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My hubby and I have been married for 15 years. We have 4 boys and live in Laie HI. Where my husband works for BYU Hawaii.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011


Country living makes you "make do". If you don't have garlic bread to serve with your pasta while  having guests for dinner, just serve crackers. The good thing is everyone is in the same boat. We all know how much effort it takes to drive to Costco, the grocery store here in Laie is kind of expensive, so you just "make do".
 I actually really like that about here. 
Simplicity and no pressure. 

 This week we were trying to "make do".

My older boys were going to be wearing white pants one night this week and they were going to special thing so they had to be presentable.

THEY own plenty of underwear, just none the shade of white... 

 White pants  + Colored underwear = Not Professional. 

 A house full of boys + Anything white =Lots of stain removal

 So, I buy nothing white!

 Target and Costco are an hours drive.

This put us in a little predicament.

 I really didn't want to  drive an hour for undies so Dan and I walked to the local grocery store to see what "crackers" we could come up with knowing they probably didn't have actual underwear but hoping they might.

THE above picture was the first "cracker" we found.  
A hernia support was their second..
(Look up the picture, hilarious!)
The third, a jock strap.

We came home and let the boys know what their options were.
Trying to tell them in as serious a way as we could
 all the while stifling our laughter!

They were shocked at first then fits of laughter came spewing from their  now unshocked faces.

Needless to say I drove an hour to buy them actual white underwear.
Garlic bread was needed "crackers" would not do this time around.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pack me Please!!

Pack me ... 
was a term I never had heard before.. 
and honestly am not sure I am using it correctly.

It  means to let someone ride on your handlebars..

or on your wheel pegs.. 

or dangeling from the riders shoulders if you can't reach the pegs 
( one day we witnessed this and wished we had a camera,
 hopefully the dangeling kid hung on long enough to make it home)

I apologize for the pictures, they were taken with my phone at night, not the greatest quality.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wailele Falls Hike

 We have really been wanting to hike. 
So on Saturday we found a hike that was close to our house, 

 Wailele Falls

Trying to find any info regarding this hike was a big pain.
 I am thinking someone doesn't want anyone to hike here.
 Thus the above sign which is  
"the trail maker"  for the beginning of the hike 
although it says nothing of the falls on the sign.

 We passed the sign then headed up this dirt road, 
very pretty, 
 with farm area on your right and stream on left.
 Then we hit this sign, 
 we started to question whether we were headed the right way.
Luckily there were some farmers out and we asked about the falls and they pointed us this way.
We continued past more farms.
On all of our hikes,  lil B is our leader, we do this to keep HIM from complaining and getting tired. 
We call him Captain and he pretty much gives us orders and warns us of danger. 
It keeps him so entertained I almost think he was born do this sort of thing.
 No wonder he's so bossy at home:) 
 This was where the fun began!
 We zigzagged through the river many times, up and over rocks.
Yes, we all did get wet. 
Those rocks are slippery!
Over fallen down trees.

 Oh and don't forget the gauva berries.
 B and T's favorite!

After 1.5 miles we made it the falls! 
 We thought we were in the clear for the trip back, we were so caught up in the accomplishment,
 ( it seemed alot further than 1.5 miles)
that we missed the trail marker for our first turn on one of the trees and ended up lost! 
But quickly found our way back to the trail and made it to the car just before it started pouring rain!
Overall it was a really fun hike, 
the kids liked it a lot  because of the rock scrambling and thought it was a better hike than Laie Falls.
Apparently there are many names for this hike.. the most common one is Wailele, not Wakelele which is what we thought at first.. No wonder we couldn't find much info on it. W

Monday, September 12, 2011

Night out in Laie

 Not sure how I missed posting these pictures, but I figured better late than never.
 We went to see Captain America at the end of July, and I thought the tickets were so funny. 
Yep, they are just printed on regular paper from a good old at home printer. The Theater itself is actually pretty up to par with other theaters, just the tickets.
BTW I really did enjoy the movie, and yes D is wearing an aloha shirt.
 This is the sign in the bathroom, yes trash is called rubbish here.. I kind of like it, makes me sound English..

 After the movie there was a free fair for the kids. 
YES, everything was FREE,
 all the rides,
 the cotton candy, rock climbing and even raffle tickets for a couple of bikes. 
Pretty sweet deal. 
Although the lines were long, my little ones figured out a system, if they waited for it to start to rain then everyone would run for shelter then they would head for the line. 
Now that's my kind of thinking!
After our little night out we are headed home!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Da BaKeRs

 Hawaii finally felt like home for the 2 weeks The Bakers were here.

The visit can be summed up in a few words..

BEST time ever!
(seriously, we loved having them here!)

Let's keep the Hawaiian spirit, please!
(for those who forgot where they were)

The Baker 15 lb.
(which I think we ALL gained)

Shaved Ice anyone?
( the extra 15lb may have come from having shaved ice everyday)

The kids all got a long so well, it really was such a good visit!
We miss them already!!!

 love this candid shot!
 Crossing my fingers they will get married someday:)