Saturday, September 20, 2008

Maddy and her Milk!

Most of you know Maddy loves to eat...that girl can really pack it in!  Cody and I call her "The Scavenger" because she is always eating food off the floor, eating food off other people's plates, and grabbing food out of the pantry every chance she gets.  When I make breakfast in the morning she always runs over to her chair, starts screaming bloody murder until I put her in, and then just bounces and giggles until I hand over her food. (Unless I am taking too long to make the food and then she starts to get a little crabby!)  Anyways, she doesn't ever let a morsel of food go to waste, which is evident when she eats her cereal.  After she eats all the cereal, she then lifts the bowl up to her mouth and very loudly slurps the milk until it is gone and then she smiles and says proudly, "yummy", and then hands the bowl over to me and says "more!"  She is so funny!  It cracks me up every single time.  She is just the cutest chubby girl around!  

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Honeymooning in Hawaii...with Family!

Most of you know Cody and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. It was amazing! I seriously have never had a better vacation (or honeymoon) for that matter! We walked on the beach holding hands in the moonlight, ate seriously yummy food all day, slept in, took naps, relaxed on the beach, visited all the fun tourist sites, and enjoyed being a married couple with no kids! Cody's family was also over there for Kami's baby blessing and so we even got to hang out with them when we wanted....what more could I ask for?! We truly had such a great time and if I could have shipped my kids and all my stuff over there, I never would have left! I love the Hawaiin culture, food, lifestyle, and their spirit. They are the happiest and most carefree, loving people. It is such a beautiful place, everywhere you look is a postcard-worthy picture. Now that we are home and I have gotten over the withdrawals of being in the most beautiful place in the world, I still can't wait to go back, but I also love my life here and I am so overwhelmed with how immensely blessed I am. I really couldn't have imagined over a year ago how lucky and happy I would be today. I am married to the love of my life finally and I am continually amazed at how much more deeply in love I am with him everyday. He is supportive, loving, kind, and yes, patient! Three kids and a crazy wife that worries about things like the stock market crashing at 2 AM--you wouldn't survive if you didn't have patience! Everytime I look at these pictures of our honeymoon I will remember the wonderful time we had, but look forward to a lifetime of memories, vacations, and great times with the greatest husband in the world! The next trip we are planning might not be as romantic as Hawaii, but I think the kids will like it! Hint: M-I-C-K-E-Y- M-O-U-S-E!!!!!

The Temple in Laie
This is in front of the Polynesian Cultural Center (Our memory card ran out right before we went in so this is the only one we have!)
On our Sunset Dinner Cruise:

The Famous Dole Plantation
This is the most memorable day in Hawaii in a little town called Haliewa.  We just played at the beach all day.
This is at Matusmoto's World Famous Shaved Ice Shop. The best in Hawaii!
Cody was rejected from the 2008 Bejing Olympics, but gave us a great performance!
Lounging at the pool.
On our way to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
Cody's parents and us at Pearl Harbor.
This is on the Sunset Dinner Cruise...the waitress placed a whole lobster on my plate, and I just about lost it.  I swear the thing wasn't dead yet and was staring at me.  I love the look on my face!
The first night on the beach at Sunset.
Our Hotel had ponds all around it with all kinds of fish, sting rays, and sharks swimming around.
Our first morning there we woke up at six to take a walk on the beach and watch the sun rise.
I love this picture Cody took.  When I look at this picture, I remember everything about our trip.  So peaceful!
This is the view from our Hotel room overlooking the Hotel's private bay.  We woke up to this view every morning, you can't get any better than this!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wedding Pictures....Finally!

I have been super busy since we got home from Hawaii and haven't really had time to post any pictures. Here are some of the Bridals/Groomals and then a few pictures of the actual wedding that I stole off of a few people's blogs. When I get our pictures back I will post more of the actual wedding...It was soooo beautiful!! Thank you to all of our family and friends who made it such a beautiful and amazing night.