Monday, October 19, 2015

Maui - Day 6 twin falls and ho'okepa

By day six we felt like we had really done everything we either wanted to do or were told we should do. We still hadn't gone back to the road to Hana to see twin falls. This was a really pretty hike with lots of cool, out of this world plant life and flowers. I will post all the flowers in a different post, but here I will post some of the plants we saw. The craziest plants were the ones that were larger than life. I felt like I was in Jurassic park. 

The falls was pretty and it was super neat to swim under a waterfall. The down side of this site was the amount of people. It was uber crowded and I absolutely hated that. I would go super early next time. I recommend before 8 am. This is The first stop in the road to Hana. 

After swimming under a waterfall, we crossed off number 3 on my list. Sit on the beach and do nothing. 

This time we went to ho'okepa. This is my moms favorite beach so we had to go there. We will definitely add is to our visit again list. If you want to see sea turtles or seals (I guess it is super rare to see a seal, even here) but this is the turtles play ground. We saw several this day and even more when we came back. (Yep we went to this beach twice.)

Then of course we went and got more shaved ice. Don't forget about the ice cream on the bottom. Nom nom nom. 

We saw a rainbow every day while in Hawaii. I guess that is why they have rainbows on the licsence plates. 

Did I mention we moved to the beach?

And they we are living every moment of it so far. 

Getting ready for Halloween

Last night, we got out the Halloween box to pick out costumes and put out some decorations. In the middle of the box was a trick or treat bag full of last years Halloween candy. 

I'm not gunna lie, I did wonder last year who ate all the candy when it was gone earlier than usual but I didn't expect this. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Here fishy fishy

We have a few seafood lovers at our house. We spent a few days this summer fishing. Some of those days were relaxing and lovely, other were rough and horrible. lets just put it this way, I will never go deep sea fishing again...
Jared and his spoils...

It was so much fun to spend this time with RL and Joanne. We are going to miss their family so much.


I may look somewhat happy, but trust me, I am not. It was awful, terrible, absolutely horrible. I was sea sick almost the whole time and the waves were so bumpy that I was sore for two days after. I fell at one point and completely bruised the back and front of my thigh. I thought I broke something because it hurt so bad.
Jared wasn't sick at all. Not one bit. He loved every minute of it.

Sadle mountain

This hike was rated as difficult. I didn't mean to test the person who was paid to rate this hike, but I did doubt it it a tiny bit. We decided to drag the kiddos on this hike despite the sign at the beginning of the hike stating the severity. 2 miles and 2000 ft elevation gain. 
After several pep talks and lessons on self talk, they made it. It was a wonderful day. 

The cutest hiker ever to live. "My heart is beeping. Can you feel my heart beeping."  I don't have the heart to tell her she is saying the wrong word. I love it. 

Kindergarten girl

I didn't cry. Not one bit.
But she is adorable and I can't believe she is big enough to be in school. She was so ready for school and so excited to be a big girl. She insists on riding the bus and dressing pretty. She feels so spe

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New friends

It is, at most, 75 degrees here on a given summer day. And these kiddos insist on swimming in the 50 degree water til their lips turn blue. We just recently moved to the coast and have spent half of our waking moments on the beach. We have been so lucky to meet and become friends with an awesome family that have made our transition so much smoother. Everyone needs a friend who will swim in the ocean with you when its cold out.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maui - flowers for Kem Kem

Every time I saw a flower I thought how much Kem would love to see them, so I took pictures of tons of flowers. She would have loved to see the plant life. Definitely glad we went without kiddos, but I plan on taking them to Maui in a few years.