Thursday, June 24, 2010

20th Reunion

I had a wonderful week away in California. Chris is a trooper and held down the fort while I was gone. It truly is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since we graduated. I would like to think that we are like a fine wine and are only getting better with age. I truly feel blessed through my high school experience. I really believe it was the glory days of Brookside. I have beautiful friends that have stood the test of time! They are amazing women and we had a lovely day at Wine and Roses. It is good to just be together and walk whatever road is before us together, no matter if we are experiencing good or touch times. I spent a great deal of time with the Lambdin's and enjoy quiet conversation with the Howen's. It is good reminder that no matter how hard it may be to leave, I am always refreshed when I return. I am hoping to return this Fall for a long weekend. It was a great weekend and I am so glad I was able to be a part of it.

Here's to another 20 years!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy 34th Birthday Chris!!!

Chris was in D.C. for a week prior to his birthday, so we took the entire weekend to celebrate, when he returned. He spent the day with Colin doing "guy time". Followed by cake and ice cream. The fun part was heading to Waikiki for the night at the Hale Koa and a nice dinner together. Kayleigh and Megan watched the kiddos as their gift to Chris and then they met us at the hotel the next afternoon for some fun at the pool. Happy Birthday my love!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Memorial Day

We headed up to The Punchbowl to honor those that lost their lives, in order for us to have freedom. Even with 6 (we had a friend along) little one's it was a great morning of remembering those that served. Colin enjoyed looking for those that earned a medal of honor and we are going to try to look them up and see if we can find their story. Many of the graves were from those that lost their lives during Pearl Harbor. It was that tragic day, but through the pride that she felt for her country, that led my Grandmother to enlist in the first Women's Army Corps during WWII. Chris' father served in Vietnam and retired from the U.S Army. My uncle served in the Navy, Chris' uncle served in Air Force and Chris is currently serving in the Army. We have a deep military history in our family. We also have many friends who are serving overseas as I type this and we are thankful for the risk that they take each and every day. It was a really good day and it was wonderful seeing history come to life for Colin.

Gracen turns 2

While at Barber's Point we celebrated Gracen's 2nd birthday. Some of my family that I have not seen in decades were vacationing on Maui and flew out to help us celebrate. I guess being the youngest of so many, she is very independent. She potty trained herself. She can hear a can of soda opening a million miles away and she is a happy girl when she sees the purple straw from coffee bean and tea leaf. She can make us all laugh. She never wants to wear clothes and can hold her own in any confrontation! She is such a joy and I am only sad that we no longer have our sweet, baby, Gracen. Now we have independent, toddler, Gracen!! A special thanks to Heather for the wonderful pictures,

Barber's Point

One of our favorite spots is Barber's Point. They are 1950's cabins that the Navy owns and are very simple. BUT we feel a million miles away. No cooking, no cleaning. Mornings on the beach finding crabs and drinking coffee. It is a great break from the daily grind of medicine. We spent a few days out there in May, we only wish it were longer.

Fun in the Sun

Cinco de Mayo

Or in our house it is Seis de Mayo. With Chris' schedule, we have learned to be flexible. Although Rachael, our local Mexican, did make enchiladas for dinner. We decided to have breakfast burritos for breakfast. The fun part about home schooling, is that you can take an ordinary day and turn it into something fun. A little geography, a little history, throw in some math while cooking and school it is!!!! The pinanta is just for fun :)

Swim Lessons

Mykah and Jax started swimming lessons last month. They are doing very well and are getting much more comfortable in the water. That is, if they stay close to the stairs. They are not too ready to venture out just yet!

Play Time

Since I am well over a month behind, I thought that I would catch everyone up through pictures!

As you can see, we are having lots of outside fun here in Hawaii.