February 25, 2008

bear with me...

I'm a bit depressed. It's hard to come back to the woes of my life from a magical vacation. I've started a new blog just for our trip (much easier to do a book that way), but it will take me a little time. Until then, I'll give you tidbits - or you can check out my sister's blog  she's doing tidbits, too.

Rebecca's baptism day. I highly recommend a quick trip with the whole family for an easy, no stress baptism! Awesome!

All 24 of us! We missed those who weren't there! Next time...

February 23, 2008


We're back! My husband said we could stay, but there are a few loose ends we have to tie up here first! I'm thinking of doing a separate blog for our trip. It's gonna take me awhile. I have about 700 pictures to go through. I want to chronicle each day. Then I can make a book, like Denae. I'm trying to catch up with the 200+ posts on my reader. Wow! You guys didn't just sit around and wait for me to return. Whatever! I will post pictures as I have time. I promise to put the embarrassing ones for sure!

All in all, it was an amazing trip. The weather was perfect (unlike the weather we came home to!) The families got along. We got great tans and not to many burns (until the last day). The whale watching trip was unbelievable. We had whales all around us at one point. 2 males liked us so much that they kept going back and forth under our boat!!! I will post all the events asap. I have to go to bed. I'm exhausted!!! Mahalo for your well wishes and jealousy! I'm not usually one that people are jealous of. I hope to catch up soon!!!

February 15, 2008


See you in 7 days (please note the time:). If you miss me I'll be here:

Shoot, it's not working. I hope the picture shows up If not go here.I'll try to check in with everyone! But don't count on it! Aloha!

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day,

I'm sick. That's what my husband got me :) I felt the tickle in my throat last night. I've been downing airbourne. Any ideas? I'm planning to pray my way out of this one. I've got toooo many things to do today. Thankfully, I got my pedicure yesterday.
Wish me luck! I've got a lot of things to do!!!


February 12, 2008

I haven't flown anywhere in awhile...

I'll try to remember no to bring my cattle prod. How am I going to control my kids?

Carry-on Checked
Axes and Hatchets No Yes
Cattle Prods No Yes
Crowbars No Yes
Hammers No Yes
Drills and drill bits (including cordless portable power drills) No Yes
Saws (including cordless portable power saws) No Yes
Tools (greater than seven inches in length) No Yes
Tools (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
Wrenches and Pliers (seven inches or less in length) Yes Yes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.

February 11, 2008

"It Feels Good to be 5"

That's what Emma said this morning. I don't remember a child being so excited about her birthday as she has been.Remember this? This was the outcome. Lots of playdoh ( I got a lot for really cheap)
About 10 minutes of little girls not so interested in playdoh.
Then cupcakes and ice cream.

then we danced to her new Hannah Montana CD.(i tried to download the movie clip, but sadly, I couldn't)

Then they went home. Then off to softball practice for Emma, which begins my shuttle service for all 4 kids. It is officially baseball/softball season. That will fill my blog to no end!

4 more days...

This is a picture from the top of the Westin - on Maui. Live from the roof tops. Can hardly wait.

Emma's birthday post later today :)

February 7, 2008

My little sister is sooo cool!!!

She is a STAR magnet! You'd be surprised at all the amazing people she meets. She is not the least bit afraid or awkward around them. She interns @ A B C and the other day she had a long talk with the 27 dresses actress. She's amazing! Love you Daph!

if you didn't know (Paige) she's from the Office!)

February 6, 2008

Go to this post. (or just scroll down) I started it the other day and didn't have my pictures in the computer yet. i didn't know it would post in order that I created it. I learn something new everyday!

I wish you could smell these!

( Thanks Katelynn for making cookies for your friend's birthday. I had 3 for breakfast. Now I have to leave the house so I won't eat the rest!)

February 4, 2008

Rain or snow?

I don't know if I would rather have Snow or Rain? I know those of you with snow wouldn't agree, but I was leaning towards snow on Saturday....

I have to share....

I am so excited about Emma's birthday invitations! We are having a Play-Doh party. I was trying to come up with something clever, and low and behold.....

We hand delivered them to the 3 friends she's having over (she's not in school yet and there's only 1 little girl at church she likes and her cousin - hence the 3 friends. Besides, it's way less chaos!) I'll blog about her party - if I survive!

(feel free to copy my idea. i hate play-doh, so it is very special to have a free for all with it. one big mess to cleanup)