I'm Sunie (pronounced the same as 'Sunny'). A wife to Retired Army Sergeant Kevin and mama to Kaydence, Kameron, Kaylani & Kodiak.
Motherhood was something I did not seek, but rather stumbled into.
I started my journey into adulthood on the tiny island of Oahu, Hawaii where my 16 year old free spirited heart plunged my feet deep into sand and my nose straight into nursing books. Attending Hawaii Pacific University was a dream come true for this lower class, minority girl who grew up as a military brat. After two years my scholarships ended and my funds depleted, so I followed the only path I knew and enlisted in the United States Air Force.
The military life was perfect for me; structured, spontaneous, with a stable income. As a medic I was doing what I loved, and it was this life that led me to the man of my dreams.
He was super handsome, very intelligent, disgustingly cocky and absolutely rude. His heart was pure though and I fell love.
Eleven years later, I am knee deep in toys, dog drool, dirty diapers, laundry, yarn and home renovation projects. While my children weren't necessarily planned, they have brought my life so much joy and I am fully embracing/loving all aspects of motherhood.
My husband has since retired his ACU's, and he now works in the science education department for a local school district. I ended my military career to stay home with my kids and muddled my way through an Associates Degree with two kids in tow. My chosen career of Sign Language Interpretation has led me to a culture and community of wonderful people, and while I am not actively using my degree (at this moment) I am proud to be apart of such a wonderful community and to know such a beautiful language. It has also been great to teach and watch my children flourish and become fluent in this second language that we love so much! I am now at the tail end of my Bachelors Degree in Secondary Biology Education.
I am not a writer and I don't aspire to be one. I am a wife, an avid runner, a crocheter and a mommy who loves all things natural/homemade and documenting the everyday joys and struggles of life. I started this journey of documenting in 2010 after the birth of my daughter to share her life with my family and friends far away.
Please stay, watch us grow and come back tomorrow for more joys, pitfalls, and chaos!