Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunday Dinner

We were finally able to get the true feel of an American 4th of July last Sunday. Rob has a guy in his MBA program that is a member and working for the Coast Guard. His name is Steve Detton. He has a beautiful family and a house that looks like it belongs on the mainland. His wife, Shelly, is a great cook and artist, and their kids, Hyrum, Eliza, and Hazel, are cute and have a lot of energy. They've invited us over to their home a few times for dinner and it's always been a great occasion. On Sunday we had a good old fashioned barbeque, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, and brownies with ice cream. It was a tasty memory that made us feel like we were back in Utah.

Video of the 4th of July Luau

I am still trying to figure out this whole blog thing. This video goes with the previous post. It is of the luau to let you check out the "tasty" food...I hope it works :) P.S. please ignore and forgive my obnoxious sounding voice.

Hurray for the random 4th of July in Hawaii!!

Last week Rob, two of his classmates, and I went kayaking out in Kaneohe Bay for about 5 hours. We made a 10 mile round trip out to an island called Monkey island, rode waves, and got a great workout. It was a very nostalgic moment that made us not look forward to leaving this beautiful island. Unfortunately we didn't want to take our camera with us, other than our cheap underwater one, so we don't have any pictures to share. After that we had another tennis match against the Westras. We still got spanked, but not as hard as the last time.
Anyway, we do have pictures of our 4th of July festivities. I had to spend the morning at work before I picked Rob up. Then we went to the Manoa Ward Luau. It was a good time but it doesn't really feel like the 4th when you are eating green squid goo and pig (you have to read the signup list=not quite what you think of for the 4th is it!?). After that Rob and I went on a beautiful ride to find a lookout spot for the fireworks (there's no place to park downtown on normal occasions). It was another one of those nostalgic moments. We then met up with the Westras and the Hastings to watch the fireworks. After, went to the Hastings' home and gorged ourselves with hotdogs, pizza, mango pie, and cookies...yes it was a gorge-fest. Thanks for the good times friends!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rob's last day of class in Hawaii!!

Look at me trying to document important occasions. I need to practice before we have offspring so I can be good like so many of you.
So here is my handsome husband heading out for his last day of class in Hawaii. I thought it would be fun if I paired it with the walk to his first day of grad school(He and Derek walked together...aren't they adorable! Who knew we would become such good friends with the Westras after this day) Side note: The orange shirt was the first day.