Sigh. I wanted to be better about my blog posts. How come life gets so busy? I’m thankful for the busy-ness. I just can’t believe how fast time flies. So here we are.. Mid February. What?! I know. It’s crazy. And we are still in tshirts so it doesn’t *feel* like February. But my calendar tells me it is. Here are some pics of the things we’ve been up to…
We went and checked out jaws! Big swell at a big surf spot. So cool to see huge waves.
It was amazing. The next day we celebrated my birthday with friends from Minnesota who were vacationing on Oahu and hopped over to see us and do the road to Hana. So awesome!
waterfalls. Laughs. Hiking. Beaches. Sunset. It was a wonderful day!
That was way too short of an update but it’s better than nothing. I’m way past my bedtime. Must. Have. Sleep. Till next time
Top 10 MAUI
I had an assignment in my journalism class last semester to write a top 10 list. Of course I had to find something on Maui to list off. Places and spaces it was! There is so much to see here, but I tried to narrow down some of my favorites. I still sometimes can’t believe that I’m actually here. And… I’ve gotten the chance to see these amazing places with my own eyes. I don’t feel lucky–I feel very blessed. God makes so many beautiful things. Check out the list and let me know what you think
My New Years goal is to stay on top of this blog. At least one post per week is the challenge. I think I can… I think I can! So back up a little bit, just until last Sunday. We had a pretty great sunset here. I got a text from Josh who was running errands, saying “Did you see the Sunset?” Of course this leads to major excitement for me-we don’t see much of a sunset living on the east side of the west Maui mountains. I grabbed my iPhone and went running out the door. At first it wasn’t that amazing… But like we all know, sunsets change quickly. I was looking straight ahead at Iao Valley. I could see rainclouds to the south and blue skies to the north. It was like a painting. I was thanking God over and over and over for the fact that I was standing exactly where I was at that moment. It’s not always paradise in paradise, but it’s pretty darn beautiful.
Josh and I were invited to join a wedding party on their whale watch/reception. It was so much fun! Drinks, food, sunshine and whales! If you are ever on Maui, I highly recommend doing this! They are magnificent creatures! We really had an enjoyable afternoon on the pacific
The weather, the view, the whales! We did see quite a few and I got some on film. I’ll add that later. It was exciting to see all the breaching out there.
We had to show you how excited we really were!
Happy whale watching
So, I stumbled across a cool website. I send them my photography… and peeps can order products… Prints, iPhone cases, shirts. Awesomesauce.
Thanks for checking it out. Have a super blessed weekend!
I have to clean off my iPhone.. This means I need to load all my photos to youtube. Here’s our channel. I’ll keep posting through the next few days
We rang in the new year with fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks. An hour and a half of them. It was so awesome… And so weird. Fireworks and a BBQ… On New Year’s Eve?! I love it! Here’s some of the fun we had:
It was loud. It was messy. It was so much fun. We are blessed with lovely ohana here.
Wishing you a very happy 2014! I’m excited to see what this year brings.
Josh and I went hiking and stopped to watch this for awhile. I am still in awe over how beautiful and powerful these waves are.
I’m up way past my bedtime. I can’t seem to fall asleep. I look at Instagram and Facebook and my photos… And my brain won’t shut off. I can’t believe it’s almost a new year already! It seems like I was just sitting in freezing cold Montana writing a blog post on NYE. And now, here we are. This year has been quite the adventure. One of my favorite things to do before the new year is take down the calendar and look through it… See all the appointments and dates.. Things we saw and places we went. 365 days. It seems like it should feel so much longer, yet the years are starting to slip by. In just a few months I will be the mother of a 17 year old! Our baby just turned 13! Josh and I will celebrate 16 years together next summer! Wait a minute… Weren’t WE just 17 the other day? We have much to be thankful for. Life is not always paradise in paradise but dang, it’s a pretty nice view. The rain has moved in and along with it are days of rainbows. We saw one yesterday that stopped me in my tracks. The most vivid one I had ever seen.
It was so amazing! A full double rainbow. This was after I had taken some with my dslr and had to run back to get my iPhone. Then to end the night, I got to see this…
I’m still in awe most of the time when I watch the sun set here. It’s spiritual. God most certainly makes the most beautiful paintings in the sky.
We had a wonderful Christmas here. It didn’t feel like Christmas and I loved it!!
Time for bed! Two more days of 2013. Make ‘em count!
So my calendar tells me that Christmas is in less than a week. My packages are mailed to Minnesota. I have Mele Kalikimaka on pandora. Four dozen sugar cookies were baked, frosted and consumed in less than 2 days….. It still doesn’t feel like Christmas. Until today! I got the most adorable Christmas palm tree today! Then I picked up more baking supplies, a Santa hat and “up north MN” scented potpourri.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Not the kind that I’m used to, but change is good. I’m exited for our first Hawaiian Christmas!