Friday, May 29, 2009

Life in Paradise

Eight days in Paradise. We had the trip of a lifetime. We got to see so may things and experience some amazing adventures. "Island time" does exist, no hurry, no worries. We snorkeled, we swam under waterfalls, we hiked, we swam in the waves, I attempted to boogie board. We ate in restaurants where you could reach out and pour your drink in the Ocean. We drank Mai Tai's.  If we didn't miss the kids so much I can almost assure you we would throw caution to the wind and find employment where you can be barefoot all day long. We still might. Jack and Ethan would be perfect little surfer dudes and Isabelle and I could sell sunglasses near the beach.  The wedding I went to photograph was beautiful. With the cute couple and stunning surroundings it was hard to take a bad photo.   Fabulous time. To see more pics click here

Snorkeling was the high light. To swim with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu) was unbelievable. 

The warm sun was the best, perfect weather: between 80-95 degrees. The warm wind was wonderful. 

This is one of the coves we snorkeled in, it was the bluest I have ever seen. 

This needs no explanation: Bad, bad, BAD. Somebody... liked snorkeling a little too much. It was the "brown skinned" one to get burned? Go figure?! 

The one thing I do know is there will be a jar marked 'vacation fund' on the kitchen counter real soon. I would rather have this than a latte or pizza any day! 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

And we're outta here!

Please pray for the kids while we are away, they will be here and there and everywhere, shuffled all around. Thank you friends for keeping them in your excellent, loving care. I appreciate it soo much!  Also pray for safe travels for Joe and I. I have never been away from the kids for so long, pray I will be able to let go, not worry, and have an amazing time! :)  

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sun, where art thou?

Sun, sun where did you go? My husband must be rubbing off on me, days and days of rain are not as easy as they used to be. It was beautiful while it lasted. Even nice enough to buy a watermelon! This weather is especially gloomy when I have Maui on my mind. 11 more days, it has to be sunny there, right!?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day!

When I was little my favorite day of the year was May Day, my mom always made it special. We would make beautiful little treats to hang on the neighbors door, ring the bell and run! It seems those days have gone by, at least no one rings my door bell.  So I wish I had some of these tulips for each of you. I would tie them with a ribbon and leave them on your doorstep if I could.  Happy May Day! 

Above: Vain mommy says "I want to see your eyes Bellie

Below: Sign Language for 'Give me my damn glasses!!!!'

I don't know if I will get anymore years of this 'man-boy' posing in the tulips? I was just thankful to get one more! "you know mom, tulips are kinda for girls" Ethan Fields

This one is for nostalgia's sake, many, many moons ago. I think she was three.