Friday, May 30, 2008

Is it over already??

Well, we got back from Kaua'i on Monday and we already wish we could go back! Loren's parents were awesome and spoiled us by taking the whole family to their time-share at the Marriott for our Christmas present. In December it felt like May would never come and here I am blogging about it already! We had more fun than you could shake a stick at. We laid at the beach, played frisbee, swam, went hiking on the amazing Na Pali Coast, swam in a waterfall, snorkeled at several beaches, swam with a sea turtle (Loren did anyway-I missed it), kayaked, water skiied, ate great food and had fun times with the whole family!
Here are some pictures of our week....enjoy....we sure did :)

Loren playing beach volleyball

Relaxing at Wailua Bay

Me and Amorette frolicking on the beach

Kayaking the Hanalei River

Eating lunch at Hanalei Bay

Can't beat this view

On our hike to the Hanakapiai Falls on the Na Pali Coast

It was so humid on this hike, I don't think I have ever sweat that much in my life! Well worth it though.

My sis-in-law, Amorette, and me. The water was surprisingly cold but totally refreshing

All of us kids at Poi'pu Beach (see the people behind us getting married :)
Amorette and Parker(Loren's older brother), Loren and me, and Starly (Loren's younger brother)

Me and Loren at Wiamea Canyon (Kaua'i's version of the Grand Canyon)

Dinner with the family in Kapa'a

Loren and Me back at Poi'pu Beach

Church on Sunday, they give all the visitors crocheted leis

Friday, May 23, 2008

Chillaxing in Hawaii....

Be back on Monday.....

Saturday, May 17, 2008


My friend Sherrie tagged me, here you go:

1. Family
2. Vacations
3. A clean house

1. That something will happen to a family member
2. Jumping off high things
3. Spiders

1. Have children
2. Finish the basement
3. Eat better and exercise more

Current obsessions:
1. Shopping online
2. Reading
3. The color yellow

Random facts about me:
1. I am trying to grow my own bonsai tree
2. I taught Photoshop retouching in Indonesia 2 years ago
3. I'm teaching myself to play the harmonica

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Martha Stewart Moment

I've used these "vases" for a couple of years now and thought I would pass the idea along. Schweppes sells their ginger ale in these pretty green glass bottles.  I loved the color so much that I peeled the labels off and have been using them as large bud vases. You can make a plain bouquet into something unexpected.  Sometimes I put them all over the house. I got these frilly tulips from Costco for $9.00, tomorrow we're having Loren's family over for Mother's Day and I think I'll use them down the middle of the table for a centerpiece.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Step aside Lance Armstrong

Loren finished his first Century (100 miles) yesterday!! I am so proud of him! I wasn't there to see him come across the finish line but he was pretty excited to finish. Thanks to our friend Hans who helped push him on for the last 30 miles. Loren was pretty grateful when he saw him on the road.