about me.

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I'm Lindsay. 

 An East Coast girl transplanted to Hawaii (and now Florida, soon to be Boston, this summer!), all thanks to my husband's job in the Navy. 
Madly in love with my husband, Chris.
We welcomed our son, Silas Kai, into our family in August 2012. 
Happiest with paint under my nails or my 7' 2" surfboard under my feet. 
One of seven kids and auntie to twelve awesome kiddos! 
I love bacon and I love Jesus even more.

I've been blogging for almost three years now. I started this blog in March 2009, when Chris and I got married and moved across the country. We wanted to keep my friends and family updated on our adventures as we road-tripped across America and settled in on this island. It gradually grew into something more than that and has become a passion of mine. I love the community, love writing and sharing with you, and am so thankful for the friends I've met through this blog. Mahalo for reading and alooooha!


  1. As a photographer from Missouri I LOVE seeing your sweet photos..... I found you via PINTEREST and can't wait to make your jalapeno poppers Mmmmmm Thanks for sharing....
    Jack N Jill Frakes on facebook and Jill Frakes on Pinterest !!! Nice meeting you

  2. Ps I love seeing that you love Jesus more than baconn !!! Me too !

  3. awwww yay I'm so glad I found you!!!! I'm a milwife too! (marines -- but my 1/2 my besties are in the navy!) and am so overly excited to meet ya! =) Can't wait to read more of your blog Lindsay!!! We might actually end up getting stationed in Hawaii. or cali.. or japan.. bahaha i never know anymroe! =)

  4. I stumbled on your blog via Tracey at control the chaos. The Hawaii thing grabbed my attention...even better that you love God. My mum used to live in Hawaii, teaching at up UH at Manoa. Do you know of Ohana Baptist Church by any chance?

    1. Hi Gerty! :) Thanks for saying hi! Nice to meet you! :) I haven't heard of Ohana Baptist. We go to a FourSquare church in Waikele. Hope you have a great week!

  5. I forgot to add....I looooooove your photos! They are the kind of ones I will shoot myself.

  6. Umm, cutest blog ever! New follower. :)

  7. I am loving your blog! you are absolutely adorable!

  8. Hi,
    I have been tagged to answer some questions and in turn must tag other bloggers I find inspiring. That would be you! If you would like to participate visit my post http://getcareydaway.com/2012/03/13/20-questions/ and congratulations!

  9. You are a DOLL! Love your blog and reading everyday! (and can I come live on your island???)

  10. Just found you and I am SO happy I did! Love your happiness that exudes :)

  11. made the jalapeno poppers for goodie day at work today. they were a hit!! congrats on the new addition!

  12. I have been following you on Instagram and more recently started following you lovely blog! I love stopping by to read all you posts and I am so excited for your impending arrival of you lil guy. Congratulations. Motherhood is the best thing!
    Heidi @Mustache Mama

  13. Just discovered your blog (via katie's pencil box) I'm a transplant too--grew up in GA, living in MN..look forward to reading more!

  14. I've been following you on instagram for a while now.. and I just discovered we have quite a few things in common: we both come from large families - I'm the baby from a family with 8 kids, I have 19 nephews and nieces, I grew up in Romania and moved here almost 5 years ago... my hubby wants to be in the military, too, but he's not a citizen yet, so he's waiting for that.. :) I like the way you write, I'll deff come back! :) Have a great week!

  15. New follower!!! I'm definitely liking what I see! I'm living with my family this summer... which happens to be in HAWAII!

  16. just found your blog (through the influence network!) and a new follower :)
    where in florida are you? i am loving your blog already. Jesus and bacon? i think i see a beautiful friendship coming.

  17. Really great blog Lindsay! I loved going back and reading some of your old posts. It really helped me get to know you and your personality really shined through. I didn't realize you were that great of a photographer either. I know where to go when I want some family shots taken :) I look forward to following your blog! You're amazing!

  18. Hi Lindsay,

    I came across your blog. It's fantastic; I enjoyed reading it.

    I am also a military wife and I wanted to contact you to see if I can mail you a free copy of a children's book I wrote for you to review on your site/ social media.

    Here is the link to my book on Amazon (I'm legit!):

    “Daddy Flies” is a children's book for 2-5 year olds about a smart girl named Katie, who uses her little-kid logic to figure out what her dad does at work every day. Her predicament is believable for children and amusing for parents. It’s 32 pages with full color illustrations and rhyming prose.

    Please let me know where I can mail you a copy.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Brye Steeves



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