Saturday, October 25, 2008

Crazy 8 Tag

Ok, so I've been tagged (thanks Andrea), so I guess it's my turn.

8 Favorite T.V. Shows
1. Survivor
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. The Amazing Race
4. John Edwards: Crossing Over
5. Lisa Williams: Life Among The Dead
6. House Hunters
7. My House Is Worth What?
8. Entertainment Tonight

8 Favorite Resturants
1. Bombay House
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Los Hermanos
4. Brick Oven
5. California Pizza Kitchen
6. Romano's Macaroni Grill
7. Chipotle
8. Olive Garden

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. Went shopping for birthday presents (2 parties today for 3 kids)
2. Went to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen with a friend
3. Wrapped presents
4. Folded laundry
5. Made dinner
6. Drove kids to activities
7. Played Sudoku for like an hour :)
8. Talked to my sister in law on the phone

8 Things I Love About Fall (a lot of my favorites don't apply to Hawaii, but I'm going to write them anyway)
1. The weather cooling down
2. The leaves changing colors
3. Wearing sweatshirts and sweaters
4. Sipping a hot drink (Starbucks Hot Caramel Apple Cider...yum)
5. Getting into the Halloween spirit
6. Making plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas
7. Taking a family trip to the Pumpkin Patch
8. Making warm, hearty meals

8 Things On My Wish List
1. To build our dream home, near family
2. To be a size 4
3. To be completely out of debt
4. To visit India with Chris
5. To live a long, healthy life
6. To watch my children grow up happy and healthy
7. To have a good pregnancy/delivery experience
8. To see my mom get remarried

8 People I Tag...
1. Becky
2. Heather
3. Sue
4. Rachel
5. Stephy
6. Kim
7. Shari
8. Anyone else who would like to :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Hawaii

  • Beaches ~ Bellows is our favorite so far.

  • Weather ~ It's always sunny and 85.

  • Our House ~ It sits on a hill with killer views of the mountains, the ocean, and the city.

  • Sunsets ~ Especially beautiful at Ko'Olina.

  • Our Ward/Friends ~ Making new friends is always good.

  • Our Neighborhood ~ Lots of kids, and we live in cul-de-sac.

  • New construction in Kapolei ~ The first Target in Hawaii is coming!!!

  • Waikiki ~ Great shopping, restaurants, and beach.

  • Pretty Hiking ~ So I've heard.

  • Hawaii Temple ~ Too bad it will be closed for 18 months due to renovation.

  • Islanders ~ Honestly, they are the happiest people on the planet.

  • A lot of stuff to do ~ Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling, Pearl Harbor, Sea Turtles at Haleiwa, hikes to waterfalls, Luaus...the list goes on and on.


  • Bugs ~ I have no problem with bugs outside, but ants and roaches CANNOT be in my house.

  • Far away from Family/Friends ~ It's hard to keep in touch with so many times zones between us, and traveling is expensive and LONG!

  • Traffic on H-1 ~ I don't even want to talk about it.

  • Limited Shopping/Restaurants ~ What few stores we have to choose from have a limited selection. There are plenty of Asian restaurants if that's what you like (which we don't).

  • Everything is expensive! ~ Here are a few examples: Progresso Soup $4.65, Charmin 6 pk. $13, Pk. of Chocolate Chips $6, Cake Mix $4, Grapes $8/lb. Crazy huh?!?


  • Homeless Beaches ~ We call them Shanty Towns.

  • Waianae ~ A city where there are lots of Shanty Towns.

  • Litter ~ Cummon...where's the pride?

  • Big people in bikinis ~ Well...maybe Hawaiians shouldn't be SO laid back :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Beaches of Hawaii

The beaches in Hawaii are so beautiful, and there are so many of them! We try to go at least once a week, but I usually forget my camera. I finally remembered to snatch a few pictures when we went to the Lagoons at Ko'Olina

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Begining Our Hawaiian Experience

Ok, so we are probably the last people on earth to start a blog. We decided to bite the bullet after living in Hawaii for over a month, and feeling so disconnected from everyone. This is meant to be part Family Journal, and part keeping in touch, so we hope you all enjoy.