Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's True...Only 42

As I promised in my post about the sweet scents of paradise, I only have to walk 42 steps to the water.  This is photo is taken from our upper deck above our garage.Just to the left of the photo is  the Plumeria  tree that exudes the sweetness I enjoy on a daily basis.

These next two photos are of the beach that is just there beyond the car in the first photo.
this is looking south east to towards Honolulu.
The clear water is very warm, as you can tell in the first photo
the highway runs along the edge of the beach. It has to be one of
the best drives I have ever had the pleasure of taking on a daily basis.

This view is to the North if you were heading towards Laie,Sunset and Haliewa.
This is the beach I wrote my friends name in the sand .
I walk this beach frequently, sometimes my footprints are the only ones in the sand,depending on the time of day. I love being alone on the beach,just soaking in all of the natural beauty surrounding me. I try to clear my mind and just enjoy the moments of peaceful ,lovely, paradise.

I want you to know that I am a firm believer in living your dreams. Living in Hawaii has always  been a dream for me, it's on my bucket list. Does living ones dream come with out sacrifice? No, nothing is ever really perfect, yes even in paradise. I will say that it is however, worth achieve the dream. Maybe it's everything you wanted or maybe not, but the incredible part is the journey, not the destination.

I don't know how long we will stay in Hawaii, but it has been an incredible experience. I am most happy that I can say, it was one of my dreams and I lived it! I hope you will be inspired to contemplate your dreams...and go for it! The hardest part is making the decision, the rest will follow.

I did it! and I shared it with the ones I love the you dare to live your dreams?


  1. 42 steps = life could never be bad with that at your doorstep! x

  2. That is too wonderful for words!

  3. Hi Brandi,

    How wonderful that you are living your dream and what a beautiful dream it is! If you ever leave Hawaii I hope you return to California and then we will take those walks along Laguna

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend Sweet Friend.

    Love and hugs,

  4. How lucky you are, to be living this dream!

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  6. merci pour ces belles photos vraiment elles sont magnifiques et de vivre ce rêve
    bonne soirée

  7. How much do I love that you shared this with me. I'm grateful beyond words and inspired to live my dream. You are the best and one day I hope to be right there in paradise with you.
    Have a lovely week.
    All my very best,

  8. Queen - Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Lovely beach. I bet you can hear the water from your home (which is the part I enjoy!).
    I am with you. I totally believe in LIVING - Living your dreams, Living with Gusto, Living the fullest life you can!!!!
    I am so happy you got to live one of your dreams here in Hawaii - it's a wonderful one :D

  9. Hi Brandi
    Thanks for dropping by... and may I say you are one lucky lady living your dream!
    I have been to Hawaii and it really is a paradise!
    I too have lived my dream ... firstly living in California and now in London ... and how close am I to the rest of Europe!
    Keep living your dream! Lovely blog!

  10. My goodness Sistah!
    I have been out of the loop for a while because of volunteering and helping my husband with his church calling, not to mention doing mine. It has been HECTIC but I think we know, in the end, when you do the right thing, your blessings are abundant even if you don't realize that immediately.

    Can we trade places?? I want to be back by a beach and if it were only 42 steps for me, why in the heck would I leave? You stay put as long as you can. I know your kids must be so thankful that your dream is part of their childhood memories = )

    My dream has always been to have a loving family. I have that now. I want to expand on that dream and wish to see my children serve missions and marry in the temple and have grand kids. That is quite a ways off right now, but I think my life is pretty satisfying right now.

    Glad to be back reading my faves even if my stupid blog won't update!


  11. Btw, check your gmail account. I just sent you an email.


  12. WOW!!! You are living a dream. You wake up to heaven every day. SO beautiful!

  13. Trade least for a little while. We have a major Ozarks ice storm movin' in around noon tomorrow. This is the dreaded stuff that takes down electrical poles and our power with it. There talkin' three inches of ice and six of snow on top of it, so that beautiful warm paradise is lookin' mighty tempting right now. I could be persuaded to trade howdy for aloha, at least for a little while!!!

    God bless and enjoy your day!!!

  14. Here's to many more dreams coming true then dearest Brandi! 42 steps ... a short walk to bliss I say.

  15. Hi Brandi!
    So glad to hear you are living your dream. It is so sad to see so many people living their lives everyday on the same rat race course and never taking the time to smell the roses, or the plumeria, for that matter. Just the drive every day that you take on the highway along the beach must be a wonderful gift. It is so wonderful that you are conscious of all your bounty and God's blessing bestowed upon you. It is also wonderful that you took the time to choose to make your dream happen. It is now called your REALITY. For most people, it stays just that, a dream. I give you props girlfriend, for having the courage to make your dream a reality.
    I have a dream to live in Southern California. KA CHING!! If I ever win that lottery, I could live on the water there, maybe near the lovely Karyn at French Charming. If you ever did have to leave Hawaii and move back to where you lived before, then maybe the three of us could take walks on the beach together and share all of our stories and experiences. Who knows, maybe we could even share a cocktail with an umbrella on a deck overlooking the water in sunny Cali!!

    Have a wonderful day living out your dream!

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  17. What a wonderful place to live! Have a sweet day!

  18. Another wonderful day in paradise! Blessings, Martha

  19. Wow--yes the water is so relaxing. What an amazing view. I am curious what took you to Hawaii and what kind of business your hubby or you are in that took you there. i would be afraid I would get to a point of feeling like I was "just on an island" and couldn't just drive to another state but I guess if you are going to get that feeling there would be no where else you would want to be.

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  20. Bonjour Brandi,
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us - I applaud you for living your dream with the ones you love which is most important of all. How wonderful to be so close to the water, what a view!
    I too am blessed to be living my dream in France - this is where my honey and I met so that makes it extra special.
    Thank you for all your visits and kind comments. I thought I became a follower awhile back but it looks like I forgot,oops. I'll do that now.
    Bon week-end!

  21. wow..lucky you:) waking up to warm paradise everyday.

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  23. Dear Brandi,
    I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm so glad I went back and found it, because those pictures are so fabulous - imagine being only 42 steps from the Pacific Ocean! I can hear the waves lapping against the shore, I can feel the wet sand squishing between my toes, I can smell the salt and the sweet fragrance of Paradise..."sometimes my footprints are the only ones in the sand"...oh! To have family is paradise, but every mama and wife needs her alone time on a beach of her very own!


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