80 Is The New 60!!!

Happy 80th Birthday To the coolest cat on the planet!!

Seriously Dad, you make 80 look GOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Words can’t come close to describing how much we love you and just what you mean to me. But I feel like I am the one who got the present every January 11th!! You are a true blessing to us, and we can’t wait to go back to the volcano with you and Mom, when you come out to Hawaii again.

 

 

 

Aloha!! | Loft & Learn Update from the Big Island of Hawai’i

Greetings Everyone!

The farm is progressing nicely, much of the extreme overgrowth has been cut down on a majority of the property except there is still some chopping to do in the back of the fruit orchard. The view and landscape is shaping up though and all of the hard work is paying off. The coffee is coming in beautifully and there are some really nice producing trees this season, so we are truly hopeful of having a pretty decent season. A nursery has already been started for introducing new trees for planting at the end of the year and plans are being drawn up to plant our new crops (lavender, vanilla and vineyard)by the end of next year. We have already enjoyed the lemon, lime, avocados, and mangoes on the farm. I have been experimenting with different smoothies and salads.

We are still working tirelessly in efforts of restoring and re branding the farm as well as renovating the house but we managed to get some stellar fun time in as well, Loft Style!!! Let’s see, Grandpa took Ace & Kingston out for a mega cool day where they went swimming at 2 different beaches, out to eat, back to an aquatics pool, stopped by a skate park, ran around a recreational beach and had a ball in a Halloween store!! Phew, I am tired for him, just typing all of that. The boys are still talking about their mega-fun day with Grandpa! While they were off having an awesome time, we were able to have a day/night out in Kona town. They have added a few really nice establishments and clubs to the strip making it more thriving scene for all. We’re also thrilled to be able to reconnect with our dear friends, Randy and Kamalani. We kept up while we moved to the mainland but it is truly nice to be able to catch up in person. All in all it’s been pretty hectic yet fun, the last few weeks.

p.s. the boys got signed to a model/talent agency (Focus International–New Faces) and Ace starts basketball today…

Until next time, Many Blessings,

Malaika

Greetings from Hawai’i !!!

Aloha Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since our last post but as mentioned earlier, we have been having a whirlwind of a summer!! First leaving beautiful Cary, North Carolina and our wonderful new friends, we began our travels at the end of June taking us to Michigan, Illinois, Florida, The Bahamas, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona, California then finally back home to the Big Island, Hawai’i. Phew, I am tired just reliving it all. It was such a blessing being able to catch up with family that we haven’t seen in years. And being able to see those that we do see often is always a blast. Every moment we got to spend with each other was a pleasant reminder of how precious every day is and we will treasure every moment. While July and August was the longest and best vacation we’ve ever had, we lost our beloved GG. Mary Grace will be truly missed and I am so appreciative of being able to visit with her and the rest of the Loftus Family during our visit to Chicago. This summer we got to connect with a lot of our family during our Harris Reunion cruise and look forward to the next reunion in two years. Puerto Rico, here we come!!! And for the family we weren’t able to see, we look forward to you coming out to Hawaii!!!

The Loft & Learn site will be very sporadic again until October where we will be relaunching the site among other exciting news of re-branding! Yes we are re-branding the coffee company,Farm and  “Kids Loft” on Youtube . We will definitely keep you posted on our journey of restoring the farm and renovating our home!! Thank you for taking this wild ride with us, until next time,

Many Blessings,

Malaika Amani