Sunday Dinner

Aloha!

Tonight we ate dinner at the Bishop’s home. Bishop is called to lead the congregation in a certain district or area. His home has a beautiful view. When you walk into their home, all you see is the ocean. They had a lanai (porch) and it was large enough to fit about 20 people and the sound of waves crashing was priceless.

Dinner was amazing. We had fluffy Brazilian rice and beans, cucumber and tomato salad, and steaks. I can not forget about the steaks and the grilled pineapple. Even if I was so full, I could not pass up the grilled pineapple. They had put some brown sugar glaze on the pineapples while they were on the grill. It was just yummy. The view and the vibe of sitting outside on the lanai makes all the difference. The family hosting and making dinner are from Brazil, so they know how to cook delicious food.

What is your favorite Brazilian food?

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Service Project

My brother in law is trying to get his Eagle Scout project done before he turns 18. Eagle Scout project has to be done before a scout turns 18. So 6 days before his 18th birthday, he organized a service project. His service project was to clean up a green house over at Keehi Memorial Lagoon.

So this past Saturday, we went to Keehi Memorial Lagoon. Since living in Laie, we have to think twice about planning our time in town because of the drive. I know driving an hour to a place and another hour back home isn’t a lot for other people. For people living in Hawai’i, driving an hour is a long time. In all honesty, I sometimes enjoy having the luxury of living the country to go into the city.

Keehi Memorial Lagoon is actually a really pretty place, and I’ve never been to this place before. This place has different venues for parties and the landscape is well kept. While the men were putting up the lumber, I took a walk to look around and took some pictures. The landscape is beautiful and it was a nice day in general. The trade winds picked up, so it’s not as humid during the day.

Are you an Eagle Scout?

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North Shore Tacos

I know I have written a review on this restaurant but it was on our way back home to Laie. North Shore Tacos is located in Hauula. While my husband was driving back home, he asked where should we have dinner. This question totally helped me wake up from on drive back home. Long car rides are just soothing, and I tend to fall asleep even if the car rides is 20 minutes or more.

So this time I decided to try the Nachos. I got the shredded chicken nachos. It was not my favorite. I guess I felt like there was not a lot of chicken on the nachos. I’m use to cheese being more creamy and not so much of a solid on chips. It just seemed like a clump of cheese on chips.

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Dupixent update

My stomach and back area has improved so much from when I stated. Its been about 9 days since my first dosage. I did have some red flare ups on my hands. I think its because I stopped using topical steroids. I usually used topical steroids on my hands, because they can get bad. My face does feel a little better, but I do have some dry or flaky areas on my face and arms. I feel like my skin has a strong barrier. So before if I would scratch, I would easily be able to open up my skin but now its not so sensitive.

Those who are looking into starting Dupixent. I would say to at least try and see the difference yourself. Each person has a different but so the experience will be different. For my situation, I did try everything in order to have smooth skin. So this is my last resort and its definitely working. I still feel eating well determines how your skin reacts. I’m not so strict on not eating dairy or meat since being on Dupixent, but I think the reason why there a flare up on my hand, is probably because I’ve been eating dairy.

I’ve been feeling a little more confident on wearing short sleeve shirts. I would always wear shirts that had a 3/4 sleeves or more. I use to have red blotches or dry skin on my arms, but now my skin is becoming more smooth. I’m hoping my skin tone on my arms even out in the future.

Are you on Dupixent? How is you skin been on Dupixent? Or do you have a friend who has eczema?

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Caramel Apple

Have you ever heard of GPC?  Well it stands for giant papillary conjunctivitis, which is sort of an eye infection. One of the main symptoms are these little bumps that are under your eye lids. I have it ever since my husband and I moved to Laie. My allergies has been bad ever since we moved here. I’m allergic to dust and other things, my eyes got bad.  It just sucks because I can’t use my contact lenses until it heals.

So far I’ve been to about three eye doctor visits to see what type of eye drops I need to heal my eyes. In the middle of the night, it sort of feels like there a piece of lint stuck under my eye lids. It really is eye mucus stuck under my eye lids but because of the bumps prevent the mucus from moving anywhere. I’m sure they will heal, but glasses are cool too!

On Thursday, I drove to town again from Laie to Honolulu to see my allergist. Well I’m still allergic to shellfish. Being allergic to shellfish in Hawai’i means I’m a cheap date. My husband can eat all the shell fish at the buffet. I hoping my insurance will be able to approve me for this new drug Dupixent. Have you heard anyone with moderate or severe eczema? Well, I’m a person with moderate eczema. Eczema covers 40% of my body and there a days when it gets bad and some days when it does not bother me at all. This new drug Dupixent will manage the biological process of the eczema. “Biologic drugs, or biologics, are among the most targeted therapies available today because they essentially use human DNA to treat certain diseases at the immune system level. Dupixent limits the immune system from overreacting, lowering the severity of inflammation and decreasing the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. ” This is a major break through for the people who suffer from eczema.  There are so many success stories and I’m hoping my insurance is able to cover it.

Saturday was an amazing day. I was able to go to the Temple with my husband to witness a Temple Sealing. A Temple Sealing is when the couple or a family is bonded through all time and eternity. So have you heard of death to us apart? Temple Sealing goes beyond this life on earth. After this life, we’ll be able to be sealed with our family. We know where we will go and where we came from.

This family has a 3 year old son, and watching him put his hands on his parents hands was the sweetest. I’m definitely blessed to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Each day through the struggles, I know its a learning opportunity instead of a complaining opportunity.

Caramel Apple! I love Lipsense. Lipsense stays on and the gloss just makes it pop even more. The best part is when I kiss my husband, he does not have to worry about having lipstick on his lips. Caramel Apple is so far my favorite, so if you are looking for a lipstick that will last, you need Lipsense.

Just want to leave with a quote “Life has been so unfair in my favor way to much for me to complain”. – Unknown

Have a great week. What is something you stop complaining about?

Aloha!

Featured picture, its my Husband and I after going tot he Temple. We went with our family and friends to North Shore Tacos. We had the Beach Burrito. I had the shredded chicken and my husband got the sweet pork of course. If you come to Hawai’i, you need to stop by North Shore Tacos if you are feeling a little spicy.