Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to school

Well it's that time again. The smell of new notebook, pencils, erasers, and all that other stuff that goes along with a new school year. Everything has gone smoothly so far. I'm sure I will be at one of the schools in the next couple weeks to fix something.

I can't believe that I have a 5th grader and a 7th grader. They are growing so fast, I swear that it was just yesterday I was bringing the girl home from the hospital. But then again....

Wish everyone luck this year!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

FEY - For Every Youth

The boy went to a dinner with some kids from church. He is so funny, he will fight, yell, kick, and scream before he will do anything. But he goes and has a great time. Our next challenge, actually going to Boy Socuts. He loves it when he goes, but will fight us to go. I guess that is the life of a 12 1/2 year old. Not sure what he will be like in a couple years.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aloha 'Oe

We decided to take a family vacation this year, our first proposed destination was Athens, Greece. With all the unrest, we decided against Greece. Instead, we opted for Hawaii. Several reasons prompted us to come to this conclusion:
  • Unrest to me means violence and I'm not up for that on vacation
  • 7 hours flight time compared to 11 hours
  • No passport needed to travel to Hawaii. Problematic when hubby travels!
  • Less expensive???
So we packed our bags and left for 16 days in paradise. After an overnight stay in San Francisco, we arrived in Honolulu then proceeded to Waikiki Marriott Beach & Spa Resort.

So much had changed in the 15 years since the last time we were there before children. But it was still beautiful.

While we were there we visited Pearl Harbor. It was the second time I have been there and it is just as moving as the first time.

We ended up going to the Big Island and left from Kona. We all had a great time.