Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hawaii Part 2

The second day we hiked the island a bit.  I was not used to the humidity and was sweating like a pig by the end of the hike but it was nice to out and about.

 This is where we had an amazing meal.  I think it used to be a sugar plantation.  Just beautiful!  Best meal we had on the island.

 This is the south shore...Poi Pu.  We ate at the Beachouse Restaurant.  Most beautiful setting... just awesome.

 Poi Pu Beach.  My favorite part was almost being with the turtles.  The one in the pictures was HUGE!  Almost ran into me.  What a beautiful animal.

 We took a kayak trip up the Wialua River.  After two miles of paddling we hiked into a beautiful water fall, swam in the amazing water and came out... well worth the trip!

 The north shore had the BEST beach... ENORMOUS waves.  These crazy surfers were parasailing or something on the waves, FOR HOURS!  They were quite far away but I could see one of them flipping over the top of the waves.  It must be like being pulled behind a motor boat for hours.  Biggest waves I have ever seen!

And of course at the end of the beach trip we had our shaved ice!

Hawaii Part 1

I know you all thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth...but alas I am still around.  Just not blogging much because my life is just life... not too much going on.  I have a friend taking a "photo" a day for a month.  Sorry to say some are not too interesting.  So I am not alone in my monotonous adventure through life.  However, Scott and I recently returned from an amazing vacation!  Get ready for some pics people!

These first few are of our NaPali Coast tour.  Absolutely amazing landscape.  The mountains are huge and amazing and drop into this beautiful blue water.  The water changed colors around every corner.  These sea caves are awesome.  Our tour guide backed into one and let us see how big it was.  Scary!  You can tell which sea cave we were in because of the wake coming out of the cave... don't miss it!

Our tour ended early due to a big storm that came in.  We were soaked by the time we made it to our car but even the storm was pretty awesome to watch!

 This is our resort and some pictures of the beach and trees surrounding.  Beautiful place.  Didn't use the resort to its full potential because we were too busy out exploring the island!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Holy cow!  I haven't written since April?  That can't be right....ok..maybe it is.  I've been a bit busy this summer, thankfully!  It has been way too hot but I have lovely friends who let me use their pools whenever I need. 

Here is some serious intensity!  He LOVES spiderman.  He's just a fun kid to have around.  Always keeps me busy.

Anyway, I obviously need to catch up from earlier this summer and our first trip to Montana but I need to post this awesome picture of JAMES.  I'm actually supposed to be packing for our second trip to Montana, we leave tomorrow!  Of course I choose NOW to post!  DUH!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Very LONG Week

Last week had it all...and I'm glad its over. It was a long miserable week. It all started on Monday with Jenna telling me her ear hurt, which being the most sympathetic person, told her to lay down and watch TV. By 5 in the afternoon she was in tears and needed to go to the DR. Ear infection. Thankfully Scott was home to help with that. Perhaps it was just leftover from her previous double ear infection with strep...but it doesn't really matter...

Tuesday started with being up part of the night with Logan who wasn't feeling well. Being a little sleep deprived and cranky at this point the day wasn't looking to good to begin with. I went to get a loaf of bread out of the freezer to find it had been unplugged while making James look like this.

All of the meat was still cold but all the flour and wheat on the bottom was wet and needed to be taken out of the freezer. I laid it on the floor of the garage until I could muster enough awareness to deal with it. Later I found James out using the toilet plunger as a shovel with the rice.
And I was still dealing with a fussy baby...Tuesday night, not much sleep. I decided then that it was time to take Logan back to the DR. This would end up being the 6th doctor visit in 6 weeks. Not just for him but for all the kids...somehow Eliza escaped from having to go once even though I'm sure all the germs originated from her school class.

Anyway, Wednesday woke up to Eliza running into our bedroom saying James was eating medicine. Came out to find him downing tylonol. I noticed a few missing Claritan as well. So a call to poison control made me feel better...he's big enough to handle what he had eaten. On to the next problem of Logan who had been up ALL night. I made an appointment with the DR. I do have a great doctor that is very careful with babies but after seeing Logan and hearing him cough he ended up on steroids again and a nebulizer. WAHOO! He was a good baby but two hours there plus picking up the prescriptions on very little sleep was NO good.

Thankfully everyone slept through the night on Wednesday. I tried to dig myself out of the hole that I was in on Thursday. The kids were quite good and I got a bit done. (While all this is going on I had Stake Training and Ministering, which is always a blessing.)

Friday morning began with a BANG...really, more like a crash...

I heard the candy jar fall from the top of the fridge as I was getting out of the shower. So I began again cleaning and trying to make sure nobody got hurt. Thankfully James stayed put and the girls listened. I think by this point they were pretty scared themselves.

A little bit later I heard a knocking coming from the dryer...James. I think he had wanted to play in there and Jenna had been so good as to help him. I also found this lovely ensemble in my bathroom.At some point during the day I found James quite stuck in Logan's chair, which is NO NO...I wanted to leave him there for a while but he was really stuck and very unhappy.

You should be glad to know we are all alive and doing ok. This week has had the boys puking and me running on very little sleep...but its all part of life!