Sunday, October 27, 2013

Life as of Late

So it's been a little while since I've posted about what's going on in our lives lately.

July: We were so blessed to take a vacation to California to visit family this summer. Jackson and I went with my friend Janelle two weeks before Jeff! We had so much fun, but were so happy when Jeff got there with us! While we were in California, we got to welcome our new nephew, Tucker, into the world! He is just perfect and I cannot wait to see him in a few months along with his big sister Tailer who is just the cutest little girl in the world!

Baby Tucker

I think Jackson was trying to tickle him.

What a sweet, big sister

While we were there, the Hume siblings took a trip to the Long Beach Aquarium, which was a lot of fun!

We celebrated the life of a very special lady: Nana. Although we miss her, we know that she is no longer in pain. I love Nana very much and feel so privileged that I got to live with her when Jeff and I were first married. It was fun to reminisce about some of our crazy Nana stories and some of the tender ones too.

Nana's legacy

August: Jackson turned one! I already posted about that, but here are a few birthday pictures that didn't make it last time.

His party theme was "You Are My Sunshine"

I also graduated from college! No big deal, right? haha Never thought I would actually make it. I will probably post about my experiences later because it's been on my mind lately. I was so blessed to have both sets of my parents here and I would not have made it through college without them. 
My man. Words honestly can't even describe how amazing and supportive he's been through this whole time. I am THE luckiest woman in the world. 

Cool skill I learned in college: sewing! That dress is a product of my learning.

In September and October we were lucky to go on a few camping trips and work on our house because we have awesome parents that have been so helpful and handy. Coming soon: before and after pictures of our home!

And I've started working! I started teaching Kindermusik in September and love it! Learn more about it here! I also started my own sewing business called Kelly Said Sew. Right now, I sell car seat blankets, but am trying to come up with other things to sell year round. Any ideas? Let me know! 
Here's a sample of what I've been up to!
You can see more like this one and learn more about how they work here!
Overall, life is good! Jeff and I couldn't be more grateful for how things are going in our life right now. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Today our sweet little boy turned 1 year old! I don't what we were celebrating; the fact that Jackson made it through this year, or that Jeff and I did! One year ago, our lives changed and never could we have expected what being parents would be like. But let me tell you, as hard as it is sometimes, there is absolutely nothing better in the world! I love the quote, "a child fills a hole in your heart you never knew was empty."  That is exactly how I feel.  Although sometimes I long for more one on one time with Jeff, I cannot imagine my life without our little Ikaika. He has lived up to his name this last year and really been a strength to our family.

Jackson Kamakana-Ikaika Hume
7lbs 10oz 

The last year has been a huge struggle for us, but Jackson has been our light and strength.  He is very patient and has taught both of us to be patient. He is very stubborn, just like Mommy and Daddy. Some things that I just love about our little guy:
-He loves to laugh and make others laugh
-He loves to read
-Has lots of energy and is always moving, but also loves to get some cuddle time in
-Loves his puppy dogs
-Points at everything and always waves at people when we are in line at the grocery
-His hair!
-Has almost 6 teeth
-He takes life at his own pace and doesn't rush things
-He loves Mommy and Daddy

Cool things he's doing now:
-Standing on his own
-Walking if he's holding onto one of our fingers
-Eating: he eats like a champ even though he is still nursing...a lot. But he likes almost every food we give him, except for the chocolate cake today. Jackson loves avocados, sweet potatoes, bananas, and so many other good and healthy foods.
-Signing: We've been trying to teach him to sign and the only one he does consistently is more. It's cute because sometimes he'll grab our hands and make us do the sign. He also sometimes says milk and all done.
-Talking: His favorite word to say is dog and dad. Every four-legged animal he sees, he calls it a dog. He only says Mom or Mama if he really wants me; like in the middle of the night to get him out of the crib or if he is hungry. He has just recently started saying Boo, short for Boomer, our puppy.
-Reading: He loves to sit down and read with me. And don't you try and turn the pages, that's his job! 
-Dancing: He loves music, whether it's dancing along or drumming along

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the last year

I can't wait to see what the next year holds for us. It will be so fun seeing Jackson continue to grow and develop. Being a mother is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but looking at this little boy makes every single minute worth it. I am eternally grateful for the gift I have been given to be a mother. I love my little Ikaika so much. Happy First Birthday son! Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today is a special someone's birthday. This special someone is amazing! He is kind, hilarious, compassionate, strong, determined, handsome, smart, talented, ambitious, inspiring, spiritual, honest, a gentleman. He is an amazing father. He is my amazing husband!

Happy Birthday Jeffrey, my old man! I am so sad that Jackson and I are not there to celebrate with you, but cannot wait to see you tomorrow night! Being away from my husband for a week has been a lot harder than I thought! I miss him lots and constantly see things that remind me of him and my heart skips a beat.  

I could not ask for a better man to have and raise children with. Jeff is the best man I know. I am so lucky to be his eternal companion. I have been so lucky to celebrate the last 5 birthdays with him and look forward to many, many more! Happy Birthday love! See you soon!

Jeff through the years