Saturday, April 23, 2011


okay, i think this is the final hawaii post.  sorry for dragging it out, i just didn't want it to ever end.  so besides cliff jumping, hanging out on sunset beach, chilling in hammocks and trying to take cool black and white pictures, here's what we did:

explored pearl harbor

showed the boys how to use these guns...

 found pretty flowers

hiked really fast through these amazing trees (i could barely keep up because of my short legs compared to the rest of the group.. yep, that's my excuse). 

 spent a dollar on fish food to get some go-pro footage for our next documentary

 hiked to the famous treehouse rich and nate built back in 2007 in the hills behind byu-hawaii.  this was definitely a highlight of the trip for me- i've wanted to come here since rich told me about it when we first started dating. 

thanked rich for being so crazy and hauling all the equipment up the mountain and begged him to be a dentist in hawaii so we can live here.

read lots and made lovely faces for the camera

drove all over the island with our awesome tour guide nate and d.j. ang

swam through and jumped off pretty little waterfalls 

spent the day at my former workplace.. the polynesian cultural center

wore cool hats

 found our dream dinner bell

still enjoyed the last day of rain and wind thanks to this pretty site

cried a little when we had to go back to real life
did some fun snorkeling that rich took videos of that i'll have to post at some point- so i guess i'm not done.  haha.  we also ate really great food- pb and j sandwiches by day and thai food, mexican in haliewa, shrimp at romie's shack on the side of the road (yummy but i don't want to see their eyeballs next time), delicious crepe place in kailua, duke's on waikiki, and vietnamese in a grocery store by night.  well i think that's it.  it was an amazing trip and we loved hanging out with nate and angie all week. thanks guys! 
okay, back to real life.  :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my favorites

rich and red mango.  :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

break time

rich finished finals on friday! wahoo! i'm so proud of him and all his hard work! he has a two week break before he starts summer semester. of course he has a long list of projects that he's really excited about, but instead he spent his first day off helping a friend with some major re-roofing and took a break to help me at cub scout day camp. i love him.

yep, he's pretty happy about being done with finals (and eating burritos)...
i'm happy we can spend our evenings like last night for the next two weeks...
every night please!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

saturday morning

pictures found here

my saturday mornings have changed over the years. in junior high and high school they were spent dancing, college they were often spent doing long runs for half marathons or yoga if I wasn't training for a race. today i have a whole house to clean, so that's what i'll be doing and i'm good with that. :) every time i see pictures like this i'm blown away by what our bodies can do and the beauty they can create! i'm grateful to have a body that can dance, run and clean. i love that i have a job where i can help people take care of their bodies so they can feel healthy, strong and happy. okay that's all. i was just going to post these pretty pictures, but then i started rambling. have a happy saturday morning!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

i like the desert

we have lots of aloe plants in our front yard and they surprised us a few weeks ago with these beautiful orange blossoms. so after a little research, we now know they are actually aloe blue elf plants.

saw a little hummingbird outside our window enjoying the orange blossoms too. i'd like to thank whoever did the landscaping on our home. rocks, turf, aloe plants and palm trees.. turns out i think it looks pretty and is pretty easy to take care of too!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

hammock time

after a busy day at work and a trip to the grocery store, i came home feeling overwhelmed and worn out. i wondered how i would possibly get everything accomplished that i needed to. luckily i have a husband that's really good at cheering me up. he set up the hammock in our backyard and it felt like we were back in hawaii! 20 minutes of reading and staring at the palm tree above me and i was rejuvenated and ready to attack every item on my to-do list. i always tell my clients to take time for themselves to relax and de-stress, but sometimes i forget to do those things myself. so i've hired rich as my health coach. i'm guessing his advice will usually involve hammocks, icecream and bike rides. i'll take it!
the backyard today...

hawaii a few weeks ago...
p.s. thank you nate and angie for the hammock!! it's our favorite piece of furniture!
UPDATE: rich just read this and said it sounds like he put me in time out in the backyard because i was grumpy. haha! he actually hung out in the hammock with me part of the time until he had to go back to studying. :) i probably did need a time out!

Friday, April 1, 2011

my friends were in this horrible accident last saturday. my heart aches for them and their families.

i'm so grateful for the gospel and the knowledge we have of the plan of salvation. i'm thankful that we have the opportunity to receive guidance and comfort this weekend from our inspired church leaders.