Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lonely, I'm so lonely....

My Chardie has left me for five whole days, and I miss him like crazy!!!  Every summer he goes on a few rafting trips... some for work, and some for fun, leaving me bored out of my mind for days at a time.  Today is day 2... yesterday was spent crafting, (I will post pictures on my craft blog soon!) cooking (yummy yummy orzo salad all for me!!!), and watching tv.  Today is a special little nephew's 4th birthday, so I will head up to that around 3:30 to help decorate his CandyLand birthday cake!!! I'll bring my camera and try to capture it for the blog.  Tomorrow I'm back to work *wish me luck!* after a 2 1/2 week vacation, and then because of my new work schedule, I am off til Thurs!!! Oh what will I do with all my newly found free time???  Probably watch TV, and then sometime on Weds afternoon I will feel bad about Chardie coming home to a messy house, and I will clean my mess.  

P.S. Sorry no pictures... yesterday I tried to upload some, but because of SLOW internet, I was unsuccessful.  I'll try to post some tomorrow while Penn naps!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Hawaii Post...

We have been having so much fun in Hawaii with Kempton and Jenny!!!  Today is our last day, and we are so sad to leave! Here are some highlights from the past few days...
Our beach house is just minutes away from the Hawaii temple, so we had to drive by and get a good picture!

We went snorkeling at Waimea Bay... it was SOOOO pretty!!

Jenny and I are so excited to get our snorkel on!!

Ahhhh......So gorgeous!

Right across from Waimea Bay there is a Catholic Church with this Jesus statue... Rich LOVED it!!

A little blurry, but we are enjoying dinner on our deck at the beach house.

Here we are posing in front of our next house... at Waimea Valley.  At least we have each other.

If you squint your eyes, you can barely make out the waterfall in the background.  What a disappointment.

Chardie and Kempo took the "chance of a lifetime" to swim in the waterfall pond.

The "Amazing" waterfall.  More like a trickle of water down a rock.

Chardie found a pretty flower for my hair!

Hahah not the best shot of me, but here we are on a canoe ride at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Kempton and Jenny posing with the natives.

The cooked pig for the luau... it was so yummy!

We got lei'd.

After dinner we took the tour bus to the temple.

Pre parasailing!! They made us go first!!!

Look mom, no hands!!! No, actually I think I was using my death grip the entire time.

 Made it back!!!!! Woo hoo!!!! 

We'll see if I get anymore pictures of our last day.... our rental car return is at noon, and flights aren't until 10pm, so we might be spending the day in the airport. Sad, huh??? 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hawaii... the FIRST post!!!

We made it!!! After a 6 1/2 hour flight, Chardie and I are in Oahu with our good friends Kempton and Jenny.  We are having a BLAST!!! We spent the first day in Honolulu, and just got to our beach house on the North Shore a few hours ago...

Dinner... I can't remember the name of this place, but it was right by our hotel, all decorated in a Hawaiian theme, and had pretty good food!  Each meal came with a slice of pineapple.  How appropriate!

After dinner we walked around the beach, and sat down to eat some yummy macadamia nuts under this covered table... P.S. we're all a little F.O.P. (fresh off the plane!)

This is the covering for the tables we were sitting at... Rich thought this was awesome!!

K so this picture is slightly blurry, but in the middle of this little market there was this AMAZING tree with a waterfall in it!! Another favorite of the Chard...

This is the living room at our North Shore place.  If you look closely by the TV, you can see the 7 DVDs that come with this place.... including the Neverending Story 2, 50 First Dates, and Elmo in Grouchland!!

The patio overlooking the beach... SOOO pretty!!

The hot tub and bar.  Complete with flatscreen TV, surround sound, and a mini fridge fully stocked with beer!! (c:  We've already been in the hot tub, and are sad at the prospect of ever having to leave this place!

Our room.  Well actually, just our bed... Apparently this is the only part of the room Chardie cares about remembering!!! Gasp!!!!!

View of the water from the side of our deck... Ahhh..SOOOOO pretty!! More tomorrow!!! XOXO