November 2013 Family Photo

November 2013 Family Photo

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


David and I would like to wish Joyce and Ken a very Happy Anniversary today!! We hope you guys have many, many more wonderful years together and can't wait to see you in less than three weeks!!! We love you both very much!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hawaii~the best vacation ever!!!

This bamboo was awesome!!

North Shore

Headed to dinner at Kimo's

A beautiful view from our room

Hawaii's version of our pine tree

Relaxing on the beach

David getting pushed in by the waves

David in the Pacific ocean

After breakfast at "The Gazebo"

Our view during breakfast

David and I

I love Maui Gold pineapple, it is so sweet!!

David's Macadamia nut pancakes

The second rainbow of the day!!

We had to stop and take a pic of this awesome rainbow!!

Amazing Rainbow

On the balcony of our condo

What a view to wake up to every morning!!

Our view from the living room

Surfers were everywhere

Our first sunset from our room

I thought this looked like a post card

Just landed, David is telling his dad we made it safe and sound.

First view of Hawaii from the plane.

On our way to dinner

Our favorite tree to pose by at our condo

Our sad faces because that is the last sunset the night before we leave.

Our happy faces because we love Hawaii, look at David's red tummy!!

One of the many beautiful sunsets

Our feet in the sunset

Just my feet :)

After a long day at the beach!!

I love Hawaiian Hula Pie :)

We split it, I promise.

Just the beach

Another beautiful morning on the balcony

The "Aloha" sign in front of the condo

The boat in front of Mama's Fish House

David sitting in front of a statue at Momma's Fish House

Just me being silly

The most beautiful fresh flowers

More real flowers, they look so fake.

The pink ones are my favorite.

These are real too!!

Passion fruit creme brulee

David's stuffed Mai Mahi

The best lobster I have ever had

My fresh lei

Happy Anniversary to us!!

David having a Mai Tai, they were not his favorite

At dinner

Packing up for the day from the beach

On the way to the pool

Heading to the pool

Another balcony shot

Yes, I had to have Mexican for lunch in Hawaii

The owner is a graduate of U of A

Golf Course

David playing golf.

I think David could play golf here everyday!!

A dream come true!!

Hanging out in the golf cart

Another view of the golf course!!

Tiger Woods in the making :)

Headed out to the golf course

David posing!!

David and I enjoying the beautiful sunset!!

Cemetery near the black sand beach

A cave at the black sand beach

Black Sand Beach

It was so cool.

One of our stops on the "Road to Hana"

I love this picture!!

The weather was like this the whole time, we were there.

The picture does not do the trees justice, they looked fake.
They had the most amazing colors in the trunks.

First stop on the "Road to Hana"

Katie and Lacey were so excited to see us.

David and I in Dallas after our overnight flight.

I know that we have been back for almost two weeks, but we have been so busy ever since. I don't even know where to begin about our trip, it was so amazing. We left on a Thursday morning for the dreaded long flight, (trust me going there is so much better than coming back). Our flight wasn't too bad, we watched a couple of movies and tried to get some rest. Once, we landed we had originally booked an economy car, but we decided to upgrade to a Jeep Wrangler. So, we got this brand new yellow jeep with only 9 miles on it. If I lived in Hawaii, I would own a jeep for sure. We then headed in search of our condo, it was about 45 minutes from the airport, but the drive was beautiful along the way, mountains on one side and water on the other. It was breathtaking. We got to a scenic lookout point just as the sun was setting, let me tell you the Hawaiian sunsets are unbelievable. We eventually made it to our condo and it was great. It was a studio, but was at least 750 square feet. You could throw a rock in the ocean, it was definitely oceanfront. I wanted to be on the higher floors, but they were at 100% capacity when we arrived, so the only room was on the second floor. It was great, because we fell asleep every night to the waves crashing. It was weird when we got back home and the only sound we had was our fan in the bedroom. We grabbed a quick dinner that night at Bubba Gumps, we were so exhausted. The first full day we woke up very early, since it is 4 hours behind there, our bodies woke up super early. We wanted to go get a few grocery items for the kitchen, eat breakfast and then spend the rest of the day at the beach. So, my friend Amber recommended "The Gazebo" for breakfast and she was exactly right, the best breakfast on Maui. After breakfast, we stopped at a local farmers market to pick up a fresh pineapple and some fresh guacamole. We then headed to the beach for the rest of the day. The second day we decided to do the Road to Hana!! It was beautiful but very scary. There are around 656 curves and thirty something one lane bridges. At one point, we heard a truck honking and the next thing we know, we are meeting a cement truck almost head on. Thank goodness David was driving, I just kept my eyes shut half the time. It took a good 8 hours there and back because we made some stops along the way to check out some beautiful landmarks. We visited the black sand beach, it was so awesome!! After that stressful day, we didn't do much that evening but relax!! The next day we spend the whole day at the beach, it was my favorite. We ate lunch at an awesome beach side restaurant and that evening we went to Lahaina to do some shopping!! Our actual anniversary day was jam packed. We begin the day by heading to a golf course right along the water, so David could play 18 holes. I didn't play, just went along for the ride. After the golf, we decided to hit the beach and relax for a few hours before our dinner reservations. We decided to splurge one night and go to Mama's Fish House (very pricey, but the best seafood on the island). The place was amazing. I will post pics of the flowers in the restaurant, they looked fake but everything was real. I got a fresh lei since we were there celebrating our anniversary. Pretty much the rest of the trip we did some sightseeing and went to relax by the beach. David asked me what I wanted for our anniversary and I just said to relax and I got my wish!! Sorry, the pictures are not in the best order. We needed about one more week to do everything, so hopefully soon we will go back to visit. Hint, hint David!!!