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Sunday, February 27, 2011

one more night in maui

we had a two day whirlwind trip to heard me...two days!

we had planned on being in Maui for four, but as flights on saturday began to book up, it was looking like we wouldn't get out of Maui until Tuesday...i know, what's the problem?! It sucks having grown up responsibilities sometimes. We decided it was safer to come back home, but that's not to say it wasn't terribly tears welling up in your eyes sad.

but we will be back Maui, don't you worry.

Classic Caleb, studying on the beach.

We went to Whaler's village our first day, which has an amazing snorkeling spot. Snorkeling with me is quite the ordeal. I love it, but I have to admit that it freaks me out. I actually scream everytime I see a's true.

We also saw a HUGE sea turtle! We we just swimming, and this family comes up to me saying that there's a turtle right under me. I start screaming and freaking out! Then the Mom proceeded to pinch my legs and telling it was the turtle. It was hilarious, but I was horrified!

Caleb ran and got our masks so we could see him. I did warm up to him once I realized he did not really even notice me, or care that I was there. He was so cute!!

We followed this little bird down the sidewalk. He was so funny. He would walk, look in the bushes, then walk, look in the bushes. We saw him grab about three lizards and eat them right up. Pretty quick little guy!

We went back to one of our favorite places. Cheeseburger in Paradise! I got my usual...cheeseburger with pineapple and avocado, and Caleb did as well. So delicous!

The burgers are gigantic! Just to give you an attractive reference here is me trying to fit it in my mouth.

Our second day we rented boogie boards for the day, and the shop owner directed us to a fun boogie boarding beach. It was my first time ever doing it, and it was so much fun!
The waves were a bit intimidating, but it was worth it.
The best was when Caleb and i would catch a wave at the exact same time, and ride it out right beside each other, looking at each other and laughing and screaming the whole time...i might have been the only one screaming...caleb was just laughing. :)

Would it seem weird if I said it is difficult to find good Hawaian BBQ in Hawaii? We asked a shop owner in the town we were staying, and he promptly directed us to a restaraunt like two steps away. First he said he didn't eat out much so he didn't know, and then told us to go "right there, it's good." Ummm...we didn't fall for it.
Caleb had seen a place in Lahaina, so we drove back for dinner.
I have to say i was disappointed. It was more like bad chinese food. And they did also sell chinese maybe that had something to do with it. As we were driving out our last day, we saw a fast food BBQ place that looked like a chain...exactly what we were looking for! Next time!
I forgot to mention that there are farmer's markets everywhere there. So we stocked up on sweet, delicious, pineapple...some were a dollar each! Bananas: I'm a banana snob, i won't eat them in Canada anymore since my mission, they don't taste so great after you've had them in countries where they grow them, and also apple bananas...if you have no tried these, they are a must!!

I'm not sure why we are making this face.
But I love the lady's expression in the background.
On our sad journey back home...

Until next time Maui...and there will be a next time...just you wait.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

And the winner is...

We are off to Maui in the morning! Hopefully we get back in time for Monday for me to go back to work!
Wish us luck and lots of sun!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Some people think Valentines Day is overrated, just a way for chocolate companies to make money, etc, etc. B

But I have to say, I quite like Valentines Day! Not just because I get spoiled by my adorable husband, but because it gives us an excuse to go out and do something fun together! What could be better than that?

Caleb had actually planned a super fun evening for us. The evening was a geographical trip through our relationship....I don't know how to explain that any better! But hopefully you will understand after you see what we did.

First on the agenda: Fish and chips! In commemoration of living in Halifax.

This place was actually super seedy, and kind of a dive. Just what Caleb was going for! :) We were the only ones in the whole place. Although it was a bit scary, I have to admit the fish and chips were pretty good, and you could order about 7 different types of fish.

We went back home, and I gave Caleb a gift...which was a rollover Christmas present! I may really regret this gift in the near future, but Caleb was super excited....

A deep fryer! Hopefully I don't gain 50 pounds from having this new kitchen appliance.

Next up on our geographical locations is Alberta, which is represented here by the little rose bush Caleb gave me. He said I'm his wild alberta rose!
He also got me my favorite magazine, and was going to get me a subscription to it, but it turns out you can only get one if you live in the states. Boo!

Last up, chocolate melting cake!
Caleb and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon, which I was sick on the entire time.
Each night at dinner they had a chocolate melting cake on the menu for dessert. The ladies at our table with us would get it every night. I never got to try it because I felt so sick! It was sorbet for me everynight! Pretty sad story if you ask me.
So Caleb got the carnival cruise recipe off the internet and suprised me with it!

I heart Valentines Day!
Hope yours was full of love as well!

vernon is delicious

this weekend we went out to Vernon to visit new baby Oliver, who is so adorable! We had a fantastic time visiting family, and hitting up silverstar for some snowboarding!

Caleb's brother Jared flew out with us. He called us about three hours before our flight from Lethbridge asking if he could come...we said yes...if you come right now!! I didn't think he was going to make it in time to catch the flight, but miraculously he did!

This was my first time up a T bar ever! I don't know how i've avoided it for so long! Dad Lee was ahead of me, and then I had to follow to get back to the village. I look calm and collected here, but when you zoom in on my face it's a different story! It went a lot faster at the beginning and it was quite the surprise!

After the day was over, we went to Caleb's parents "little house" and got in the hot tub, soaking our tired snowboarding muscles. We couldn't miss the fireworks though!

Caleb took me to his favorite, very classy, store in downtown Vernon...just look at the treasures we found!

After a fun filled weekend, sadly it was time to go home. We are always flying standby which sometimes makes things a bit stressful. We got to the counter at the airport to check in and the man working there pretty much laughed in our face at our attempt to get to Calgary. Apparently there had been an avalanch in Revelstoke and the flights were totally full due to people driving back to Kelowna and getting on planes to fly to Calgary.

Caleb being the smooth talker that he is, worked his magic, and changed our flights. We went through Victoria, then to Calgary.
But since our flight didn't leave until later, Mom and Dad drove us to costco for some Poutine!!
What a delicious way to end a trip.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

our saturday

My sister and her husband made a last minute trip to Calgary with their kids. They stayed at a hotel with waterslides, so Caleb and I went over Saturday evening to swim.

We had a blast! Stratton was on the slides non-stop! He never took a break, which meant we took shifts with him. But I think Caleb and Aaron had the longest shifts! Skye and I sat in the kiddie pool with Ayla and chatted for a good portion of the time.
Sunday Caleb had to work, but Skye and Aaron came to church with me, then we got some lunch and they hit the road.
We had such a fun weekend! Come up again soon!!

(the following pictures of me are not that flattering!! It was post swimming, but they were so cute of the kids I posted them anyway. And my sister might kill me for putting up this picture of her! Love you!! haha)