Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

One of my favorite pics from the luau.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

A perfect place to end the day.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Sunsets on the island are beautiful. We have to drive to the other side of the island to see them though. We do get some pretty sunrises, but have to get up early for them.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mom! I miss you!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011

This was not easy...

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011




Katie and CJ trying out the poi balls.


April 29, 2011








Making leis.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011



Canoe rides at Paradise Cove.





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

A tiki at Paradise Cove.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Took a drive the other day heading north.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

The kiddos found a papaya tree on the old Pali road to climb in. Too bad the papayas weren't ripe...

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011


Hiking the old Pali toad.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011

After the rain comes the rainbow. This rainbow was over Katie's school the other day. I have never seen one with so many layers to it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

Waterfalls on the Koolau mountains.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

That was a fun hike!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

Palm frond along the trail.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

Cj jumped into the water from the ledge above the pool. The water was very cold!
This person jumped from a higher perch up in the trees. I sure wouldn't do that!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Finally made it! This is Maunawili Falls. There is another one up stream from this one, but this is as far aw we made it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Are we there yet??? Not yet, but soon...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Chip is ready to jump in...NOT!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9, 2011

Almost there!

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011


Getting closer...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 7, 2011

Went on a hike to Maunawili Falls. It's quite a wet hike, with several crossings of the stream. It's beautiful though! Just remember to use bug spray or the mosquitos will carry you away!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

I think this needs to be in b&w...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3, 2011


The view from the cottage we stayed in.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 2011


One of the beach cottages on base. A great place for some r&r.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

CJ found a pile of snails outside,
and thought they would taste like the escargot he had in France.


Yummy!!






April Fools!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

Makapu'u lighthouse.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011


It's the early 1920's and your boss has challeged you to fly a float plane non-stop all the way across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii.




Commander John Rodgers attempted to do just that. It was in 1924, three years before Charles Lindburgh flew across the Atlantic.




My book club had the wonderful opportunity to read this historical novel and chat with the author, Bill Riddle. It is a fascinating story of early avaition and the brave men who put their lives on the line making history. To learn more about the book go to www.deaddownwindbook.com.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011

Heading back to the house. The polarizer on the camera got a bit fogged up, but I thought it made the photo seem a little more interesting.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

Heading back up the trail.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011


Coconuts get washed ashore up and down the beach.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011




Of course there are a few crazy surfers out there when the waves get big!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

A trio of warnings. With the big waves come the signs.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 20, 2011



He does love to run though.