Friday, September 19, 2014

She Had a Birthday, Shout Hooray!!

My WONDERFUL Mother had a birthday last Saturday. I wanted to publicly wish her a Happy Happy Birthday! 
I am so blessed to be her daughter. She is beautiful, inside and out. 
The best friend any daughter could ask for!
I love you, Mom.
I ran out of time to blog before her birthday or even on her birthday, and I even forgot my camera to document the special event! To make matters worse I am a week late due to catching some nasty head cold/flu, yay for me! 
I didn't want my Mom to think I forgot about her though.
I hope this year is a wonderful year for you, Mom with lots of good memories.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Picture Overhaul Part 3

So let's see, I believe we left off at the beginning of this year. It appears I didn't take any pictures in January (I am kind of getting bad about taking pictures, and I don't like it!).
Moving on to February.

We celebrated the Fro's 26th birthday, we are getting old little brother.

The Dude and I went to Oahu and a quick stop at Disneyland for our 8th Anniversary this year.

Pearl Harbor was a very, very amazing and reverent place to visit. 
The whole time I was there I thought of my Grandpa. 
I would like to thank all those hard working men and women, who sacrifice so much for our country's freedom. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

We of course went to the Dole plantation just so we could get a dole whip ice cream!

Now, don't be fooled by this...interesting looking must try Giovanni's!

They make some of the best shrimp scampi I have ever had! The dude loved it so much we ate here twice.

We got to explore the Laie Hawaii Temple grounds. 

I love Hibiscus flowers.

This was home while we stayed in Hawaii.

It was $40 bucks a night for this grass shack with the hard board bed.

Totally worth it though with this beach no more than 20 feet outside our door.
We went to bed every night to the sounds of crashing waves hitting the shore line, you can't beat that!

We went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. The dude has not stopped talking about snorkeling since. It was amazing!

There was more to our trip out to the Island, but some one, who shall remain nameless, forgot the extra battery for the camera....
And to sum up Disneyland, there is no happier place! 
Unless you get dumped with rain while there...that will put a little damper to your happiness. But the wait time for the rides was well worth the weather!

Not only did the Fro have a birthday this year, he graduated from the Utah Fire Academy! Way to go you!!

We got to go watch the fire games that they put on before graduation takes place. This is the Fro in full uniform, I believe he was the fastest to put on the whole uniform.

By the end of the program there were 6 who graduated.
Way to go guys!!

And a giant shout out to the woman behind the scenes of my brother's success!
She is amazing!!
And look at the cute baby!! 
I love them.