Aloha Friday #79

April 23, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What makes you the happiest?

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


87 Responses to “Aloha Friday #79”
  1. TheAngelForever says:

    Spending time with my family makes me happy. There is nothing better than doing something with my hubby and two sons.

  2. Mighty M says:

    My kids, absolutely.

  3. One Anxious Mommy says:

    Feeling absolute peace inside, knowing everyone and everything is OKAY.

  4. MamaJoss says:

    …when my ENTIRE family is together having fun…we laugh so much…it’s the best!

  5. Sweet Serendipity says:

    Spending a great day outside with my kids and realizing I am blessed to witness their uniqueness and discoveries every day. Case in point, my kids were digging in the dirt today (a favorite pass time) and my daughter found an earthworm. She named her Cinderella, lol!

  6. Louise says:

    That’s easy, my children, their laughter

  7. Pamela says:


  8. Jennifer says:

    Being with my family!

  9. Gena says:

    The looks on my girls faces when daddy gets home!

  10. Christy says:

    Doing anything with my husband and kids…they are a blast!

  11. The Social Frog says:

    Being with my husband & dogs & my family :)

  12. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    My family. I’m happiest when I’m with my family.

  13. A Psych Mommy says:

    Spending time with my family

  14. Jennifer says:

    Spending time with my Kids and seeing them Happy!

  15. Nabeel says:

    Traveling some where with my family.

    Eating peanuts in winter nights when electricity is out and we all family members having chit chat

  16. Sarah says:

    When my kids laugh. It’s infectious.

  17. diana/sunshine says:

    there are so many things that make me happy. i think i’m a pretty happy person.

    happiest… probably having my kids come home for the weekend and spending time as a family.

    of course, when they’re here for the whole summer, i’ll look upon our time together a little differently =)

  18. Kim @ The Mom Trap says:

    When we all spend time together as a family – which seems to be so rare these days. :(

  19. Melissa says:

    I am happiest when I have no worries. Aren’t we all though lol

  20. Megan says:

    Being with the people I love…friends, family…and my pup Chewy, too!

    And in the superficial area…MASSAGES…I could really use one right about now, too!

  21. Janet F says:

    At this time in my life my grandchildren make me the happiest.

  22. IE Mommy says:

    This doesn’t make me the happiest….but it definitely thrills my heart…but when I am holding a little hand in mine…it’s one of the most special feelings.

    Thanks for the fun….

    C’mon by and answer my question…it’s a thinker question

  23. Upstatemomof3 says:

    Oh that’s an easy one – my family. :)

  24. Harriet says:

    Feeling settled as a whole- family, work, housework etc

  25. otin says:

    Summer activities, I tend to fall into the beach bum category!

  26. Mozi Esmes Mommy says:

    My girl! Especially when she is smiley and the sun is shining…

  27. mooselovingmamabear says:

    When the bills are all paid
    And spending time with my family

  28. Sarah says:

    My family.

  29. Jenn(ifer) says:

    hearing “I love you Mama”

  30. Auntie E says:

    When my whole family is laughing and having fun at the same time.

  31. Amy@Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    From day to day, the things that make me the happiest are the many blessings God has given me and His amazing love and faithfulness.

  32. tara says:

    so many things really. My family probably tops everything else though :)

  33. Verging on 40 says:

    Spending time with my grandson!

  34. Elle says:

    It’s really got to be spending time with my family. That’s what makes me the happiest.

  35. Dee says:

    When my family is all together!

  36. ParentingPink says:

    Cuddling in bed with my daughters and hubby. There’s nothing like it :-)

  37. BeAGoodDad says:

    These days it’s spending a couple hours playing Guitar Hero after the kids go to bed.

  38. Em Dy says:

    Free time to do anything I want

  39. Rita says:

    Praising God.

  40. Jen says:

    Being with my family. =)

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  41. Brandi says:

    my son and husband

  42. jaime says:

    no question – my son

  43. Pamela Kramer says:

    Kids and hubby are a given but what really makes me giddy? My freak flag is about to fly!

    When the spaces around me are clutter free. Something about an organized spot that just allows me to breath easier.

  44. Abby says:

    I am happiest when I am with my husband and son. And having some nice weather so we can play outside helps too!

  45. Summer says:

    My greatest joy in life is my family. Times aren’t always peachy but they bring me the most joy I’ve ever felt in my life.

  46. Angie says:

    My children make me the happiest.

  47. Kari says:

    When my family is all together safe and sound at home. Happy Friday!

  48. Mandee says:

    Watching the kids play and have fun at the park on a really nice day, then getting popsicles afterwards!

  49. Michelle says:

    When we are out somewhere enjoying some great weather as a family !
    With lots of space for my kids to run free! lol

  50. AmyG says:

    This is lame, but right now, it would make me happier if the neighbor would turn down their music!!!

