Sunday, September 29, 2013

Laie Falls

 Looking at Yelp and Trip Adviser, there are posts with all different time frames saying how long its going to take to get to the falls. People say 45 min to 3 hours.
 The 45 min people must be marathon runners. 
 The hike to the falls is up hill the whole way. It took us about 2.5, close to 3 hours going up (not totally sure) and maybe a hour down. Stopping to catch our breath and take a crap load of pictures. 
It really felt like it was a lot longer.

 The Strawberry Guava maze just kept going and going...and going. 
This is the point where I wanted to throw in the towel and call it quits. Literately felt like it was 5 miles long...and the fruit fly's just made it that much worse!
This was the smaller waterfall below Laie Falls
And finally the reason we came.

I was hoping that it would have rained recently in Laie for more of a water flow. 
This was pretty dinky for all the work it was to get there.
I can definitely tell I have gained those 7 lbs.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kamehameha Ridge Trail

Or better known as Dead Mans Cat Walk.
Easy hike that is on Private Property.
Iv been on a few hikes that had No Trespassing signs displayed, but I had yet to have any issues...

 Overlooking Hawaii Kai Community
and also Kuliouou Community

Rabbit Island
View of the Windward side of the Island
So we never made it to our actual destination on this hike. We were stopped by workers and told to turn around feet from where the Cat Walk was.
But little do they know....

Sacred Oahu

Quick stop to one of the sacred areas on the southern side of the island.
Heiaus are stone formations made by Hawaiians where they go to warship their Gods. 
Ku Heiau Makapu'u in Kaupo Village.
I guess most of this sacred area was destroyed when they built the Kamehameha Highway 
(the road next to this area).

 Such a beautiful, peaceful area...except for the highway next door.

I had a full bladder, so I had to bite the bullet and scope out the lady's room. 
You never know what your going to get in a parks bathroom.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I have done it all wrong, but I dont care

   Yes, I change my bed sheets everyother day!
and comforter! 
    Yes, I should buy stock in laundry detergent! 
Yes, This is looked down upon by trainers.
Yes, I haven't had night where I didn't wake up at least one time in over 6 years to readjust.
(except when I had too much to drink) 
 Yes, I constantly make comments that we need to purchase a King size.

But days when I wake up to this:
are days that I think it is all worth it. 
I would have it NO other way!
(perfectly placed toy monkey?!?)

Sunday, September 22, 2013


 Lanikai sunrise once again.
You wake up before the crack of dawn to get out there and hike up, so when you don't actually see the sun because of the cloud cover it is a little disappointing. There were still beautiful colors to start the day though.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Trail

 I headed to the far end of Kaneohe yesterday for a short but beautiful hike.
Pretty much the whole hike had turnoffs great for photos.
 A quick scramble up the hill takes you to the amazing views
 China Mans Hat in the distance
 K-Bay Sandbar is straight ahead
 Overlooking Coconut Island, He'eia Fishpond, He'eia Marina and my home, K-Bay.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


 I cant wait till Mike can take these pictures for me instead of lookin awkward in a mirror.

 So I'm 15 weeks, almost 16 and still feel great. In my second trimester now and time just keeps on flying by. I had another Dr.s appointment yesterday for just a quick checkup. I probably wasn't even in the room for 5 min. She listened to baby's heartbeat and said it was very strong. She said I should probably start feeling movement soon because she is jumping all around in there. I'm not really sure what the movement is going to feel like even though it has been explained to me many times what I should be looking for. Gas bubbles or butterfly's.....hopefully I will know it when I feel it. I have gained 7lbs already. Yes...7. I'm cringing at that number already.  I'm blaming it on never being sick. (It all went to my butt...the exact place I didn't need it)
I have my big Dr.s appointment coming up soon. Mike is finally going to be home for that one...hopefully! He hasn't experience a Dr.s appointment yet and seeing her on the screen moving around is different then me sending him a picture of a ultrasound picture.
In other life,
 Bolo has been having a few issues. He is still having problems with his prostate and on top of that he has had a second seizure. The first was about 3 years ago, but I don't remember it being as bad as this last one. Scared the crap out of me!
 I'm a little disappointing that I am not able to make it home for my sisters wedding in a couple days.  She traveled a few states over to be there for my wedding and I feel like I should be there for her. 
Megan...if your reading this, I'm sorry. :(
I treated myself to a relaxing facial the other day. It has been about 2 years sense my last one and forgot how good the after feeling is. During is a different story. Getting all the goo out never feels good. I swear I thought she was using a jackhammer as a tool. I told Mike he's going to come with me next time and get his very first massage. 
I have started thinking about one last trip as a couple with no children. Island hopping is great but the tricky part is which one to actually choose. I'm still hoping to make it to all of them before we leave, but I'm trying to get to one that is most difficult to do with a child before its to late. 
I guess we will see which one I come up with.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Do You Think He Knows?

Bolo has been pretty cute lately...not sure if he knows his only child days are coming to a end.
(not sure either why I only have 1 toe)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I Love Pinterest

With Mike away,  I thought I would start thinking about our lil one's room. Iv got so many ideas thanks to Pinterest.
I love the color Yellow, and I hope she will too! 
 I'm not really sure about the mobile.  I have to see if I find another one that I like was still fun to make tho.
Hopefully she is still a girl! 
 Original Idea