Friday, June 26, 2009

We have A/C Again!

Okay, so over a month ago we realized our A/C unit wasn't working right. We were lucky up until this week to have been blessed with a really mild cool summer. But it has been hotter this week and humid due to all the rain we've been having.
The kids needed to cool off. We decided that being wet was the best fix.
So every day this week we have been in our little pool and running through our sprinklers.
Ethan missed the first few days because of a stomach bug,
but he made up for it the day he felt better...
These are the pictures I took on Wednesday.

Some of the neighbor kids came over to join us.

Yes, I know we need a bigger pool. I've ordered one and it's on the way.

So after going through three repair companies. Kip, my hero, answered our call for help last night and had the repair done in no time this morning. Yay!

What would I do without all the modern conveniences like A/C and in-car DVD players, to name my top two.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We Love Sunny St. George!

We got back last week from our trip to St. George!

We had a lot of fun spending time with family.

The first thing we did was go see our Cole in Enterprise. He had been with his Grandma and Grandpa J for two weeks and we were missing him so much. I think he missed us too, but soon after we said our hello's he asked if he could live with Grandma and Grandpa forever. I asked him if he would miss us. He quickly replied...NOPE!

Oh well I'm glad he had fun.

While we were in Enterprise my parents showed us this cool little place called Honeycomb Park. The kids loved to climb around the cool shaped rocks.

The weather was great, unusually cool for St. George. It was in the 80's the whole time we were there. It felt just like Colorado's summers.

The kids had so much fun with their cousins, here are a few pics.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Our Oahu Vacation!

Day 1

We just got back yesterday from our vacation on Oahu. It was so great! We arrived late Wednesday night so the kids couldn't see much. When they awoke the next day they saw the beach and couldn't wait to get in the ocean.

This was our back yard for the whole week! The fence lead us to the most quiet beach on the North Shore. There was hardly anyone on it the whole time we were there. It was great.

The water was warm and the waves were just right for the little kids. We couldn't have had a better beach.

We were so happy to see Cole that morning, it had been 6 days sense we saw him last. Ethan And Izzy missed him so much. We all did. After swimming all morning long we took Ethan and Izzy over to the pineapple plantation to ride the train. It was fun and Ethan loved every minute.

Dole Pineapple Plantation

Day 2

I woke up before anyone else, and Ashton and I sat on the beach and enjoyed this beautiful sunrise(one of many). I just love to listen to the surf and watch the crabs. So relaxing!

Kevin caught me on camera!

Cole caught a crab to show me. I was told by my Dad this was one of his favorite things to do while he was there. We had to say goodbye to everyone later that morning. It was hard to have Cole leave, I had missed him so much. However, he was excited to get to St. George and see his cousins.

Polynesian Cultural Center

We had fun weaving fish on a pole, watching someone climb a coconut tree, getting a tattoo, and all the shows about the different islands. The PCC was right across the street from the house we rented, so all we had to do was walk over. The kids had fun there, but Ethan couldn't wait to get back to the beach.


Wiamea Falls

It was so fun to swim in the falls. Ethan and I went first then Kevin and Ethan. Izzy decided the water was too cold. It was cold, but after the walk up to the falls, the water felt great.

Day 5

Laie Point

We took a drive around the island. We started at Laie Point, which was just up from the beach where we were staying. After we took our drive, Kevin and I decided that the best place on Oahu is Laie and the North shore! You'll never find a more beautiful and relaxing place on the island.

Day 7

Bye Bye Beach!

Shaved Ice

Haleiwa, on the north shore, has the best shaved ice.

We wanted to keep going back for more.

It's great, they put vanilla ice cream on the bottom. Yum!

Pearl Harbor

The last thing we saw was the USS Arizona Memorial. It was a sobering experience! I can't put into words what we felt when we walked through the doors. I cried as I look over the edge and saw the ship beneath the water. All those lives lost. They died for us, so we could have the freedom that we enjoy each and every day. I am thankful to all those who have given their lives and continue to risk their lives for our country.

It made me feel proud to be an American.

This was only the high lights, there was so much more!

We had the best vacation!
We are home for one day and then we are off again to Lake Powell.