Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Our homecoming was sweet. We were greeted much to our surprise by the entire family when we arrived home from the airport. We had a great time hugging on one another and enjoying breakfast.We spent every day with another family for the next 2 weeks.

The cousins reunite! Mimi and Papa were excited to have all their grandkids in one place!

Brynne and her BFF Will

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye was so tough. We made some really good friends, and we don't have $1500/person money flowing to be able to visit them often. We were very excited to see our friends and family in Texas, but very sad knowing we didn't know when we would see our Hawaii friends again. Julie coordinated a going away party and we were very blessed. The new families that just moved in joined us, which was great so I didn't bawl the entire time. That came later.

Last dinner on the porch. Cloudy, but cool

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kayaking Adventure

Beau, Brynne, Joel, and Justin kayaked out to one of the Mokulua islands from Lanikai beach. They had fun at the island making a "sitting pit", then venturing around to the back where the tide pools are. Beau said the waves were huge. Mommy stayed on the beach with Julie and babies...and it was a good thing I couldn't see when the kayak flipped! All were okay and headed back to shore. Brynne still talks about what fun it was!

The home in the middle with the pointed roofs was on HGTV dream vacation homes!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Morning Run

Here are a few pictures of what we see on our morning run.

The Mountains

The Lake

The canal

We will miss all the above pictures...but I will NOT miss the hills at the end. These hills are the life of me at the end of every run and quite a test of my endurance. The first two are very steep, and the third is better...but they are the only way in and out of our townhome! The picture doesn't do it justice because Julie is standing on the angle too to take it. My mind is saying #@!$%^#@!$%^!!!!!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Maunawili Falls

Beau and I have had a lot neat dates here, which we are really going to miss! One morning Julie took the kids while we went to breakfast and then for a hike we had wanted to do without kids. The hike was a neat adventure and ended at a waterfall with a pool where people swim.