Friday, August 29, 2014

Aloha - August 2014

Ugh....I'm such a slacker blogger...I better go on vacation more often so I remember to blog.  I just thought about it now because I'm afraid I will forget what happened on vacation so I logged and see that I'm forgetting my whole life!!!  I love reading all this old stuff... I don't know why I can't remember to keep track of things better :(

So Jim and I are in Kona Hawaii with the kids (sans Nicky...she opted to trade out her vacation for the Lallapalooza music festival in Chicago...which turned out great and she got photographed and posted on Teen Vogue's  website in an outfit she designed an sewed herself :). And our girls got to bring their friends Jackie & Jazmin.

We are having a great time!  We have been all over the island.  We visited the Captain Cook monument, the City of Refuge and went snorkeling at this amazing beach called Two Steps.... We went to Hilo, then to the volcano park and saw steam escaping from random areas, smoke coming out of the volcano and walked through a lava tube... It was super cool!  We also went to Botanical World botanical gardens and got lost in a huge hedge maze while the girls had fun riding segways.

The boys have been scooting all over the place on scooters and Jim rented a Harley one morning and cruised north to check out the farms.  Right at the beach at our hotel, the Marriott Waikoloa we went snorkeling, rode hydro bikes, kayaked and paddle boarded.... I even stood up on the paddle board...oh my what a great workout that was!  The girls did the glass bottom boat tour..I was too afraid it would make me seasick...but I did get to do some yoga on the beach :).

We've had a lot of great food and too much delicious ice cream - my favorite was coconut cream :)

I will try to post some photos later when I figure out how to get them out of my phone :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Up to date now!

Last night Jim and I went to the church fall fiesta for a little bit.. then headed over to see Vince Gill at the McCallum.... it was a great show.. he played for 3 hours!!!

October... Making Progress

Jim and I towed the Junior float for Shadow Hills High School homecoming.. it was a lot of fun and the kids looked sooo cute... and their float won best float!


Jim and I saw the Zach Brown Band at the Hollywood Bowl as an early anniversary present.  Dwight Yokum showed up to do a song with them.  It was a great night!

Still Playing Catch-up!!!

In August we had a major rainstorm that did tons of damage all over the valley!

And Sarah brought home the most delicous Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream --- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup..only to find out it was a special edition for "Walmart" only... thank goodness they never seem to have it in stock.. we have only found it one time since the first : )

Cabo Wabo!!!

In July Jim and I went to Cabo.. just the tow of us! My coworkers at Tradition Golf Club purchased the trip through an auction after the member who purchased it wasn't able to go. Ya.. super crazy I know.. I couldn't belive it... Most amazing gift ever!!! The Esperanza Resort was above and beyond... it was just like being in Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. We had the most relaxing wonderful time ever.