Monday, August 17, 2009

The Hobie Cat

Saturday we had such a fun day! We started out in the morning doing a Highway cleanup with the restaurant that Stuart works at. That got us up and going nice and early. After that we got our longboards and went up to sunset beach for a little surf. It wasn't great but it was a beautiful day and nice to get in the water. We had some errands to run in Laie and just as we were finishing them up we saw our friend Mark who was just about to take out the Hobie Cat with his son. He invited us to come and we jumped at the chance!

Atticus is ready to launch!

Captain Mark

Stuart helping prepare.


I got the SPECIAL seat! It was super cool!!

We went out to Goat island and played in the water for a bit.
Looks fun doesn't it?!

We had a blast out on the water! And it was just a chance happening so it was fun to be so spontaneous! We're pretty spontaneous already but this was something so new! Mark's awesome and we're lucky to have such a fun friend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

#44: Get my first stamp in my Passport! CHECK!

Remember my 101 in 10001? I had sort of pushed it to the back of my mind. However, I have completed a few more on my list! Like #44: Get my first stamp in my Passport! This was completed on July 11th 2009 in Panama City, Panama! It was quite a momentous occasion for me!

Yay for me and my Stamps! I plan on getting lots more in there! We've been bitten by the travel bug! Watch out world... here we come!

Good News!

When we moved out of TVA we knew that this spot was temporary. From the beginning we were told that it was only until September. That was fine with us, it would give us 6 months of cheaper rent and we could find a new place to live. Since being home from our trip to Panama, we have been looking for a place to live, everyday checking out craigslist seeing if anything new was listed. We would see a few spots and quickly realized that as soon as we moved out of our home with the Kai family, we would be paying double in rent. Not to mention we are having so much fun with the kids in this house! We moved out of our apartment and into a home with a ready made family. We are so lucky and blessed to be in this home and a part of the family. Recently we found out that plans changed and we no longer have to move out at the end of the month! We are SO glad!

Plus we would miss these guys!

And the other kids of course... but I only had this picture of these 3 cuties!

A few nights ago, we played Hide & Seek with the boys. In the 3rd or 4th round I had THE BEST hiding spot ever! It took forever for Jurell to find me, and he even had to call out "Ollie ollie oxen free". And here I was:

I'm sitting in the sink of the old kitchen upstairs that is no longer used as a kitchen but more of a storage area. I was sitting there for so long that by the end of it, my entire lower body had to be asleep! Note to self.... if you have a really good hiding spot make sure its comfortable. Pros: You feel really good about not being found even though your a "big kid" and can't fit in the good hiding spots. Cons: after a while you can't feel your legs!

Monday, August 10, 2009

3 Years Ago...

I married the boy of my dreams! We flew off into the sunset to live in paradise and enjoy our new life together. As it turns out, we are still living in paradise and still enjoying our eternal honeymoon! We are the very best of friends and as happy as can be! We live a simple life full of fun, laughter, love, and good surf!

This is from our drive to dinner tonight:

Stuart I Love You! You are my very best friend and I couldn't ask for a better life than the one we share together! I love our little adventures as well as our big ones! You make me laugh! You make me smile! You don't ever make me cry! You make me better! You inspire me to reach higher, create more, and achieve new and wonderful things! You are my One True Love! I want a million more years with you!

Today I love you just as much as I did the day I married you... and even more!