming about the day when Kirra was old enough to frolic in the pool and enjoy traveling to exotic destinations with her momma. An amazing adventure for a already well traveled lil lady on […]

Goodbye My Loves


I am sitting here in the wee hours of the morning drinking coffee and eating toast waiting for aunty Lauren to pic me up. This is the first time I will leave my kids since my blood clot whirlwind. It is also the the first time I have ever left the little guy and I […]

Almost five..


With little K’s 5th birthday around the corner I have a lot on my mind but most of all, how my little baby has turned into such an amazing little lady. I feel so very blessed and proud to call her my daughter, an amazing spirit has blessed this world. Witnessing her growth and love she shares […]

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

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June gloom may be in full affect here in Santa Cruz, but these kids got my heart shinning so bright. Those little Reef giggles and the tall tails of ms. Kirra are music to my ears. Kirra is doing amazing in swimming, she can swim across an entire pool. She is really embracing her inner […]

Love the life you live.

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These kiddos have me spinning in a whirlwind of love. They make my heart sing notes I never knew it could reach. Reef is really beginning to develop his personality, such a little reader bug. Kirra has grown into the most amazing little girl. Every time I pick her up from school, all I hear […]

April it is…

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Is how we react to the tough times in life what makes life so good?  I’m trying to take this literally and make sure to stop and think about it. How to gracefully handle the hard things in life, looking for positives in all the negatives, and giving hope when there may seem to be […]

Grinding it out

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  Pretty much just grinding it out lately, going through the motions.  Kirra is doing so amazing in her swimming and preschool, I am so proud of my lil fish. Reef is just a curious and loving little man who charms everyone in his radius. I can’t imagine what life would be like without all […]

Summery Winter

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January in Kauai, and February at home with beautiful 80 deg days. Its been an amazing couple of months, with an abundance of beach days, tons of sand eating, and boogie boarding in the tropics with pops.. Kirra and Reef are truly amazing spirits, we should all be so free.  Reef is on the move, […]

One year ago…

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This week marks one year since the scariest and one of the most joyful times in my life. I have been having lots of mixed feelings, but most of  all feeling a bit overwhelmed because my sons day of birth coincides with my closest encounter with death.  Its quite ironic really how this mirrors our […]

A Beautiful December

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Reef’s first Christmas and lots of family to make great food and keep the holidays humming. My greatest gift is being here to see Kirra be such an amazing spirit and share this first Christmas with my lil man. I know how close I was to not being here with them and every second I […]

November Rain


What a Great Month! Kirra learned to ride a bike with no training wheels, Reef has taken his first steps, and Grandpa moved to town.  We are finally getting some much needed rain here in Santa Cruz, It feels like fall with big waves and damp streets. What a blessed Life I live here, with […]

Its Fall Baby!

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Aww I seriously cannot believe its is already Fall, and we are in mid October.. Time is Flying by like the wind, these kids are keeping me very busy.. Things have began to even out as I knew they would, really feeling the groove of this double kid stuff. Reef is a little escape artist […]

7 months deep


Riding the roller coaster of life. I never thought two kids would be easy but it is really a lot  harder than I ever expected. I wouldn’t change it for the world, however it is the most challenging thing I have ever done. Some days I feel spread so thin, like I don’t have anything […]

Baja Babe


  The first trip to Baja as a family of 4! Just what the doctor ordered. Its so amazing what happens to your brain and body when you are able to disconnect from daily stresses.. Truly able to unplug, is the best way to connect as a family. Work hard and play harder. Two weeks […]

Four Years Ago…


Its seems impossible that four years has passed since I first met you. With all that has happened I am truly grateful to spend this birthday with you. There are so many things to process and overcome daily but one thing I am most happy about is spending my life with you.. The most beautiful […]

Sibling Bond

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Five short months with our newest member of the family and the bond is so strong. Its been amazing watching Kirra and Reef become a team and watching their spirits grow closer together.  They are already so connected and their brother/sister bond is so beautiful to watch grow. Its been a new lesson everyday on […]

Positive Light

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Four months has gone by like the wind and Reef has made our family so complete. Content and ready for the next challenges that life has to bring.  We are quite the force to be reckoned with, sometimes it feels like a traveling circus but its all worth it to me. Kirra has grown leaps […]

May Almost!


“Look how far we’ve come now baby” ya that’s the song.. Its so true! I feel like it is impossible to explain how much I truly appreciate   my first REAL love in my life.. When shit hits the fan the easiest thing to do is run, bow your head and tuck your tail between […]

Spring Indeed

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Spring has never smelled so good and life has never been more rewarding! I swear I wake up and the air is just so sweet, and my life is so complete.  Its the second chance at life that has given me a new perspective on what matters and the courage to be a better human. […]

Ahh Feburary


I can’t believe It has been six weeks since all this started, what a whirlwind to say the least. It’s been great watching Kirra grow and become the most amazing big sister I knew she would, she loves her little Reef. As Far as my health is concerned I seem to be stable and moving […]

Baby Brother Has Arrived..

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Reef Isaiah Black Huntress born 1/12/14 at 8:15 pm 6.9lbs 20 in. Lets start a few days before the birth of our lil man. I went to the the doctor on the 8th of January with swelling and pain in my left leg.. The doctor sent me home thinking that he was merely squishing a […]