modernmaven In the years we've been together (13) we've seen challenges, hardships, love to the moon and back and so much beauty. We've changed. We've grown. We are far from perfect. Holy smokes, we gave up everything we owned and knew and moved our little family all the way to Hawaii from Colorado...almost a year ago! There's no one else in this world I would rather experience it all with than this guy. (Also...Don't mind my crazy growing out from a pixie cut curly hair. But..look at that amazing pool behind us!) I am so thankful for this family of mine and this life we are living. #grayhawaiilife #bigisland #Hawaii 2d
  •   adelaida1122 Happy Anniversary! And Channing looks so much like her daddy! 2d
  •   angela.doran Beautiful couple 2d
  •   mamawatters Oh so lovely, happy anniversary! 2d
  •   meganmodderman aww, happy anniversary! love that photo of you two AND your hair looks adorable!! 2d
  •   jojoandeloise So BEAUTIFUL!!! 2d
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  •   thegraygang Happy Anniversary, love birds. 2d
  •   jamieloveskauai I'm so happy you are a part of this magic only found on the islands in the middle of the great pacific. Can't wait to officially meet you my friend. @modernmaven 2d

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modernmaven Date night. Isn't this view amazing? #Hawaii #bigisland 2d
  •   katyannev Lovely couple!! Enjoy! 2d
  •   calikatrina you guys make hawaii date night look gooood. 2d
  •   laurenbowyer i answered my last question. i got to stay here for a trip i won from work...my gosh that place is unreal!! 2d
  •   belleandrew Isn't that place beautiful?? When I lived there, both my mom and sister worked at hualalai :-) 2d
  •   lilyblu001 Beautiful. Wow 2d
  •   rebeccalilianlin Stunning. One of my bucket list hotels. Hope it was a special evening for you guys! 2d
  •   ainsl3y Gorgeous!!! 2d

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modernmaven Morning yoga on the beach #Hawaii #bigisland #maunalani 7d

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modernmaven Pardon my proud mama moment. #pressplay 1w

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modernmaven Building evening forts in the living room. That's #widn as tagged by the lovely @thejoyfultribe. And, of course, she's in there reading 1w

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modernmaven In her favorite spot, doing her favorite thing. She came home today and actually read to me out of a book she brought from school. Following along with her little finger on each word as she read it. 4 little words per sentence and she read each one. I am so proud! 1w

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modernmaven Salty air and sand in our toes to end the day. Aloha #GrayHawaiiLife 1w

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modernmaven A lazy Sunday over here with my sunkissed girl, books and smoothies on the lanai...I hope you all are having a beautiful day 1w

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modernmaven Good morning pretty girls. Aloha Sunday #succulentsisters #succulentsunday #ilovesucculents 1w

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modernmaven I've come to realize I am possibly the only person on this island that can't grow an orchid...I am embarrassed to admit how many have not survived in my care. So, for now, I am sticking to what I know best...succulents. They are definitely my favorite and never let me down! I spent the morning repotting all these lovelies for our front steps #grayhawaiihome #succulentsisters #ilovesucculents 1w
  •   sugarcanehawaii @modernmaven - can you tell me the color that you used on your house? I'm looking for the perfect color for the outside of the shop and I think that might be it!! :) 1w
  •   modernmaven I tried that too! I must just have bad orchid ju-ju @dianeyhawaii 1w
  •   mintbijoux I'm about to move from az to wa and I've been wanting to ask you... Do you have any tips or secrets for keeping succulents in a colder climate? I'm going to miss them terribly if I can't keep at least a few around! 1w
  •   modernmaven They will still do well. It might be a little trial and error with the cold. As long as they still have sunshine they will do great. I always had to move mind inside in Colorado during the winter. Not sure if you will have a lot of snow or frost where you are going in WA so you might have to do that too if it gets too cold during the winter. That's a big move!! What's taking you to WA? @mintbijoux 1w
  •   mintbijoux Thanks @modernmaven I'm nervous there won't be enough sun but we will see. I'm sure I'll have to keep them inside during winter it does get cold. I grew up there and my family lives there so we are heading back for the littles to be close to grandparents and cousins! I miss the trees and water so I'm excited to be leaving the desert! 1w
  •   juliarthawaii Looks great! 1w
  •   brookemaureau Looks beautiful! 6d

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modernmaven Practicing hula in her vintage Hawaiian muumuu thank you @littlesliceofpie ! #bigisland #hawaii 2w

