Thursday, August 18, 2011

In paradise

Well here we are in Hawaii! Some of the things we've been up to since arriving:

Us with the kids at the Blaisdell for Keiki Hula.Ryan up by Crouching Lion after an intense hike with Megan and Jeff. The kids after church last Sunday.We celebrated Alvin's birthday with the family at our house. We also had a fun little party for Marcus' 15th birthday earlier in the week at Heidi's that we need to get pictures from.We couldn't get Cora to stop eating the chocolate shavings off the side of the cake.Yesterday we made play dough. Cora told me "This is for eating." I said, "No Cora, it's for playing." She insisted so I told her to try it but it would taste bad. This was her face after tasting it. (It's super salty and gross tasting, but safe to eat.) After she tried it she told me "It's not for eating Mommy, it's for playing."We are almost all settled in our house and loving it here. We all love our new place - we'll take pictures soon to show. My favorite parts are the kitchen, the reading corner, and my new (used) piano that we found for $100 on Craigslist!

Ryan's been working hard at the hospital as well as at home. Can't believe he's been working over a month now! I am so very proud of my Physical Therapist husband and we are all so lucky to have him. Elijah is growing so big and is really a pretty happy boy - although just in the past couple of days he's been working on pushing out his two front teeth, which is a little trying. (He got his two bottom teeth already, both at the same time as well, when we were moving out of our Twin Falls apartment.) Cora loves being close to her cousins, auntie and uncles, and grandma and grandpa.

We miss our family on the mainland but we know we are so blessed to have had this opportunity open up for us to be able to come work and live in Hawaii. Keep checking for more fun pics of what we are up to in paradise!

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous you are living in Hawaii. And that Ryan is working! I so look forward to being where you guys are; done with school and settled in a job and house. Won't be long. Cora has grown up! Yes, keep the pictures coming.