    Otherwise, it makes me happy when my girls are playing sweetly with each other & I hear things like, “Emily, I love you! You are my best friend!”

  51. Heather says:

    This was an easy answer. My family! I love when my husband and two kids and me are together. It’s even better if everyone is in a good mood and had their naps!

  52. LissaL says:

    Of course, my family. But a great cup of java, & seeing Sawyer take his shirt off on “Lost” does make me feel really good:)

  53. Carol Olsen says:

    Spending time with my grandsons – and riding my Harley!

  54. AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty says:

    My family makes me the happiest.

  55. alliry says:

    Knowing I did the right thing.

  56. Jenny says:

    I think – cuddling with my husband on a weekend morning, and soon all the kids come pile in with us. Also, I love the times my family gets together with my siblings, parents, niece and nephews – being with all the people I love most in the world, all in one room.

  57. Lissete says:

    The obvious answer is my family. So aside fom that, it’s traveling. Especially travel to an island just south of where you are :) Hint: it’s not Molokai, Lanai or Hawaii! ;) LOL Although I enjoy them all!

  58. groovyoldlady says:

    FINISHING a project that I started. It happens so rarely that I am overjoyed when I do manage it!

  59. Michelle says:

    Having my husband home after being gone for a week on a business trip, it makes me so happy to see my girls excitement that he is home!

  60. Liz says:

    Spending time with my family!

  61. Shannon says:

    Spending happy time with my family. I love it when my kids and husband hug me and tell me how much they love me.

  62. Baba says:

    Accomplishing something I’ve been working on and of course snuggling with my grand-babies.

  63. Laura says:

    Hearing my kids laugh. And I don’t just mean giggle, but that laugh that comes from their belly, KWIM?

  64. Alyson says:

    That is the question of the day right now. :( I guess being with my family while things are going smoothly.

  65. Kelley says:

    First… It is only 9am and there are already 89 peopls signed up. I thought I was so clever getting up early. LOL

    What makes me happy? My DH and my little jewel. ..I find it funny when I was younger I “wanted” so many things and now, I am happy to sit on the porch with DH and watch LJ play.

  66. Jinxy says:

    My family. My Hubby’s quirks. My girl’s sweet gummy smiles. Waking up to my baby’s big bright eyes.

  67. Kim says:

    Being with family :o )

  68. East Coast Wahine says:

    When I, my husband and family are healthy and safe !

  69. alliry says:

    my children always bring smiles to my face.

  70. Michelle says:

    My husband, kiddos, and love for nature make me the happiest.

  71. Storm says:

    My children and a good night’s sleep.

  72. JenReg says:

    What makes me happiest is when my whole family is together – my son is home from college, and I have my little group together…it just warms my heart!

  73. Erin says:

    hands down… my family….. kiddos and hubby…. cant stand when they are not around me!

  74. JamericanSpice says:

    I cannot choose one thing because at every different moment…something..or someone is making me the happiest or maybe me is making me the happiest :)

  75. Jen says:

    Being together with my husband and boys. I’ll never take those times for granted again.

  76. MommyAmy says:

    Spending time with my family! I’m sure everyone is gonna say that… but it’s TRUE! I love playing with my kids and hubby, and I even love spending time with my parents and siblings too. :) I especially love it when everyone gets together for a big family function, I thrive on that type of event!

  77. Delaney says:

    Sitting on a beach in the warm sand watching the waves of the ocean come into shore.

  78. Sues2u2 says:

    My family natch!

  79. sagemom says:

    My family!

    Then chocolate. Ha ha!

  80. Bless4 says:

    My family makes me the happy and my family on a warm vacation even makes me happier!

  81. Lori m says:

    The question is what makes you happy, this is perfect for me today, I just found out our daughter will be moving about 5 min. from our home. Since she’s due to have the baby late fall, I’m bouncing off the walls.

    For most this wouldn’t be much to drive 20 or 30 or maybe more min. but for someone that does very little driving and when she does she can get lost going around the block this is HUGE! Yes, I’m so happy there just isn’t enough words to express my joy and happiness. Not only a first grand baby, I get to offer ideas to help decorate and she’ll be really close to us. Life is just “Grand”, this is one more Blessing that the good Lord has given us.

    Happy Evening, God Bless, Lori m

  82. Sher :) says:

    Sitting outside on a beautiful day. :)

  83. heatherlyn says:

    I’m pretty simple. Good food and my hubby always make me happy :)

  84. Sheila - Runnin' Late, Again! says:

    Spending time with my family. Watching my kids laugh and play together, seeing my husband teach my son how to do ‘guy’ stuff. Having a sleeping baby lay on my chest and not have to rush to move her. To be able to enjoy the warmness of her while stealing kisses and hugs and not worrying about how quickly babies grow and just enjoy the moment.


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