Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maui Part One!

A few weeks after John returned home, we took a MUCH needed, relaxing vacation to Maui, Hawaii. It was fabulous! We have been to the Big Island as well as Oahu before so we decided to try out Maui and we both agree it is our favorite!
We were very fortunate to stay in one of the most amazing hotels I have ever been to in my life. Here is a view from our balcony.
And the pool area...
The first day we were there we relaxed a bit and settled in.
The next day we took a little road trip south to do a little shopping. John was quite gracious to let me do this the second day we were there! When you live in a country where shopping as we know it in the US is virtually nonexistent, then seeing a strip mall or any recognizable retail store is very exciting!
On the way, we pulled over to a scenic outlook and were able to see 3 other islands.
On the way home we strolled along the beach for a while, then we had dinner at a new Mai Tai restaurant with rooftop dining.
Just in time to catch the sun setting!
The next few days we spent at the pool and the beach.
We got to swim next to a few sea turtles!
I'm sorry this took so long to post. This blogger website has been acting up a bit and finally let me upload pictures!
Stay tuned for the second half of our vacation...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day to our beautiful moms!
Here are a few pictures of us with our favorite ladies on our favorite day!
I only hope I will one day be as good of a mom as these two fabulous women are!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Beach day!

One of the worst parts (but in some circumstances, a good part) of military life is having to say goodbye to people. Inevitably you meet some great people and one of you has to move soon. This weekend we spent a gorgeous day at the beach with some good friends to bid them farewell.
We had a really good turnout. I have spent a lot of time with these girls lately. We are in a small Bible study together and the majority of our husbands have either worked together, or in close proximity.
I think that Okinawa should be re-named to "Baby Island". There is definitely something in the water around here. Here's proof. Two of these babies were born the same day and the other just 2 weeks earlier. I think I am going to invest in Babies R Us stock with all of the baby showers I am attending!
However I did get to sneak a picture of this cute guy nervously holding one of the little ones!
Anyway, back to the beach. We had a great afternoon full of sun and laughter. I hate having to say goodbye, but in the small Marine Corps world, it is very likely that we will bump into these great people again!