Friday, August 31, 2012

North Shore Trip

 Laie Hawaii Temple: Mormon Temple.
What a beautiful place this is. It was a pretty cloudy day, so my pictures didn't come out that great.

 Stopping at a few beaches along the way. The clouds started to

 We are going to save the falls for another day.

This is one of the Sacred sites that is dedicated to Lono, one of the Hawaiian gods.

 The destination:  There were many honu swimming near the shore. Just two came out to eat though.

Nail Files

I'm linking up today with Vicki over at myvickiliciouslife. She does a weekly linkup to show all the pretty nails out there.

For some reason my camera did not like the lighting or something because this is a horrible fuzzy picture.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by two very lovely lady's.  Thank you Jen and Christine...You guys are awesome! 


1. Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you plus you MUST create a set of 11 new questions for the 11 people you tag.
3. Choose 11 bloggers
5. Absolutely no tag backs.
6. The bloggers have to have less than 200 followers.
7. Go inform them that you nominated them for the award.

About Me:
1.Scary movies are my favorite!
2.I feel like I am the only American that has never been to Florida
3.I'm not a fan of eating with spoons
4. I only eat cooked sushi, I've never even tried the raw 
5.Yellow is my favorite
6.I like the smell of nail polish 
7.I turn my cup every time I take a drink (weird...I no)
8.I am obsessed with Big Brother at the moment. Love that show!
9.I am always looking at new recipe's but very hesitant to actually try them
10.I bruise easily
11.Its going on a year that I have stopped biting my nails

My Questions from Jen:
1. Where did you and your significant other meet?
*Mike and I started 5th grade together. I'm not really sure if I knew who he was until 6th grade though.
2. If you could visit any place where would it be?
*That is so hard!!! I have so many places that I need to see! Probably start with Europe. 
3. What is your favorite dessert?
*All of them! I have a problem with sweets! 
4. Do you have a favorite sports team?
*I gotta represent Cleveland! Go Browns! 
5. What do you like more, beaches or lakes?
*Beaches, even though there are some dangerous things in there.
6. How many siblings do you have?
*1 sister....Megan
7. How do you spend your days?
*Hanging with the pups, working or sight seeing
8. Do you have any pets?
*Two puppy's with me, Bolo & Sheba. I cant forget my love Toby though...she is with my parents back home. I miss her a lot!
9. What do you do for fun?
* Seeing this island
10. If you could meet anyone who would it be?
11. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
*Keeping my family updated on things that we have been doing, also seeing the cool things other people have been doing.

My Questions from Christine
1.Do you think life has been good so far?
2.What do you usually want to know about someone when meeting them for the first time?
*Their name...? 
3.Using no more than 10 nouns, and ONLY nouns, describe yourself.
*Flower.Cookies.Shears.Bathing Suit.Beach.Shopper.Cook.Woman.Friend.Lover.
4.What is something random you do on a boring night when your significant other is away? 
*Mani & Pedi  
5.What is the ugliest fashion trend you ever bought into (I’d like to make fun of you, so can you provide a picture as well)? 
*I used to put a curling iron to my bangs...and did not comb them out so Id have a roll on my forehead. Gotta love the 90's. I don't have any pictures of it with me Thank God!
6.If you could run in any race, which charity would you choose to support? 
*Multiple Scleroses Foundation
7.How does your adulthood compare to what you imagined it would be like when you were a little kid?
*When I was little I wanted to be a Vet and own a farm full of horses. Being married is pretty much the only thing that has come true.
8.What is your least favorite bill to pay and why?
*Probably Mike school loans. Its the biggest amount we have sense I don't have a car payment anymore.
9.If you could have any career in the world with nothing holding you back, what would you do?
*Crime Scene Investigator 
10.Imagine a block of time has opened up in your busy day for you to take a class in anything you like. What subject would you choose?
11.If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
Friends. NYC would probably be so much fun, and they have a pretty big apartment for the city.

My Nominees
1. Ashley
5. Jen

Questions for my Nominees

1.Where were you born?
2.Do you believe in love at first sight?
3.Have you ever been on TV?
4.Do you cry during sad movies?
5.What is the most expensive gift you have ever received?
6.If your life was a song, what would the title be?
7.Favorite board game?
8.Would you rather be rich or healthy?
9.Ultimate dream vacation? 
10.What Disney character would you be?
11.What chore do you absolutely hate doing? 

Family Day

 We headed to Bellows Beach today for the Battalion's Family Day. Even though it was cloudy and sprinkling pretty much the whole time we were there, it still was such a beautiful beach. We will definitely be heading back here on a sunnier day to enjoy it.

So many fun things to do for the kids. Too bad I don't have any :(

Raffle drawings were going on the whole time for some really cool stuff. I thought for sure we would walk away with something..I was wrong.

 Overall... good day

7 Questions

I haven't linked up with Gentri Lee in awhile so I thought it was about time.
Funny Picture
 Giving my hubby some love.
1. Hamburger or Hotdog? (veggie versions count)
-Hamburgers! I do love a dog every now and then...especially at a sporting event
 2. If you had to live on any other planet in our solar system, besides Earth, which would you choose?
- Mercury...probably get a really nice tan there!
 3. Share a photo of an outfit that represents your personal style, please. (doesn't have to be of you)

 4. Would you rather get ready for the day or get ready for bed?
-Bed...washing off all of my makeup just feels so good
 5. You have to choose between never having eyelashes or never having eyebrows, which would you choose?
-I love this question! I'm gonna stick with my lashes. I know I will look like a total crazy pants with no brows but lashes enhance the eyes so much I woulnt want to give them up. 
 6. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A mommy....I have also been thinking of changing my career lately, haven't really decided on it yet tho.  
7. Do you set your clocks right on time, or a few minutes ahead or behind? 
I used to set them fast always but now that every clock does it for you I kinda have no option

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Island Dog Magazine

Just a little proud mama update. 
My two baby's are appearing in this fall issue of Island Dog.
Page #21
Check it out to see what best friends look like

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Fun Day

  Mike and I headed to the Marina today for little kayak trip. Coconut Island was our destination. (It was used as the opening intro to the show Gilligan's Island.) It is a private island that is used for Marine Biology research so we weren't allowed to explore it but the beach was sure nice.
The island from a distance.
Moku O Lo'e is the real name of the island but I cant pronounce it so I call it it's nickname instead.

 Heading back to base.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day Drive

I took a quick little drive today around the southern part of the island after running a few errands.  First stop was the well known blow hole lookout. It wasn't that crowded so I had enough patience to stand there awhile and wait for the sprays.

 After that another quick stop at the Makapi'u Lookout. Getting out of my car and seeing stacked
rocks all over the place was interesting. After looking up a little info about these rocks, I found that Hawaiians build these to show respect to the gods, it also says that other people build them for spiritual reasons. Come to find out that in some places it is illegal to do this because they are making the scientific study harder for researchers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple

 Korean Buddhist Temple is a hidden gem right in Honolulu. Not many tourists know about this spot so when I went it was deserted, (except for the landscapers) I walked around and took it all in.

Such a amazing place! My camera does not even come close to capturing all of the colors that made this place so beautiful.