November 30, 2010

Touching Base

Just a quick update:

  • We're here.
  • We had wonderful days at convention.
  • Our hearts are full.
  • So are our bellies.
  • We took a quick tour of my old boarding school today--sweet memories.  Also drove by Punahou, President Obama's old stomping grounds--cool.
  • We also took some time out to visit the Punchbowl cemetery--a very sobering experience, as death often is.  As we stood there reading the names of soldiers who have never returned home, the beginning strains of "Taps" broke through the silence, and we looked up to see a lone soldier standing on the hill, giving these final honors to one who has served.  Haunting, and I will never forget it.
  • After this, we went to see Aunty Chris (Dad's younger sister) and her kids, and had some may-jah grindz at Ono's. Was 'ono. ;-D 
  • Finished up with a trip to Wally's; the girls needed journals to do a little bit of travel writing--I'm looking forward to seeing what parts of our trip are deemed important enough to be written about.  I just checked Malia's; apparently, the Icee float from Sam's Club was the only thing worth mentioning today.  Oy vey.  Auwe.
Tomorrow, planning on taking a tour of 'Iolani palace, then a visit to Aunty's spa, and maybe some toe-wiggling in the sands of Waikiki.  Oh, and shave ice.  Definitely shave ice. =D 

November 22, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside....

23 degrees, to be exact.

Like the little snowflakes on the future forecast?  =)  I'd like them more if I wasn't trying to get on a plane for warmer climes tomorrow.  Seriously, though, this may be the best winter weather I've ever experienced.  (I say this as I revel in the comfort of a warm fire, cup of coffee in hand....)

Oh, wait.  Check this out:

Things change quickly around here. =D 

Daniel's slowly making his way home from work; he says there are cars all over the place.  Keifer just called; he got stuck trying to pick Noah up from work, so Daniel will grab them on his way up the hill.  I'm going to try and get a hold of Josh, but I'm guessing he's still at work...

Keep warm, keep safe.

November 21, 2010

On Vacation...

Well, not yet.  But I might as well be--my brain already thinks it has sand in its swimsuit. 

(Okay...that's a weird thing to try and visualize.  I told you I'm not functioning properly.)

We're heading out this week, leaving the hubs to hold down the fort; I trust it will be in the same, or better, condition upon our return, so don't get any ideas.  Unless, of course, you have a paintbrush, miter saw, or other similarly useful tool in hand upon your arrival; then you're welcome to stay as long as you want.  Well, at least until you get tired and stop working.  Then you have to leave. =D  I jest.  Sorta.

Well, 'nuff for now; this procrastinating mama's got a lot left to do.  Don't worry; even though you won't be there, sitting with us on the beach in 80 degree sunshine, you'll be in our thoughts.  That oughta keep you nice and warm in this fantastic winter weather. :-9  Cheers! =D