Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekend in Oahu

I figured since we have lived here in Maui for 3 months now and just started out blog last week, I better back track and post a few pictures of things we've been up to since we moved here. Hope you enjoy!
We went to this really cool miniature golf place called "Glow Golf". It is a miniature golf course inside a building that is pitch black except for the actual course, your golf ball, a little ring around the hole, your golf club, and pictures on the wall as you can see. It was so awesome because it's different than regular golf and alot harder because they put bumps in front of the holes or inclines that you can't see because of the darkness. I ended up beating Alex by 3 strokes when the night was over. What a surprise... ;)

We took the ferry to Oahu to visit Honolulu. It takes about 3 hours each way. We were only there for 24 hours which included our sleep time so we couldn't really do much. We basically it up the HUGE mall, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Beach Street. The zoo was really really cool. It was the first time Alex has ever been to a zoo that he can remember. He says he maybe went when was very very young but he's not sure. Waikiki Beach Street is kind of like the Las Vegas strip except no casinos and right lights. In the pictures you see the human statue I paid to get a picture with and Alex next to Elmo. The funniest thing we saw that night that we didn't get a picture of was a bunch of kids breakdancing on the sidewalk for cash. There was this kid who was 5 yrs old doing back flips and breakdancing like I have never seen before! He was makin bank cuz everryone was stopping ad paying him personally for a job well done. It was hilarious! We really want to go back before we leave and hit up Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

We came across these cool bushes when we went on our Sunday stroll through "Maui".

Sunday, June 29, 2008

our Sunday afternoon...

Today was such a beautiful day. Well I guess EVERYDAY is nice here in paradise. ha ha. When church got out at noon we decided to have a picnic! We went home to make some sandwiches and grab some other goodies and then headed to the beach where there are public picnic tables. Not even 5 minutes later we noticed a whole bunch of little heads popping out of the water all over the place and realized they were sea turtles! We got to watching them and they started doing flips and entertaining us pretty good. Man oh man was it cool. We watched for quite a awhile and they weren't stopping. I'd say there were about 20 of them. Here a few pictures of them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


So I just had to share this with everyone...Alex and I were on our way into the apartment after a wonderful dinner out on the town. Everything was awesome and peachy until I came around the corner before approaching the front door and almost stepped on this:

Come to find out it was a toxic bula toad. They have glands behind their eyes that spray poison in its predators or when they feel threatened from behind. They have caused a few deaths in animals and small children here in Hawaii. If Alex would have known that he probably wouldn't have started poking him with a stick....from behind! Pretty gross don't you think? I'm not gonna lie, I didn't sleep at all that night!

Finally a Blog!

Ok so we decided since Parker & Heather and Robyn & John have these blogs and no Myspace, it would be easier to share pics and updates if we got one too so here it is! I have never had one of these so bear with me at first here while I get used to it. Keep checking back as I think I will post lots of pictures since we are here in paradise for only a short while longer. We love you guys!