Maui No Ka Oi

Thankful No. 30falls

Everyone knows I am thankful for living on Maui. It just got taken to a whole new level this week as I just got a surfboard (traded it for helping a local artist sell his art online) and now we are in Hana. Pawawaawawang. Thankfulness meter dinging to the top. Yes I am so thankful to be on the island of Maui with all of its surprises, all of it we have yet to explore and all that it has taught us. As far as I can tell Maui no ka oi.

Island Feast

Thankful No. 29

Our first Thanksgiving in Maui was not your traditional turkey day feast, we decided to do Thanksgiving island-style this year. We made everything from scratch and shopped as local as we could. It was so yummy I only wished I had room for more…


We began with Pickled Swiss Chard – seasoned and pickled ourselves

chardFor the salads we had Grilled Beets with Burrata Cheese & Poppy Seed Vinaigrette – a favorite all around the tablebeetsAnd Avocado & Tangerine Salad with Jalapeño Vinaigrette – refreshing and delicioustangerineMochi patiently waited for his Thanksgiving treatmochiBrandon fired up the grill for Swordfish with Seaweed Salsa Verdebrandon
All ready to eatsetting

We added some traditional side dishes: mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and rolls.spreadyumeating

Hope everyone had a yummy and blessed Thanksgiving day!




Thankful No. 28

The holidays bring up such a special feeling don’t they? I know I am certainly thankful for the joy they bring. Here’s what we did this Thanksgiving day.

paraWe drove up Waipoli and watched the paragliders take offparaglidingGave a tour of Kula

coffeehospitalWalked down our favorite running roadroadAnd headed back home to enjoy our unique assortment of Thanksgiving food.


Happy Birthday Grandma!

Thankful No. 27grandma

Today my grandma turns…just kidding Grandma! (She hates when people know her age, like really hates it) I am thankful to celebrate my grandma’s birthday today, even though we can’t celebrate together. But she will be visiting us here in Maui soon! Thank you, Grandma, for being so fun, loving and giving, and for being my buddy on all our family trips. I love you.boatcancunCruiserace

And in loving memory of Grandpa Morgan…we miss him so muchgrandpa


Family Time

Thankful No. 26

Today I am thankful for time spent with loved ones.

We had a busy day running around and preparing for our Thanksgiving feast.

farmThen we went to Makena to relax and take in the beautiful sunsetsandcrab