moments not to be forgotten

Preface: My friend and i were sitting around chatting and we were talking blog talk and

it was brought up that it’s not a good idea to leave a blog post about how one of my kids had LICE

up for more then 2 days.

It’s been 28 days.


So thank you Jamie.

We have had a very busy last few weeks around here….

and i feel like i should apologize for not keeping up with my blog…..but i live a different life now…

and getting up first thing to post a blog is long gone…..i’m sorry my faithful friends.

I will try and get a post out when i can……but with my phone with me 24-7….it’s just so much easier

to instagram my daily photos and such then to put it all down here on the blog.

So much is happening and has happened though…that i will do my best to get everyone all up to speed.

First and foremost… MIL is on Facebook now…..

she sent me the email yesterday and asked me to be her friend… i gladly accepted her request.

There goes my facade as a wonderful mother to her grandchildren and bend- over backward wife to her

amazing son.

I have a feeling she finally joined facebook because she got tired of waiting around for me to blog;-)


Let’s get some cocktails going around here….

are we good?

Yes. good.

Lola was in her first ever musical/play.


even though the play/musical was last month….it’s never to late to show off some of the photos….

sort of like the late show with David Letterman but not really.

Speaking about late night shows…..

has anyone seen the movie ‘Life at 40’?

I’m not 40 yet…..i’m still 38…..but it’s right around the corner and as far as i know my husband doesn’t 

take viagra…..but speaking about Viagra… brought up a moment from my past that needs to be written

down because it’s one of those things that shouldn’t be forgotten in the little details.

Once upon a time i lived in Vail Colorado and worked as a back office nurse for a family practice

doctor who still works there but i will call her Jen to protect both of us.

{let me set the scene}

Since Jen was a family practice doctor….she had to be on call every once in a while.

One night when she was on call…….and i mean had to return phone calls that the answering service relayed to her

and also this is the time that Viagra had just made it’s name on the circuit……

where i think every male in town had made an appointment with their doctor to get this new miracle pill.

Anyhoo…..being the fun and energetic nurse that i was to Doctor Jen…..

i called the answering service that night and spoke with operator who answered the phone.

She asked me my name:


She asked me my husbands name who i was calling about:


She asked me our last name:


{She might have choked back her phlegm at that point….but i forged ahead with the convo……}

and in 15 minutes Dr. Jen called the number she was given and i answered the phone.

Needless to say……no Doctor wants to take a phone call from a patient that has just enjoyed the medicinal effect

of a new pill 8 hours later.

Obviously this post has nothing to do with Viagra……nor does it have to  do with turning 40 but 

what i wanted to tell you is that i will be 40 in less then 2 years and I told Bryan that i want to go to France

for my 40th…..

but i also told him that i don’t have to be 40…..i can be 39 if he really wanted to surprise me.

Damn girlfriends…..that cocktail needs a refill and i feel like i’m been blubbering on and on.


Back to Lola…………

{She was part of the drama club at school and was cast as uncle Duke in the Little Mermaid…..

{the only girl cast as a boy……}

she played the part of Uncle …..the Hawaiian version of little mermaid was a bit different then the movie

version….but non the less… was pretty amazing to see all these 5th and 6th graders acting and singing.




Then a few days after the play/musical…..

Bryan scored a free day with Princeville Ranch Adventures and we did a little zip -lining.

It was really a whole lot of fun……

i might have pee’d my pants a little bit but i think it was worth it.

I also didn’t realize you were not allowed to bring a box of wine with you in your backpack…..

i mean….

who makes up these type of rules is what i would like to know.


{i swear that they named that zip line above King Kong because that was the type of SHEET someone

had when they jumped off and flew through the air for 1200 feet}


This is Katie in the green buckling me in the photo below…….she’s one of the guides at the Ranch….but

she doubles as our sitter when we need one.

My kids love her and if Bryan and i should die ….we decided that Katie will get our kids.…..

we obviously have not told her this yet….

and maybe she won’t answer her phone anymore when i call…..

but we already decided and i’m calling my lawyer tomorrow.

I don’t really have a lawyer….

but we have a friend that is a real estate lawyer… that counts right.

In case i die before Bryan does…..

i found this book that he will need:


It wasn’t till i started back at work a few days a week…….

getting home late and after the kids were already in bed…..that it came to the realization

that SHEET does not get done on those 2 days.

*finishing homework in the car on the way to school 

*laundry that is still wet and now moldy sitting in the washing machine

wait a minute…..

that laundry might have been me……i don’t remember exactly.

anyhoo……got off subject at some point ……

it might be because …….

never mind.

We love Katie……she has a boyfriend that is a lifeguard…..and this summer they are taking us and a small

group to kayak up the napali coast so that i can cross that off our bucket list.

I promise i won’t be swimming this time….

but throw me in a kayak and put a life preserver on me…..

i will be good to go.

Katie doesn’t know they are taking us up the coast yet…..

and she doesn’t know if we die that she will inherit our kids….

but sometimes no news is good news.

check check


My bucket list is getting things crossed off like crazy……

and our 2nd year here is closing in on us.

