Monday, October 13, 2008

A Whole Lot Of Firsts...

Well this past week or so we have had a lot of firsts. Edward’s parents came to visit, so they were our first visitors in Hawaii. We had a great time and I really enjoyed getting to talk with them about how much Hawaii has changed since they lived here 25 years ago. I also went to my first luau. I had a blast and I’m sure I’ll go to many more as more people come to visit.

Along with these firsts we had a second, our second anniversary. Edward and I celebrated being married two years on October 7th. Sometimes it feels like it’s only been 2 months and sometimes it feels much longer. I guess it feels longer because of all that happened in this past year to get us to Hawaii. Whatever the case, it’s been an adventure I never imagined I’d be on but I’ve enjoyed it all the way.

I’ve had a few comments from friends that I haven’t been posting enough pictures, so get ready….

We headed to the east side of the island this past weekend to go to a beach in Kanaohe. The surf is starting to kick up on the north facing shores.

Edward and his parents at the luau.

Edward practices his spear throwing and wins us some shell leis at the luau. (Don't worry Anna, I saved them for your class.)

A view of the mountains from the luau. The luau also happens to be located in Ko Olina and is less than a mile from our house.

I'm not a huge fan of birds but aren't these beautiful colors?

Dinner is served!!!! Yep, that's the pig.

Hula dancers

Official 2nd anniversary photo.

Before my first helping of poi. After my first helping of poi.

Ooooooooooh, a fire dancer.

First hula lesson...
Yes, after a mai tai or two you will also want to go on stage and learn how to hula.


North Shore on a flat day.

Edward and his parents in front of his childhood home from 25 years ago.


Well I didn’t blog about it before because it made me so sad, but our sweet dog Teddy was not able to come with us to Hawaii in August. Hawaii has some crazy quarantine laws and we also felt that we should wait to bring Teddy over until we were settled. Fortunately, Edward’s sweet parents agreed to care for Teddy and finally brought him to us on Oct. 1st. I was a little worried I was going to have to pry Teddy from my mother-in-law’s hands but she was gracious as always and helped me get Teddy adjusted to his new surroundings.

I sure missed this little guy. I forgot how much happiness he brings to our family.