Waimanalo Beach



Waimanalo Beach



One of the many perks of living in Hawaii is the beauty that is everywhere you look. The beaches, the trees, the mountains, it’s breathtaking. To think that I’ve only scraped the surface of discovering all the amazing sights is incredible.

I came across an article that Waimanalo Beach made the top of Forbes annual list of America’s Top 10 Beaches. This beach is about 15 miles from Honolulu, and I’ve actually had the pleasure of spending a day there.

My family and I had a blast body boarding, although the fun was interrupted when I was stung by a Portuguese man o’ war. Shortly after, my youngest daughter was stung all over her legs, and then my husband was stung on his arm close behind. No one else seemed to be having the struggles we were, so perhaps we were just a tasty bunch. Nonetheless, I would love to venture there again, and hopefully avoid those nasty little creatures!

xo dré


photos by Kevin Smith and Joseph Linaschke





“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

xo dré

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Aloha! If you are reading this, you’re part of history. This is my first post of my all new blog and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you!

My life is very different from what it was a couple months ago. Together my husband and I packed up our family and started a new life on the island of Oahu. So far, this adventure is everything I hoped for.

I’ve lived in Washington most of my life (with a brief intermission in Vancouver, B.C.), but even so, I was constantly on the move. In my adult life, I’ve moved about 15 times.

I would so love if you’d join me on my flight through the island. You never know where I may end up drifting to next, but I hope to stay put for a while. There’s still much wandering for me here.

xo dré

“Where feathers fall, angels tread and gypsies roam.”



where feathers fall angels tread and gypsies roam