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modernmaven After the longest of days, I am so thankful for a wonderful job which requires me to work hard in a field I love with some really great people, an amazingly loving an understanding family, dinner on our lanai, wine, chocolate from a thoughtful friend @katyannev (if only there were a Trader Joes here!) and holy heck...we LIVE on HAWAII!! 11 months this week, in fact. #grayhawaiihome #bigisland #hawaii 2w
  •   collecting_memories So happy for you!! When you love your job and location, it makes such a difference! You have done so well with all those transitions! 2w
  •   lilyblu001 Beautiful 2w
  •   ochsemomma Seriously can't believe it's been a year! Every picture makes me desperately want to move there 2w
  •   kaswicegood I love hearing how life just keeps coming together for you guys as you make it your home2w
  •   slewis38 So pretty @vintagehomecolleen 2w
  •   modernmaven I agree Jessica!! So thankful to have you and your support @kessoca 2w
  •   modernmaven Thank you Kelly and Jenn! I can't believe it's been 11 months. We were waving look a temporary goodbye right about now, one year ago. The only time we've been apart so long. I can't believe how far we've come! @kaswicegood @ochsemomma 2w
  •   modernmaven Thank you Debee!! This full time working mom gig is so challenging on some days! Wish you were here to relax and enjoy these succulents with me @inspirelovely 2w

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modernmaven Day made. thank you for the photo opp @kessoca !! (Where the heck is the unicorn emoji???) 2w

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modernmaven Hawaiian paper dolls...we both want all of their outfits for ourselves 2w
  •   donnerlakelove So cute love the Hawaiian girls. 2w
  •   sandandstarfish Oh my gosh me too! 2w
  •   innercurator Up early, before my twins (gasp), and I find your beautiful colorful ig feed looking forward to color here in Colorado- it is just starting! 2w
  •   bricsgirl LOVE!!! I might need you to send us some of those!! 2w
  •   allysonm How fun 2w
  •   modernmaven Oh thank you!! That is so very kind of you Kristin. What part of Colorado are you in? We do miss it...it's such a beautiful state @innercurator 2w
  •   collecting_memories Those are darling!! 2w
  •   innercurator We live in Boulder, Colorado️yes love it. Would like to move up into the mountains in the next few years 2w

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modernmaven A very blessed day indeed to meet my lovely IG friend @sharstinm ! It makes me the happiest to actually meet in person the beautiful, strong, amazing women who I've connected with through this community and I feel so lucky to have spent my morning with this gem of lady 2w

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modernmaven I know everyone probably thinks I am crazy but I really wish I could welcome all my friends I've met through this community over to our home... To enjoy dinner and laughter and great conversation here on our lanai. As long as you don't mind our unfinished kitchen or half painted house! But truly, it would be a dream to spend moments with so many of you, just enjoying your company. Everyone chooses to visit Maui or Kauai but, if you decide on the Big Island, you are always welcome #grayhawaiihome 2w
  •   lilyblu001 @modernmaven you should have an event lol. An IG event. We could all have a huge party!!! 2w
  •   sweetsassystudio Thanks @modernmaven ! It really is in our dream plans to do a sabatical or locum on one of the islands! Saving as we speak! I'd pack it all in and move too! You are so brave! Do volcanoes scare you at all? Do you use the pumice on your feet or is that not respectful? My sons love volcanoes and are fascinated with the "rocks" that float! Does the volcanic rock really float? What is it called? Btw I watch Hawaii Life every chance I get! 2w
  •   juliarthawaii Love your Aloha spirit:) 2w
  •   jillylyn One day, my friend. One day... 2w
  •   simplelovelymoments And you are always welcome on Maui 2w
  •   jamieloveskauai @modernmaven Tara, beautiful soul, that would be so magical to spend time with you. You and your family are welcome here on kauai too. Come stay with us and visit. 2w
  •   thewildspicylife_ That would be so lovely! 2w
  •   okkaela Adorable. Be right over! 🏼2w

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modernmaven I beat myself up so often for not being "enough"...patient enough, especially. This face right here...I just want to be everything I can for her and there are lots of times I fail to be my best. But I love her so truly, madly, deeply. And this smile melts my heart over and over again every single day. The love and forgiveness she shows me is magical. 2w

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modernmaven She's legitimately beat me 3 times in a row #candyland 2w

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