Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Have I Ever Mentioned...

...what an incredible view that we have from our house? While looking for a house, we weren't necessarily looking for one with a fantastic view, but it sure has been a nice perk. This past month I have been trying to capture as much as I can of Hawaii with my camera from my back lanai. This first one is a panoramic, with no zoom.
I captured this beautiful sunrise one morning. I just love how the sun streams through the clouds in front of Diamond Head.
This is our view of Diamond Head, Honolulu and Waikiki. On Friday nights during the summer we can watch the fireworks from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
In this next picture, you can see a little of Pearl Harbor, even though most of it is obscured by the trees.
Here is a better picture of Pearl Harbor taken from our upstairs lanai.
Another gorgeous sunrise.
Even on a yucky day, we are still amazed at the view!
We feel so blessed to have lived in such a beautiful place. As we get ready to move on to Colorado, we will always have a special place in our hearts for Hawaii.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A House is Built with Boards and Beams...

A Home is Built with Love and Dreams.
In the midst of celebrating all of our March birthdays, Chris and I were able to get away for a week to start our house hunting in Colorado Springs. (A big thanks for Grandma Carol for watching the kids for us!) After looking for what seemed like a long time, we found our dream home, and decided to build it. We are beyond excited! It is everything we never knew we always wanted :)
Here I am standing on the lot we chose. In a few short months this is where our house will be standing. 
for any of you that may be interested in the specifics, here is a link to the house we are building :)