Monday, February 14, 2011

Brittnee....

Today on Valentines day...
I want to tell you what an amazing daughter I have....
She is a great daughter
She is an amazing mother
and
She is a great wife

Brittnee has always been a very responsible girl
wise and mature beyond her years

I want to tell her that I love her
and I want to thank her again
for all she does for me....
every year she comes and holds down the fort 
so Rich and I can escape this loca casa
and hang out in paradise for a week
(this year for two weeks)
We (mainly me) need it to
refresh and rejuvenate
I also want to thank her again
for letting me come
to New Mexico last week
to kinda crash her date
and go to Wicked with her
Thank you for taking ME..
it was an amazing musical
and I loved spending that time with you!!!
I was just thinking yesterday that she has been
gone from home for 6 years now!
time just keeps rushing by..
Thank you again Brittnee for ALL you do for me
You are an
amazing,
beautiful,
wonderful women
and I'm SO proud to say you are my
DAUGHTER



Last of the Hawaii Pictures...I promise

These are the last of the pictures that have trickled in from various sources...
This is my favorite group shot with all the kids we chaperoned on the Hawaii trip
I must say they were a GREAT group of kids...they were fun, well behaved, great kids.
They listened, followed directions and rules and even played our stupid games!
We could not do this trip over and over if we did not have great kids to make our job easy!

another...if you want to see it better just click on it and it will enlarge
This is my second favorite shot....this was on the last day after we got back from the beach for the last time.
It is taken in front of the "camp" where we stayed the first week
and yep that is Rich in the background "supervising" LOL

My sister was planning to spend the second week with us so she flew into Honolulu half way through the week and she stayed at the awesome Sheraton hotel in Waikiki,
This was taken at the adult pool....this pool had the infinity edge..
if you look close it does not even look like they are in the pool but in the ocean....
go ahead....look close...(click on it)
oh and they also had those AWESOME bean bag chairs for the pool...
This was my sister Lynn and I checking out the jacuzzi
The next week in Kauai we spent some time with my good friend Terry and her son Jason (the fisherman/surfer) and daughter in law Emily (the wedding photographer http://www.emilyhelen.com/)
and Terry's SWEEET grandbabies!


These are definitely beach babies.....
cute little tans on blond babies
neither one of them has any fear of the water
and Jonah is already surfing with his dad
(and has been since he was about 6 months old)
believe it or not


here is a nice ending....to the Hawaii pictures LOL

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Zip lines



On our last day we went to our favorite beach one last time
by now the boys had mastered the boogie boards and they had a GREAT time!

 Sawyer crusin all the way in
 Noah building one last sand castle
 We decided at the last minute that we needed one more adventure so we made a few calls and decided on zip lining....this ended up being one of the funnest things we did
 My friend Terry, Sawyer, Rich, Noah, Me and my sister Lynn
we were allllll sooooo brave!
 Sawyer zipping through the trees
 Rich's Turn....check out that awesome waterfall in the back ground
it was so cool cuz you didn't even know it was there until you were zipping over it


 Me flying by......
 Noah doing alittle Zippelling
 Sawyer showing what he's made of...
 The scenery was soooo amazing
 getting ready for the BIG one....
 Up the bridge to try it again
Noah and Sawyer getting crazy with alittle upside down action
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My Friend Terry and My sister Lynn 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The one that got away....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Waterfalls

Today we went searching for waterfalls and we found three awesome ones!
 this was the first(...it was cool but a ways off...not what i was really hoping for
 Next we found this one (Wailua)and it was WAY cool and really big
 My sissy Lynn....
 Then we found this AWESOME swimming hole/waterfall(Kipu)
 You could jump from the cliffs and never touch the bottom...very deep
and crystal clear....
 View from the top...the pictures do not even do it justice
 if you look over to the left there is a cool rope swing....
Noah gave it a try .....and did it again and again
He is one brave boy!


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sorry...this one is sideways, no way to turn it

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Where we are staying,....

From our Balcony
and our awesome dinner last night..
Terry and Emily and the babies came over to share dinner with us
kabobs, fresh fish straight from the ocean, salad, corn, bread and rice
emmmmmmm.....