For years now Ben and I have been asked the question to which our reply was always, “We’re not ready yet.” 


Well friends, our time has come. Smile

“Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

– Elizabeth Stone


Ben and I have always been big kids at heart and had a very special connection with little ones, so having kids was never a matter or if, but when. When we finally came to the realization that we’re never going to feel 100% prepared to have a baby, we started tuning in to our intuition and letting things happen naturally. 


[Yep, we’re pregnant.]

This whole pregnancy thing is so new to me [I’m only about 9 weeks] and a lot could still happen, but I’ve always felt an urge to share my journey. I feel called to share this process as well, and I truly believe that no matter what happens, it is the best thing for me to write through it. 

Keeping this a secret for the past few weeks has been immensely difficult, especially since just looking at food is painful some days, let alone trying to post recipes!  Now that you’re in on the secret, maybe you’ll understand a bit more about where I’m coming from. 

There is so much to be said and I’m excited for the opportunity to document my journey on GPD with a focus on keeping my pregnancy simple yet significant, as always.  I still plan on posting healthy recipes and motivational tidbits, but I also plan to throw some pregnancy updates in the mix, too.

This year, we spent another glorious Thanksgiving on the island of Hawai`i with the ‘ohana…


and Ben and I had something extra special to be thankful for. 


Aloha Pumehana.
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21 thoughts on “Thankful.

  1. Dallas says:

    Hi Haley!

    I don’t comment often (or at all), but I always read your blog, and JUST read your last few entries while catching up on my backlog in Google Reader. Congratulations to you and Ben!! 🙂

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