Christine Battad



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Located in Honolulu, HI.

10 on 10 | May 2012 | Honolulu Photographer

May 10th, 2012

The fam and I just got back from 9 days in Japan so instead of sharing 10 photos from 1 day, I decided to post 10 photos from our trip. The hubby and I visited Japan 3 years ago and we were excited to go back with the little one.

Waiting to board the plane. Her 18th flight in 26 months!

 

First subway ride, ever.

 

Bikes for days. Dotonbori.

 

Pine cones in Arashiyama.

 

AMAZING bamboo grove in Arashiyama.

 

Dandelion.

 

Family day at Osaka Castle. Loved the taiko performance.

 

They have a thing for big ferris wheels in Japan. There are at least 3 within an hour of where we stayed.

 

Children’s day at the zoo.

 

On our last day we headed to Nara, where there are deer roaming free all over. So glad I got shots of Kaya feeding the deer because she got scared and wouldn’t do it again!

 

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to check out Melinda Meredith Photography‘s 10 on 10 for May.

10 on 10 | April 2012 | Honolulu Photographer

April 10th, 2012

This month’s 10 on 10 documents our Easter Sunday.  It was a busy one!

Kaya putting on her musical bunny ears.  She only kept them on for a few seconds so I was lucky to catch her with them almost on.

 

Checking out what the Easter bunny brought.

 

The hubs and I just finished a 50 day Paleo challenge.  Paleo is a “diet” in which you cut out grains, diary and legumes, no added sugar.  So basically meat, veggies, nuts and fruits.  I didn’t lose any weight but I felt SO much better – less GI issues than before and way more energy.  We had to get creative with recipes so one of the things I attempted was sweet potato pancakes made with almond flour.  They aren’t nearly as good as real pancakes but they definitely help my starchy cravings.  (And, btw, I ate crappy for 2 days and paid dearly for it.  Major headache and nausea.  It felt like a BAD hangover.  Lesson learned.  Sugar is the devil.)

 

We headed to the zoo for an Easter egg scavenger hunt.  There was also an arts & crafts area set up.  Looks like someone is gonna be a lefty!

 

After heading home for a nap, we’re off again!

 

Easter party at my cousin’s house.  Here’s Kaya having a blast on the big trampoline.

 

Another Easter egg hunt!  Eggs in trees and bushes!

 

More fun with the cousins’ toys.

 

Kaya and my cousin’s adorable daughter.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Laurie Vengoechea | Temecula Photographer‘s blog and see what she’s been cooking up this month!

Home | Project 52: Week 15 | Honolulu Photographer

April 8th, 2012

Despite the fact that I’ve only lived about 1/3 of my life here, I was born here and I consider myself raised here.  Almost my entire family is here.  And nowhere else has ever felt like home to me.  Living away from here for so long has made me appreciate Hawaii so much more than I could have if I had never left.  I feel so so lucky to be able to bring my daughter home to be raised.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Head on over to Las Vegas Photographer Tara Romasanta‘s blog to check out her home.

 

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