The kids only have less than 3.5  weeks of school left and we have some big decisions to make.


wait a minute….

i had to double check my calendar….

and yes…it is definitely 3.5 weeks left.

Got some good hiking in the last month now that the weather is drying up around here…..


 got to do some shell searching…….

not to be confused with soul searching…..



We had our 2nd annual Easter egg hunt and pot luck dinner at the beach with friends this year…..


One day Fin will look back on this photo and appreciate that i snapped this early one morning….

and then this last Sunday i was sitting around perusing my instagram and noticed that one of my fav

photographers happened to be here on Kauai for a visit.

I first started following Bryce when i saw him featured on Style me Pretty


I took a chance and emailed him to see what his schedule was like while here…..

but low and behold….he got back to me and said he just happened to be heading to the north shore that evening.

Did i have new clothes picked out for everyone….


were the kids well behaved and snot wiped from their noses….


but we were able to pull it together last minute and we even crashed a wedding reception

trespassed onto private property to get the photos we wanted.

{totally Bryce’s fault……we were just good  bystanders through the whole process}

FYI: no one was injured in the process and maybe…just maybe the caretaker showed up but i will tell you

all about that story when i get the photos back.

good times tan lines

These are just photos from my phone…..but you get the idea…..


some kids had shoes…some didn’t…..

Did i mention that i was able to get Hanalei Don out of the shop for an afternoon of catching up with the girls

a few weeks ago?



oops….wrong photo…..

this is the one i was looking for

instagram calling cards

I wanted to share what i’ve done with some of my photos that i have taken thru Instagram.

{you can follow me under kaseybuick}

I love taking photos and i love how in one click on IG… can make anything look good…..

even if it’s really not good.

Do you understand ?

With one click…..i can make Living in Kauai look like there are no worries at all because of the rainbow i

just showed off over Hanalei bay but in reality……the house is a disaster…there are 2347293487 loads of laundry

to catch up on and your daughter had to sit on a bench at school during recess because she wasn’t

being nice to someone.


i don’t know if any of you have printed your IG photos but right before Christmas i finally got on the bandwagon

and ordered a bunch to use as cards to gifts…..and i also ordered a sheet load of them to start some sort of

photo gallery wall of our time in Kauai.

{even though we still don’t know what our plan is going to be come this summer….}

I know there are a bunch of companies right now printing IG photos….so i’m sure you could use any of them….

i happened to use Prinstagrm {here}.

I love them…..

The little squares are sized  2.5 x 2.5

and i knew i wanted to make a few calling {business} cards with them because duh….

1.  I don’t have a business

2. You never know when you might need to hand out a calling card

{not to be confused with calling girl……because that is not what i’m advertising…}

unless you need a roadside massage.

check check

Sorry….no roadside massages being given here.


I found really cute washi tape at our ONE AND ONLY CRAFT STORE HERE ON KAUAI

{don’t cry for me Argentina….}

and because i probably could have printed up some cute labels to slap on the backs…..

but i can’t because i have a printer that pretty much prints out dirt…..

and there is no money to invest in a real life can do everything in one sitting printer….

i had to rely on the good ole handwriting by yours truly.

I slapped a few different pieces on the back and then hand wrote out my info.

why does looking at stripes on a computer make my eyes roll back in my head and

instantly bring on a migraine?

IMG_4601the investment was small….

I paid $12 for 48 of these mini squares….

and the shipping is a flat $7 so for me it was more economical to order a bunch of photos at one time.

The washi tape was $4 a roll…..

{i know you can find it for less online…..but my craft store had a great assortment and so i was able to

just pick up a few rolls and save on shipping.



I don’t know who i plan on giving them out to…..

or for what fashion….

but i did decide Fin needed some of his own cards to give out to the girls……


I mean….really…….the kid is going to be 8 next week and so far he keeps on getting bigger

even though i told him at 5 years old that he was forbidden to have another birthday.

little young love

This was a post from 3 years ago.

Because it’s valentines day and a day to love on the ones we love most….i thought i would re-share this

photo shoot of Fin and one of his first little girlfriends.


It’s okay to have a first love….and it’s okay to cry when you lose it.

I wanted to capture a story for these two…….because you see….this is one of Fin’s best friends…

and she will be moving away shortly. I wanted to be able to put something together..

so that when these two are older…that they have something to look back on…and remember when.

I wasn’t planning on showing these yet…but the more i look at the photos …the more i know how

much she’s going to be missed. Her momma is a dear friend and reads my blog……

so i know she will be surprised when she sees these photos and hopefully knows….how very much we love them.

I hope these images captured the sweetness that only a pair of five year olds could have.

See that book on top of the pile in the wagon… is one of our all time favorite books EVER…

it’s called ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’… Kate DiCamillo.

It’s the story about a rabbit…who is loved…then lost…and…well…i guess you just

need to read it now to find out what happens in the end.

The small grey felt hearts are from Ikea…as is the heart bucket. I found the branch in my yard..

and now it resides in my home. The child silhouette banner and hand held hearts were made

by my friend Vana at Le Papier.

p.s. No children were hurt or mistreated at any time during the making of this love story.

p.p.s. Children might have been given candy for their cooperation.

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