We think it's so weird that they don't use the spinning brush to clean their teeth. Dr. Timon told us when we first started going to him that they have advised against using it on the younger kids because it's harder on their enamel. IDK, I just went along with it, but I'm not sure I totally agree???
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We went to the Kapalua airport near Lahaina and it was TINY! I have never been to such a small airport. There was only one small check in area and one tiny terminal. Everybody was just cruisin' up there. No one was in a hurry to do anything!
When we got home the girls were so happy to see us and so was Grandma Erickson. Poor thing has had trouble with a kidney stone since they arrived here. She said the kids were pretty good at letting her rest when she needed it. I really hope they were, because that is miserable!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We took the long-ish, SUPER wind-y road up to Haleakala National Park. It was beautiful up there. You could see the snowcaps of Mauna Kea on the Big Island from up there. The whole experience was breath taking.
We had read in one of those tourist guides about some smoothie place on the road to Hana. It was supposedly one of the first stops along the way, so we decided to head over there for some good smoothies. We had the address punched into Kauwe's GPS ("Maggie"), but we could NOT find it. After asking a few people about the Hana Juice Co, we still couldn't find it. Then we stopped at a gas station and the lady said it was right across the street. We felt so dumb. It was RIGHT THERE. So we looked for parking and walked over there. We went inside (the door was propped open) and started looking at the menu. The girl sitting behind the counter says "Oh, we're actually closed". WHAT?! It was only 4:00 in the afternoon and they had just closed at 3:30! We were so ticked. We decided to go next door and get some Gelato ice cream, instead. It was pretty good. DANG expensive, but good.
That night on the way home, we stopped at the boardwalk in Lahaina to eat at another sister/brother restaurant to Kaua'i's Keoki's. It was called Kimo's.
I was SO disappointed. The menu was just 2 short pages. There were only 2 chicken dishes, both of which were teriyaki flavors and both were over $20 for the plate. I didn't feel like eating fresh fish (the only other choice besides salad), so I decided to order a cup of clam chowder. The chowder was actually pretty good, but I was so looking forward to something GOOOOD! The sunset from the balcony where we were sitting was beautiful though.
After we got home, they put Kezley to bed and we went out back to sit in the hot tub. When it closed we played cards again. GOOD TIMES!!
Friday, May 16, 2008
We ate lunch at the Hula Grill,
The sandwich I got was just ok (Kauwe got the same), but Kapua's fish and chips were DELISH, and Will's food was super YUM too.
After lunch we stopped at Star Market and picked up food for dinner. We decided to BBQ steak (Kauwe style) since the boys didn't catch any fish.
We spent the afternoon talking and going out on the beach by the condo.
There is a pool just before the beach, as well. While the guys were prepping the grill, Pua and I went swimming in the pool.
Dinner was EXCELLENT! The sunset was gorgeous
Kapua fell asleep feeding baby Kezley around 10, so me and the boys stayed up playing cards and talking.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
For dinner we went to Kauwe's Aunty's house in Lahaina which is near where we are staying. It was fun to visit with their family and meet some of his cousins. They were very hospitable.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
On pinning night, Will was honored with the first award of the night. He received the Clinical Excellence award as voted by the instructors in the nursing program. They also awarded 13 nursing students with accolades according to the GPA received in HPU nursing program (3.5 or higher). Because Will is considered a transfer student from BYU, they used his GPA from there to average his graduating GPA from HPU. Unfortunately, this disqualified him from graduating with honors at the main University ceremony on Tuesday. When they began announcing the 13 on Monday night, I got my camera ready because Will's HPU GPA is 3.875 and so I knew he'd be receiving one. When the 12th name was read, I started to get nervous. The announcer said..."And the student with the highest GPA in the class is....Chrisma (something). WHAT?! Why didn't he get an award?!! hmmmmm
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
p.s. I mostly mean those things (the pet peeves on my 100's list) about myself or immediate family members. I am an obsessive person, but I love my friends just the way they are! =D
Sunday, May 11, 2008
We had a really nice day. Mariah was also welcomed as the newest member of the Ewa Beach 2nd Ward and did a really nice job saying her favorite Article of Faith (#4) over the pulpit.
My dad bought each of us mom’s lei to wear to church. I am so happy that both of our moms are here to be together on Mother's Day. I can't believe there are only 3 more weeks till we move.
It was an absolutely gorgeous setting for this sacred ordinance. The beach was empty, except for 2 moms with their small kids.
The service was short and the spirit was strong. The image of her being plunged below the placid blue water is engraved on my mind. When she came up from the water, she didn't even look as though she were wet. It was a serene and very surreal moment.
She was thrilled to receive her own set of scriptures with her name engraved on the front from Grandpa and Grandma Jones. She has spent most of the day flipping through the pages and reading here and there. She said she wants to start at the beginning and read all the way to the very end.
I noticed after I was putting together the slide show that I didn't get any pictures of just Mariah =<. If anyone that was here did, can you send it to me? I am planning to take her to Kiddie Kandids as soon as we move back to get professional pictures of her in her dress.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
It's going to be at Lanikuhonua @ Ko'Olina. It's easy to find. Go to Ko'Olina Marriott Resort and the 1st entrance just past Paradise Cove is where it's at. There is a stone sign that says "Lanikuhonua". Hope those of you on island can make it!