December 30, 2008
December 19, 2008
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December 8, 2008
Posted by Erin at 5:41 PM
It was so fun to have our older brother out for Thanksgiving this year! Our sister wasnt able to make it but we do love her and are glad she had a good Thanksgiving too. It was fun to have three of us kids together and we were able to enjoy a fun week that consisted of:
Posted by Erin at 5:11 PM
November 26, 2008
Counting down for Christmas is so fun for everyone. So this year were counting down with activities everyday. I have put a cute piece of paper behind every door indicating what we are going to do that day. Romney is in charge of planning 12 days and I am in charge of planning 12 days.
If you are a mom there are lots of things to do(make snowflakes, bake, decorate, wrap presents, wear matching PJ's and watch a movie, go look at Christmas lights etc..). Look ahead on the calendar and use family and ward parties and things that are already planned as the activity of the day. Be creative. I don't know... it's just an idea...
Posted by Erin at 2:54 PM
November 20, 2008
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November 16, 2008
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November 11, 2008
Posted by Erin at 4:04 PM
November 6, 2008
We went to the Place of Refuge one afternoon which ended up being one of our highlights. These grounds were sacred for men during war and a place of punishment. Two very extreme differences. They still don't let people swim in the bay area because that was the kings arrival spot. After we toured the grounds and walked way out onto the lava and started playing with the white coral and the timer on the camera. We got some fun shots. WE then decided to go snorkeling right off that sacred bay that afternoon and swam with 14 dolphins. IT was so amazing how they swim so gracefully in such perfectly straight lines. The snorkeling was so great. I'd put it up there with our snorkel tour. I was actually pretty scared but I'm glad we got to experience nature in its finest.
Here is our amazing trip. It doesnt matter how many pictures you take they still don't do it justice.
Posted by Erin at 8:17 PM
October 22, 2008
We started Kauai off by going on a helicopter tour of the island. It was so fun. The sights were amazing! 2/3 of the island you cant see or get to unless you are in the air. We still cannot believe how green it was and how beautiful it was to be up there. The wettest spot in the world is smack dab in the middle of the island, and we saw it. We were able to fly in the middle of the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. We saw incredible waterfalls that we wouldn't of been able to. We are so glad we did it.
We rented a car and drove all around the island which isn't hard to do...at all. But one day we drove south until it stopped. It was such a great day. We stopped by the blowhole and watched the water launch high into the air from the lava tubes. We stopped by the National Botanical Gardens which was fabulous. So many different plants and flowers. It was great!! We continued south and stopped at every look out. The sights were indescribable, seriously pictures don't do them justice. The whole way home in the pouring rain and no street lights we kept saying over and over "what a great day!" "what a great day!"
The next day we headed up North doing the same thing. Driving and continuing to say "awe this is beautiful!" We kept our swimming suits and hiking shoes in the trunk at all times because you never know what you are going to come across. Here we came across some great hiking. It was a HEALTHY hike! My heart was pumping. UP hill, on slippery muddy rocks...mmmm my kind of hike. No really it was great. We were able to see the Napali Coast which is UNREAL, it's breath taking. I did take a little spill on this hike. Nothing like a good abrasion to the knee. Unfortunately we were attacked by bugs and still have the bites to itch...lovely.
We were told by many that we needed to kayak while in Kauai. So we did, and we would of been so sad had we not. We kayaked the Wailua River up to yet another trail. This trail was so mossy and green and it truly felt like we were in the jungle. Well I guess we were in the jungle. We hiked in our water shoes through thick mud, and on slick rocks. It was fun to hear the waterfall but not see it. I don't know how the tour guide knows where to go but he did.
Once we got to the 200 foot water fall which they call the Secret Falls we ate a yummy lunch provided by some locals we dove into the water. At first it was cold but after a second it was refreshing. We did go stand under the fall and that was kind of cool...( it hurt actually)
Here are some more fun things we did and saw. There is just too many pictures to choose from. ALOHA!
Posted by Erin at 6:04 PM
October 11, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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September 16, 2008
Here is where it all started on the ground. They took a little class before the jump and were ready to go. This big skydiving day was for Ethan. He turned the big 3-0. Ethan and Romney have been best friends since they were young pups. Here for the jump was his brother James and our bishop.
Ethan screamed the whole way down apparently
Here comes Romney ready to land
Phew they landed safe and sound. They had a blast and would do it again in a heart beat.
Posted by Erin at 2:04 PM
September 11, 2008
I know I know I have not updated in a long time, and I'm sure I have lost some readers. No excuses!!! Summer just came and went and I lost track of time. Seeing that we have not done hard core construction this summer it was time to buy a few things to attempt decorating. There is a new Pottery Barn Outlet that just got here....FANTASTIC! So we thought we'd go check it out and WALLAH we purchased a new rug. So from there, I bought some new fabrics and am going to try to make some pillows. I have no idea how to but it cant be that hard. Seriously do you know how much decorative pillows are??? I'm not willing to spend 40 bucks on a little pillow! So that was my motivation to make some.
Posted by Erin at 12:34 PM
August 19, 2008
I know I know; but it's so much fun. I've been really motivated lately to get our food storage together and get prepared for whatever is coming our way. I have gone to the cannery twice now and have more appointments lined up. My last appointment my sister in law Shannon and Romney went with me. Having Romney there was great, he lifted everything and poured everything right into the can, meanwhile all the "sisters" are scooping a cup at a time. We cranked out tons of stuff... therefore the bill was alot bigger. I am only canning practical things that we will eat and have a 30 year shelf life so it can store for a very long time and not have to worry about it. I love that we are getting ready and feeling at ease about it...I guess we need some water for all food....
Posted by Erin at 2:21 PM
August 2, 2008
I can not believe how fast time has gone by. It still feels like we should still be dating, you know; I'm 21 and Romney is 23...not any more I'm 27 and Romney 29. It has been the best five years and I'd do it all over again. We have been through so many things together and there is no way I would want to go through any of it with anyone else. It has been so fun to see each other grow and to accomplish our goals together!!!!! Happy FIVE YEARS!!!!!!
Posted by Erin at 11:51 PM